Battello, Jersey City, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Battello, Jersey City, NJ
502 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ

Best NJ Restaurant

Battello Restaurant Highlights

Fare: New American with an Italian-influenced menu

Price: Expensive

Food Quality: Well executed seasonal menu, creatively prepared using quality ingredients

Service: Friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive.

Ambiance/Decor: Upscale industrial vibe with stunning views of the lower Manhattan skyline.

Overall Rating: 3 Stars. - Classified as Chef-Inspired Casual Dining (* Note - See below restaurant classification for details)

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy upscale dining with stunning ambiance in a casual, high energy setting

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer a low key, casual, setting with traditional family style menu served in huge portions

Recommended dishes: When available, The Lobster Risotto w/ butter poached lobster, artichoke barigoule, robiola risotto, & shellfish glaze; The Prome Hanger Steak W/ roasted broccoli rabe, beef fat torta, mushroom-cippolini ragu, and. red wine beurre rouge; and The Squid Ink Torchio w/ octopus & king crab guazzetto, spicy pomodoro, & citrus pangrattato

Liquor: Full bar service with a vibrant bar scene and an extensive variety of specialty cocktails, domestic & international wines, & beers

Restaurant Review

Battello is an extraordinary chef-inspired casual dining restaurant set on a Jersey City pier with an awesome view of the lower Manhattan skyline.

Co- owned and operated by managing partner Cory Checket and Executive Chef Ryan DePersio.

Corey Checket, a certified sommelier, Cory oversees the beverage program.

Chef DePersio received his formal culinary training at NY Restaurant School and honed his skills at many famed restaurants including the four-star restaurant, Jean Georges. in NYC, The famed Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Italy. Ryan has also been featured on the Today Show, Food Network and Tony Tantillo's. Ryan DePersio also operates Fascino's restaurant in Montclair, NICO Kitchen + Bar in Newark, and the Kitchen Step, in Jersey City.

Chef DePersio's oversees a well-executed seasonally changing new American menu with Italian influences. The menu features many seafood and pasta dishes prepared with fresh ingredients. His "Italian without borders" philosophy is exemplified in the variety of fresh homemade pasta dishes.

The attractive decor is done up with high exposed ceilings, wooden beams, spacious open elegant areas with walls of glass jars separating several dining areas; including two bars, and a lounge that is equipped for live entertainment. During the warmer months one of the dining rooms is equipped with huge doors that open providing diners with an outdoor dining experience with a stunning view of the lower Manhattan skyline.

Battello can accommodate private social gatherings large and small – including weddings, corporate events, and special occasions.

Battello is open seven days/week. For dinner: Monday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, & Sunday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brunch is served Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*Description of Restaurant Classification - Chef-Inspired Casual Dining:

  • The current trend of upscale, high quality food focused restaurants.
  • Chef driven by chefs with impressive credentials including formal culinary education and skills honed at award winning restaurants.
  • Serves an approachable, more casual menu with creative food preparation.
  • Uses higher quality food ingredients such as imported items not available in the supermarket, with emphasis on local seasonal farm-to-table produce, wild caught seafood, & meats without the use of antibiotics and growth hormones.
  • Chic, trendy ambiance with a casual atmosphere and a casual dress code.
  • The wait staff is professional, knowledgeable, and attentive.
  • Can be BYOB or have an alcohol menu with a variety of wines, specialty cocktails, and beers.
  • Patrons are of all generations with medium to high incomes.

The most popular upscale restaurants in New Jersey, classified into three categories: Chef-Inspired Fine Dining, Chef-Inspired Casual Dining, and Contemporary Casual.
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(updated: December 2020)