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Bien Cuit

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120 Smith St, Between Dean and Pacific, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6217
+1 718-852-0200
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into Bien Cuit, you are first greeted by the delicious scent of baking bread and pastries. This cafe smells amazing and we soon found out that it tastes as good as it smells. We tried several pastries over two visits, one visit clearly not being sufficient to sample the full range of delights they offer. The apple cardamom danish... More 

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New York City, New York
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is delicious here .really good bread .sandwich is really tasty .i am not fan of sweet pastry but here I have to try their sweets every time I am in the neibourhood.

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great bakery. Their breads are extremely tasty. I had lunch there and the sandwiches were wonderful. Although they have lots of coffee and tea options, I went for a hot chocolate. They offer pastries, sandwiches and drinks. The staff are very helpful and the owners are just great people to be around. You can feel their passion... More 

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Thank k l
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good coffee, delicious pastries (we had a quiche Lorraine and an almond croissant). Expensive - it was a nice occasional indulgence but not someplace I'd visit routinely.

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Brooklyn, New York
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I am a huge fan of this bakery, especially one of their breads, Campania. You could also get great pastries, sandwiches and coffee.

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Thank Maria K
Hereford, Arizona
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have been baking bread from the Bien Cuit cookbook (bought it about a year ago) and finally had a chance to visit in person. The selection of bread is as lovely as I expected from the cookbook photos. It's not the least expensive bakery you will ever visit but everything is high quality. It's a nice splurge if you're... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

While the only items we purchased were bakery goods, they are incredibly great. The croissants are as if they were prepared in a French bakery in Paris, large, buttery, and flakey. The staff is very accommodating.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stumbled upon this bakery as we were walking in the neighborhood. The sign out front advertised their pistachio and parsley bread, so I had to go in. The bread along with many other types, as well as sweets were beautifully displayed. There were beautiful illustrations and descriptions of each item, seemingly done by a local artist. Larger copies of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were told about Bien Cuit by an artist from Paris who is now living in Brooklyn. Her description of the pastries was that they were even better than those in Paris, which seemed high praise from someone who would know. And while I can't pretend to be an expert on Paris pastries, I will say that the almond chocolate... More 

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Santa Fe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The coffee and croissants are delicious and feel very French, but the pastries were a bit burnt, possibly why they were advertising for a pastry chef. Still enjoyable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Smith St, Between Dean and Pacific, Brooklyn, NY 11201-6217
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-852-0200
Description
Bien Cuit is a new bakery offering fresh, house-baked pastries and breads, breakfast and lunch sandwiches and coffee drinks. Owner Zachary Golper, formerly of Le Bec-Fin, bakes these beautiful breads using the traditional, small-batch approach and many locally sourced ingredients.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?