- guttergourmet Feb 3, 2008 04:35 AM
I'm a Manhattan CH first (where I live plus the number of choices) and a Queens CH second (where I grew up and where my folks still are plus the number of choices). But I have a BAM theater subscription so I finally made it to Smith Street. (By the way, it's not like I've never been to Brooklyn, but it's usually for pizza-DiFara, Grimaldi's and Totonno's). I've also been to Applewood which was quite good. Well Saul is on a whole nother level-not just Manhattan quality;I'm talking about New Orleans level of cooking which is the highest compliment I can give. I know it's not necessarily creole but I happened to have a duck confit with okra and grits that could have been right out of Mr. B's Bistro and a rabbit tenderloin wrapped in proscuitto with a rabbit boudin blanc and mustard sauce that came straight out of Brigtsen's. The Baked Alaska was time warped from the 50's and the mushroom soup amuse was fabulous. This was amazing since it was the consolation prize as they didn't offer what I came for-the lamb 3 ways (which is from a farm that I love to buy from at the Union Square Farmer's Market) and were out of both the foie gras terrine and the seared foie gras. So now I've gotta go back. Great wine list, great service. Maybe I should look at Brooklyn real estate.