Bâtard
Bâtard

Bâtard

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://batardtribeca.com/
  • Phone: 2122192777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Markus Glocker
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Leigh-Erin Balmer & Emma Criswell 212-941-3905x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Walker and White Streets
  • Public Transit: Number 1 to Franklin Street. Walk one block north on West Broadway.
    -OR-
    A / E train to Canal. Exit onto West Broadway (south side of Canal Street). Walk one block south on West Broadway.

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking facilities are located at several locations in the Tribeca neighborhood. An indoor garage is located near Bâtard, directly across from Franklin Street on Greenwich Street and an outdoor garage is on the corner of North Moore and Greenwich Streets.
A word from Bâtard
Drew Nieporent’s long commitment to Tribeca continues in the space that housed the legendary Montrachet and Corton. Chef/partner Markus Glocker’s modern European menu reflects his Austrian heritage and diverse experiences (Gordon Ramsay, Charlie Trotter). Dishes like Octopus “Pastrami,” Roasted Beets Linzer and Veal Tenderloin “Tramezzini” are inventive and delicious. Diners may order two ($55), three ($65) or four courses ($75) - fixed prices that represent excellent value. Managing partner John Winterman, former longtime maître d’ at Daniel, welcomes you to a relaxed setting warmed by golden light and cozy banquettes. The wine list highlights the best of Burgundy; cocktails are expertly crafted.
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Bâtard reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (141)special occasion (97)notable wine list (86)neighborhood gem (73)romantic (57)hot spot (52)good for groups (20)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (2)great for lunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • The Veal
    OrlandoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The veal was amazing and so was everything else. Great night out with my girl
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good But Not Great...
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went to Batard with very high expectations remembering many memorable meals at Montrachet in years past. Batard was 'excellent' at times, but 'just good' at others, & unfortunately never rose to the hype that surrounded it's opening. Neither did it rise to the level of the Montrachet of old. The mains that we enjoyed (veal and duck) were much better than the starters which were often overthought. When time came for dessert, the much praised Milk Bread was dry and just run of the mill. On a positive note, the service was very friendly & quite efficient. Please know that Batard is not a bad restaurant. I think it has the potential to be so much more than it showed us the night that we dined there. I hope that it rises to that challenge.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Finally a great newcomer
    aliceVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This is one of the rare new restaurants that deserves repeated visits. Considering the high bar of new york restaurants the few notable new places we try although usually good don't merit being added to our repertoire. Batard does. We each ordered different dishes and each one was great certainly 3 or 4 star level. That was 8 different things. The service was wonderful but very low key and casual. Very grown up. The ambiance is especially comfortable with tables very well spaced. All in all a welcome new place in a very historic space.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good but tiny portions.
    ilanaki
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We ordered the lamb rack for two. It is a misnomer. We each received one lb chop for an additional charge of $20. We were too embarrassed to comment in front of our guests but we won't be back.
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  • nice change from Corton
    charlyradVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food as always is outstanding, and it was nice to see Drew in attendance supervising. Corton was a budget buster, but Batard is much more affordable-and if I'm not mistaken, the portions have grown!. The wine list offers some affordable yet great wine choices, and I'm glad the all-white look is gone. Service of course was impeccable. All in all a really nice night out. Drew doesnt dissappoint!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner for two,BATARD,OMG
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    everything was amazing, everything from the greeting to the service, wine staff, food , the chef is AMAZING a true master at his craft.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • a wonderful evening
    Gerard
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    we celebrated our anniversary here and everything about our dinner was outstanding - the food, the service, the comfort and great treatment - we had four courses and the food was inventive and delicious!!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst waiter in Manhattan
    BetterCheaperSlower
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The waiter was not merely inattentive but curt and dismissive to the point of rudeness. So bad he managed to defeat the point of a very, very good kitchen, great wine list and a terrific sommelier.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • I wish we had liked it more
    RobAndJeanneVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Having been to the restaurant's previous incarnations (Corton and Montrachet) we were really expecting to be wowed. Oddly, the sterile decor that was a negative at Corton remains but without the amazing cuisine. Don't get me wrong. The food is good and there are no complaints about the flavors, presentation or creativity. But there isn't much soul. Prices are fair for the quality and cocktails are inventive. But we had 4 separate wait staff asking if we were ready to order, if we wanted something else to drink or if we wanted dessert. It seems none had spoken to the other. My duck was perfect (unlike previous complaints of being rubbery) and the corn/scallop soup was excellent. The bill was incorrect so be sure to check the addition. - Rob
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Our party of 5 had an outstanding time. The food was wonderful. We look forward to returning.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Batard's space was most recently occupied by Corton, a luxury restaurant. Today, the interior doesn't look terribly different, but the linen tablecloths are gone, and prices are slightly lower, though not by much. In fact, service seemed a bit rushed, apparently because at the lower price, Batard needs to turn over its tables more quickly. As for the food, my wife and I thought our appetizers were good, and everything else was exceptional. The delectable entrees and desserts will likely get us to return -- but we'll expect to be finished with dinner in less than than an hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GLORIOUS FOOD
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went with our sharing restaurant friends. We taste as much as we can and everything was beyond words. The halibut was the least interesting. The duck and veal were extraordinary. The pork belly a bit less so and the halibut more ordinary. The appetizers were each fantastic and the milk bread pudding indescribably delicious. My husband, a major chocolate lover, literally swooned over the chocolate sable cake. Fabulous. The service people dear and Drew Nieporant a welcome return.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst dining experience for 2014
    ellenostVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Food (other than the duck breast which is hard to cut) is okay. Noise level is very high even at early dinner hours. Customer service from management is very poor. Will not return.
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  • Wonderful food and atmosphere
    dspieVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Service excellent as well. I highly recommend this restaurant
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lives up to the hype
    verynice
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As good as advertised. A few drinks makes it as expensive as any other fine dining, but it's a wonderful experience. Everything is fantastic but we thought the octopus pastrami was balnd and salty, and the tortellini was nothing special. But everything else we had was fantastic. Book it.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent new restaurant
    BrunchLover123VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food is innovative and delicious. The room is lovely although a bit noisy. The wine list is strong but needs some cheaper offerings.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Prix fix menus were reasonable and had good varieties. My husband & I loved the interestingly Octopus Pastrami and both the Bluefin Tuna and Veal Tenderloin melt in our mouths. Staff was attentive and friendly. Had a wonderful evening of anniversary celebration & a special table in the house.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Meal
    wmw322VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    1st time and we'll be back. Every review I've read, and as of late, there he been many, says it like it is, TOP OF THE LINE! We were greeted by Drew himself, who worked his restaurant like a man on a mission. We were seated immediately. The restaurant is bright & unpretentious, an easy fit for this Tribeca location. The food is off the chart fabulous. Tuna, halibut, schnitzel, salad, wine(s). Each a superb preparation. Service is happy & attentive. The price for this near perfect experience is not for the budget minded, but definitely worth the price of admission.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PERFECT evening celebration!
    Susanna
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding at City Hall at Montrachet exactly 20 years before our return to its new iteration: Batard. Everything was perfect. The food:FANTASTIC- every bite delicious!The wine: extraordinary! Thoughtful and knowledgeable staff, chef, owner bent over backwards to make it a truly beautiful evening. And quite surprising: very reasonable pricing. Thank You SO VERY MUCH Batard !!!! We can't wait to return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Tribeca Boite
    thegforcenyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Was there when NYTimes 3 star was awarded. Place was bursting with happiness, pride, friendly customers wishing everyone well. Great energy. Food is stylish and delicious. Each place is what is purports to be yet surprises in its presentation and tastes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous meal!
    Fifiefofum
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I went there as part of a party of four this past Saturday night. The menu is short and sweet, and I love that they have the flexibility of letting you choose how to configure your tasting experience. The food was exceptional. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented, and exceptionally delicious. Everyone at the table had something different, and we all loved our dishes. The service is good, if not quite perfect. It felt like we had two or three servers, not quite sure who was supposed to be our main person. One of the runners, I think the only female, was a bit brusque when delivering one of my courses. That was the only flaw in the experience. Overall fantastic, and I look forward to going back to try out other menu selections.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Subpar service
    LovemyfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had foodie friends visiting from overseas so we decided to give Bâtard another try. This is our 2nd visit, we enjoyed our 4 courses with the exception of 'Octopus' (too salty and sour) overall, food was good. But here is the main problem... We noted slow service in our first visit... But service this time got so much worse! We waived our hands and turned our head to get attention of any staff just to get our first drink order... Nothing, no staff or waiters in sight. Finally, It took us 15 mins to get our drinks and another 15 mins to get our food order...( Our waiter has a stern and serious face..) Enough said. We hope the restaurant will find a way to train its staff and improve service quality. Until then we shall return..
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  • What a wonderful restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    And seeing Drew Nieporent in the dining room making sure his guests are well taken care of tells diners a lot. Oh that veal dish!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • A Great treat.
    Dusty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I had been to Corton on several occasions and was eager to try Batard. I agree with others that Batard is loud, but easy enough to ignore once you get talking yourself. We had a great leisurely meal, 3 hrs, and never felt rushed. We had the 4 course option; but be aware if you want two "entrees" you have to pick one of the pastas. Not the end of the world, but not what I was expecting. I had the Yellowfin Tuna (my favorite dish of the night - the quinoa was really crunchy with a great texture), the Sockeye Salmon (lovely and fresh), the Black Olive Tortellini (nothing special), and the NY Strip (excellent). I had the cheese plate for dessert, which was fine. We enjoyed everything and I would return again when the budget allows.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went here for dinner. We had the yellowfin tuna, maine lobster and octopus appetizers, followed by the branzino and the strip loin, and ended with the caramelized milk bread. Everything was delicious and beautifully plated. The service was excellent and the place was nice.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and value
    sherm13
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    There are very few restaurants in Manhattan where you can enjoy a 4 course tasting menu for under $100 and this is one of them. The food was delicious and service on par as well. The only aspect that was lacking was the bar. I ordered two different cocktails and both were bad...it had more to do with the balance of the ingredients than my personal taste as these are drinks i have had variations o themf before. I am sure they are more used to serving wine but they need to step up their bar game. Would return for the food!
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  • Need to improve
    FooderVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was irregular, ranging from excellent (Yellowfin Tuna) to mediocre (NY Strip Loin). Service was OK but a little bit careless (they did not describe the courses). All in all, no more than good. It is far from justifying the hype.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its not Montrachet dude
    SaxmanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food is very, very good but the overall experience is rather blah. Waiter went AWOL most of the night. If you order wine by the glass you will be given a thrifty pour and if you order a coke they will forget about you. Check your bill. I found one of the items on the check was $1 dollar more than the price on the menu. I can afford the $1 but I expect better attention to detail from a restaurant with high aspirations and pedigree.
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  • Banquet food at restaurant prices
    DemandingDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dining room has all the warmth of a college dining hall and food is not much better. While menu certainly looks promising and seems to offer a fair share of luxury elements, the actual results lack the clarity and sharpness of flavors that one expects at this price point. Starters suggest that they have been sitting in the fridge and main courses, such as the strip steak, are totally devoid of flavor. Considering the restaurant's wine pedigree, it is instructive that the vast majority of the bridge and tunnel crowd appears to opt for the fancy cocktails instead.
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  • Wonderful experience
    NYSomm
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I enjoyed every aspect of my dining experience. Both my girlfriend and I are are food and wine professionals and Batard followed through the reputation of Montrachet and Corton. The duck is a must! We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Batard
    CldhvebeenVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The atmosphere is warm and inviting. It feels right to order a good bottle of wine to pair with the tasty, elegant plates of food. Everything went without a hitch until I decided to order the "cheese from our cart". I envisioned past wonderful meals in France ending with a selection of cheeses presented from a cart. Instead, two different waiters asked if I liked, aft, hard or smelly cheeses. I thought, "Oh, they don't really have a cart". Then, while I ate my cheese, I watched another table getting the full presentation and explanation from a waitress wheeling a cart to their table. It was disappointing and felt insulting.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DMB1958
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great food, outstanding service, lovely room (although the noise level is still high, even after the sound dampening work was done). Wine steward was very helpful and actually suggested a lower price wine than the one I had initially considered. Memorable and worth every dollar.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    RemiVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had read good things about this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. The appetizers were fabulous--lobster salad with zucchini blossoms, the heirloom salad; entres spectacular, particularly the veal. My duck was also superb. We made a reservation for our next visit when we left!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tribeca Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The food was superior and the service was above excellent. John Winterman gives the place class and style. I have returned many times and NEVER to be disappoint! It only gets better. The bread is hot and delicious and the halibut is just the right flavor and seasoning. Also the portions are not to big and just right. The cocktails are a real surprise and the wine list will not disappoint.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was outstanding as was service. Noise level however is a problem.
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  • A gem!
    Drooski
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Brilliant food, deep and interesting wine list, warmly professional service. Superb sommelier. To steal a phrase from old Broadway posters, "run, don't walk) to have a meal at Batard.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    slundbeck
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My girlfriend and I went to Bâtard for our anniversary and loved it; the food and drinks were excellent. Be sure to ask Candice for an 'Inglorious Bâtard' - they're fantastic.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be back
    LoveRadishesVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We sampled several dishes and enjoyed all of them, especially the off menu chicken schnitzel. Also memorable were the black olive tortellini and the caramelized milk bread dessert. Artful presentation of food, unique and tasty cocktails, and thoughtfully superb service all around. I will be back and will bring more friends.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost special
    HiExpectations
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We were intrigued and excited by the food critics' reviews, so we went with raised expectations. We don't really care about ambiance, but that is definitely not a strong point here. Service was unobtrusively attentive. The lobster starter was just OK, tuna fared a little better. I found the veal tenderloin quite good, though not super tasty. My husbsnd had the same, but said he liked the pork tenderloin I cook at home much better ... Very good bread. WeDessert was fine: Sacher torte, Caramelized milk bread, but sweets are not our priority when we eat out. Price is reasonable. At 6:00 PM it was quiet, became bearably noisy by the time we left. While we would not rave about the experience in general, we would say Bâtard is worth a try.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    dcdoddsVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had a great birthday dinner at Batard this past Saturday. Everything was top notch including Jason's wine suggestions - 100% spot on. Highlights were the octopus, risotto, lamb, turbot and milk bread. Highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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