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Provence en Boîte

263 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY 11231 40.68291 -73.992993
at Degraw St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-797-0707 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Cafes, Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, French
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 7:30am-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F, G at Carroll St.



Payment Methods

American Express

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Provence en Boîte, a rustic bistro and pâtisserie, had a four-year run in Bay Ridge before moving to Carroll Gardens’ Restaurant Row. The décor continues French country casual, with a long blonde-wood banquette set with tiny pillows, small tables, beige walls, and a collection of antique tin boxes; floor-to-ceiling windows let in the sunshine. Chef Jean-Jacques Bernat, who led the pastry departments at the Vinegar Factory and Citarella, now shows off his baking finesse at the pâtisserie, with a half-dozen breads daily, from sublimely crusty breads, baguettes, and croissants to challah, as well as 28 classic pastries like fruit tarts and napoleons. The lunch menu focuses on salads, quiches, sandwiches, and savory crêpes; at dinner, it’s sturdy, satisfying bistro fare, provided you skip the unremarkable soups and disappointing broth-based entrées. Stick with pan-seared, roasted, and braised meats, like the tasty lamb chops served with chorizo. In this zero-sum culinary game, Bay Ridge’s loss is Carroll Gardens’ gain.

Recommended Dishes

Gratin Dauphinois, $7; bouillabaisse Provençal, $21