I first heard about A Salt & Battery on the food channel. If you are familiar with Bobby Flay’s show Throw down, this was the fish n chips place Bobby Flay lost in New York. Because this restaurant was on TV and won the Throw Down, it was one of my must visit restaurants when I visited New York.
This place was fairly small. There were no tables, just bars along the wall and the front window for you to sit. The menu only had a few items on it. Aside from Cod and Chips, there were also chicken chunks, shrimp, scallops, battered and deep fried. There were also deep fried mars bars for dessert.
I ordered what I went for the Cod and Chips. It came in a basket with malt vinegar tarter sauce and coleslaw. The chips were cut nice and thick, and it was crispy. As for the cod, the batter was nice, light and crispy. The batter didn’t had too much spices in it, which was nice because it allowed me to taste the fish. The fillet of the fish was fairly big, and it was cooked perfectly. It was not dry, it was very simple and very delicious. The tarter sauce had just enough acidity in it, it was a really nice sauce for the fish and the chips.
I went to this place with a friend whom previously lived in England, he gave a thumb up to its authenticity, and said this place reminded him of England. I think that was a good thing, and a compliment to the restaurant. This place was probably one of the few places in New York to get real authentic fish n chips. My meal there was great, and the name, so clever! I’d definitely go back the next time I visit New York.
A Salt & Battery
112 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011