Great Variety. This has become one of my favorite restaurants in Nashville. They have such a great variety that ranges from sushi and salads to fried fish and fries. Everything I have ever ordered here has been wonderful and my picky husband will agree. The service is great and the servers always have a great knowledge of the menu. If you haven't been here, go as soon as possible.
Yummy sushi and friendly staff.
I visited here today for the first time since discovering the wonderful little place that is five points. As a Southern California native I have had the pleasure of enjoying a great deal of fresh seafood and sushi my entire life, and moving to Nashville limited that experience to some degree. I took a chance on this place, thinking that if nothing else I could order a burger or something. Well I went for it and ordered two sushi rolls along with salad and miso. The meal was fantastic. The presentation was lovely, the wait staff was attentive, friendly and social.
I loved the decor although I am not from Boston, I appreciated a new style of decor as the "old farmhouse" stuff I see on a regular basis tends to get old and tired restaurant after restaurant.
I enjoyed the seating, the outdoor eating area was a nice option and comfortable, yet professional indoor dining areas were nice as well. I appreciated that is was very clean, tidy and well kept as all restaurants should be and was a far cry from the "historical" diner I tried two days earlier where I discovered old kitchen untensils, grease ridden seating, broken tile work and make shift storage containers.
This place along with other family friendly, upbeat places in East Nashville offer people a new take on the "home cookin" vibe that Nashville some times evokes. It's nice to see a place representative of the more diverse tastes and personalities of Nashville's residents.
All stars, will definitely return and have already reccommended it.
This was my first experience eating at B&F.
the sushi was fresh and on target
the seared tuna was excellent
the fried oysters were tasty
the service was superb
no chopsticks at a sushi bar? what's up with that? oh well, I guess that it is considered finger food anyway
no oysters available for an oyster shooter? unfortunately, it was Tuesday and 241 oyster night.. the server save the day by "finding" a couple of oysters for our shooters and buying us a beer ;-)
no rice available as a side
Overall it was a mixed bag of good and disappointment. I have no complaints about the food and the server picked up the ball for the disppointments handed to him by the management and greatly improved the experience.
If the food is not going to have any taste, it should be calorie free too :-).
I have slowly been finding my way around East Nashville. It's a hip place, you see. Finally one day I spotted the Boston Based restaurant Batter'd & Fried... I have also read many a cautionary review of the place. Mainly the Nashville Scene and a lot of how many folks were weary of just fried stuff. I don't have a problem with fried stuff, especially if you have ever been to Cape Cod and had their fried clams! (wow) It is also a treat to go to Kearney, NJ and sample *their* fish and chips, made by real Scottish and Irish folks.
But what I got from an order of calamari as an appetizer and fish and chips as my entre was pretty much an astoundingly bland meal. I was astounded that even the *cole slaw* was nearly devoid of any manner of flavor. The coating seemed to be corn meal rather than a batter. But nonetheless, I don't remember the meal for any manner of distinct flavor. I don't know how they do it... Oh yeah, the french fried "chips" were overcooked. Sadly I lost my mojo and did not send the whole mess back to the kitchen.
One more chance for me, then I will either embrace or never return.
For the BEST fish and chips in Nashville?? - Blackstone Brewery. I kid you not.
1. From what I can gather, Batter'd & fried, Beyond the edge, Alley Cat, and Wave Sushi are all owned by Matt Charette. I think he is spreading himself a little thin...
2. Of the 36 current reviews of this establishment on this site TWENTY THREE reviews were from members with only ONE review, a review of batter'd & fried. I wonder why?
Some of the best fried food in Nashville. My dad took me here several times when they first opened up, and I have been begging him to take me back! The foodis INCREDIBLE, mainly the spicy stuff and the fish and chips. It's cool and original how they also serve your french fries in a separate paper bag with your meal. The price is also pretty reasonable. My mouth waters just thinking of this place. The bartender was also very friendly with us and we had pretty good service. Highly recommended!
My husband and I eat out a lot at the same old places so we decided to cross the river and venture to the East side to try out this restaurant. I have to say I was scared, since I had read so many bad reviews here. We really weren't expecting much but everything was really great! We ordered fried mushrooms as an appetizer and they tasted just like I expected, which was good but I can see how someone might refer to them as "so-so" since they are just fried mushrooms - no bells and whistles - so if you want gourmet fried mushrooms, you might want to go somewhere else.
For our entrees, my husband got the Fried Grouper fingers and I got two sushi rolls. His sides were a house salad (which he liked except for the shredded cheddar cheese on top - not his first choice for a salad) and fries, which he said were pretty good. My sushi rolls were excellent - I would definitely come back here for that! They were just different enough to make them stand out of the sushi crowd. The Fried Grouper fingers were light and tasty and were served with a buffalo sauce that I loved - it had a full buffalo flavor without burning my tongue off. Next time I go I will definitely try the Buffalo Chicken Salad.
Basically, we ordered way too much and ate just about all of it. I left high on food and very happy that we decided to make the trip! I will definitely be back for either sushi or more of the buffalo sauce!
Great New England Style Seafood!. For someone born and raised on New Enlgland Style seafood, I enjoyed B&F immensley! The service was terrific,and the food was authentic. I've read many of the negative reviews, and have to think these people have lived with the Captain D's version of seafood too long. This is by far the best fried seafood I have had in the south. The atmosphere is nice, love the Red Sox memorabilia. Just had Father's Day dinner with my borther and Father, both New Englander's, and we were all impressed. The owner, who happens to be fro the next town over from my hometown, sat down and spent an hour talking to us. Great place to catch a Sox game and eat some reasonably priced food. If you are looking for a salad, and some wine go somewhere else, this place is not for you! If you are a Yankees fan, go somewhere else, this place is not for you either. If you love New England Seafood, good service, and the Red Sox you will LOVE this joint. I live in Mount Juliet and make the 30 min. drive a few times a month, its worth it.
in response to "gretchen"...
Had to comment on the comment that "grechen" left.. i'm actually the mother of two of those 8 kids that they were seated next to and I feel I have to defend battered and fried a wee bit. I think the food is also sort of "so so" but, as far as the wait staff not caring about our kids - you are totally wrong, sort of - see they cared about our kids in a different way than you were hoping.. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying our small birthday celebration. I apologize for seeming to "not care" about our children who were, actually, not misbehaving at all (but, I'll cut you some slack - when there are 8 of 'em, even well behaved children are loud).
As a person who works in the restaurant industry, you should know that the customer is always welcome to ask to be moved (especially in a place like battered n' fried - it's not like you walked into margot on a busy friday night) so take control of your situation. Not being responsible for where you might PREFER to sit and THEN complaining about it online for other potential customers to read is NOT being polite - it's being lame. Lamelamelame.
Furthermore, I know exactly where you sat and we left about 20 minutes after you arrived and started sneering at us. So, only part of your meal was disrupted by our unruly brood of obnoxiously behaved children.
My recommendation regarding battered n' fried: yes, the food is kind of so so.. but as a group of many with children to be accomodated, the staff was friendly and helpful and went way out of their way to make sure our last minute dinner plans were fun and relaxed. It's a neighborhood place and, whether some folks like it or not, us east nashville folks have babies and STILL like to have dinner out.. Thank goodness that the business owners in our neighborhood would rather accomodate us than people who might walk in an expect the wait staff to read their minds... you gots ta speak up to get what'cha want in this world.
Great Service & Great Sushi. The sushi is fabulous and I eat it here about three times a week. The servers are wonderful, especially Nate. In response to a previous review that complains about the frozen sushi fish, I'd like to say that frozen fish is a reality we all have to face in the great landlocked state of Tennessee...unless it is catfish of course!
Avoid the fried dishes....mushy, too greasy. Decent atmosphere, no smoking was nice....but the fried food was HORRIBLE. We started off with the fried calamari....it was mushy and way too greasy. Ive had better out of a box at the grocery store. Then I got the fish and chips and my girlfriend got the fried sampler platter. Same story. Everything was soft and mushy and way too greasy. It was really pretty gross. Maybe they have good sushi or soup, but the fried food is off limits.
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