WIN! The Battery New York Eatery – Your Ticket To The Big Apple

By Alastair Reid Schanche, March 10, 2021

0 0

The Place 

The Battery New York Eatery pays homage to one of the world’s greatest dining cities, a cultural melting pot of food from across the world. From Korean ribs to Mexican quesadillas to all kinds of steaks, skewers and their own brand gelato, if you want it, there’s a high chance The Battery has it. 

WechatIMG163.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

WechatIMG164.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

Situated on the ground floor of the Kerry Parkside Pudong, it commands a view over the spacious courtyard for some al fresco dining. The unpretentious space houses an even mix of warm-colored high tops, dining tables and diner-esque booths that match the menu for hitting that comfort spot. 

The Food

WechatIMG155.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

A dish of Broadway Avocado and Tuna Tartare (RMB66) makes for a solid starter to a meal that promises to be heavy on the meat. A ring of fresh avocado topped with yellowfin tuna and caviar is neatly arranged so that each concentric scoop catches a spoonful of all ingredients, plus the olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing that oozes from a pool in the center. 

WechatIMG156.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

The Battery has a Josper oven – a unique piece of kit that allows for food to be barbequed over charcoal and baked at the same time – essentially, it is to meat what the sixth gear is to a Ferrari. The menu has a page dedicated to all things skewered and ‘Jospered.’ 

If you’re dining as a group, opt for the Josper Grills Temptation Platter (RMB328). Loaded with one of everything, each bite of skewered meat and seafood is succulent and tender, arriving in a variety of flavors that would keep even the most fickle of diners pleased. 

WechatIMG111.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

The K-Town Korean-American BBQ Glazed Pork Ribs (RMB158) also come straight out of the Josper, a dish that speaks of NYC’s multicultural heritage. Prepared according to a ‘special recipe’ from Koreatown (New York’s, not the one in Gubei), it would be a shame to not lick up every last drop of that sauce. 

WechatIMG157.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

No New York Eatery would be complete without America’s most iconic food: the hamburger. The selection on offer ticks all the boxes of a solid burger list, but we opted for the most highly recommended, the Honolulu Burger (RMB88)

Pineapple on burgers divides diners as much as it does on pizzas, but naysayers should know that its sweetness here is curtailed by bites of pickle and raw onion. The patty is well seasoned, and, like its seed-topped bun, is made from the restaurant’s own recipe. No prepackaged food is served here. 

WechatIMG158.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

The Empire State Truffle Fries (RMB59) are crinkle cut and crunchy, an optional extra that come topped with black truffle, parmesan cheese and diced scallion. 

WechatIMG110.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

Monica’s Healthy Loaded Salad (RMB59) is a mix of greens, beans, croutons and bacon, the winning ticket for the health conscious. The Cobb & Kebab Salad (RMB78) and the Whitestone Prawn Caesar Salad (RMB79) are fun twists on salad classics.

We opted for the Torched Tuna & Avocado Salad (RMB88), a bowlful of Japanese inspired goodness – seared tuna, wonton crisps, wakame and a whole lot of avocado sprinkled with furikake. 

WechatIMG154.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

It seems people in New York are just as obsessed with brunch as us Shanghairen are, and the outdoor space at The Battery is the place to be on a weekend morn. Brunch runs Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-3pm. The plate you’ll see on most tables is the Healthy Brunch Platter (RMB88)

Eggs, fried or scrambled, grilled chicken & apple skewers, Australian beef sausage, beans, herbed mushrooms, mash, broccoli and smashed avocado make this a heavy hitter, but all that veg means it’s relatively guilt free. 

WechatIMG152.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

For the smaller appetites, go with the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benny (RMB82). Two English muffins with scrambled eggs and salmon hold up a generous serving of avocado. 

WechatIMG151.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

The Cherry Tiramisu (RMB39) is available for both brunch and a la carte. It’s cloyingly sweet balanced by a kick of coffee and a gentle hint of cherry rum. 

WechatIMG153.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

An equally tasty alternative is the Fresh Fruits and Vanilla Homemade Waffles (RMB68). Tuck into the gelato before it melts into the deep pockets of crisped dough, spooning up the fresh blueberries and mango along the way. 

The Vibe

WechatIMG161.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

The Battery’s vibe is relaxed and focuses on recharging ones’, well, batteries through hearty food and a setting made for unwinding. Especially geared towards families, the kid’s menu has plenty to keep the young’uns occupied while the adults peruse the delights from behind the bar.

WechatIMG159.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

People clocking off from a long day in the office will also find plenty on a happy hour menu that sports cocktails, wine and beers under RMB40 every day from 3-8pm. 

WechatIMG162.jpeg
Image by Alastair Reid Schanche

Price: RMB150-250
Who’s Going: Families, the Pudong brunch crowd, post-work happy hour drinkers and diners
Good For: Casual dining, feeding the family, recharging life’s ‘batteries’

WIN!

The Battery New York Eatery is offering a RMB200 dining voucher to five lucky That's Shanghai readers. For your chance to win, share this article on your Moments with the caption ‘That’s what I want!,' take a screenshot and send it to our WeChat account (ID: Thats_Shanghai) along with your email address, delivery address and phone number.

Not already a follower of the official That’s Shanghai WeChat account? Scan the QR code below:

New-QR.jpg


See a listing for The Battery New York Eatery. Read more Shanghai Restaurant Reviews.

[Cover image by Alastair Reid Schanche]

more news

Shanghai Restaurant Review: 5-Senses Haute Cuisine at Le Coquin

A feast for all 5 sense with French haute cuisine at Le Coquin

Shanghai Restaurant Review: French Natural Wine Bar Blaz

Blaz is breathing new life into the heritage villa on Donghu Lu with all things French fusion food and wine.

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Meta American-Chinese Resto in China, Lucky You

The ultimate meta food inception - a Chinese American restaurant in China where patrons eat an American take on what Canto food is.

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Maiya Rice Canteen

A casual 'rice canteen' for brunch, lunch and dinner, featuring nourishing, locally-sourced East Asian food and rice-based beverages.

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Yongkang Italian Osteria La Baracca

Italian cafe favorites and a stellar lineup of 16 spritzes to choose from. Hello round-the-clock Happy Hour.

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Must-Try Plant-Based Bistro Duli

Shanghai's first plant-based casual bistro for vegans and carnivores alike.

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Food Theory

China's first ever 'food hub,' a restaurant meets cocktail bar meets cooking school meets pastry institute meets coffee bistro —a true identity crisis if we’ve ever seen one.

Shanghai Restaurant Review: Lucky Diner

If small town middle America in the 1950s got mixed up in a time warp with a retro 1970s Tokyo diner, Lucky Diner would be its love child.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at Thats_Shanghai for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Shanghai With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's Shanghai!

Visit the archives