Nearby points of interest
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James Beard Foundation BEST NEW RESTAURANT 2015 - Drew Nieporent’s long commitment to Tribeca continues in the space that housed the legendary Montrachet with Michelin-starred dining at Bâtard. 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 ($59), three ($78) or four courses ($89) - 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.
New York, NY 10013
Modern European, Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5.30pm - 10.30pm
Between Walker and White Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Number 1 to Franklin Street. Walk one block north on West Broadway.
A / E train to Canal. Exit onto West Broadway (south side of Canal Street). Walk one block south on West Broadway.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We allow FREE CORKAGE on Monday evenings. Please limit one bottle per couple.
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Enjoy Michelin-starred Modern European cuisine by Chef Markus Glocker in a beautiful Glen Coben-designed space with a rich history. In addition to a 3-star review from the New York Times, Bâtard also won the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best New Restaurant” in 2015.
Bâtard Ratings and Reviews
Solid atmosphere, very good service. Food was presented well and the menu had a good variety but in the end, most of the dishes were way too salty. Tagliatelle was the only dish that was seasoned appropriately. Wouldn’t go back. I anticipate they’ll lose their michelin star soon.
We had a beautiful table in the corner. Started with cocktails, my man loves the Bee’s Knees. For a first course I had the Cauliflower soup, it was delicious. I followed it with a Lamb Ragu pasta, which was divine and finished with the most delicious soufflé. After dinner we went to the bar for an after dinner drink.
My wife and I had a wonderful dinner last Saturday evening. While we enjoyed our dinner we both felt that service was lacking. The servers who came to our table were always attentive (not overly so) however we went long stretches where servers did not check in on us. At one point, my wife and I stopped with our entree because our side dish had not arrived. After flagging our server he apologized (even removed the item from our bill) and went to retrieve from the kitchen. In short, great food but surprisingly inattentive service.
The food is the star in this pan European tour. Every dish rates high on taste, preparation, and presentation, though the cold and hot appetizers channeling Spain by are the most distinctive options. The service is responsive and crisp, though the ambiance is informal, which nets a high-low where the important elements shine through: perfect wine, exquisite flavors in unique arrangements, and ultracompetent but unpretentious execution.
Batard carries a reputation for having some of the finest French food and wine in NYC. I do not know why. The appetizers we had were fabulous (grilled octopus, tagliatelle with shiitake mushrooms, and a penne pasta with a delicious lamb-tomato sauce). I'll give them that. But the entrees were abysmal. The strip steak was tough and not very flavorful; I almost could not cut it with the steak knife they gave me. The duck was overly fatty and the meat was tough. The sauteed greens served with the steak were way, way over-salted, and the portion of sweet potato puree was laughably slight. The dessert was massively disappointing. There were too few choices, and the items we selected were badly prepared and just did not taste good.
The restaurant offers a miraculous number of Burgundy wines, which is a good thing. Although such a long list could be intimidating, the sommelier was both knowledgeable and friendly. He did a great job of disarming the wine list. High marks there. And although the wine he suggested married well with the meal, it was marked up to just shy of $200. That same bottle is available at retail for $42. A five-fold increase? Not OK. I regret not looking it up on my iPhone before ordering it.
Finally, although the decor is pleasant, and the waitstaff were professional and polite, the atmosphere by the middle of the meal was overbearing. My date and I could not hear one another on the other side of a small table. The restaurant should consider installing baffles, curtains, rugs on the walls, or something to dampen sound.
This is the first negative review I've ever written about a restaurant. Sorry to do it, but folks should know what they're getting into.
Bâtard's cuisine has always been extraordinary, but it's got even better. I had the special game dish (bacon-wrapped grouse), which was a total winner. The encyclopedic wine list boasts many Burgundies, and sommelier Erik Westman is not only supremely knowledgeable, but also extremely friendly and a joy to interact with. The waitstaff is the weakest link. much less polished and professional than in years past, but I hope that will improve!
Every time I dine at Batard, I leave feeling satisfied; already dreaming about my next meal there. This time was no different. I ordered the four course tasting menu with wine pairings. From start to finish, the meal was exquisite. The seafood "sulz" was loaded with delicate tuna, lobster, and shrimp, and served with a saffron gelee and caviar. It was light, refreshing and a perfect way to start the meal. The house made pasta here is a standout, and the Garganelli with lamb ragu was rich and satisfying. The Foie Gras is top notch, and the Striped Bass rounded out a memorable meal. The cheese selections are a combination of local and imported varieties, offering something to please the most discerning palates. The wine program at Batard is very strong, with an emphasis on Burgundy. Each selection paired nicely with the accompanying course. Batard is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, and I'll be back again soon.
Except for when our server forgot to serve one of our entrees, it was a great evening. He made up for it by giving my friend two pieces of what she ordered. Unless I was given half of what the order is. You see, we ordered the same entree. Mine, a piece of the pork belly, was served along with my other entree order. My friend's, also the pork belly but she was served 2 after we complained, was served much later.
I knew beforehand that the restaurant was pricey and that was OK. However, I found the portions to be stingy and that's unfortunate because everything we had tasted delicious . I had perfectly prepared duck followed by panna cotta for dessert and it was simply awful. Stiff and tasteless with some bits on top. The staff were very nice and didn't charge us. The site holds many fond memories for me as I loved coming when it was Montrachet and had fantasies of coming back.
As expected the cooking is excellent and the wine list is extensive. Service is also superb and the dining room has a clean, neat appearance. The only let downs were no GF dessert options (although the cheese board is to die for) and the background music maybe a notch too loud.
Totally love this place and will definitely come back! Pleasant, comfortable, friendly service, stupendous food. My husband and I wanted a nice dinner for two to celebrate our anniversary and we had a wonderful experience. Chicken for two and the Batard souffle for two was just the ticket. Accompanied by a superb white burgundy (great recommendation by the sommerlier). We dined on the early side and the restaurant was relatively quiet. But, as more diners came in, it did become quite loud. That is probably the only drawback.
I am happy to report that this restaurant is maintaining its high standards of gastronomic cooking. We went on corkage free Monday night and everything was perfect. Everything was excellent. Certainly one of the best restaurants in NYC. Not sure why this place isn't packed (maybe it is the informal atmosphere, i.e. no tablecloths?), but it was good for us since we got a last minute reservation.
In a word "Wow!" Lived up to it's reputation. Excellent bar program. Full line of Reisetbauer products. Attentive, yet unobtrusive service. Best octopus pastrami I've ever had( Oh! That's right I've never seen, much less eaten this before!) And then onto perfectly cooked lamb. Forewent dessert as I was pleasantly full but I imagine dessert would be no less terrific than the the other courses. If you're serious about food, eat here, as they are seriously good.
Let's begin the good side: The food is really outstanding and deserves two macarons in Michelin in my opinion.
But on the bad side, the place itself is not cozy at all, too noisy because of a very poor acoustic profile. Moreover, we had a small square table for a party of four.
This is far from what we were waiting for in such a renowned restaurant.
We went there for our wedding anniversary and it was an amazing experience! We highly recommend it! The food was flawless (you do not receive a Michelin star for nothing), the service was very nice and the wine was exquisite. The duck breast was the best I have ever had!
It is never a good idea for a restaurant to mess up service for a mother's birthday. Ironically, the horrible service was blamed on my choosing the day's special entree that the server pushed --seriously?? It ruined the flow of the meal, making it a tedious dining experience. The server then disappeared and an intern (?) appeared to give us the bad news. I asked to see the maitre d -- would not send him over to the table. Very poor form. Michelin said the food was very good but service was lax. Unfortunately, they were so right and I so regret choosing Batard for a special occasion. If you want to take your chances on a night that has no special significance, good luck. In our case, because they couldn't get their act together for a simple - but special - birthday, we will absolutely not risk returning to Batard for a larger luncheon we are planning. There is absolutely no comparison to Corton, which I miss.
Excellent, if pricey, Burgundy wine service. Outstanding food that is a good overall value.
Only problem is that I've been to Batard on several occasions now and there have been significant errors with my bills, always to the up side, on multiple occasions. During this trip there was a near 50% over charge. While one mistake every so often is to be expected, this rate of error is unacceptable at a restaurant of this caliber.
A very lovely place. Everything was really good from having a drink at the small bar prior to getting our table to the relaxed yet sophisticated service and the excellent food. Wish there was a way to give 4.5 across the board - like to reserve 5 for truly outstanding which Batard almost was. Looking forward to going again!
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