Saul Restaurant
Saul Restaurant
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Saul Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saulrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7189359844
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30-10:00 pm, Friday, Saturday until 11:00 pm;
    CLOSED TUESDAYS THRU SUMMER
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Saul Bolton
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: SAUL caters off-site for any event small or large.

  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room may be booked for private events accomodating up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Bolton 718-935-9844
  • Special Events: $40 four course seasonal menu in addition to the a la carte menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Bergen St. and Dean St.
  • Public Transit: F Train to Bergen Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Smith street and the neighboring blocks offer plenty of parking. Indoor parking available within 3 blocks.
A word from Saul Restaurant
SAUL, somewhere in between solid neighborhood restaurant and special occasion must....it is all about the food on the plate....the mission remains savory, strong flavors in a comfortable and relaxed environment. SAUL wants his customers to feel comfortable in a tuxedo or t-shirt while eating well......try our tasting menu.....we like it and know you will too!
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Saul Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • could not modify or even cancel
    jonathan
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    could not modify or even cancel reservation which made it impossible to make an open table reservation elsewhere . is this place even still open ?
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  • Outstanding
    Kitten
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Saul's food and whole dining experience is unsurpassed. Freshness of the food, originality of presentation, no fussiness. Looking forward to seeing the restaurant in its new location at the Brooklyn Museum this fall. What a great idea!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saul's Last Supper on Smith Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    What an experience! The squab liver mousse was extraordinary, the house-made merguez so delicious I wish there had been more, the lamb belly a discovery, that ribeye absolutely memorable. Selfishly sorry the restaurant won't be so close to home anymore once it re-opens at the Brooklyn Museum, but look forward to rediscovering it in its new location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought the waiter was cold.
    Swede
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Thought the waiter was cold. Made the table of 5 uncomfortable, felt like i was back inFrance, but unlike France he did his job well. Food portions were small, food was good but not great for the price. Not likely to return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    Saul deserves the Michelin star! We look forward to their new digs at the Brooklyn Museum opening this fall! But We will miss them on Smith St
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy but Delivers on Expectations
    Pastajoe
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    The food was excellent and the service superior, but you'll pay for it. We went to Saul on our anniversary with old friends and everybody enjoyed their meals. We had 2 orders of the loin of lamb (with lamb sausage), one scallops and one black bass. All were rewarding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ordered the tasting menu with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    ordered the tasting menu with pairing. carrot soup (cilantro with pepper) on par with best soup I have ever tasted. Outstanding meal. Not inexpensive. @ $400 with tip for two of us including cocktail each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great evening
    Welikegoodfood
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We loved our diner at Saul's. The food looks simple but is very wel cooked. The ambiance, quiet with some soft music, pleased us. The friendly waiter advised us very well on the wine that should go with our food, a Nappa Valley Chardonney (we don't know anything about Califonian wines). We had a full meal with starters, entree and desert. It was all cooked to perfect taste and structure. As I am used to cultivated salmon I never knew how a good salmon could taste. Great. Thank you people at Saul for this evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sadly Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Having eaten at Saul several times in the past (and having brought friends with us on some of those occasions), we were very disappointed in our dinner. My mushroom appetizer and goat cheese cake were as good as ever, but my husband and I both ordered the rabbit entrée, which was four or five bites of loin meat and about a teaspoon worth of rib meat. We don't mind (in fact we prefer) moderate portions, but the serving was meager. We are also disappointed that the restaurant no longer offers the prix-fixe menu that we always thought was excellent in both quality and value. If they lost money on the prix-fixe, they could simply have raised the price. I don't think we will return to Saul, a restaurant we used to love.
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  • Saul Wows in Cozy Brooklyn Setting!
    RayG
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Saul sits casually among eclectic Boerum Hill storefronts, and exudes a welcoming warmth. The menu (each one with a different, charming, black-and-white, evocative photo) holds many delights. My food allergies and intolerances are a challenge when dining out, and our very accommodating server took excellent notes and provided reassuring answers. The chef carefully reworked recipes so that I could eat safely and well, even providing an alternate amuse bouche (not expected) and thoughtful revision of a delicious roasted beet salad. Our entrees of roasted Atlantic striped bass were as pleasing to the eyes as they were to our palates. Nothing fussy or pretentious here, just spectacular food treated with respect and great creativity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • won't be back
    oldbrooklynite
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The food was wonderful but the portions extremely small for the price--3 scallops and 20 peas for an entree is a bit mingy. Service was lovely, noise level unbearable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservations?
    Larry
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    I hesitated going to this restaurant as I hear that one had to reserve a table at least six months in advance. On a chance I made a reservation for the same day that I wanted and got it. Perhaps because it was a Monday. The pros : excellent, friendly, service. The food is prepared expertly and is delicious. The bread is outstanding, and we received treats before and after the meal. The cons: the prices are rather high, both for the food and wine, and the portions are on the small size. The latter may be a good thing. And the high prices keep out the McDonalds crowed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Meal on Smith
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    This was just about the perfect meal. Everything we ordered was prepared and served beautifully. We shared the salmon tartare and the white asparagus appetizer. We could have been in France eating the first spring asparagus, it was so fresh. We then shared two entres, the wild salmon and the black bass. Again, each was perfectly cooked and accompanied by wonderful veggies. The wine we chose, a reasonably priced Sancerre, was served at just the right temperature and was a very balanced wine for the price. Great meal, great service. Still one of the best restaurants on Smith Street
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely delicious
    Tipstein
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    And the most wonderful service. Highly recommend for foodies looking for a a delicious and different meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and superb food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    The service was incredible - attentive without being overpowering. The squab, rabbit and halibut were all perfect. To apologize for not having salmon (my first choice), the kitchen sent us a free dessert. From the wonderful bread to the mouth-watering desserts and after dinner drinks, it was an unforgettable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another outstanding experience
    Saulfan
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Saul never disappoints. We just had a very memorable night at Saul with wonderful food and absolutely exceptional service. Saul is one of the loveliest and most reliably wonderful restaurants in NYC. Go there on a special occasion or if you simply want to have a fantastic meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a taste of France
    Cecile30
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I appreciated the foi gras and the fish and I felt a bit as I was at home actually ( France). The "cuisine" is just very refined and brings out the product. Thank you for this delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite up to the star
    KC1234VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    A little disappointed with the meal after reading such great reviews. Menu is very limited and fish was bland, rabbit overcooked.
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  • Solid surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    We returned to a neighborhood we left in 1977 and this is a great find. Great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat here
    brooklynn
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Been going to Saul's since they opened. Always on their game, always delicious, always a wonderful meal served with warm attention and exacting professionalism.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We waited almost 1.5 hours to start
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We had a reservation at 8:45, but we had to wait until 9:30 to be seated. We didn't start eating something until 10:15. The food was delicious but I don't understand why they make reservations if they can't manage them.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've lived in the neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We've lived in the neighborhood for a little over a year now and kept wanting to try it, so finally did Saturday night when my parents came into town. Scallops were AMAZING, and so was the salmon tartar appetizer. Also tried dessert, and it was the best dessert I think I've ever had. 100% get the Baked Alaska there. I would come back just for that even.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Best restaurant meal this year
    Marcopolo
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    One of the best meals I've had in the NYC area ever. The menu matched the season perfectly. Every bite was delicious and intriguing to the palate. I had the white asparagus appetizer in a grainy Dijon mustard sauce while my friend had the salmon tartare. Both were delicious and beautifully presented. For my main I had Scallops in a slightly spicy salad of chick peas and cucumber. My friend had the pork. We both licked the plates. Shared baked Alaska for dessert. Awesome meringue. Wine list was small but thoughtfully stocked. We had wines by the glass, both of which were reasonably priced and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We came for our 40th Anniversary!
    Lough
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    We live in Manhattan and this is our favorite gourmet restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our second visit and we enjoyed
    anne
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Our second visit and we enjoyed it even more. The salmon starter was delicious, my friend had a beautiful salmon main course, I loved the steak - my husband's pork was not up to the other two dishes though he enjoyed it. We had a really nice bottle of Gigondas and the baked alaska they make is fantastic. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saul is sensational
    spar
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    What a great place! We had tickets for BAM and wanted to eat locally. The staff could not have been more accommodating and gracious. Our party size increased by one and they were fine with it. When two of us were late because of traffic, they still managed to get us fed in time for the show. However, it is the food that makes this place so outstanding. Every dish was spectacular. The rabbit leg was perfect. And the Baked Alaska desert is in my top five deserts of all time. So, even though I live in New Jersey, I will be fighting the tunnel, the bridge and Canal Street to return to Saul as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food, knowledgable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2013
    Fantastic food, knowledgable and courteous device, comforting ambience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had seen this place on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    We had seen this place on a UK TV show which highlighted their Baked Alaska. We had that, plus their taster menu and it was all excellent, portions just right and cooked and served with perfection. Well worth a cab ride out from Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I was disappointed in this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    I was disappointed in this 1-star Michellin-rated as the quality and creativity is not what I would come to expect other than the high prices and small portions. Having spent $400 for 3 people (two bottles of mid-priced wine), I remember nothing at all -- which is a really sad commentary.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menue was very limited; heavy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Menue was very limited; heavy with fish; we arrived at 7 pm and learned there were only 2 order of the lamb special still available -- and reserved one of them, only to be told 15 minutes later that it had been given away and was no longer available. Hardly the performance one expects from a high-rated (27 in Zagat) restaurant.
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  • Fantastic food and very attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Fantastic food and very attentive service. We went early (5:30) on a Wednesday, so we didn't get to experience the restaurant when it was bustling. But going that early let us have our servers full attention, which was nice. It felt like going to a friend's home for an intimate dinner. If your friends could cook this well!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Air Supply on a plate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/11/2013
    I had visited this restaurant many years ago and it was fantastic. Apparently this was during the period it had earned it's Michelin Star. Typical Smith Street ambiance with nice smooth jazz upon arrival appropriate for a French romantic restaurant. In the middle of dinner, the music was switched to Charlie Daniels Pandora which effectively killed all sense of romance. This was followed by music being turned up in the kitchen to tune out the Charlie Daniels. Usually I am all about the food so it takes a lot for me to complain about the setting. When I asked for more appropriate music, it was switched to Bee Gees Pandora The food was good at best with no real standouts except for a delicous carrot soup. No creative sauces or combinations
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  • Fantastic!! The smoked fish
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Fantastic!! The smoked fish appetizer of your dreams!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent contemporary French
    dineNwhineVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Excellent contemporary French six course pre-fixe with attentive snd friendly service. Beets with horsradish yougut sauce, potato crusted bass, roasted squab and chocolate and cherries worked well. One of the best in Brooklyn.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food is sublime and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    The food is sublime and the service excellent--Saul is one of our two favorite fine-dining restaurants in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good !Very busy!Had to
    Joe1
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Very good !Very busy!Had to wait a little but t was worth it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I came here for the first
    HKHK
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I came here for the first time with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday, and everyone who touched our table was kind, attentive, and generous. From the second we walked through the door to the moment we left, we felt welcomed and well taken care of. The food was impeccable, with the squab being the particular standout. The baked Alaska was a wonderful end to our meal. Thanks to the staff who made us feel so special!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service - the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Excellent service - the best - and very good food. The portions were a little small but it didn't detract from the wonderful evening at the is superb restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 6 of us- 3 couples, came for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    6 of us- 3 couples, came for my birthday dinner on Saturday night. We all loved our food and wine. I am a strict vegetarian and they had no problem accommodating me. Service is warm , helpful and excellent. So happy to have this restaurant in Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great service. Quiet and lovely
    Eater
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Great service. Quiet and lovely atmosphere. Met a friend at Saul and we had great scallops with chorizo and Char. Seafood was very well prepared and presented. My friend tasted about 4 wines before picking one. The waiter was patient and gracious about it. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet