80 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012Neighborhood:
FrenchPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.balthazarny.com/
- Phone: 2129651414
- Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:30am
Continental Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Lunch: Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:30am, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Late Supper: Friday - Saturday: 12:00am - 1:30am, Sunday: 11:00pm - 12:30am
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: French
- Executive Chef: Shane McBride
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Cross Street: Crosby
- Public Transit: Take the R or W to Prince Street, walk one block south to Spring & one block east to Crosby. Or take the 6 to Spring Street & walk one block west to Crosby. You can also take the F or V to Broadway/ Lafayette & walk two blocks south on Broadway & make a left on Spring.
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: Parking garage on Prince & Crosby.
A word from Balthazar
Balthazar is a traditional French Brasserie with a bustling railway station atmosphere. Our kitchen serves a variety of meat and poultry dishes including: Duck Shepherds Pie, Roasted Chicken and Steak Frites. Balthazar specializes in seafood with an array of fish entrees and a complete raw oyster and shellfish bar.Continued
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Balthazar reviews from OpenTable diners
644 reviews since May 4, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelEnergetic
great for lunch (268)great for brunch (258)fit for foodies (219)hot spot (213)special occasion (209)neighborhood gem (196)romantic (123)notable wine list (110)good for groups (109)vibrant bar scene (91)late-night find (80)kid-friendly (44)great for outdoor dining (22)scenic view (9)Show More
- Like a Paris BristroOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 8/27/2014Always great food, we order the tower of seafood. Easily feeds three people. The French onion soup is the best. Even though it appears the wait staff is very busy, the service is outstanding - always a full water glass, plenty of bread and the servers are very pleasant. Wines by the glass are reasonably priced and good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- classical FrenchDonaldDined on 8/26/2014Balthazar was excellent. I had the skate wing. It was the best I've ever had of that dish. The appetizer of onion and cheese tart was delicious as well. The apple tart tartan was also superb. Like stepping into a great Paris bistro. I will definitely go again.Special Features:
- NiceOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/26/2014Super nice spot, gerar menu with options for every taste and pocket.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- French does mean noisy?OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/25/2014Difficult to maintain a conversation. Wine list really interesting, but only wiht french wines (Ithink you guys have some good ones as well at a more reasonable price...) I think the onion soup was great, and the apetizers were kind of french but did not see much of frenc on the entrees...where were they?Special Features:
- Always goodCgswildcatDined on 8/25/2014This has a great bistro flare, food is always great and service it dependable. Busy always, but they don't rush you out the door. My kids love it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- For special occasionsOpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/25/2014You can get breakfast in NYC for less than USD10, but then you would certainly miss the experience we had at Balthazar's. Breakfast dishes here will set you back USD20 or more, but it's certainly worth it. First of all, service is one of the best we had in New York. Our waiter was very discreet but thurough, f.ex. quietly taking care of picking up all the paper pieces of the sugar. A very good waiter and we gave him a generous tip. The food is excellent, as we expected it to be. A very nice English breakfast, great French toast, nice bagels... The atmosphere in this place is really special. While we were having brerakfast, they were setting up the oyster- and seafood bar and it was looking very appealing as well. We'll be back!Special Features:
- A touch of Francecb71Dined on 8/24/2014On recent trip to New York went for a late evening meal at Balthazar and was delighted. A highlight of our trip. Loved the risotto which was so fresh and light. Very relaxed and buzzy atmosphere with every table full when we arrived at 10pm on a Sunday evening. We were seated immediately, great service and will definitely return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tradition!CappalliDined on 8/24/2014Love it always! Never fails to please..:) though now a days it is mostly tourists it still maintains its charm and elegance.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Brunch destinationOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/24/2014We were recommended to go for bruch and it lived up to our expectation. Great food, good service and lovely ambiance. Norwegian Eggs Florentine a particular highlightSpecial Features:
- BEST BRUNCH IN NYC!!!!foodporn223Dined on 8/24/2014definitely would reccomend everything but the eggs benedict and brioche french toast are absolutely delicious!!!!Special Features:
- Consistently greatJonesyDined on 8/23/2014Our family has dined at this restaurant several times over the last 3-4 years and it always delivers a great meal with good service.Special Features:
- Soho fun spotTeenDined on 8/23/2014Love the Mac and Cheese! Lively hip atmosphere, did I mention the Mac and Cheese!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic French Bistro!bs093070VIPDined on 8/22/2014Heard about this place and was waiting to go for almost a year - worth the wait! Started with the goat cheese/onion tart - amazing! We had steak frites and a chicken dish - both great! Wine list was impressive, and desserts were good. Fantastic experience!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/22/2014EVERYTHING WAS JUST AS EXPECTED. YEAR AFTER YEAR, THE RESTAURANT, STAFF AND FOOD DO NOT DISAPPOINT.Special Features:
- As UsualpingoDined on 8/22/2014It is always up to par..food and Service were perfect if you plan on going reservations are recommendedSpecial Features:
- A+ Business LunchDaveMDined on 8/22/2014Went to Balthazar for the first time last week with clients. Great food - lots of diverse options - and an extensive wine list. Their fries are surprisingly delicious. Seating was a little crammed, but I cant knock it too hard for that, alone. Recommended.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Balthazar - consistently tops.IHeartCraftDined on 8/20/2014Great food, great wine, great service and a wonderful ambience. Dining at one of New York's iconic restaurant institutions was a great experience, one that will be happily repeated and thoroughly enjoyed again.Special Features:
- Not what it used to bezbakDined on 8/17/2014I've been going to Balthazar for years, every time I visit the city. Everything this time was just disappointing. The service felt rushed, and the waiter was indifferent. The food was not the same as it used to be. I had the egg's Norwegian, and they were soggy. This used to be my go-to new york brunch, but now, I have to say, it's not worth the trip.
- I love it!Anne80Dined on 8/16/2014This was my second visit at Balthazar, and I will definitely go back on my next visit to New York. Great service and great food! It feels like a visit to France ;-)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Hit this place every chance I getFoodComaGuyDined on 8/16/2014A quaint Soho neighborhood gem, with French flair and style. The oyster raw bar is always fresh and satisfying. Not inexpensive, but always charming and great for breakfast or brunch on a weekend morning. At $15 on their own, the bill won't shock as much if you simply forget about indulging in the Mimosas (but don't forget about the Mimosas, top notch). Whatever the special is, try it - this time it was a strange cod and potato mash that tasted great with the baguette. They poach eggs perfectly here, and the hollandaise is spot on with eggs benedict, and florentine won't disappoint if you need some iron to help cancel out the cholesterol factor :) Finally, the wait staff are young, courteous, sharp, and attentive.Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/16/2014We took my in-laws last weekend for brunch. Delicious food, excellent service.Special Features:
- About the menuBRguyDined on 8/15/2014I was expecting some more French menu. But it was good in general.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/15/2014food was great!!! the music was really great price is fairSpecial Features:
- Great LunchjamespurnellDined on 8/15/2014Met here for lunch with friends. Great service and tasty food. Service was quick but not rushed and everyone enjoyed the meal. Have visited this restaurant a few times when visiting New York and it's always good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love the ambienceLindaBDined on 8/15/2014This restaurant sits right in the heart of Soho. It's a French brassiere style restaurant. The staff is not overly friendly, too bad it would have been a better experience. Food is good however expensive. Loved using Open Table to make my reservations, quick and easy. I would recommend this restaurant the ambience was amazing and you are sure to run into someone famous!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Everything I expectedkhd21Dined on 8/15/2014Visiting NYC and on short notice, couldn't get a brunch reservation, so settled for breakfast. Service was immediate and attentive throughout. The best omelette I've ever had. Herbs and gruyere. That's it; as it should be. So fluffy, it melted on the tongue. Potatoes were good; nothing too memorable, but good. I mean it's potato. The coffee was great. It's more about the ambience than anything. Tres Francais. Old tile, dark wood, bistro tables. From New Orleans and it reminded me of the elegance of Antoine's but the casualness of a bistro. I could have languished here a bit longer and plan to at a different meal time on my next visit. When you plan your visit to NYC, use open table where possible. It's easy and reliable.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best service in NY!SkurvybonesDined on 8/15/2014We visited Balthazar for breakfast on a Friday morning. We had a reservation so we were shown to our table right away. We were blown away by how courteous and knowledgeable our waitress was! Not only did she suggest certain dishes on the menu but when our food arrived she made sure to tell me the best way to eat my Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry...get a little bit of everything in each bite. She was so sweet and was the first server we encountered on our trip that actually asked us where we were from. She never let my coffee cup go empty either. The coffee was perfect, the food AMAZING, and the service was the best we experienced in our 3 days in the city.Special Features:
- Excellent lunchAustindocDined on 8/14/2014I was able to organize a lunch for 8 at Balthazar during our family trip to NYC. We had a table within 10 min from our arrival (with reservations) and the waiters were nice and pleasant. The food was perfect and arrived very soon after our order. Some of us had the steak, others the beef stroganoff and some had pasta and salmon. The ambience is good, noisy and was still busy at 2:30 pm. The profiteroles were to dye for! There is no menu for kids but my 9 year old enjoyed the steak and my 8 year old ate her plate even though I secretly wanted some left for me! Overall, great experience and food!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Consistently good!FoodieFanDined on 8/14/2014We went to Balthazar for breakfast on a recent trip to NYC. The service was excellent, the food very good and the ambience matched the city and the neighbourhood....energetic and lively. Balthazar is a 'go to'. We will certainly be back.Special Features:
- Great atmospheretexasmamaVIPDined on 8/12/2014We had a fun nite.I have been reading and hearing about Balthazar for a long time and always wanted to go there. The restaurant looks like an old French bistro in Paris and so the tables are set really close to each other which makes it cozy. Our waiter was terrific and very knowable about the menu. We first shared the risotto which was great. For our entrees my husband had the fish special that night- a white fish stuffed with red peppers and dandelion greens. It was a bit salty so it wasn't his favorite. I had the chicken breast which was done to perfection but it came with a side salad of dandelion greens too. I really didn't like the salad because the greens were bitter and tough. For dessert we had the apple tart which was marvelous.Special Features:
- Lively & TastyPapamonetDined on 8/12/2014Always lively and consistently excellent. FUN !!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 8/10/2014Did not disappoint, food was supurb. Would most definitley returnSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 8/9/2014We were greeted by friendly and accommodating staff. Our waiter provided outstanding service. And, but for the onion soup which was disappointing and for which we ultimately were not charged, the food was quite good: my hamburger was among the best I'd eaten in a while; and since my husband ordered the moules frittes, I shared his fries and ordered a salad to accompany my burger instead. The mussels, although small, were excellent -sweet and tasty.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Doesn't live up to reputationOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 8/8/2014Was quite disappointed with both service and good. Both mediocre at best. Just seems they are relying on their past reputation and really not putting forth the effort required by a 4-5 star restaurant.
- WimmieVIPDined on 8/8/2014This is a classic that remains a classic. Food is exceptional and ambience is neighborhood french at its best. A vibrant place to be with excellent service and excellent food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Coq au vin!VegasfoodieVIPDined on 8/8/2014Couldn't decide on which oysters to try so had the oyster sampler. Each oyster varietal was excellent, fresh and slid right into my mouth. Coq au vin not to be missed. If you love panna cotta you must try this one, creamy smooth deliciousness! Can't wait to return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great ambience, mediocre foodIWantQuietRstrntVIPDined on 8/7/2014Fantastic parisian feel, great service, but food mediocre and not even tasty, not inventive or even great ingredients.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved it !!PsakDined on 8/7/2014Went there with the wife and kids to grab lunch. Had a later reservation. They were able to move the reservation up and took us right away. Everything we ordered was great. The kids enjoyed the food as well. Would highly recommend you try this place when in NYC. Make a reservation, it is very popular and busy; but well worth it !Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- NelgoDined on 8/7/2014Balthazar is always a great restaurant while in NYC. The food is always good and consistent, the service is great and the ambiance is vibrant! You must have the creme brulee for dessert. Best in town!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- donnahdonnahDined on 8/6/2014great food and ambience but exceptionally noisy - this made it hard to hear across the tableSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.