- Bar Tabac
Folks seeking temporary transport to France need look no further than Bar Tabac. Parked on a nondescript corner in the middle of Smith Street’s restaurant row, ex-pat Parisians and local New Yorkers alike enjoy its “je ne sais quoi”.
128 Smith street http://bartabacny.com
Opened in 1999 SAUL restaurant is steadfast in chef Saul Bolton’s goal to put the plate first, utilizing artisanal and seasonal ingredients to create fine food served in a casual and comfortable atmosphere. Ask for a round table and an almond tart…. 140 Smith Street www.saulrestaurant.com
Chef & partner Adam Shepard embraces the Italian/Mediterranean region with a hearty market-driven menu of small-plates. Rich flavors abound in a porcini rubbed hanger steak with crispy potatoes & salsa verde, as well as in our parmasean gnoochi. We offer a wine friendly assortment of vegetables, cheeses, including homemade ricotta, and house-cured salumi. 116 Smith St www.lunetta-ny.com/brooklyn
- Cubana Cafe
Really fun atmosphere, splashed with bright paint, cozy tables, plants, decorative tiles and lighting and the cutest bar.
272 Smith St (718) 858-3980
- One Girl Cookies [inferno delicious]
An artisanal bakery/cafe specializing in handmade baked goods including petite tea cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and whoopie pies! 68 Dean Street www.onegirlcookies.com/
Before an opening or a performance at the Invisible Dog, stop by to Rime and have a look. Probably one the best men’s clothing store in the hood [lucien’s favorite!] 157 Smith St (between Bergen St & Wyckoff St) www.rimenyc.com