Malt Shops

1. A Salt & Battery
A no-frills chippy that literally reeks of authenticity; in a break with tradition, the East Side branch has seats and tables.
112 Greenwich Ave., nr. 12th St.; 212-691-2713
and 80 Second Ave., nr. 5th St.; 212-254-6610

2. Atlantic Chip Shop
This new offshoot of Park Slope’s Chip Shop is a collaboration with the Brooklyn beer bar the Gate, a match made in English-food heaven.
129 Atlantic Ave., nr. Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights; 718-855-7775

3. Telephone Bar & Grill
The lively East Village fixture was serving one of the city’s best fish and chips long before anyone thought of British comfort food as trendy.
149 Second Ave., nr. 10th St.; 212-529-5000

4. BLT Fish
First-rate fish and chips by—quelle horreur!—a classically trained French chef.
21 W. 17th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-691-8888

5. PJ Clarke’s
Shared ownership with Docks might account for one of the freshest, tastiest fish-and-chips plates in town.
915 Third Ave., at 55th St.; 212-317-1616

6. Spike Hill
A fancy panko-crusted version deftly turned out by a chef who used to cook at Williamsburg’s Diner.
184 Bedford Ave., nr. N. 7th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-218-9737

Malt Shops