Quality Cocktails May Be Coming to Bed-Stuy

EaterInside: SaraJames

Bed-Stuy: Are quality cocktails finally coming to Bed-Stuy? Could be, if new restaurant/bar SaraJames gets it right. The place, which opens Saturday, is touted by the owners as a "Speakeasy," but it looks like it will be neither secretive nor hard to get into. Perhaps it's in reference to the unassuming entrance or the private room in the basement—which will someday be used for artist showcases.

Other fun promotional facts: it is also described as a "fine dining experience for mature adults" and there is a "no sneakers, baseball caps, droopy jeans or hoodies" dress code. Intriguing! A draft of the opening menu is below for public perusal, and if anyone gets on the J train this weekend to check it out, send early impressions this way.

Smokey Penne
Scallions, Portabella, Cherry Tomato, Roasted Garlic in a Chipotle Cream Sauce
Served With Our SarahJames Signature Chipotle Dip

Shrimp scampi linguini
Jumbo Shrimp Sautéed With Butter, Roasted Garlic, White Wine

Citrus terriaki pork chops
Inch Thick Center Cut Slow Simmered in Our Own SarahJames Citraki Sauce

Sarajames crab cakes
Two Six Ounce Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes Served With Mixed Greens

Beer battered shrimp
Beer Battered Golden Brown Jumbo Shrimp Served With Our Chipotle Dip

Coconut fish
Farm Raised Tilapia Simmered in Coconut Milk Served With Garlic Mashed Potato or Saffron Rice & Sauteed Vegetables

10 ounce grilled sirloin
Hand Cut Grade A Top Sirloin Grilled To Perfection Topped With Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms. Served With Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Saffron Rice & Sauteed Vegetables

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