Provence En Boîte in Brooklyn, NY- A French Bistro with Average Food 

I was stuck on this post for more than one week, partly due to laziness but partly because there just isn’t that much to say. This feels like blasphemy for Provence En Boîte owned by chef Jean-Jacques Bernat. This is a small French bistro known for the chef and its desserts.


Escargots: snails, “beurre persille” Decent – almost as good as that of my ex French mother-in-law. This is proof that one doesn’t need to be a chef or own a restaurant to make good escargots.


Potato and Leek Soup: this is one of my favorite soup and this dish tonight was satisfying and authentic.

Burger and Fries: this was mine. I was in the mood for red meat and unfortunately it was just ok. It was technically proficient but not highly engaging for me.

Merguez Sandwich: merguez is one of my favorites – no, it is my most favorite sausage. But this merguez is not spicy nor terribly tasty. In fact, this was not the first time I had the merguez at this restaurant. The last time I was there, my ex husband argued with the chef on how this merguez is not authentically Algerian. Of course, the chef thought he knew better.  See what a good merguez sandwich really should be like, click here.


No name fish with ratatouille – this meal happened in the beginning of May and I didn’t take notes. Sorry!

Overall, this meal was average. I would return if I lived in the neighborhood or have a function to attend. Otherwise, it is not worth the trip.

This experience took place at

Provence En Boîte
263 Smith St,
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 797-0707

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pcorbanese

I am a New Yorker who flies home to Taiwan in the Summer. I absolutely believe food is one of the most pleasurable things in life. Hence, my chronicle of anticipated glorious food experiences.

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