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The Grocery

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American, Contemporary
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288 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4650
718-596-3335
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Memorable front room tasting menu

Our romantic night out venue was a recommendation from friends who've traveled broadly and settled in Brooklyn. We went the whole hog and chose the tasting menu with accompanying wines. Loved the food, especially the artichokes with toast. Appreciated the wine, even the ones that were outside my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Jonathan B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If your main reason to attend a restaurant is good food, go to this place. The cooking is truly artisanal, the kitchen is so small that the chef cannot avoid being involved in everything. Service is excellent. The dining room is on the small side but one doesn't mind because it is soberly decorated and service is efficient and pleasant.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Our romantic night out venue was a recommendation from friends who've traveled broadly and settled in Brooklyn. We went the whole hog and chose the tasting menu with accompanying wines. Loved the food, especially the artichokes with toast. Appreciated the wine, even the ones that were outside my comfort zone and not really to my palette's immediate liking. Best of... More 

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San Rafael
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137 reviews 137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Food is imaginative and ideal for sharing. We tried 8 menu items and they were all tasty. The indoor space is fairly small and tables are set close together. The excellent wait staff move around the confined space with surprising aplomb and we enjoyed excellent service from Phoebe. The restaurant allows parties of four like ours two and a half... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Grocery has been highly rated for years. And no wonder. The food is imaginative, innovative, flavorful and locally-sourced. The current approach -- small plates -- allows you to sample a broad range of delights. Definitely worth a visit.

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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a lovely evening at the grocery with a multi-course tasting menu paired with wines. The owners presented every dish and wine and are clearly passionate about their menu. From appetizers to dessert and port, the meal was relaxed and delicious. Highly recommended.

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Stockholm
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290 reviews 290 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a hard one.. Sparsely decorated small cramped dining room, There are maybe 30 seats, and since they keep the curtains closed, no peering in from the outside world. It is quite literally like dining in someone's oddly undecorated apartment. Fine with me .Definitely harder to stand the waitress bus tub close to your table. Porcelain from Fish Eddies,thick... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had chosen of The Grocery through the Michelin Guide. After our visit we tend to agree with their rating: very nice. Small, warm, and quiet, a good setting for a good meal with good conversation. The chef is in the kitchen and his wife on the floor. Additional staff are extremely attentive and get out of their way to... More 

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Auburn, ME
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

You have to know that all dishes are appetizers so you need to go with a group. Most choices are veggies with two fish and one lamb. They were ok but not special

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This cozy Brooklyn restaurant has a wonderful selction fo different food types rarely found elsewhere. Service is wonderful. ;ocation is easy to get to via subway. wines are excellent

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We have gone to this restaurant 4 times and the experience has gone slowly downhill. The food is good but the portion are way too small, I know that this is supposed to be tapas size but at an average of $15.00 to $25.00 it is a bit expensive. Their wine list is extensive and expensive and each time I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 288 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4650
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: 718-596-3335

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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