The Grocery

The Grocery

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant · Carroll Gardens
288 Smith St (at Sackett), Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
Wine, Cocktails
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  • Compass
    As the name implies, this veggie-focused restaurant is a go-to for seasonal picks from roast game and winter squash to wildly popular signatures like french fry “salad” topped with wild mushrooms.
    Compass · May 14, 2014
  • Amy W.
    Best meal I've had in New York!!! Amazing wine list and a delicious seasonal menu. Risotto, snap pea salad, and mocha bread pudding are a must! Loved the complimentary samples. Sit in the garden!
    Amy Weisinger · June 30, 2013
  • goop
    It’s pricey, but for one of the best bargains in the borough, try the Green Plate Special - $40 for the four-course veggie tasting menu. Read more
    goop · July 30, 2014
  • Gothamist
    From the complimentary amuse-bouche to the gingerbread steamed pudding, this place is worth the splurge. And when weather allows, try to get a seat in their garden. Read more
    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
  • Steve W.
    Go and order a meal, but also one of Sharon's amazing deserts. Chosen as one of New York's (not just Brooklyn's) top ten restaurants a couple years ago by Zagats.
    Steve Wax · April 11, 2009
  • The Corcoran Group
    Grab a table in the garden when it’s nice and try the BBQ Duck Sandwich (for lunch) or the Seared Sea Scallops and the Duroc Pork Chop for dinner.
    The Corcoran Group · October 15, 2010
  • Anirvan G.
    The best food I've had at NYC so far. This is a small place, and rated very highly so reservations are almost impossible to get. I got lucky as my cousin's friend cancelled hers.
    Anirvan Ghosh · October 25, 2012
  • Monet S.
    The staff is attentive, the food is delicious, and the restaurant is cozy! Make a reservation -- great place for an anniversary dinner or intimate date!
    Monet Spells · November 10, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group
    For a light lunch, try the Chopped Salad – it’s perfect. For a light dinner (or as a starter) the Noodle Salad is a must.
    The Corcoran Group · September 19, 2011
  • Ari G.
    Everything was good, but very few dishes really stood out (with the exception of the sorbet palate cleanser). For the price, we expected more.
    Ari Greenberg · June 8, 2013
  • Brady D.
    Really really good, but pricey. Wine is way high and what you think is an entree is just a little dish. Super good, but dear.
    Brady Dale · April 18, 2014
  • Alex W.
    Focus on desserts, this is the strong point of the restaurant! Go for appetizer and dessert or entree and dessert.
    Alex Winter · September 18, 2011
  • Anne C.
    Low-key, high-caliber. Gracious service and excellent food - perfect for your parents or a really good date.
    Anne Czernek · September 9, 2011
  • Mark H.
    Holy moley this place is good. Two plates per person is plenty -- cauliflower, duck and the hen were the favs.
    Mark Himmelsbach · December 30, 2012
  • Michael D.
    Amazing small plates. One of the best meals I've ever had in NYC. Only 11 tables so call ahead.
    Michael Dempsey · March 28, 2015
  • eric m.
    One of the best meals I've had in NYC. I really like the people, too. I will return again and again.
    eric mortensen · June 10, 2012
  • Mike O.
    If bacon is on the menu, have it. Charlie makes his own in a smoker in the garden and its quite good.
    Mike O'Dea · August 3, 2009
    They had us at French Fry Salad! The Shell Peas & Sugar Snaps are also a CITY GRIT favorite!
    CITY GRIT · August 9, 2014
  • NY Waterway
    The chef here is also the owner and it shows! The food and service is excellent.
    NY Waterway · August 23, 2012
  • Ilana L.
    Food was delicious and seasonal. Plates are small served family style.
    Ilana Leykekhman · November 22, 2014
  • Anita D.
    You will not be disappointed!! Chef is awesome! Excellent service!
    Anita Dempsey · March 28, 2015
  • Peter K.
    Get a reservation, enjoy one of the better dinners you'll ever have.
    Peter Knox · January 7, 2012
  • fabienne g.
    The small plates are not that small and each dish was tasteful
    fabienne gimenez · August 25, 2013
  • Jeff C.
    Try the caramel cognac ice cream...but there's no cones in it.
    Jeff Chwast · October 22, 2010
  • Interni Magazine
    Low-key setting hosts carefully prepared New American Cuisine. Read more
    Interni Magazine · May 7, 2011
  • Mike S.
    Highly recommend the tasting menu, pretty awesome!
    Mike Scheiner · June 30, 2013
  • Jason H.
    Try the beets and cheese raviolis. Amazing.
    Jason Howie · November 11, 2012
  • Nick R.
    Lamb stuffed cabbage is perfect on a cold rainy night
    Nick Runyan · October 15, 2014
  • Paul R.
    Try the faro if it's on the menu.
    Paul Rozario · January 9, 2010
  • Justin G.
    If this isn't a perfect restaurant I'm not sure what would qualify.
    Justin Garrett · August 29, 2013
  • Sharon
    One of the best meals I've had in Brooklyn!
    Sharon · September 14, 2011
  • Maria A.
    My favorite restaurant on Smith Street.
    Maria Arbusto · February 3, 2013
  • Onur O.
    Tasting menu was heavenly
    Onur Ozgode · November 25, 2014
  • Sally Y.
    Slow Rendered Duck Breast
    Sally Yoon · June 1, 2012
  • Mike O.
    Stand awkwardly in the pass
    Mike O'Dea · January 27, 2012
  • Yael F.
    The best. Always.
    Yael Feinerman · September 10, 2011
  • Mike O.
    Sunday pancakes!
    Mike O'Dea · February 16, 2014
  • Sam R.
    More hot sauce.
    Sam Rosenberg · January 29, 2012
  • Adam W.
    Venison. Mmmm
    Adam Wishneusky · March 28, 2013

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