Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Posted by Anonymous on 04/10/2009
the place, service and actual food is good. We ordered the chicken stew and when it arrived we thought someone made a mistake because on the plate was one small chicken leg with sauce and a hard boiled egg, i dont mean a leg with thigh, i mean a leg that was tiny. we asked the waitress if the chicken stew consists of one leg and she replied"yes,this is ethiopian" as if we were stupid. We have been to le bernadin and other small plate restaurants but for fort greene it was really ridiculous, another suggestion: the waitress shouldnt come across as if we never tasted spicy food, the waitress out of the blue comes over to our table and says"its spicy isnt it?" i replied yes,we like spicy food. i definitly wont be back, if you want real ethiopian food and a normal sized plate go to Madiba on dekalb.
Posted by Jackson browne on 04/09/2009
I've been in fort greene for years and was very excited to have Bati open. It is small with a dark ambiance. Not good value for the food and very mediocre Ethiopian. Injera was bland and portions are small. My wife and I usually order the same thing at other Ethiopian restaurants and leave full. this time we left hungry. We discussed this with the waiter and he shrugged. We'll resort back to Ghenet or make the effort and go to Awash uptown. Nice staff though
Posted by Kelly on 03/17/2009
Hands down the best Ethiopian food in NYC. Great value as well- combo platters run about $14-$15 and you leave there very full. I hope it stays BYO to keep prices down and people happy!
Posted by jess on 03/07/2009
Overall, we enjoyed this place. I didn't think the portions were too small (especially since using bread as a utensil can be quite filling). However, I will note that the portions for the regular dishes were probably just as big as those that were platters, and maybe some would expect the platters to have been larger given that they cost more - but you are also paying for the greater variety (you get to pick 4 items instead of 3), so I wasn't bothered by the similar portions. There were a few kinks in service (eg. few water refills), but those are probably normal things for a new restaurant. I suggest this place and plan to return again.
Posted by anonymous on 02/24/2009
We went to bati with my husband and baby . The place is small but was extremely family-friendly during the lunch hrs. The wait-staff was friendly and accomodating. the place is trendy and modern. We really enjoyed spending time in this new cosy restaurant. We ordered the telba fitfit, tibs and the veggie combo of course. All made with healthy ingredients. Would go back in a heartbeat!! great start for this restaurant.
Posted by anonymous on 02/22/2009
Food was good but portions were so small. We ordered two platters and what we got was what should have been one platter at any other Ethiopian restaurant- at very high prices.
Posted by Brooklyn on 02/20/2009
I was thrilled to have Ethiopian in the 'hood. The food itself was decent, but we ordered two platters at $14 each and got what we would expect on one platter for that much $ at any of the other Ethiopian restaurants in the city. We asked about this and the waitress was apologetic, saying she totally agreed but couldn't do anything about it. We ended up ordering another dish because we were so hungry after finishing two platters. Kind of lame for a new restaurant. This is Brooklyn, people!