Excellent Seafood. Let me start by saying that the restaurant was very clean, we were seated promptly and our server was excellent. The only reason I did not give a 9 or 10 is that I found a hair in my sushi. I can not comment on how the sushi was although I had almost finished it before I found the hair. Being that we were in a hurry, I did not tell the server about it. I'm sure he would have taken care of that portion of the meal though. My girl friend had the Fish and Chips, and it was excellent. Overall it was a good experience. We will go back, though I will not be getting the sushi. I think the guy needs a hair net.
Good Food. Good Venue. loved the fish and chips and sushi. Would recommend this place to anyone. The decor is nice if you like sports teams from the Atlantic North East.
Upscale pub offers a taste of New England with clam chowder, raw oysters, fried seafood and Sam Adams on tap..
Diners and barflies nestle among stucco walls and dark beamed ceilings at this cozy east Nashville spot. New England sports memorabilia and two bars create a pub vibe, while servers in ties tend to candled tables with old-fashioned aplomb. Popular items include fish-and-chips and fried grouper strips slathered in buffalo sauce. Entrees arrive with fries in brown paper bags for the young after-work crowd to sprinkle with vinegar.
Praise the Lord, Pass the Sushi. Was consistently unimpressed with the offerings at B & F - though I must admit that their fries have improved drastically - until the addition of the Wave Sushi Bar. Finally, sushi in Five Points. Why, Lord, has this taken so long. Rumor has it that once the clientele is established that it will move into more spacious, less fried-smelling digs. Amen.
Very average food, limited menu, poor atmosphere --.
If I had to review them in one word, i'd say: BLAH. Food was average. I could get the same boring french fries (why do they come in a paper sack that only makes them soggy?!) and average fried shrimp at Applebees. My date's fish was also blah and very average. Absolutely nothing special about either of our meals. It took the waitress 15 minutes to return to check on us, and by then the blah soggy vegetables that really needed salt (there was none on any of the tables) were cold and salt couldn't help them.
The menu is very limited. No lobster anywhere on it - yet they claim to be a boston seafood house. The menu is very small and not at all impressive. Throwing a couple of photos of boston on the walls does not make you a boston seafood house.
Also, they seated us, a young couple with no kids, right next to a table of EIGHT young children. An empty restaurant at 4:30 on a sunday night, and yet they seat us so right behind us is a table filled with children throwing toys and crayons, beating on the table, and shouting. The restaurant staff saw nothing wrong with this. The parents, located at a DIFFERENT table, also seemed to see nothing wrong with this. We were too polite to ask to be reseated, but we should have.
We wont be going back. I'll visit the frozen seafood section of Publix and fry them up at home for a fraction of the price.
Sensational Sushi. I have been eating at Batter'd since they opened their doors. The service and atmosphere has always been great, and the menu continues to be refined and fine-tuned. The latest addition, a sushi bar, is fantastic. I should say that I was never a huge fan of sushi, but ever since I had the caterpillar roll (the special that night) and the fire crunch, I can not get enough. The fries are the best in town, and their kid's menu is great. I love the fact that there is no smoking so I can feel good about bringing my daughter there even for dinner. Batter'd fits in perfectly in East Nashville and is a great addition to the selection of bars and restaurants in that area. I was in one night and the owner's father (who was a gourmet chef and was visiting from the Boston area) was personally cooking the special (lump crab stuffed shrimp). You can't get more "cool-East-Nashville" than that!
Good but portion too small.
We got the grouper tenders, which I'd heard were good, and they were very good, but with only 5 (?) small tenders, I felt like I'd just eaten an appetizer and was ready for the main course.
Nice atmosphere, smells good. Sam Adams on draft. Wish they had a few additional styles of Sam Adams.
Improving, but not quite there.
I have ordered carry-out twice from this place. The clam chowder was fabulous both times. Unfortunately I was disappointed in the fish both times. The fries have improved significantly. Whatever you do, don't go for the crab cakes. (I echo the critique of lkr322).
To the chef: please hang in there!
What a shame!!. I live in East Nashville and LOVE to support neighborhood businesses including the restaurants. I wanted very much to enjoy this place. A friend and I stopped in for dinner the other night, hoping for an enjoyable meal. Were we ever disappointed with the food! The service was great, as was the decor. The wine list was short, but not without some enjoyable choices. We had several items including oysters, crab cakes, and a "special" salmon salad. The oysters were fine, not great. The crab cakes were a HUGE disappointment, rubbery and overcooked with little crab in them. What a waste of crab. The largest disappointment was the bbq-lime salmon salad. The bbq sauce was very thick and sweet, much too much for the overcooked salmon to take. What a horrible miss in balancing flavors and textures. Maybe I will return to try something "battered and fried," but it is unlikely. I think I might find better at Captain D's in those rare times I crave something battered and fried. Some bottled spring water would have been nice also for diners who do not drink tap water.
Surprisingly average fried food. Let me preface this by stating that I really wanted to like this place. I love East Nashville, spend most of my time there, and enjoy seafood. I was quite impressed with the menu, service was good, and the place has a nice ambiance. However, the important part of any restaurant is the food. My group ordered a large selection of appetizers: the fried jalapenos, fried shrimp, fried clams, crab cakes, french fries, and raw oysters. The fries and oysters were both good, shrimp was pretty fair, everything else was subpar. I tend to agree with some of the prior reviews that the fried food tasted similar to the fried foods one might purchase at Sam's club, which is disappointing considering the name of the restaurant is "battered and fried". The crab cakes especially were very poor and had a rubbery texture. I think that overall a few tweaks in the food quality and frying techniques would make a huge difference. That being said this is a place that I will give a second chance, but if the food does not improve I see it as nothing more than a place to drop in on occasion and grab a beer and a few oysters.
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