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Bar Tabac

#164 of 4,430 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 - 02:00
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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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Brooklyn, United States
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While being seated at dinner in the cluttered restaurant, I cut my finger badly when I accidentally knocked a glass over while being directed to squeeze past a too-close adjacent table. The staff showed no concern, never once asking if I was ok, and did not respond when my partner asked for the manager to come help me in the... More 

Thank Glenn L
Hartford, Connecticut
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307 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner with a couple, including an old friend. It was a great place to meet and catch up. Everything came together to make it an enjoyable evening. We shared a couple of appetizers. The tuna tartare was excellent. The baked clams were good but uninspired. I had the couscous which was very satisfying. They had the salmon and... More 

Thank TomM1951
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends in the legal field who often spend time in the nearby courts recommended Bar Tabac, and it was terrific. Despite the volume in the front from the live band, our table in the rear was quiet enough for conversation, and costly situated without being cramped. Both our wines by the glass and our food were very good indeed, and... More 

Thank Lesley S
Scotia, New York
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Everyone had a great time, starting with a very reasonable ($32) Cote du Rhone which everyone loved. Not exactly Paris, but good French style cooking. I had coq au vin, which was very flavorful - everybody got a bite and it got big raves. Others had mussels, a hamburger, salad and squid ink pasta with shrimp - everyone was happy.... More 

Thank Val W
Rome, Italy
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We reserved a table at Bar Tabac on New Years Eve as we had heard som many positive comments about this restaurant and about their Moulles frittes. I even pointed out in our request to book a table that we wanted that dish. We were very disapointed when we arrived to the restaurant that they only served a special menu... More 

Thank Anna Å
Libertyville, Illinois
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96 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Very friendly, great breakfast on Christmas morning. Much better option than breakfast in a hotel. Great cappuccino. Atmosphere is intimate, French cafe style. You won't be rushed from your table, at least on Christmas morning!

Thank Okeydokey1956
Urbana, United States
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Went for drinks only. There was a Spanish duo singing flamenco songs. The drinks were expensive but the ambiance well worth the brief visit. Couldn't rate the food as we had drinks only.

Thank Christopher C
Dayton, Ohio
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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381 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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
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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

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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
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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?