Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Robin Des Bois Sherwood Cafe
195 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1120140.685097 -73.991441
Mon-Thurs 4 pm-midnight, Fri noon-1 am, Sat 11 am-1 am, Sun 11 am-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill
nice to return – ...to this place after having lived abroad for a year. It was a quiet night maybe because of the holidays. The atmosphere was the same as before--sorta trendy, but homey and casual at the same time. The food was actually better than I remembered. In terms of quality/price, this is one of my favorite hang out in Brooklyn.
Charming – I came here for Sunday brunch. The garden out back is enchanting. Unfortunately we didn't eat out there because it was too cold. The food was well priced and service was good. I'll definitely be back.
elitist poseurs sign here. – this could not have been worse. i have gone here for years, adn have always accepted the below average service with a nod to the fact that you are left alone. Until tonight, when we were served juice for $12 trying to pass as a martini. After the point of (gasp) asking the bartender to add something other than juice (but with none of that sarcasm), we were treated with eye rolls and attitude. This bar wants nothing but european customers or brooklynites pretending to be such.
Love the place, but... – I've been here quite a few times for brunch and dinner. I love the decor, garden, the food, etc. but oh my god, the service is DREADFUL. It never fails, I go in and they have someone even more airheaded and slower than the last time. I'm sure not everyone on their staff is bad, but I've been going there for a couple of years and I always get someone appalling. It's a shame really. Also, there's usually quite a wait to get your food.
Poor service and food, decent backyard area – I have been to this place since the beginning and went again recently, it's still the same. The food is mediocre. The drinks are not very good. Friends had g&ts which were pretty much tonic and ice. When asked for more gin it came back with way too much gin and they charged for the extra gin shot. The service not that helpful and oddly strict also with where we could sit. There were 4 chairs free in the smoking section (a small raised platform in the back of the yard), we were 4 but they said they didn't want to seat us there --no explaination. I had a richard (anise) with grenadine which was fine. The food was subpar each time i went. There are plenty of other places to go on smith with better food and garden. The space is great, just not how it's run... a shame
not the place for hungry people – the food is good enough... but not enough to wait an eternity for. its a good place to go if you think you may be hungry in about 2 hours.
Unpretentious French Fare at Last – The French invasion on Brooklyn has brought tons of 'poseur' restaurants, pretending to be oh so French. They lack imagination and provide a sterile atmosphere seemingly designed by someone who has only read about France and never actually visited. Sherwood is creative, funky and has a unique personality that provides a welcome change to the other cliche French boites. The service is slow at times, but that is part of the charm. You go to Sherwood to hang out, soak in the kitschy atmosphere and relax. The food -- which is unprententious, well-prepared and tasty -- is just part of the overall Sherwood experience. The oysters are a nice new addition and the drinks are oh so French in a great way. This place is fun!
Foresty respite in big city – I've been to this restaurant several times. The food is quite delicious and the atmosphere like none other - interestingly eclectic with a garden straight out of some French country-side. The menu is not as extensive as other restaurants, but they offer a variety of tasty and satisfying food for all. You'll want to soak up every drop of the sauces with their yummy bread. On my last visit I had the poached salmon and couldn't get enough of it, it was so good. The only thing that really suffered at this place is the service. They are friendly, but on the forgetful side. Overall, it's a refreshing alternative to the mostly new restaurant-bars on Smith Street.
Good food but sub par service – The food was good, unfortunately the service was non-existent. To an appaling point....
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