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Battersby

255 Smith St. New York, NY 11231 | Brooklyn | 718-852-8321

Location Description:

On first glance, Battersby looks like every other twee Smith Street eatery. But something's different. A peek at the menu reveals none of the holier-than-thou artifice that often mars the Brooklyn dining experience. Chef-owners Walker Stern and Joseph Ogrodnek put out a constantly evolving menu that's elegant and refined (without pretension), not to mention spunky and inventive. Begin with the kale salad, featuring both raw and pan-fried crispy leaves under a spell of Thai basil and fish sauce. Then dig into the pommes puree with braised oxtail or the veal sweetbreads à la meunière. The desserts tread safer waters, but they're about the only predictable thing that comes out of this restaurant’s kitchen.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): American, Mediterranean
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 5:30pm-11pm, Sun 5:30pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa

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