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140 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Bergen St.
By DBA65 on 1/4/2012
Four of us enjoyed a wonderful evening at Saulâ€™s this past summer. We shared a variety of appetizers, each one special and each of us selected a different entrÃ©e and dessert. We each sampled a little of each otherâ€™s dish and we all agreed it was one of the best meals we have ever had. All four of us have eaten at some great restaurants on both the east and west coasts, Europe, Latin America and Asia and agree Saulâ€™s was one of the best. It is no wonder he is consistently awarded a Michelin star. We really hope to make it back on a future trip to New York and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates a fine dining experience. The service was very professional and personable. We had the honer of meeting both Saul and his wife, Lisa, who are extremely warm and down to earth. They certainly know how to run a successful restaurant. We hope to get back to NY this winter and although we would love to get back to Saulâ€™s we may try their restaurant Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights and weâ€™re certain the food will be fantastic. Saulâ€™s is a small venue so be sure to make reservations.
Overcooked meat and fish
By RaimoS on 12/25/2009
When visiting in New York, we thought to have a good Christmas Eve dinner. Saul seemed a good selection havig a special fish menu. Service was little bit hurry but good. BUT first meat was overcooded, not big mistake but not acceptable in Michelin-start reastaurant (at least in Europe). Next dish was swordfish which was realy overcooked looking and feeling like cheap tuna. Typically waitress ask too often if the food is good, but now did not ask. Our fult was that we ate them. Michelin-star guarantees the quslity, please remove it form this reastaurant.
By murphyjwb on 9/3/2009
i came here last night and what a great dining experience! the restaurant is small and has a very nice, romantic atmosphere. our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive. the food was meticulously prepared and delicious! our favorite dish was the foie gras starter, but really everything was amazing. the baked alaska is a must for dessert. we cleaned our plates. we will definitely be coming back to try the tasting menu! i would highly recommend this for any special occasion.
By hotpinkkitty on 8/7/2007
Just went to Saul for my birthday and was pleased with the whole experience. The staff was really nice and attentive and they did not rush us at all, in fact they made a point to let us know we could linger and take as long as we wanted. Our waiter seemed very knowledgable, friendly and not pretentious. The wine list was really well chosen especially the whites. I was a little disappointed in the red list because it was New World heavy. Last but not least the food was amazing. The chef used fresh seasonal ingredients, squeezed all the flavor out of each ingredient and used unique flavor profiles. The seating arrangement and decor was my only complaint. There were few good tables even though they had ample room to do a lot with. Our seating was awkward to the point of being uncomfortable. The artwork was not pleasant. I would have much preferred the black and white photos they have on the front of each of their menus. All in all, it was a memorable dining experience and definitely one of the best in Brooklyn. I will be back again for a specal occasion dinner in the future.
By wittenberg on 5/28/2007
loved it. delicious.
Ignore the service and try to enjoy the food
By timchurch on 1/3/2007
There is no time to catch your breath between the tiniest portions of New American/French food. Appetizers and entrees were thrown at us in order to make room for the next seating, even though we were 10 minutes early for our reservation. Prices are generally good, but how high can you rate your food if you only get a few bites? Three scallops for $27 seems a lot.
more than fabulous
By foodenthusiast on 11/1/2006
After having suffered through several dinners in over-priced, high-end Manhattan restaurants, my husband and I were delighted by our meal at Saul. The food was sublime -- each dish carefully crafted and perfectly prepared. The foie gras, bass, lamb, and warm autumn salad were truly superlative. The service was informed, but informal. We loved the wine recommendations. The setting is not nearly as dramatic as the food, but is warm and cozy. I cannot recommend it more highly -- the only Manhattan restaurants as good are the Modern and Jean Georges in my view.
Nowhere near as good as I hoped
By redshoes on 9/24/2006
I took my parents to Saul thinking it would be a great treat. Unfotrunately, the service was rushed and borderline rude, and though the food was very good, the dining experience was awkward and uncomfortable. I was embarrassed to have taken them there! Considering the expence, it was definitely not worth it!
By etincelles on 1/25/2006
How disappointing! I had dinner at Saul's once with my better half. Food was great, service okay, decor boring, borderline of overpriced. We attempted to have dinner twice thereafter, but were turned down at the door by a *very* condescending, pompous, arrogant young want-to-be maitre d'hotel who did not even give us the courtesy of an eye to eye contact... (The restaurant was nearly empty on both week nights). The "maitre d" was so unpleasant, we were flabbergasted and left! We will NEVER return and remain very upset. A Michelin star will only make you a star for so long--and it's fading quick...
Excellent experience from a master
By dkay on 1/14/2006
Food, accoustics, service, are all top notch.
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