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Provence en Boite

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263 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4740
+1 718-797-0707
08:00 - 22:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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395 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Provence makes the best French toast, in my opinion, accompanied by a raspberry sauce and fresh fruit. Other options are delicious as well; sweet and savory crepes, several egg dishes. Large bowls of cafe au lait, as well as cappuccino, regular coffee, are excellent. Huge selection of desserts and pastries and meringues made on premises

Thank SuzyQu15
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The waiter could barely speak English and had no French, no bread was available, foul-tasting tap water was served in dirty jugs. This used to be a good bistro-type cafe but the owners appear to have deserted it.

Thank worldtrotter2009
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Nice breakfast spot. My wife and I had a relaxing breakfast outside enjoying Brooklyn on a sunny Saturday morning. I do need to add that I do live in Brooklyn.

Thank Gary S
Durham, North Carolina
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110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Regularly have breakfast here when visiting friends in Brooklyn. The food is good. The baked goods can be amazing. The outside tables give a nice French café ambiance. We have been able to sit for 2 or 3 hours at a time without being hassled, so it's been a pleasant spot for socializing.

Thank 12trvlgirl
New York City, New York
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103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Nothing like having a glass of french rosé, seating outside a bistro, eating quiche and getting a bit of sun on your face. Head to Provence en boite, on Smith street, and enjoy simple French fare and delicious pastries, also available to take home...

Thank Francois L
Cotignac, France
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was hoping to see Provencal dishes in the brunch menu of the restaurant (salade nicoise, Mediterranean vegetables, etc.) but, apart from the decorum, there is not much from Provence in there... Dommage.

1 Thank RemiCotignac
New York City, New York
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101 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

My friend and I were looking for a late lunch place on Smith Street and happened upon this French bistro. We ordered two different quiches and mushroom and onion soups. We also had coffees and dessert - a fruit tarte. The food was delicious, but the service was cloying and disruptive. Although the place was half empty, the waiter and... More 

Thank Scottishchef
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Cosy, good coffee and tartelette. But.... far too expencive. It's cheaper even at Camps Ellysees in Paris.

Thank CrilleE
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We had a light lunch and a drink on Labor Day. A multi-generation family restaurant and was the perfect spot for the two of us.

2 Thank rcarter0920
Brooklyn, New York
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395 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

One of my favorite things about this restaurant is how they serve the cafe au lait in bowls, brings back memories of a trip to Quebec City! Portions are large and food is delicious. Wonderful choices for brunch, lunch or dinner, and dinner specials each evening. Service is good; this is a family owned restaurant. Delicious homemade pastries and croissants... More 

2 Thank SuzyQu15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-4740
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-797-0707

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