Saul
Saul

Saul

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saulrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 718-935-9844x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday:11:30am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12:00pm -3:00pm
    Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Saul Bolton
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Take the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Transfers to the 2 and 3 are available from the 4 and 5 (at Nevins Street) and the B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street). See a subway map. Current MTA construction projects are leading to frequent changes to 2 and 3 service, particularly on the weekends. Please check MTA
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Brooklyn Museum parking lot extends a $2.00 discount off the applicable posted rate,
A word from Saul
After 14 successful years in the neighborhood, Boerum Hill’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Saul, has moved to a new and larger space in the world-renowned Brooklyn Museum. Chef Saul Bolton has collaborated with the Brooklyn Museum and Restaurant Associates to bring the vibrant community a remodeled and refined version of the lauded New American restaurant. Chef Bolton also oversees food and beverage for the Museum’s café, the Counter.

Available a la carte, prix fixed, or via a chef’s tasting, the menus at Saul are inspired both by the season’s bounty, as well as the products and ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s long-standing artisanal purveyors. Guests will find a number of old favorites on the menu, in addition to several re-imagined newcomers. To complement Chef Bolton’s fare is Saul’s impressive wine list and cocktail program where mixologist Dan Carlson has created a number of seasonal libations for guests to enjoy.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Saul reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)special occasion (28)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (16)great for brunch (14)romantic (14)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • We were disappointed at the
    Daisy
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We were disappointed at the Restaurant Week menu. The sashimi I had which I think was sardines, was excellent. My entree was fish and was also good. I thought that the vegetable portion was rather skimpy. I was disappointed that the octopus that was listed on the menu was not available. The servers were excellent and very attentive. The noise level was low. It was an attractive restaurant. A very long time elapsed between the appetizer and the entree. The kitchen seemed way behind.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great service!
    PSlope
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had read great things about the "old" Saul in Smith St but missed the opportunity to go before they moved the restaurant to Brooklyn Museum. We were not disappointed! The food was excellent, especially the Spanish charred octopus appetizer, monkfish and pork entrees, and the chocolate selection dessert. Just delicious. The waiter made great suggestions and matched the wines by the glass to suit our order very well. We'll be going again.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • great food
    GLNAD
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great food wonderful service. Decor lacking. Chairs uncomfortable. Food deserves better
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The overall experience was nothing to write home about. The food was fine, but nothing we had was delicious. The experience was fine but not worth the prices.
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  • A Sleeker Saul
    Wendy
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I was wondering how Saul would compare with Saul's, one of my favorite restaurants in Carroll Gardens. I was not disappointed in the food, which remains top notch. Saul still provides amuse bouches, crunchy roasted quinoa on greens, totally decadent parsnip soup, exquisite wild bass and lamb tasting including the neck and belly. Saul is now in the Brooklyn Museum and it is quite sleek with lighting that didn't feel quite right and made it feel a bit too cold. My friend and I are hoping it succeeds, but are worried people may not make the trip to a museum restaurant and it would be hard, perhaps, to survive on just museum traffic, especially because it is not inexpensive. Try to make it!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once in, it's great
    Bklyn10
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great service, food and drink -- once you're inside. Every time I've gone there have been two hostesses, but neither bring any value to the restaurant. They need to get up to speed with the rest of the staff or you might as well place a museum guard there.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    Gwashington
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food very good, excellent presentation but not good enough to be double the price of other restaurants. Portions were small and it does not feel like an upscale dining experience.Restaurant was half empty when I ate there on Saturday night. There are many excellent restaurants nearby, the owner would have been better off making a higher end cafe for the Brooklyn Museum.
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  • The wait staff was excellent,
    RICKVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The wait staff was excellent, very attentive. We had the "signature" dessert - Baked Alaska - and loved it.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Although it is great to have a restaurant at the museum, Saul is so loud, it is hard to enjoy.
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  • Misfire
    MangezVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Wait staff and kitchen, while very pleasant, are grossly undertrained. Brunch for 2--my dish arrived yet we waited and waited and waited for my friend's. No word until we flagged down someone to ask. 'It'll be here shortly.' Another 5 minutes and nothing. After 25 minutes, the 2nd dish arrived. No one offered to take my dish back and make another. (the dish was good warm or cold, and plus I just wanted out of there so I didn't press the issue.) And we weren't the only diners experiencing this problem!!!! Another couple next to us got one dish and not the other. The food was good, a great perk for the museum ideally, but really it blemished our whole outing. No apologies from ANYONE, nor explanations.
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  • disappointment
    siggup
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The restaurant had an excellent reputation when it was located on Smith Street. Since we wanted to view an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum it seemed an ideal time to eat lunch at Saul. The food was artistically arranged on the plates and well prepared but not exceptional. The dessert chosen (petites fours) was sad, hardly more than one might find in a supermarket.. So much for Saul.
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  • You can tell it will get better
    MuseumDiner
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We went for brunch before visiting the Brooklyn Museum. While the food was absolutely delicious, the service and visitor experience left a lot to be desired. Two of our brunch appetizer selections were no longer available (and we were not made aware previous to ordering). For some reason, they ran out of creamer vessels, and the waitress had to pout steamed milk at the table (which was odd). Our order did not come out together (my brunch came out 5 minutes after my dining partner). Also, one of our items was not put in. For the price and the necessary reservations, I felt that the service should have been exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brunch is for Sundays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We made Saturday lunch reservations. Menu was only Brunch. we ordered "lamb" apparently lamb is baked beans w a bit of ground lamb in the sauce. Only bread available is $12 fried buttered toast, seriously??? Servers = attitude w/o smiles. Ignoring customers seems to be par for the course. You will leave hungry!
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  • Great Food & Wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Loved everything about this place ... Food outrageous.. loved the grilled octopus. Loved the wine and deserts as well Highly Recommended will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Saul at Bklyn Museum : An Art-form
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Saul moved from Smith Street before we had an opportunity to try it, so we were very happy to be able to combine a visit to the restaurant with an evening program we had tickets for at the museum. The restaurant is a "10" in every respect. My husband and I shared the grilled octopus appetizer; he had the monkfish and I had the venison. Everything from the amuse bouche to dessert (pistachio cake) was simply excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant whether you're combining it with a visit to the museum or not.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs refining
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    "Saul" is the table service alternative to "Counter" at Brooklyn Museum. No other food purveyors are near the museum. The food was imaginative and delicious; however, absurdly overpriced ($58 for prix fixe lunch with a glass of fair wine)! Very limited menu and hard wooden chairs also need improvement.
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  • Dissapointed
    MsMargaret
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Two friends for brunch so it is a limited review. We were eager to try the restaurant and I must say I had expectations. Service was quite slow and it was not crowded. Perhaps because they are newly opened? Food was rather uneventful. I ordered the polenta with poached eggs and broccoli rabe. I had three teeny pieces of broccoli rabe (just over a tablespoon's worth). Poached eggs were slightly undercooked. Polenta was warm and great texture but lacked interest. Coffee was strong and hot. It appeared our waitress was brand new and forgot to check on us. Had to wave her over to take our order after getting menus, wave for more coffee, and again for the check... The space is lovely and will try again.
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  • Not living up to Saul standard
    OooandoVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    In moving to the Brooklyn Museum, Saul lost what made it Saul. On Smith Street it established a high level of service and quality. At the new location they've lost a step. I've been twice, for dinner and for brunch; and each time there were significant problems with service, with timing of the meals, with mistakes and shortages. Also, at brunch, much of the menu is a la carte, including items usually included... like toast. The toast is delicious; but it feels ungenerous to charge for it as a side dish. We loved Saul's on Smith Street, it was a special destination, but we're not in a hurry to go back.
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  • Wonderful experiences
    Awakenedpalate
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I have been to this amazing restaurant a few times now at it's current location in the Brooklyn Museum. Each time has been a truly terrific experience. The food is prepared both artfully and skillfully. Each beautiful plate is so wonderfully flavorful and nuanced. The staff is knowledgable and attentive. I give it my highest rating and plan on coming back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Billt
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    The head chef/owner was not there (a Thursday night) and the food was not up to the usual standard when he is in the kitchen. I would only go back on a Friday or Saturday.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BMA adds restaurant to collection
    PHEating
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Saul is a lovely, if pricey restaurant. It has the most formal ambiance, service and menu in the neighborhood. Reservations are recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small esoteric menu but quite
    NSchaul
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Small esoteric menu but quite good - venue in museum (Brooklyn Museum) which is quite interesting - open room with very modest noise level. Well done. Relaxed atmosphere. Street parking available on streets around museum and there is a subway directly outside museum. . I had some esoteric pork dish and I am not a pork guy so my judgement regarding this dish is not really fair but venison, steak, octopus appetizer, and desserts were quite remarkable.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fine fine food, even better staff
    JASA2
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Have been to Saul twice now - both times special. First was with a group of 25+ - Rob, the manager was terrific, helpful, gracious and worked with us from start to finish - the food and staff were really on top of their game, and they offered us a very reasonable price. The second time, two nights ago, was just with my daughter and her partner - Rob remembered us, treated us beautifully, and the food, again, was really really good. Nice ambience - the museuam, during the night, seems an invisible, but quiet presence. Especially recommend the squab, octopus, and baked alaska
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Spent $40 for lunch and left hungry
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Tiny portions of terrible food! I have never before written a restaurant review, but I have to this time. Saul was a HUGE disappointment. The food sounded fantastic but was completely tasteless. Not just bland -- tasteless. I had two appetizers -- fennel and mackerel. Both were just awful. Not only that, I ate every bite and was still hungry. Had I not been going out for an early dinner I would have gone right to the cafe to get something else to eat. It's a nice setting. I hope they get their act together, because it's a great idea for the museum to have a high-end restaurant. But I'm sorry to say that right now it's a complete waste of time and money.
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  • Imaginative, delicious food
    rarelygozowt
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Saul, which recently moved from Smith Street to the Brooklyn Museum, has always enjoyed an excellent reputation, and the quality has not fallen off. The dishes ($12-18 appetizers, $28-35 mains) are delicious and attractively presented, with a couple of interesting specials nightly. Service is attentive but not intrusive. The room's acoustics are not ideal, but tables are spaced far enough apart to allow conversation without bellowing. Music levels are low, but why have music at all? I myself would prefer it turned off entirely. I live in North Flatbush/Prospect Lefferts Gardens, which has some nice places to eat but till now no fine-dining option this side of Cortelyou Road. A very welcome addition.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant, great location!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I proposed to my fiancee outside of the museum that night, and our dinner at Saul was the perfect way to celebrate. I live in the neighborhood and always think of the Museum as the crown jewel of Crown Heights. When our hostess, unprompted by me, asked if tonight was a special occasion, my fiancee blurted out that we had just gotten engaged. What ensued was some of the best service I have experienced. The manager or maitre d' came over to our table to congratulate us, and said he was comping us an upgrade on the bottle of wine we ordered. They provided us a complimentary amuse bouche, and when we told them we didn't have room for dessert, they brought us over a baked Alaska on the house (get this dessert--it's amazing!). Go here!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • the waitress was very professional
    pammyjean
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    the waitress was very professional and pleasant. we were given unexpected sweets after dessert, which was a generous. the food was very good and elegantly presented. the room is quite noisy, a little sound dampening would be nice. prices are overly high.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Very disappointed
    ThnonlineVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    . We were very disappointed. The dish I had was not as described. If I was told what I was to get, I would not have ordered it. The food was nothing special and the service just adequate! No one ever asked how our food was or if we needed anything. We will not go back, even when we make another trip to the museum.
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  • Okay
    iprescruise
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    The food was good and tasty. Portions were minuscule, prices inflated and service was flat. I have been to many fine dining restaurants and this is not one of them. I found it pretentious, and trying to fool the gentrified population that lives along the Brooklyn Museum into believing that they are receiving quality for price. More expensive does not imply better service nor portions. Would not recommend nor return. I hope that the owners take note of this and if they wish to charge those prices, offer more food and quality service.
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  • 2nd Time as memorable as the 1st...
    FoodArchitectVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    This was the 1st time we were at the new Saul location in the Brooklyn Museum - we were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed our evening / dinner. Although the noise level of the restaurant was very loud we still enjoyed our evening and towards the later part of the evening things quieted down. The high level of noise could also have been attributed to it being 1st Free Saturday. Service was great - thank you Sarah! We will be back to continue to taste the chefs seasonal menus and creative flair. Baked Alaska was superb!
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sublime food and service
    NYCguestVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    There is no better dining in Brooklyn, perhaps New York. Complex, tasty dishes are nowhere duplicated. The service is uniformly professional; friendly not fussy. Ambiance lacks warmth, needs to move beyond generic museum minimalism. Great for an evening out or special occasion. Families dine as comfortably as couples.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fit for Looking At and Eating
    MartinLBrooklyn
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    With three visitors from California in tow at the Brooklyn Museum, we had a most stimulating brunch. All the food was not only pretty to look at but totally delicious. The croissants were probably the best we've ever had and that includes tasting them in Paris. All of the ingredients were gorgeous to look at and sumptuous to taste. The service was cheerful and professional, a perfect blend for a Sunday brunch.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Saul is just a bit too impressed
    opentablereviewVIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Saul is just a bit too impressed with itself. The menu is limited and the prices high for what you get. It is great to eat at the museum but better to arrive after eating.
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  • just ok
    FirstTimers
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Brunch on Sunday: food was good but small portions, few options and $$$
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  • Saul's at the Brooklyn Museum
    EMGF
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went to Saul's with a couple of young friends visiting from California and were treated very well. The food was good, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was pleasing, particularly because we could hear each other. We had eaten at Saul's once when it was on Smith Street, and found this visit to equally enjoyable. Also, the new location is wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Are Saul's dishes works of art?
    simbri
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Low-keyed decor and soft lighting; tables nicely spaced; accommodating, if uninspired, service. Truly tasty food (grilled octopus was succulent and perfectly spiced) but pathetically small portion of roasted lamb for the price. Rest rooms across the floor of the Brooklyn Museum. Arty crowd of boomers.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Divine food not for big eaters
    Gs60
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We always liked this restaurant when it was on Smith street. The care and imagination of the chef/ owner was apparent through the divine food and presentation. The service was great although there were some servers ( not ours) who appeared harried and were dropping things. But beware when bringing friends that they are not big eaters, the portions were great for us , but we are the sort that usually bring some food home with us - no way here. The signature baked Alaska is even better than before! The fruit and coconut are a better balance than the super sweet chocolate and caramel!! What a coup! Come with those who love divine food and original combinations, artistic service , and as a bonus you can visit the fantastic Brooklyn Museum.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice food plus great art
    Smooth
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    A nice way to take a break while visiting the Brooklyn Museum
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    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise and Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    I did not expect to have such a delicious lunch at the Brooklyn museum restaurant but everything about the experience was lovely. The menu had some unusual offerings such as lamb belly which was delicious. The prix fixe was a nice selection but limited. I had one of their specialty drinks that had Gin, pimms, mint - reminiscent of a Pimm's cup but better! I would recommend going again especially if spending a day at the museum - even if just for a drink.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money Doesn't
    Sensitive2tastebuds
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Not worth the money Doesn't deserve any accolades Michelin guide should revise their evaluation Atmosphere cafeteria plus The museum's credility will suffer by associaton
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