Battersby was voted one of Bon Appetit magazine's ten best restaurants in America. Is it? Well it certainly is an eclectic albeit eccentric addition to one of new Brooklyn's original food strips- Smith St. Battersby takes no reservations and about half an hour after opening it is full. I sat at the bar in the corner which was fine.
The bartender was attentive much different from my Happy Hour nosh at Ed's Chowder House. A crostini with chicken liver and a sliver of a mushroom arrives first- tasty.
The rosemary flatbread with seasalt and accompanied by housemade ricotta is amazing. I went with the chowder. Smoked bacon, peeky-toe crab, and corn adorn this smoky, delicious chowder. Potatoes were slightly overcooked within the chowder. I also ordered a half wheat beer on draft which made me happy. For the main, I went with the green ravioli with earthy vegetables in a lemony brown butter sauce- delish. Finishing my meal with a banana-lime tart with dulce de leche and housemade whipped cream from an upstate creamery. Quite good though for such an eccentric meal, I would have preferred a more rustic finish.
Native New Yorker, girl about town and culture vulture. Five borough foodie who will travel to the edge of another borough for that one boom bangin' meal. Finding those special places is my specialty. I dish urban adventures. Can despign custom food tours for visitors and locals alike, My brief stint at WOR with Joan Hamburg was an inspiration to start blogging. Franny has a penchant for all things NY urban glam.