Cobble Hill’s Battersby to close
Another one bites the dust.
Cobble Hill tasting restaurant Battersby, which made Bon Appetit’s “10 Best New Restaurants in America” list within a year after it opened in 2011, plans to close for good on Dec. 31.
Chef-owners Walker Stern and Joe Ogrodnek blamed an expiring lease and a slowdown in business for their decision, according to Eater.
A final dinner on New Year’s Eve will serve as a goodbye for the restaurant.
In its early days, Battersby was a hot destination, leading to a second, now-closed restaurant in Carroll Gardens called Dover and a cookbook from the team, Eater reported.
Among Battersby’s unusual offerings are bomba rice with duck confit and octopus, lobster bisque made with sherry, and chicken liver mousse with sweet and sour shallots.