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A Salt & Battery
Posted by chibisakana on 10/13/2010
Ordered delivery and my food arrived an hour later, room temperature, and soggy. Either I was the last stop on a very long delivery list or my order had been sitting around for half an hour. While the fish was fresh, it doesn't make up for the outrageous price for the amount of food you get. Will not be ordering again.
Posted by Exiledwasp on 06/07/2010
Am from England and this reminds me of the 'you can't get it anywhere else so we treat you like crap mentality'. I love the chips/pies here but am fed up with the excuses....tonight was the last straw..ordered an hour ago and was told just now that ' because they only had two delivery guys that it would be another 40 minutes....again!!!
Posted by moodock on 09/22/2009
Holes in the wall like "A Salt and Battery" usually offer something interesting for patrons. A place that specializes in one thing (in this case, fish-and-chips) usually makes it with a unique edge that sets it apart from the crowd. As a British-American, I find this place a sorry excuse for an English establishment. My main issues are: 1) The staff is rude and not very British. Sure, they have the accents, but they don't have the personality. 2) The food is outrageously priced. Fish and Chips in London costs half as much as this place, and it is an equally (if not more) expensive city. And all the raw ingredients cost less in NYC! 3) The place is tiny, and as a previous reviewer posted, feels awkward waiting around for your order - which takes way too long. This place needs some competition. Those of us of British stock should open up a competitor to shake up the fish-and-chips market in nyc.
Posted by UWSer on 09/03/2009
I love fish and chips, and this place does not disappoint. The fish is soft and moist, the chips are delicious and the batter around the fish is fantastic. I can't have fish fry anywhere else! (or rather i dont even want to)
Posted by assault on the senses on 06/21/2009
most fish and chips served at other restaurants and bars is better than the stuff served here...the chips are just soggy fr0zen-prepared fries...the fish portions have gotten smaller and smaller over the years...i like the batter to be CRISP - it always ends up being too soggy and heavy... i think when the place first opened it was good but now many other food establishments have incorporated fish and chips into their menus and they have usually better fish, better batter, and better fries...
Posted by anonymous on 04/30/2009
First off, wasn't expecting this place to be that small with no tables at all (only counter area with stools). For all you claustrophobics, beware, it can get pretty crowded, pretty quickly. Wanted to eat my food hot and since it was too cold that day to sit on bench in front I waited for a free stool which took a while. Had fish (don't remember what kind), chips and a side of slaw. They have salt in the restaurant's name but not on the fish. Definitely took advantage of the salt shaker on the counter. Tartar sauce gave fish some flavor but overall paid about $16 for bland fish, okay chips and flavorless slaw. I've truthfully had better tasting fish and chips at a burger joint.
Posted by Paul M on 12/15/2008
I'm an Englishman living in NYC, and I desperately want to like a salt and battery, but I've tried it twice now and both times it has been really poor. I visited a couple of weeks back and the first thing I noticed was how long it took, I dont mind waiting but I was standing there for about 15mins which I found pretty unusual. The chips were ok, but most of them were the crispy end bits that you normally find at the bottom of the bag. The 'large' cod or pollock ( i cant remember what I had) was ridiculously small. The only positive thing I can say is that the curry sauce was OK. The bloke behind the counter wasnt particularly friendly, plus it was really expensive. I'm not normally one to complain, but I hate to think of Americans going to this place and thinking that is what you would expect in a English chippy. Give me my local chip shop in Crystal Palace anyday! For now I guess i'll have to head out to Brooklyn if I want a decent fish and chips.