With M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1 and Danny Meyer’s Untitled at the Whitney, museums around town have raised the bar from stale cafeteria fare. Now, Brooklyn Museum culture vultures get a piece of the action: Saul Bolton reincarnates his shuttered locavore institution—once a Michelin-starred spot—with an 87-seat lobby restaurant, showcasing large geometric murals from abstract painter Paul Kelpe. Adjacent to the café—which Bolton also operates, offering capocollo-and-provolone panini and bulgur salad—the bistro features a bulked-up menu. Joining signature items (whole-roasted squab, baked Alaska), there's tarragon-spiced celery-root soup, uni-topped fluke crudo, and Canadian porcelet with polenta and currants. Saul barman Dan Carlson is in charge of the cocktail program, mixing an Orchard’s Share (Laird’s Applejack, aperol, Creole Shrubb, orange bitters) and a Grimm Spout (Old Overholt, Nux Alpina, maple syrup, Angostura bitters).
200 Eastern Pkwy
|Cross street:||at Prospect Park|
|Opening hours:||Wed, Thu noon–3pm, 5:30–10pm; Fri noon–3pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 11:30am–4pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun 11:30am–9pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 2, 3 to Eastern Pkwy–Brooklyn Museum|
|Price:||Average entrée: $28. AmEx, MC, V|