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Review of Saul at the Brooklyn Museum - CLOSED

Saul at the Brooklyn Museum
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Take the 2 or 3 to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum. Transfers to the 2 and 3 are available from the 4 and 5 (at Nevins Street) and the B, D, Q, N, R, and LIRR (at Atlantic Avenue/Pacific Street). See a subway map. Current MTA construction projects are leading to frequent changes to 2 and 3 service, particularly on the weekends. Please check MTA
Description: Located in the Brooklyn Museum, The Norm is a purveyor of casual dining from the esteemed Chef Saul Bolton. The Norm at Brooklyn Museum is a restaurant concept inspired by the cultural diversity of Brooklyn. Led by Michelin-starred Chef Saul Bolton, the menu encourages a gastronomic exploration of the borough’s multi-cultural heritage, incorporating Indian, Mexican, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Indo-Chinese and all-American elements. Designed by Anda Andrei, Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture and Design DPC, the space is inspired by the museum's maze of secret and mysterious storage spaces. The restaurant affords guests the opportunity to experience the institution in a completely new way, with a sense of being admitted into the museum's inner sanctum. Patrons are surrounded by priceless paintings from the museum's collections and the crates that store them. The artworks reference different eras and cultures, and are hung in no particular order, as though awaiting their turn to be showcased in an exhibition.
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Underwhelmed by the good. Sounds best when reading the selections on the menu, but once on the plate, most items are over-produced and just plain trying too hard. Everything was duper rich and there didn't seem to be any balance of tastes in any of the dishes...most everything was way too salty, which coming from me means a lot as I love over salted food. Very expensive for what you get. Saul's restaurant on Smith St. was wonderful, and so I had high hopes for this. Perhaps the main chef had the night off.

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank nancydrew2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Saul is very high quality vegetables prapared exellently. I had some very nice seabass as well. The service is impeckable. A bit on the formal side.

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank Willem V
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Early this year we went for dinner, the reservation was on time, the waiter was very helpful with all the options.
We were not rush, the martini & the wine made us forget we were in NYC.
The service was impeccable, lots of options on the menu and few surprises from the chef.
The deserts with the liquor...
We will be back

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

I really love how they present their dishes. Great presentation and food is excellent! and also the environment is welcoming

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

went to a party/affair last week... all the appetizers were fried, and the same 4 ... passed around ... the cheese platter was nice... I orderd the sushi appwtizer, for some reason they put salt on the 2 miniscule slices of fish.. basically inedible. For my main couurse- I ordered the chicken breast and leg stuffed ,spinach and butternuit squash sauce... Was expecting a breast and leg.. instead was served 3 small 2 inch rondelets of chicken.. 1 piece was stuffed with mushrooms, which I am allergic too.. the other 2 pieces were slightly pink... .( 6 bites of chicken o fwhich I was only able to eat 4... since I cannot eat mushrooms..) As for the spinach??? there were 2 tablespoons of pureed spinach on the plate... looked like baby food.. couldnt even taste it... there was a minimal swirl of butternut squash puree under all of this... basicaly tasteless dish... My husband ordered a fish dish... also very small, slightly fishy taste... the piece was 3 x 3 inches , very thin...
Don't think I'll go back... The food at the museum cafeteria next door looked better....

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Stacey N
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