New outdoor dining area (Photo courtesy of BATA)

BATA to Open a Brand-New Outdoor Dining Area in 2024


August 31, 2023
By Matt Sterner

BATA, the downtown fine dining restaurant that’s been recognized nationally by TIME magazine, is planning to expand into a brand-new outdoor seating area.

In early 2022, the restaurant moved into the 1930s historic warehouse, which was completely reimagined with original wood and metal bow truss ceilings — all of it contrasting with contemporary additions throughout the interior.

BATA (Photo by Anna Smirnova)

You can expect some of those same touches with the outdoor patio.

Chef Tyler Fenton and the rest of the team behind BATA are still finalizing the designs, but the patio will for sure include shade and misters. Plus, there’s going to be a new menu that’ll be prepared over a wood fire in a full outdoor kitchen.

For a restaurant that was recognized as one of Bon Appétit’s “Best New Restaurants of 2022,” it’s destined to continue on its course of collecting accolades.

Stay tuned for more information throughout the year. There’s no exact opening date just yet but look forward to learning more in 2024. In the meantime, stop by the restaurant over the coming months to see the progress — be sure to check out their basement bar, Barbata, too.

BATA is located at 35 E. Toole Ave. For more information, call (520) 367-4718 or visit batatucson.com

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