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I love Saul in Carroll Gardens!

chocokat73 Jan 16, 2007 07:10 PM

Friends and I took my husband to Saul for his birthday at the end of December, and I can't say enough. The food was delicious... we still talk about it. Dessert was the best: baked Alaska was incredible. And the atmosphere, sophisticated without being stuffy. The people who worked there were perfectly accommodating, as our party didn't show up all at the same time, they didn't give us crap about seating us, etc. All in all I'd HIGHLY recommend to anyone who has a special dinner that this is the place to go.

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    David B Jan 17, 2007 03:37 AM

    I think Saul is amazing and I don't care where it is....

    We went on New Years Eve and everything was perfect. Foie gras, seafood, lamb. Just incredible. Sill my fav in the area although Applewood is a close second.

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    1. re: David B
      livetotravel Jan 17, 2007 01:43 PM

      My favs are just reversed with Applewood leading the way and Saul a close second - but, hey, why split hairs when we're talking about true excellence in both cases.

      To all - Saul thinks he's in Boerum Hill also ;-)

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        MShapiro Jan 17, 2007 08:58 PM

        We went to Saul recently with a party of six. We all enjoyed the, ambiance, wine and service. The only thing that was missing was the food - we wish there was more of it. The presentation and cooking were fine, but the portions were smaller then any of us thought. Since you talk of Applewood, are their portions akin to Saul’s?

        1. re: MShapiro
          livetotravel Jan 17, 2007 09:32 PM

          Applewood's portions are a bit (or a bite) larger than Saul's. Here's an interesting blog on portion size from The Bruni...

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            Peter Jan 18, 2007 04:15 PM

            Applewood's portions are on the smaller side for NYC. That is to say, it's a quantity of food that you can actually comfortably finish without leaving mounds on the plate.

            Because it's generally rich food, and because their bread and 3 butters are addictively good, and even because of the petit-fours (sp?) they give with the check, I, nor any of the 20 different people I've taken there have ever left hungry.


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          gaiadi Jan 16, 2007 07:25 PM

          Minor correction, it's not in Carroll Gardens, rather Cobble Hill

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          1. re: gaiadi
            livetotravel Jan 16, 2007 08:41 PM

            Not to be be nudge - but Saul is actually in Boerum Hill ;-)And, I agree that it is one of Brooklyn's best.

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              gaiadi Jan 16, 2007 08:51 PM

              ah, yes, where do the neighborhoods meet?

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                Larry Brooks Jan 16, 2007 10:52 PM

                I think Bergen North is Boerum Hill and Bergen South is Cobble Hill.

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                  Peter Jan 17, 2007 04:16 AM

                  I respectfully disagree. Smith St is considered Boerum Hill from Atlantic down to Degraw or so, after Degraw it becomes Carroll Gardens.

                  Cobble Hill is Atlantic to the North, somewhere between Court and Smith to the East, Degraw to the South, NY Harbor to the West.

          2. NYCBaby Jan 16, 2007 07:24 PM

            I agree. For a special night out, Saul is one of the best places on Smith. Its been a while since I was there and I had a similar experience. I am glad to hear they are keeping up the great service and food. I found Saul as good as anything in a fancy smancy place on Park Ave South! But in Brooklyn! Trust me Brooklynites, don't let Saul slip away.

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