So, I’m really late on writing this post. Several weeks late, actually.
but since there’s no time like the present to type this baby out, here we go!
To celebrate Eric submitting almost all of his business school applications + our dating relationship hitting the one year mark, Eric and I devised a plan to spend an entire day in Brooklyn. We were going to start with Brooklyn Flea, then head to the Brooklyn Brewery. FINALLY, we were going to head to dinner somewhere fun.
The day of said planned trip, Eric shows up at my apartment sick. After I finish getting ready, I walk into my living room to find a sleeping Eric on my sofa. Since he’d been battling a cold for a few days, I decided to let him sleep a bit.
and there went our plans to visit Brooklyn Flea….
About an hour into Eric’s nap, I start feeling really strange. It takes me about 30 more minutes to realize what’s happening: a migraine.
bye bye, Brooklyn Brewery plans….
So around 4:30pm, Eric and I decide to pull a massive rally. We forced ourselves out the door to Brooklyn, and forty-five minutes later, we found ourselves sitting in a cozy little space called Saul Restaurant.
and that’s when the fun began…
Of all the restaurants I’ve enjoyed since moving to NYC, Saul Restaurant has made the top 10 list…and maybe even my top 5! The atmosphere/concept is so warm, cozy, and somewhat familiar (if that makes sense???). I loved that the room is small. I loved that families were there (small children included). It all just felt so incredibly simple.
but the food, oh my, was not simple at all.
The food was delicious. It was absolutely amazing. The same feeling I got when first stepped foot into the building carried throughout every single bite.
We started our meal with some appetizers; I chose the Crudo of Japanese Yellowtail, and it did not disappoint. The fresh fruit and veggie salad placed on top of the fish blended with the Yellowfish effortlessly. The portion was a bit large, but that worked out best because Eric ended up eating the rest.
It was just that good…
For my main dish, I ordered the Squab (pictured below):
This dish was all about warm, comforting flavors. Even as I type this post, I’m dreaming about having this dish again. It was just simple, and then not…
I fully realize I keep saying this same statement about the restaurant. But really, I thoroughly enjoyed how carefully thought out the concept for the restaurant is. I have a ton of respect for business owners that can carry a concept all the way into the smallest of details; it’s almost an form of art.
Finally, for dessert, we ordered the Baked Alaska:
I was so full by the time this dish came to the table, I could hardly eat any of it. The presentation was the focal point of the dish, but the taste and quality was also quite good. Gooey, sweet and rich….definitely order this when you visit Saul.
I hope you get an opportunity to visit Saul sometimes soon. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation!
140 Smith Street, near Bergen Street, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn; (718) 935-9844
Awarded 1 Michelin Star for the past six years
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