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140 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY, 11201
nr. Bergen St.
We love Saul
By alphasoixante on 11/3/2005
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.
Dessert was the topper !
By Bklynpanda on 2/14/2005
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 !
By serenity0055 on 2/13/2005
Fabulous meal!! From start to finish!!! Fresh ingredients= extrordinary flavor. Saul is a must GO!!!!
Dining to write home about
By mjh38 on 12/16/2004
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.
Best meal in Brooklyn
By metrodiner on 12/4/2003
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!
Amazing Food Amazingly Bad Service
By Abbey on 2/19/2003
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!
everyone's BK fave, but...
By Matt2 on 1/7/2003
...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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