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Bar Tabac

#134 of 4,397 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
French, Bar, Pub
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128 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6258
+1 718-923-0918
11:00 - 03:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 01:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent location, great food. We ate outside and started with the onion soup which was excellent. The goat cheese salad and the kale salad were also excellent. Our server, Oscar, was over the top in his level of service. The people watching was icing on the cake.

Thank browns_1950
Adelaide, Australia
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302 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's one of these oh-so-cool places that has fallen prey to the new trend of refusing to take credit cards, which is a pain in the Khyber if you are no longer a resident of the US. It's pretty much the same as it ever was, with decent food, and snooty but effective service in a great little area of... More 

Thank hogiebear33
Coventry, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Really enjoyed the meal. Sat outside on a warm evening where we could hear the band but it would be too loud. The food was really good and a fair price. The only sad thing was at the end we found out they only took American Express credit card. Luckily we had enough cash.

Thank GillPerry
Los Angeles
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207 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Tabac is busy from its early opening to its close, and for good reasons. A warm, informal atmosphere, entertainment every night, knowledgeable waitstaff and really good food: mussels, hangar steak, soups, sides. Cash only!!

Thank LarryFLosAngeles
New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

After patronizing Bar Tabac for well over 10 years as my go to neighborhood place, I went for dinner last nite ( with my wife) and sad to say we will not return. Despite understanding that their A team may be on vacation in Aug. the place was barely 1/3 full but the attention we received from our waiter was... More 

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New York
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A friend brought me here after work one night and I've been going there ever since. They make very tasty, thoughtful, visually appealing food with French flair. The quality is uniform, no matter what the hour, and the service is always impeccable. The staff makes you feel welcome and papered. The decor makes you remember or imagine a day in... More 

Thank Lyrce
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Well the place itself was the first bar we visited in Brooklyn in late June 2016. There were a lot of people in there, so see,ed a good choice. It was actually cramped and my drink was in a dirty glass. My co-workers liked the atmosphere, but we passed on food after seeing what the table next to us was... More 

Thank m4rcus2001
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161 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

In a turning, somewhat funky area of Brooklyn. Authentic French style bistro food. Fries stand out as especially authentic. Very small restaurant and not exactly what I would describe as elegant. Good selection of beers. We had a French waitress who was authentically arrogant and rude - just like Paris! Good if you are in area.

Thank hamiltonbergen
Brooklyn, New York
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589 reviews
452 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Great for Sunday brunch, always live music and daily specials. Good for groups and outdoor seating when weather permitted.

Oakland, California
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of amazing food spots in New York, so if you are looking for a good French food spot, then l recommend going somewhere else. There is too much competition in this city for just mediocre food. The service was good and the ambience is great as well but the food is whatever unfortunately.

Thank setarehvatan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6258
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-923-0918

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