Batali, 58, is set to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court after being charged with indecent assault and battery.
"The charges, brought by the same individual without any new basis, are without merit", Attorney Anthony Fuller said in an emailed statement. A lawyer for Batali says he denies the allegations.
No additional information was immediately available. The woman told police that an apparently intoxicated Batali took the opportunity to grope her chest and groin without her consent, kiss her, and aggressively pull her face.
"The criminal charges brought against him are independent of the ongoing civil lawsuit".
Mario Batali attends Eataly Los Angeles Grand Opening Celebration at Eataly LA on November 3, 2017, in Los Angeles. In March, Batali sold his stake in all of his restaurants.
Batali was accused of inappropriately touching four women on separate occasions in December 2017. The three additional women claimed that Batali assaulted them in restaurants that he owns, with one coming forward with rape allegations from almost a decade ago.
It is the first criminal case against Batali since the 2017 emergence of the #MeToo movement, which has exposed widespread patterns of sexual harassment or abuse of women in multiple spheres of American life and ended the careers of dozens of powerful men in media, politics, entertainment and business.
"I have made many mistakes and I am so very sorry that I have disappointed my friends, my family, my fans and my team", Batali said in an email newsletter at the time. "My behaviour was wrong and there are no excuses".
He followed the apology with a cinnamon roll recipe, which only fueled further outrage. He is no longer involved in any of his remaining restaurants-a number os which have closed.
Batali left his ABC daytime series "The Chew" in light of the allegations.