Chef Walker Stern of Battersby - Brooklyn, NY

255 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 852-8321
Hours: Mon-Sat 5:30 pm - 11 pm

2013 Rising Star Chefs Joseph Ogrodnek and Walker Stern have capitalized on the affordable real estate and customer zeal Brooklyn offers to build their first joint venture from the ground up. At Battersby, they execute a sophisticated menu at neighborhood prices, tweaking modern technique and traditional flavors with restraint and an abiding faith in culinary foundations. Both chefs are alumni of the Culinary Institute of America and have worked in some of New York City’s best restaurants. Ultimately the duo settled in Brooklyn, where a barebones space—brick, simple wood tables, exposed shelving, and a teeny open kitchen—doesn’t impede their culinary vision. Nor does it impede the river of diners flowing in from all over the city to get a piece of their refreshingly mature menu. To round out their small team, Pastry Chef Jared Rubin makes updates on classic American desserts like banana pudding and black forest cake.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Crisp Kale Salad, Kolrabi, Brussels Sprouts, Peanuts, Cilantro, Thai Basil, Scallions, and Lime Dressing
  • Short Rib Pastrami, Fingerling Potatoes, and Braised Cabbage
  • Banana Pudding, Rum Whipped Cream, Banana, Coffee, and Cashew Brittle

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