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Posted by anonymous on 05/19/2013
I don't recommend any meat dishes here, none of the meat is stewed or cooked long enough. I ordered the Doro Wett - it was two small pieces of chicken (smaller than the egg) and the meat was chewy - not what you expect from any stew, let alone from an Ethiopian stew. It was as though they had just popped the meat in before the brought it out. The vegetarian options on the other hand are pretty good. It's ridiculous what they charge for very mediocre food. Service isn't that great when they're busy.
Posted by ToobabBrooklyn on 02/27/2012
Good choice for Ethiopian food in Brooklyn. Having lived in Addis and eaten a lot of Ethiopian food both in Ethiopia and elsewhere in the world--I can say that the quality of the food is just right! A little on the pricey side for the quantity- but a single veg plate entree (with four small dishes as part of it) will for sure fill you up!
Posted by CM on 02/15/2012
This place takes advantage of you. The food is decent and it's your only option for Ethiopian in Ft Greene. But they skimp on the sides (really small portions, more garnishes than sides, and if two people order entrees, you only get three sides total instead of two each). Normal vegetarian entrees are $14; a sampler of four is $16. And somehow they charged $17 for a tiny portion of portabello mushrooms (the "special" with no price listed). The service is only so-so -- they had three people working and only one was actually doing anything besides chatting behind their bar.
Posted by Anon on 04/12/2011
I have to say I was so excited to have an Ethiopian restaurant in Ft Greene after being practically weaned on the stuff in DC. But unfortunately I have to say that this restaurant is sorely disappointing. The food tastes like the spices were just dumped over dry meat or beans and then boiled too long in a pot. The spices seem like they are not fried in onions and oil before making the sauce. It is gritty and pasty and not the satisfying warm spicy flavor I expect from Ethiopian. Oh well. I guess it's over to 4th Avenue for Ghenet.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/27/2010
This was a first for me, and I loved everything about it! Great food, great service, and great value in an inviting atmosphere. A must when visiting NYC!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2010
I think the portions here are refreshingly normal-sized. Usually when I eat Ethiopian food, they give you too much injera, and you end up in a food coma. Not so at Bati. So I understand why people think it's not a great "value." However, I like being conscious at the end of my meal. The food is delicious. The servers are always nice and friendly, but the wait time to order and to get your food is often ridiculously long. Usually, you won't get water unless you ask for it.
Posted by Lilli on 06/05/2010
My husband and I love Ethiopian food, but this spot was disappointing. Both the vegetarian and meat offerings lacked much flavor; it seemed like the answer for every dish was to pile on the hot pepper. They were stingy with the bread, but overly anxious to bring more glasses of wine.