We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Smith Street is wonderful...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smith Street

Smith Street
Smith Streetjh, Brooklyn, NY
Improve this listing
Ranked #52 of 380 things to do in Brooklyn
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Attraction details
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Smith Street is wonderful...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Smith Street started getting trendy about in the year 2000. That was when it really started getting gentrified, and all of a sudden, many restaurants and bars started opening up. One of the first places is Bar Tabac. In fact, Brooklyn's Smith Street is the home to quite a number of inexpensive yet delicous French restaurants. It's a great place to go eat at any time of the day. I especially like going there during the weekend. You can have a delicous brunch, then walk around the streets & enter the different shops & boutiques. Boreum Hill has become an upcoming neighborhood because of its proximity to Manhattan.
Going back to the French, every July 14th, the day of the French Independence, they close Smith streets and it's an all day event where one can play Petanque, have awesome French food & celebrate French Independence.
I, myself, love Smith Street for its uniqueness.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

20 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    7
    3
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
373 reviews 373 reviews
63 attraction reviews
Reviews in 153 cities Reviews in 153 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“Cool stores”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Smith Street is loaded with cool, one of a kind stores. You can find things here you would never expect.

Visited September 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hudson Valley, NY
1 review
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“This is a true boutique ave, the way New York used to be downtown. Real NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2005

Boerum Hill Brooklyn has a great vibe, a combination of small neighborhood with NYC cosmopolitan scene. Over ther past few years, the restaurant scene on Smith has exploded. Some are better than others, but all deserve a look. The shopping on Smith is nice too, great boutiques, local designers, and Atlantic Ave. boutiques are not far. My favorite French place is Bar Tabac on Dean, but don't neglect Robin du Bois that has a real party fun atmosphere and amazing back yard. New cuban place is tasty, we love Banania for brunch. Decent thai food at Tuk Tuk. And there's way too many to write up in just one review. You should definitely make it a stop on your next visit to NYC. Very much like Avenue A about 15 years ago.

Was this review helpful? Yes 16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Smith Street also viewed

 

Been to Smith Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Smith Street, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.