Address: The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
Status: Opens Tonight
Saul Bolton's beloved restaurant Saul reopens tonight at its new location in the Brooklyn Museum. The original spot was a standby on Smith Street for 14 years, and one of the first in the borough to earn a Michelin star. But that original space, as Bolton puts it, "was in need of a renovation," and the Brooklyn Museum was in want of a full service restaurant, so Saul relocated.
The new space is on the first floor of the museum, accessible through either the main entrance or the back. Inside there are around 80 seats, including a long communal table, plus another 40 seats on a patio outside. The menu includes some of Saul's original classics, like dry-aged squab with carrots and spiced yogurt and baked Alaska, plus new dishes like charred octopus with nduja sausage and black bass in saffron-mussel sauce. There are a la carte and prix fixe options, plus a seven-course, $85 tasting menu for dinner and a five-course, $60 tasting menu for lunch. Starting tonight, Saul is open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday, with lunch and weekend brunch coming some time in the next few weeks. For lunch in the meantime, Bolton is also overseeing the sandwiches, salads, and snacks at the museum's cafe, The Counter, just down the hall. Take a look at all the menus, after the jump.
As a side note, Bolton still owns the old Saul space, and has plans for something new there, although no word just yet on what that will be.
Previous Coverage: Coming Attractions, 8/9/2013; Coming Attractions, 8/18/2013
Further Reading: New York Times; NYDN; Brooklyn Paper, 8/18; Brooklyn Paper, 10/18; Zagat; Grub Street; Fucked in Park Slope