Brooklyn’s Smith Street has become one of the hottest areas for dining outside of Manhattan. So, we rounded up some of the restaurant row’s best spots for you to try this weekend.
Provence en Boite
For over a decade, this French bistro has been serving Provençal fare on the corner of Degraw and Smith Street. And the spot’s chef, Jean-Jacques Bernat, who trained under French culinary icon Paul Bocuse, prides himself on making the restaurant's fresh pastries every morning. Order a croque madame or savory crepe if you pass by the spot for breakfast, or come back for dinner and dessert later in the day. 263 Smith St., Brooklyn, 718-797-0707
This Southern-inspired eatery boasts some of the boroughs best fried chicken, so a trip to the spot is well worth it. Order the chicken dinner, which comes with a breast, wing, thigh, and drumstick, if you're with friends, or ask for individual servings of each part of the chicken to try on your own. The spot's tacos, which run from $7 to $8 dollars, are also worth trying. 345 Smith St., Brooklyn, 718-422-0444
This tasting-menu-only spot, which opened in 2011, has garnered attention on Smith Street for serving both creative and delicious fare. Customers who dine at Battersby can enjoy a five-course tasting—four savory courses and one dessert course—for $75 per person, making it one of the more affordable tasting menu options in Brooklyn. For an additional $60, customers can add a wine pairing to their dinner. 255 Smith St., Brooklyn, 718-852-8321
The menu at Kittery is filled with seafood and New England classics. So, start with a shrimp cocktail, and work your way through the spot's New England clam chowder, Connecticut lobster Roll, or grilled branzino. 305 Smith St., Brooklyn, 718-643-3293
Vinny's of Carroll Gardens
There are few places on Smith Street that do better Italian than Vinny's of Carroll Gardens. The local watering hole, which has been around since 1997, is known for its super-large portions and shareable options. Bring hungry friends with you before ordering a tower of lasagne, or a large plate of chicken Parmesan. 295 Smith St., Brooklyn, 718-875-5600