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Bar Tabac

#234 of 4,125 Restaurants in Brooklyn
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128 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6258
718-923-0918
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fav local spot

This place is consistently great. The food is always on point and the vibe is right on. Salad Nicoise and the burger are great. Sometimes the service can be slow and actually very rarely get the same server twice. It'd be cool to get the same server twice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Gabrielle C
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been a patron of Bar Tabac since I moved to the neighborhood in 2002. They have always been a great standby for a burger, Croque-monsieur, or a chevre salad, or perhaps some late-night pasta, or even just a couple of drinks, and people watching. It is still all of these things. However, this past visit was slightly disappointing.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stumbled upon this corner bar near our hotel on our first day. The bartender provided amazing service and mixed drinks. The locals were extremely friendly and helpful with what to do in the area. We had the charcuterie plate which was good. We felt at home and eventually came back the next day.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Jeeaazus, best burger ever!! I always ask medium rare, and it's the best burger i ever ate in my life. The waiters and waitresses are very beautiful too =) I went with my husband, with my brother in law, with my parents, and everybody loved it. One of the many good surprises in Brooklyn.

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is consistently great. The food is always on point and the vibe is right on. Salad Nicoise and the burger are great. Sometimes the service can be slow and actually very rarely get the same server twice. It'd be cool to get the same server twice.

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Aberdeen
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is a very friendly and informal restaurant which is great for brunch or lunch as well as dinner. At the weekend there is often live music. Booking is not possible but usually a short wait can get one a seat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

As a recent transplant to Brooklyn living very near the two restaurant rows on Smith and Court Streets, we are challenged to find a destination restaurant for lunch/brunch/dinner that hits all the critical mandatories: great food, very reasonable prices and an accommodating staff. Bar Tabac hits the sweet spot and crushes the 150 other local competitors. Plus, every weekend features... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was not only one of the best meals I've ever eaten in my life, it was served with a smile, professionally, friendly, with just the right wine, suggestions from the server, and all at a VERY reasonable price. We've eaten here before and always liked it but this visit topped the charts! The seating can be in the busier... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took our daughter here for her 25th birthday. The food was enjoyed by all of us - with very different tastes - and the service, especially their recognition of my daughter's birthday, was great.

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London
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I always end up here every few months and still really enjoy it. Great service, the food, whilst it doesn't change much, is great and always have good daily specials, the live music is always awesome and it's got a great atmosphere. I really rate this place!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This restaurant is just 2 blocks from the Nu Hotel that i was staying at and the food was great. when i went there they also had a live music which was great This is one of the must go restaurants in your in the downtown Brooklyn area

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6258
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-923-0918

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?