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A Salt & Battery
Posted by smokeysweet on 08/15/2008
Can't find fault with this place except it's small, but made up for size with the great food. The service was great, the fish fried to perfection, great condiments. We will go back.
Posted by NYNYer on 07/10/2008
Yum! Better than most of the fish and chips I've had in the UK! Fish is very fresh, and crispy outside and hot and flaky inside. Not geasy which means it's good right! The shrimp are absolutley amazing!! Tartar sauce is excellent, could be served in a upscale restaurant! Brits behind the counter add to the charm and authenticity. Loved it!
Posted by steph on 05/29/2008
I will start off by saying that my BF and I are vegetarian and DID NOT EAT THE FISH, so i can't judge on that.... My BF brought me here in hopes i would be able to at least get an idea of what real "chips" are like. He lived in Cumbria all his life (moved to NY 2 years ago) and he has been wanting a taste of home too. Despite warnings from his visiting friend (also a native) telling him they were no good, we went anyway. It was a mistake and waste of money. The service was slow and they came off as stuck up, which my BF (northern) says that is just a trait of southerners anyway. It was really over priced, esp cause we got what i felt were mediocre french fries. We both got chip buttys and he asked for salt and vinegar, which were given to us in packets...which apparently is by no means traditional. They are supposed to toss them in it, not get dumped on top from packets. He even said the bread was "sh**e" My BF was really disappointed though he didn't expect much....i was hoping to finally understand the difference between fires and "chips"....but not here. It's a dingy little hole in the wall shop with no seating (they have some counter space) so it doesn't even win points for that, we didn't even want to stay there, we decided to go to the park and eat. I suggest not wasting your time or money.
Posted by West VIllage Fish Lovers on 05/10/2008
Best Fish and Chips in the City. Period. The fish (cod, haddock, shrimp or sole) are of the highest quality, and when you add their superb light, crunchy batter—well—if you’re a battered fish lover you’ll swoon. Order the Fish Combo and you’ll fall in love instantly with this place. Forget the chips they’re nothing special. Stay away from the pies, they are pedestrian at best. Instead, order the Potato Dabs. Their cole slaw is excellent. Try their curry sauce and dip everything in it. And try the fried beets if you’ve never had them before. Beets are real healthy, even if they’re battered. Their tartar sauce is special and worth the extra 50 cents. We have a place on City Island and have gone to every restaurant there and many fish places in the city where live most of the time and we swear that no one does fried fish better than A Salt & Battery, As for the staff, they’re charming and helpful always. And at least once in your life you should order a fried Mars Bar, as the English understand the true purpose of food combining: Get as many flavors and sensations as you can in each bite.
Posted by sgenyc on 02/05/2008
My husband and I walk all over the city. We have stopped at A Salt and Battery on several occasions. The fish is fresh, flaky and hot. I love the joint. It's not a sit down and chat kind of place. One nice day we got our food and walked across the street to the park to eat. We've also sat at the window on a stool and watched the people walking by. The guys behind the counter have been nothing but pleasant and cheery. We've taken our daughter when she's visited as well. We'll go again and again.
Posted by R on 01/25/2008
Decent food (would be an average "chippy" in the UK), but they make me feel as if they're doing me a favor by allowing me to spend my money there. Terrible attitude. Overpriced, too.
Posted by W. Villager on 01/16/2008
I'm a very skinny person, and although i get cravings for it it's really heavy. The cod is decent, the fried shrip are excellent, but my favorite is the sole . Crispy on the outside and flakey on the inside. For fried fish, it is w/out question on the pricey side, but very good quality fish. One thing i've noticed-if you order a small or large "chips" as the stuffy British say, you'll still get the same amount. I've never asked why, just order small because the portions quite big. I live 2 blocks away and always take out because it's soooo jam packed in there, but the staff is friendly.The cole slaw is also terrific, but their home made tarter sauce is to die for!! I would highly recomend this for somone looking for a nice change of pace to burgers & burritos in the take out world.