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Saul

140 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Bergen St.
718-935-9844

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

76% would go back.

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We love Saul

By alphasoixante on 11/3/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My wife and I first went to Saul 6 years ago and have been visiting every once in a while. Every time we have gone, the food has been consistently fabulous. The size and decor make it an intimate affair worthy of a first date to a first wedding anniversary. Most of the time the staff has been warm and welcoming save one time where we felt a little "talked down" to. It can be a tad pricey, but not obnoxiously so. Certainly not as pricey as some of the Manhattan restaurants which are of it's equal. Saul is our favorite restaurant in the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill area.

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310 out of 711 people found this review helpful.

Dessert was the topper !

By Bklynpanda on 2/14/2005

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I went for the firsttime on a romantic dinner for 2 and was very impressed by the decor and the atmosphere. Nice to be able to speak to your date in the restaurant without screamming or listening to other converstations. BUT....this was only superseeded by the aromas and taste of the food. I was quite impressed by the display, smell and then taste. Portions were very good(considering my date and I were full before dessert). We decide to get the souffle with a red wine/cherry ice cream that they make. My goodness we were to the point of licking the plate. If you want to impress anyone, even yourself, take them here. Enjoy !

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272 out of 599 people found this review helpful.

Impressed

By serenity0055 on 2/13/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Fabulous meal!! From start to finish!!! Fresh ingredients= extrordinary flavor. Saul is a must GO!!!!

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323 out of 690 people found this review helpful.

Dining to write home about

By mjh38 on 12/16/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

You want food to bring you to the verge of tears - because it is so good and not because it will cost you a mortgage? this is your place. Comfortable settings laced by knowledgeable, attentive service, and topped off with a nice wine selection at price points that want to make you drink more, round out the food that made me swoon.

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249 out of 466 people found this review helpful.

Best meal in Brooklyn

By metrodiner on 12/4/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

One of my top meals in New York. This is by far the best restaurant in Brooklyn! This gem deserves all the attention on Smith Street. Owner/Chef Saul creates the most savory and flavorful entrees I've ever had. He is a master with meat, the veal stew was amazing and my wife had the trout which was superb. I had the best mussels I've ever had, I felt like I was back in France! The desserts are wonderfully crafted and delicious. The tasting menu is such a deal and the wine list is impressive for a small restaurant. The decor is simple, cozy and romantic. You're cheating yourself if you don't give this great restaurant a try!

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229 out of 471 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Food Amazingly Bad Service

By Abbey on 2/19/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

We went for the Valentine's Day prix fix...such wonderful wonderful food...it was too bad that service was not friendly nor professional. We were rushed through dinner (as soon as we put our forks down, the next course would arrive). Our memories of the evening were of the dissatisfaction with the service rather than the amazing food we had eaten. We'll go back in the hopes that it was a Valentine's night issue - the food was too good to not try this one again!

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284 out of 543 people found this review helpful.

everyone's BK fave, but...

By Matt2 on 1/7/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

...I had a really bad dinner here about a year ago. I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and try again since it's got such a reputation, but I was shocked -- shocked! -- at the poor quality of my meal. Was it a fluke? Or is this place overrated?

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