2019: Brooklyn Voted Bar Tabac Best French Restaurant!
128 Smith St.
(718) 923-0918 – www.bartabacny.com
Ooh la la! Bar Tabac imparts the vibrant energy of France into the Cobble Hill neighborhood in Brooklyn and compliments Smith Street’s bohemian spirit. The colorful corner storefront embodies the spirit of the tabacs in France, the ubiquitous small storefronts and annexes in bars that sell lottery tickets, chewing gum, and of course, tobacco. Bar Tabac may not actually sell tobacco, but the lively camaraderie and antique 1960’s bar conspire to compose a unique place that is authentically French but delightfully local. Live jazz four times a week, storied weekend brunches and irresistible Bistro Bites have led to Bar Tabac’s loyal following. Guests return again and again to enjoy themselves in the lively bar, or to spend an intimate evening in the back room amidst the glow of candles illuminated under the atrium skylight.
2017: Brooklyn Voted Petit Oven Best French Restaurant!
276 Bay Ridge Avenue (718) 833-3443 www.petit-oven.com
This intimate bistro at home in the heart of Bay Ridge serves up seasonal French fare à la carte and as part of a three-course tasting menu. From fried oysters and warm brie to salmon tartare and crispy rohan duck breast, there is something for everyone – even those who are new to the delicacy of French cuisine. Often renowned as one of Brooklyn’s best kept secrets, it’s no secret that Petit Oven is the best of the best borough-wide when it comes to French fare.