I’m a little ashamed it took me this long to find White Horse. I guess I can blame it on that whole thing called pregnancy and taking care of a newborn. Even though I’m a little late to the game, I’m one happy Salt Laker. I found a bar that’s stunning in looks, has delicious cocktails, and food that leaves you satisfied. Honestly, it’s what Salt Lake has needed for a while.
Even though I haven’t had much of the menu, what I’ve had has been tasty. The confit duck wings with gochujang, gorgonzola creme fraiche and celery fennel salad was by far my favorite. There’s nothing wrong with a perfectly crisp, slightly spicy and fall off the bone tender wing.
I also sampled the fried brussel sprouts, rueben sandwich with fries and short rib sandwich with a side salad. While all were tasty, the rueben was the most delectable. House pastrami, gruyere, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing sandwiched between buttered and toasted rye bread. Even though I planned on eating a few bites I ended up devouring my half of the sandwich. And I didn’t regret it one bit.
The brussels were fried, placed in a bowl of soy bonito broth, topped with dynamite sauce, and sprinkled with pork belly lardons and roasted peanuts. While I thought the dynamite sauce was a bit over the top, the pork belly lardons were ridiculously tasty. The peanuts also added nice texture and nuttiness to the dish.
When eating tasty food, drinking a top notch cocktail is a must. Since I love a good surprise, I decided to go with the Roulette, where the bartender makes a drink based off of the spirit and flavor combinations you request. I wanted something with tequila and plenty of citrus. The bartender did not disappoint. Reminiscent of a margarita, which is never a bad thing.
The atmosphere is unlike any other bar in Salt Lake. It’s an eye-catching shrine of alcohol. Honestly, it’s down right beautiful. If sitting at the bar doesn’t suit your fancy, there are large half circle booths, high tops, or two seater tables available. During the day time, the large windows provide an abundance of natural lighting.
So, if you’re near downtown or wanting a new place for a drink and/or food, check out White Horse. It’s nice to see Salt Lake becoming one of the cool kids with a bar that feels like you’ve been transported to New York or San Fransisco.