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Jan 14, 2009 03:02 PM

Saul on Smith: what's new?

It's been years since the last time I ate dinner at Saul but I'm going to go back pretty soon and would like to know what to expect. I only find coy "sample menus" online so I know it's pricey (but I knew that already), so what's good to order or to avoid? TIA

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  1. We had a delicious dinner there last week - the $40 prix fixe featured two choices (between meat or seafood - bf got the former, I got the latter) on apps and entree. The pasta course was a tagliatelle topped with a poached or coddled egg that the bf loved even though he usually prefers his eggs non-runny. Surprisingly, even though we didn't dine late and the restaurant was pretty empty, they'd already supposedly run out of the skate entree and the pine nut tart dessert, but the substitutions (snapper, walnut tart respectively) were lovely (actually though the fish seemed more like skate to me than snapper...?). Nice simple curried red lentil amuse bouche too. I'd read reviews saying that the prix fixe isn't much food but we came away full to the gills (maybe because we couldn't stay away from the bread basket). (Also they serve Gorilla coffee in a press pot.)