Bati Kitchen

4.6
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$30 and under
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Ethiopian
Awarded "100 best things to eat and drink in New York" by Time Out Magazine, Bati is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in the heart of Fort Greene.
We offer a vegan menu as well as delicacies such as Doro Wett (spicy chicken stew) and our famous Kitfo (prime beef tartar in spiced clarified butter).

We invite you to join us in a casually elegant setting to experience traditional communal dinning with a glass of tej-honey wine or some Ethiopian beer.
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PE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Tasty but not enough protein/meat. Service and ambience was OK.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So great! The food is incredible! Be aware, you eat with your hands, using the bread, but it's delicious and fun! Such a fun date!

SM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Finally had a chance to relax and dine. I live a few blocks ways and never get a chance. Wish the menu had fish as does Ethiopian restaurants in the lower east side Manhattan.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bati is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Period. The food is delicious, the people are lovely, the space is beautiful and cozy...I can't wait til next time!

TG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The atmosphere was intimate. We dined before a screening at BAM. Highly recommended. We have eaten Ethiopian food all over the world. This was some of the tastiest.

AG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was very happy to go to Bati Ethiopian during New York African Food Week. I not only got to eat yummy food, but was able to support a black-owned business. I heard of them through the blog Black-owned Brooklyn. The atmosphere is great, the food is tasty, and the honey mead is sweet with a nutty aftertaste. My boyfriend and I got assorted meat and vegetarian platters and it came all together on one tray. It was somewhat hard to tell what was meat and what wasn't, but we both eat meat so it didn't matter. It all tasted good!

U
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great vegan options, Food is authentic and delicious. It's in fort green so on a sunny day it is great people watching if your near a window. You really see all the faces of Brooklyn.

EM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife introduced me to this place. Initially, I was concerned with eating at a place without utensils and I don't do well with spicy. However there are options not too spicy, eating with just our hands was fun (there was a serving spoon) and, the staff is super friendly!

o
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It is an outstanding restaurant with a great service and food, even though GF full menu should be available all the time, it was my second time there but on a weekday and unfortunately as the first time it was not GF injera available, which is, in my opinion, fundamental base for all its menu, we were provided by an amazing dinner without injera and GF, but still injera is a must to have with their food

BJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bati was a great restaurant for dinner with a friend to celebrate her birthday! Thanks to the waiter Teddy for taking such great care of us, and for his great wine recommendations.

JA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Ethiopian food. Staff served the food much quicker than in most Ethiopian restaurants I've eaten in.

a
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is my second time eating here and I really enjoyed the warm food and great Afro-pop music. The service was attentive without being annoying and the added touches were nice (e.g., adding a little extra helping to the veggie platter). Note: the space is a little chilly when the outside temperature drops, especially when the door opens. Many restaurants add a temporary vestibule or heavy drapes to the door during the winter months to keep the wind out of the dining area. I think Bati would benefit greatly from such a set-up. I'll be back again regardless. Thanks!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, excellent injira, delicious vegetarian platter. The food portions are relatively small for the price-point, but I recommend Bati Kitchen.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my all time favorite restaurants. Delicious, reliable, delightful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful romantic cozy restaurant great food, great vegetarian selection! I plan to go back