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Reviewed January 1, 2022

Always leery of famous chef resturants cause they tend to have people go there for the name. But this was a different experience. We had lunch there and the food was excellent. The environment was nice, had a country kitchen feel to it. The service...was great and never felt rushed. I had the Beef Stew whch was excellent and my wife enjoyed the salmon. Will go back again,More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2021

Had a great server but the food was sub-par and overpriced. I make better Shrimp and grits at home. The grits were swimming in a yellow liquid and both the grits and the liquid had no flavor and the dish had about 3 shrimps. The...steak frites lacked flavor and was a bit tough and the fries were barely warm. The bacon ($13) was really only 2 slices of thick bacon cut into halves and were swimming in oil. The Monkey bread which was what i was really looking forward to was about the size of a mini burger and tasted like a regular cinnamon roll. Was really disappointed because i had better expectations especially since i dragged my 2 sisters and 99 year old mother there for their birthdays. Way too overpriced for what is served.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021

We went for brunch. I will start with dessert. We ordered chocolate soufflés; what we got was lava cakes. A chef, or even a restaurateur with aspirations to be a chef, should know the difference. At $10 per, we felt pretty deceived. The rest of...the food was not impressive- the chicken sandwich, while decent, was no better than Popeye's (face it, what is?) but cost more than four times a much. Baked eggs were eminently forgettable, with a main ingredient that seemed like canned tomatoes. Not worth the price. Add a star if you think it is okay to call lava cake chocolate soufflé.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

Like a moth drawn to a flame, my wife and I have frequented many of Tom Colicchio's restaurants. Perhaps it is the celebrity chef mystique, but we have found his fare to be pretty boring. This restaurant is no different. We had a party of...three and ordered grilled LI oysters and grilled octopus with chick peas. The octopus was cooked perfectly and the chick peas accompanied it well. By far, this was a perfect dish and the best dish of the night. The grilled oysters were OK. The chili aioli was a little boring. For mains, the three of us ordered the wagyu steak, spicy chicken sandwich and cod. The spicy chicken sandwich was unusual in that it was flavored with what seems to be cayenne pepper rather than a chill sauce. There was no acid that accompanied the heat. The cayenne pepper bordered or tasting a bit bitter. The other two dishes were pretty tasteless and under seasoned. For dessert, we had the hot chocolate soufflé' cake, which was good and donuts with a chocolate sauce that were kind of dense and flavorless.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 8, 2021

Despite all the Covid challenges New York's restaurants are facing, Small Batch is a breath of fresh air. It is one of the most special restaurants I have ever visited. Besides the country, relaxing. satisfying atmosphere, the farm-to-table food preparation, exquisite flavors, and presentation are...nothing short of superb. For an appetizer, Spanish Octopus with chickpeas, roasted sweet peppers, chorizo and fresno chiles are such a great combination of flavors, they are almost impossible to describe how delicious this is. We also had roasted Atlantic salmon, which was cooked to perfection and was incredibly flavorful, paired with heirloom grains and a horseradish creme fraiche. Wanting the flavor to last, we could not eat the vanilla sundae with brandied cherries, or the Chocolate Souffle slowly enough. During our visit, each and every staff member treated my wife and I like we were family having dinner in their home. They were attentive, caring and always doing everything possible to make our visit a memorable one. We look forward to returning again many times.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed September 24, 2020

Service was ok. Food was pretty tasteless, except for the octopus app. which was good but not for $29. Asked for bread to eat it with, but bread came a little too late. Seems to try to hold itself out as fine dining but quality...of food not of that tier. Cod was tasteless and topped with bacon crumbs that could have been on a roadside diner's cobb salad. Next time use bacon or pork belly.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 19, 2020

My bf and I wanted to give this a shot for Restaurant Week. I LOVE the atmosphere of this place..a farmhouse chic feel that’s beautiful with an open kitchen. I also like the fact that the food is local and fresh. I got potato leek...soup for an app, rigatoni for the main course, and chocolate soufflé cake for dessert..all of which I liked a lot! My bf got tuna tartare for an app, smoked brisket, and vanilla ice cream sundae for dessert. Overall, the food was good, but felt the portions were a little on the small side (at least for mine). I would definitely still like to come back again though!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed February 29, 2020

Few places on Long Island offer this level of first class food and service. It's expensive, but well worth it for a special occasion. With no dress code, it also manages to walk the line between casual and upscale/formal.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Great ambiance, pleasant servers, high-quality delicious food with gorgeous presentation. Open airy rooms with comfortable decor. Highlights in our group: starters: mac & cheese, octopus. Mains: wagyu burger with truffle carmelized onions, salmon, deconstructed eggplant parmesan.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

Nice atmosphere although a little barren for my taste. Very nice staff and service. Added our recommendations- my wife did not like this restaurant, Salmon a No.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 28, 2019

We visited two more times. I’ll start with brunch: we had the waygu beef skillet and BELT. The skillet was really good for me! I ended up ordering an extra fried egg to mix in which came out in what seemed less than a minute....My boyfriend had the bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato sandwich. He said it was okay, but was so disappointed that Small Batch does not offer eggs Benedict as a brunch option... he doesn’t want to return again for brunch for that reason, but I definitely would return for the skillet! He wasn’t really impressed with the brunch menu, it has quite a bit over over-lap with the dinner menu and doesn’t really have a ‘brunch’ vibe. We arrived earlier than 5 pm one evening and sat on the bar side and ordered from a small menu. It was just what we wanted and needed!! I had the steak and my boyfriend had the spicy chicken sandwich! We really enjoyed both, he just wished the chicken sandwich was bigger because he was so hungry.. what’s new though?! Also, fries would have suited his sandwich better than the potatoes. We also had the tuna tartare which was just okay.. I’m a big fan of tuna tartare, but this one was a little plain and didn’t have ‘zing’.. ya know? Overall, I really like small batch. The vibe is quaint and cozy.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019

Lots of hype on showcasing locally sourced vegetables, fish and meats along with some cheeses. Recently ate here for Long Island Restaurant Week and was not overly impressed. A single shot of Jack Daniels was $13.50, seltzer $5. That might be OK for NYC prices...but on Long Island that doesn't fly. Service was good but seemed rushed. There were three of us in our party we had reservations as well but the server was a bit too eager to take our orders, considering we were still perusing our menus. The wagyu burger was cooked to perfection though the reduced onions that came on top of it overshadowed the burger so I took them off. The fried goat cheese appetizer was phenomenal and worth ordering. One diner ordered off the restaurant week menu and had the brisket, found out a day later she beame violently ill. So beware. The rosemary potatoes were nothing special and were just warm not hot. The place tends to get noisy because of the hard wood floors and ample windows. The open kitchen was a neat attraction. The bar area in the front of the house has ample seating as well as another dining option. I suppose eating at a clebrity chef is a thing for some people. I just want good food for the buck and not suckered in. Prices are high so be prepared. The restaurant is located within the confines of Roosevelt Field Shopping Center, it use to be the old Houston's, valet parking is offered but not mandatory. I don't think I would return for a second visit.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2019

Went to Small Batch for an afternoon business meeting / lunch. Restaurant is so nicely decorated and welcoming - very relaxed, great ambiance. Service staff is extremely professional and friendly. Food was outstanding. Portions are small but filling. I LOVED the Fried Chicken Sandwich. Tried...the Fries - delicious! Plenty of choices to try. Highly recommend! Planning to come for dinner with hubby.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

We enjoyed our evening. My boyfriend and I went for his Birthday last night. The atmosphere was great and service was polite. We had the bee sting and LIIT cocktails. Bee sting was better. We had the mixed greens salad and yellowtail crudo as apps....Mixed greens salad was excellent with fresh crunch and earthy taste. The crudo was ‘okay’.. Yellowtail is such a bland fish .. and I was looking forward to the jalapeño/flavours paired with it on the menu.. we felt like the dish was not balanced enough and that the sashimi cut just needed more of the acidity and flavour from the pairing. Having more ‘stuff’ on each bite would have been more refreshing and tasty. We had the waygu beef burger and waygu brisket. My boyfriend enjoyed the burger, but felt like it would have been better if he asked for greens on it. He said the pickle did not add enough crunch. The waygu brisket was delicious but it was coated heavily in peppercorn.. they could have gone a tad easier on the pepper corn, it was a bit overpowering and I scarped quite a bit off. We had the sorbet and lemon cheesecake for dessert. They were pretty good. The blood-orange rhubarb sorbet was our favourite from dessert. Then I had some Twany Port. Super good. Just a few comments about the flow. It would have been nice if the two front staff offered to hang our jackets, or pointed to a place where we could hang our coats instead of bringing them to the table. Also, the tables lining the walls on the kitchen side are very close together. We could hear the adjacent table conversations plainly. When the waiter was serving the adjacent table mains he brushed up on my boyfriend and did not notice/apologize. I’m not complaining.. but just remove one table from the sides and give a littler more room between tables would be much appreciated for guests and service staff. I’m like 100 lbs and I can imagine a bigger person would have issues getting in and out of the inside seats. Overall we enjoyed the food and the critiques we had are minimal (space between tables, offer to take jackets, less pepper on brisket and more ‘stuff’ on crudo) and we will be back to try lunch/brunch most definitely.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2019 via mobile

Having eaten at Tom C’s other restaurants I was eager to try out his newest place. A huge beautiful fresh floral arrangement welcomes you upon arrival. We were greeted warmly by the hostess who was very accommodating with our stroller and toddler seating us in...a corner in the bar area which was very spacious and nicely decorated. We started with the whipped ricotta that was excellent although the grilled bread was a bit oily. We both ordered the eggplant sandwich and they were very accommodating leaving out the bread (gluten free) and adding more salad (for me) which was fresh and delicious with a light vinaigrette. However, the portobello mushroom that looked quite appetizing layered with cheese and sautéed peppers was so oily I was unable to eat it. My daughter had the same opinion. Although we did not send it back, our server noticed we hadn’t eaten it, offered us another choice which we declined and graciously removed it from the bill. The manager immediately came to our table and apologized asking if she could bring something else which we declined. They obviously aim to make sure their customers have the best experience and I appreciated their concern. We will return and try again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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