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The Grocery

#1,601 of 4,578 Restaurants in Brooklyn}
$$$$American,
288 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4650
+1 718-596-3335
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
3 Feb 2017
“Closed as of 2017”
14 Jul 2016
“Breathtaking”
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
288 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4650
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

All the great things people have said about this place, I agree with. Unfortunately, the (still young) owners have moved on to other adventures, and after some time serving the occasional "pop-up" evening, they closed for good in 2016. We'll miss them.

Thank msattic
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

How much food can you taste in an evening? Don't come here without an appetite. The food is surprising, engaging, and unusual. And the courses are endless. Paired with wines, each course is a mini-meal. A dining experience. We had so much fun.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This was an eating extravaganza! We dined for hours. The various vegetable dishes were carefully prepared and each had a distinctive taste. The ingredients were fresh and top-notch. We were lucky enough to dine here with a wine/food pairing for a fixed price. Incredible value....More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 12 June 2015

If I was rating this on food alone (taste, quality) it would get a 5.0. The food was some of the best I have had in the Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill area. Also the owner/chefs brought out the food personally and explained the plates, which...More

Thank drichrx
Reviewed 19 February 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...More

Thank travel60827
Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 19 October 2014

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...More

Thank mickmacs007
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Thank Peter8623
Reviewed 14 June 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.

Thank T8travels
Reviewed 20 March 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...More

Thank Phayao13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4650
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-596-3335
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