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Battersby

4.6
4.6
98 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Head chefs and co-owners Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek developed a friendship while honing their culinary skills as students at the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating in 2002, both worked for Alain Ducasse at the Essex House and individually went on to have distinguished careers at a some of New York City’s best restaurants. Since opening its doors in 2011, Battersby has prized itself on sophisticated, yet thoughtful dishes, expert technique, and a unique and welcoming environment.

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Menu

First

  • Crowes Pasture OystersUS$21.00

    kimchi condiment

    • Heirloom CarrotsUS$14.00

      sunflower seeds, taggiasca olives, feta

      • EndiveUS$14.00

        cheddar, walnuts, apple

        • Little GemsUS$14.00

          cantabrian anchovy, breadcrumbs, grana

          Second

          • Ricotta CavatelliUS$16.00

            italian sausage, broccoli leaves

            • AgnolottiUS$16.00

              potato, comte, caramelized onion broth

              Third

              • PollockUS$28.00

                radicchio, bean puree, sauce grenobloise

                • Bomba RiceUS$28.00

                  duck, chorizo, octopus, aji dulce

                  • Grass Fed Strip SteakUS$38.00

                    potatoes, carrots, salsify

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                    What 98 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    4.6
                    4.6 based on all time ratings
                    • 4.7Food
                    • 4.5Service
                    • 4.1Ambience
                    • 4.0Value

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                    1. j

                      joss

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 11 March 2017

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      The music they play is horrible (punk) and so loud you hardly can have a conversation. They are very friendly when you ask to lower the volume and/or change the music but the result is not much better. It's a pity because the food is to die for and the service is very friendly

                    2. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 25 February 2017

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Have had some of the best meals in Brooklyn there. Nice ambiance, easy to talk at dinner and great, attentive service.

                    3. YL

                      YasmineL

                      New York Area

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 17 February 2017

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Went there with a reservation, which requires ordering the 5- or 7-course meal. (This may not be required for walk-ins.) The 5-course meal was excellent, and the portions were perfect. The cocktails and wine were delicious and the staff very kind. The ambiance is special, with beautiful lighting. Enjoy.

                    4. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 14 February 2017

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      Nice set menu for Valentine's day. You will spend $$$ but its a true fine-dining place in Brooklyn that is worth a visit. Wine list had good options in the $50 range. Dishes were creative and ingredients were all top quality, the lamb especially.

                    5. P

                      Pineapple

                      New York Area

                      14 reviews

                      vip
                      3.0

                      14 reviews

                      Dined on 14 February 2017

                      overall3food3service3ambience1

                      Was excited about Battersby and have been there before. Since my first few visits, food has declined. Service is ok. My stomach did not agree with the last meal i had here, wont be returning.

                    6. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      vip
                      2.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 4 February 2017

                      overall2food4service1ambience4

                      I have enjoyed previous experiences with Battersby, but was disappointed with my latest experience. I made a reservation more than two months ago for a group of 4 and obviously was looking forward to a special meal. When we arrived, we were shown to a table stuck in the back of the restaurant in a hallway that leads from the kitchen to the garden (not in use at this time), with the table pushed against a wall. The set-up was incredibly cramped (the server could not even reach my seat to serve me). Of our four seats, two faced each other whereas two were seated side-by-side facing the wall. While the service from most of the servers was good, one server dropped silverware on my step-dad (actually hurting him!) and didn't even apologize. Overall, while the food is generally good, the service and whole experience was very disappointing. I'm really going to think hard about going back the next time.

                    7. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 21 January 2017

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      Third time there om Friday, and it has been a real hit every time. The food is clearly carefully and expertly prepared and the quality is top notch. The place is small, but has a very down to earth and relaxed yet professional athmosphere. Love the place and would highly recommend for any date or just to go for a real treat with friends.

                    8. PR

                      PhilipR

                      New York Area

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 14 January 2017

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Battersby continues to deliver outstanding food served in an intimate, spare commercial Brooklyn storefront. The kitchen, bar, and eating area is together in one space but they somehow still manage to create a comfortable, warm, and enjoyable experience with a very high level of craft (cooking craft). Service is always warm. Get the tasting menu (as it enables you to get a reservation). The flat bread could be reason enough to go, but is easily eclipsed by the creative and continually changing menu.

                    9. N

                      Next

                      New York Area

                      10 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 8 January 2017

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We had not visited Battersby in a about a year and I had forgotten what a delight it is. Great meal. I wish that I lived across the street.

                    10. F

                      Foodie

                      New York Area

                      10 reviews

                      4.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 7 January 2017

                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                      The service was good, the only thing is that the the food is a little overpriced. It was very nice of them accommodating earlier, as the weather was bad, but still very busy. The 4 tables to the right as one enters is a little to close to each other, as one can hear each other conversation. For the price, they should have removed one of the tables (just a suggestion), as it's also to close to the bar. The persons sitting at the inside corner will have to squeeze by carefully and not knocking over the table's drink etc.

                    11. BL

                      BLE2106

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 29 December 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Wonderful restaurant. The tasting menu was really fantastic and surprisingly not pretentious. The chefs even incorporated a few dietary restrictions without missing a beat! Truly enjoyable experience.

                    12. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Exclusive

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 27 December 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food , thanks !

                    13. J

                      Jeff

                      New York Area

                      43 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      43 reviews

                      Dined on 19 December 2016

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      A delightful experience--Battersby is reliably this. The food is innovative and intriguing, but somehow dependably delicious, which is very difficult to do. The service is top-notch. The ambiance is the best that can be done with limited space, the least notable aspect of the restaurant, but something still works about it. It's almost a communal vibe, but with just enough space to give you a sense of privacy. Overall, well worth* your time and tastebuds. *Note: I just knocked Battersby down a notch. Why? Well, I'd enjoyed my experience so much I made a reservation to take another friend the next evening. A notice popped up saying OpenTable reservations are for tasting menus only. For medical reasons, I can't do that. I called to check with Battersby about that, and was very rudely treated over the phone.

                    14. WG

                      WineGuy

                      Sydney

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 17 December 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Excellent value tasting menu; Battersby food is among the best in NY, at a fraction of the normal tasting menu prices. Wine and cocktails also amazing (the daily special cocktail - burnt butter old fashioned was amazing) and similarly well priced. Highly recommended

                    15. JS

                      JanS

                      New York Area

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 17 December 2016

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      Among the best dining in NYC at this time! We went to Battersby for the 1st time in October & enjoyed the 5 course tasting menu. This time we got the 7 course meal. Fabulous!

                    16. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      2.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 14 November 2016

                      overall2food4service2ambience3

                      This place has a mandatory tasting menu. Don't be fooled by all the people around you who get special treatment and get to order from a separate non-tasting menu and have served to them amazing dishes that you never got to order. The snob meter is way high at this restaurant. When my 70 year old mother told the waitress she didn't eat certain shellfish the waitress said: well is this an allergy or a dislike? Like that makes a difference!?!?' Seriously. And clearly it was not a problem to accommodate her since it was a Monday, not that busy, and there are clearly make a myriad of dishes being cooked (see above for people ordering off a different menu). The food was good but restaurant is way too full of itself in an uncool Brooklyn way. I'd go somewhere else.

                    17. JK

                      JimK

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 26 October 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent overall experience. Food, service and setting were all just great.

                    18. MF

                      MikeF

                      New York Area

                      8 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on 25 October 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      As good as it gets. 7 course tasting was spot on from beginning to end. Loved every course. Balanced, perfectly executed, brilliant cooking. Service was excellent. Vibe is always great. Been many times and will continue to come back.

                    19. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New England

                      12 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      12 reviews

                      Dined on 10 October 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A quality experience. We had the 5-course tasting menu. Even dishes with ingredients I'm not wild about (beets, fennel) the results were superb. Some truly memorable taste combinations (scallops, quince, turnips, squash sauce) served by knowledgeable and approachable wait staff. A definite return-to restaurant.

                    20. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New England

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 3 October 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The service at Battersby was outstanding and the food was incredible and such a value. 5 course tasting menu for $75 and 7 for $95, I was blown away! I celebrated my birthday and its was beautiful and so special but I will definitely be coming back to grab a casual bite and a drink at the bar. Battersby is definitely the new go to!

                    21. l

                      lesa

                      New York Area

                      35 reviews

                      4.0

                      35 reviews

                      Dined on 20 September 2016

                      overall4food5service5ambience3

                      The thoughtfully prepared, creative food really is terrific! It's a hole in the wall which is certainly part of its charm. But because the prices are high ( though worth it) it's a special date night or celebration kind of place. We did the tasting menu with the wine pairing. There were four of us so we sat up front by the window.- great seats as the view gives you a sense of more space. It just begs to maybe have a table cloth or mats instead of bare wood table that aren't special in any way. They don't need to be traditional. Decor does count too toward the whole dining experience. It's one thing to be minimal, but this kind of rustic doesn't really do service to the high quality if the food.

                    22. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      2.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 1 September 2016

                      overall2food3service2ambience1

                      Way overpriced, courses are only one bite, the menu has not changed. Don't be fooled by the chef will make up tonight's menu. A friend had the same exact meal 2 years prior to us. For $300 you can do much better.

                    23. HB

                      HollyBee212

                      London

                      1 review

                      vip
                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 27 August 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Wonderful and unique restaurant. The food was amazing and very creative and the staff were very friendly and attentive. I recommend!

                    24. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 26 August 2016

                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                      Food took for ever to come and they ran out of the fish course by the time they served us. And we were seated by 8 pm.

                    25. QQ

                      QQMNYC

                      New York Area

                      16 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      16 reviews

                      Dined on 18 August 2016

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      Don't feel as special anymore. It used to bring you something in between to surprise you, but that doesn't happen anymore more. They also used to make their own unique dessert, but I was very disappointed this time, after much waiting, the waitress brought out a pre-made tiny dessert, nothing special at all. The restaurant is very small itself and it was super packed and you are right next to the next table.

                    26. i

                      icetcjr

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 13 August 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Excellent culinary experience. Seven course tasting menu - incredible - Every course exceeded the creativity of the prior course. Highlighted by faccacio, the salmon, duck breast, and the pasta. The service was exceptional. He explained in concise detail the ingredient of each dish . He was attentive with being hovering. By far the best dining experience we have had in NYC over the last thirty five years. I only wish we lived closer to Brooklyn. Great Food, Great Service, At a Great Price!!! You will not be sorry!!!

                    27. MK

                      MichaelK

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 11 August 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Very creative 5 or 7 course tasting menu. Memorable home made bread. Service with great personalities. Highly recommend

                    28. JS

                      JenS

                      New York Area

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 4 August 2016

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      We had the five course tasting menu and it was incredible. Each dish was better than the last. Plus they've opened a patio out back and on a warm summer night it is just delightful (though it would be nice if they played a little soft music out there). Can't recommend Battersby highly enough -- such a delicious, inventive, special place.

                    29. v

                      vijchef

                      New York Area

                      32 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      32 reviews

                      Dined on 22 July 2016

                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                      Cut, rustic environment. Outstanding food. The integrity of the raw product, and the refined skill level of the kitchen shines through in every course.

                    30. r

                      rachelh

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 13 July 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      This is our 4th or 5th time dining at Battersby. As always, the food is interesting, impeccable, and most importantly, mouth-wateringly good. We did the 5-course prix fixe which consisted of an amazingly tender and flavorful poached salmon dish, as well as a satisfyingly hearty pasta with smoked bacon. The portions are just right, and the rosemary flatbread that comes with every dinner is literally the only bread I eat. Ever. Battersby isn't the kind of place we can afford to eat at every week, but we definitely make it a point to come here at least once every 2-3 months. Kudos to the chef and kitchen staff for their consistently amazing menu. <3

                    31. MH

                      MichielH

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 1 July 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Had diner here last Thursday. In short: Amazing experience, brilliant food and ambiance, fantastic seven course tasting menu, very friendly service, highly recommended.

                    32. J

                      Jason

                      Philadelphia

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 15 June 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      My wife and I had the 7 course dinner, and we both agree it was one of the best dinners we have ever had. Of all things, the duck consommé soup was absolutely sublime. Highly recommended, though we will probably pick the 5 course dinner next time, because it was a lot of food.

                    33. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 10 June 2016

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      Parpedelle with lamb ragu was excellent as was the bean salad

                    34. F

                      Fancygreysuit

                      San Francisco

                      16 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      16 reviews

                      Dined on 28 May 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      this is the 2nd time i've been to Battersby's and it was much better than i remembered the first time. We had the 5 course tasting menu and everything was spot on and fresh. The fish was probably the best i've ever had in my life. The downside is everything is VERY rich but that's what makes it taste good right? The staff was very kind and attentive.

                    35. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 18 May 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Great way to spend a special occasion - fabulous food and wine selection and of course romantic atmosphere

                    36. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      23 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      23 reviews

                      Dined on 13 May 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Amazing food Had a 5 course tasting will be coming back for the 7

                    37. M

                      Molly

                      New York Area

                      23 reviews

                      4.0

                      23 reviews

                      Dined on 14 April 2016

                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                      We LOVE Battersby and went several years ago for a date. We wanted to re-create the date this week. I think the food is still excellent, but the ambience and service are not as good as they used to be. We waited an hour for our first course (not even the bread came...we had only cocktails for an entire hour, and nobody even came over to ask us how we were doing), and the food was not introduced in as much detail as we would have liked.

                    38. m

                      mollyn

                      Austin

                      5 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 12 April 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      A wonderful combination of relaxed environment, informed and earnest service and exquisite and exacting (yet not pretentious) food.

                    39. KL

                      KLB7171

                      New York Area

                      12 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      12 reviews

                      Dined on 6 April 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      The food is exquisite, the wine recommendation always spot on. The service is not intrusive but always helpful and warm. One of my favorite restaurants anywhere.

                    40. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 2 April 2016

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      We had an amazing 5-course dinner at Battersby for my husbands birthday, and just went back for my birthday. Both times were amazing, and we can't wait to go back again! Food is absolutely delicious.

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