Saul Bolton opened his restaurant Saul in 1999 on Smith Street. This summer, he packed up his menu and staff and transported them to the Brooklyn Museum, where his recently relaunched menu has welcomed back neighborhood regulars and tourists alike.
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Saul Bolton opened Red Gravy with the desire to pay homage to the Italian-American experience. The menu is inspired by recipes and traditions that immigrants brought from the shores of Southern Italy to the blocks of Southern Brooklyn; changes were made only to reflect the different ingredients available in their new homes.
When Saul Bolton (of Michelin-starred Saul restaurant fame) opened The Vanderbilt, he wanted to emphasize the charcuterie program. He offered housemade sausages like boudin noir and kielbasa in what he calls "different food groups in the meat category": lamb, beef, pork, chicken. One of his regular customers, Eric Denby, impresario of the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, suggested that the sausages might be a good fit for the casual, open-air atmosphere of those markets, and Brooklyn Bangers was born.
I'd been to The Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights a half-dozen times for drinks or dinner before I thought to try them for brunch—and wow, am I glad I did. Nearly everything I've tried has struck just the right line of familiar and sophisticated; satisfying on both a gut level and a culinary one.
[Photograph: Laren Spirer] The Vanderbilt is the second cocktail star in the constellation on Vanderbilt Avenue between Bergen and Dean (the other, Weather Up). Unlike its neighbor, the Vanderbilt has a full menu in addition to cocktails, and it's...
At Michelin-starred chef Saul Bolton's new restaurant, you'll find a young, lively, dimly lit space where servers greet you cheerfully over the din and dishes appear as fast as the kitchen can fire them. Small plates, small portions—and grand ambitions.
"The meringue acts like an igloo, shielding the frozen parfait from the elements." It’s hard not to see Boerum Hill restaurant Saul as a trailblazer—if not a particularly obvious one. Opened ten years ago this August, when Smith Street was...