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Balthazar
Balthazar

Balthazar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.balthazarny.com
  • Phone: (212) 965-1414
  • 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

Getting there

  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice place with tasty food. But very very noisy...not nice anymore. Even Times Square at night is less noisiet."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Sin palabras, excelente comida, rapidez en el servicio, muy bien atendido por mozos y maitre expertos. Si usted quiere comer estiló francés a un precio normal este es el lugar"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We loved the ambience of Balthazar and the food is deliciously French. It's a must."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I was told to go to Balthazar by a friend who told me it was a fabulous restaurant. She was so right. The food was wonderful, service fantastic and ambience welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting New York x"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "i think it is overpriced. the menue was very limited. and the interrior is a little shabby. the ladies room is horrible!!!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My daughter and I wanted a special place to celebrate her husband's birthday. We both love Balthazar and had other festive occasions creating tasty memories for us there. We couldn't have chosen better."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We are always looking for a place that has great food and ambience. Balthazar met all of our needs and expectations when we visited. It was crowded when we arrived but were seated quickly, had reservations, didn't even notice the crowd after a few minutes. We took in the whole charm and vintage vibe that it has going on, great/friendly servers with awesome disposition to help with any decisions or doubts you might have. We spent 3 hrs, talking, reading the newspaper, enjoying and savoring each minute. The food was amazing, we had the Champagne pick-me up, scones, chocolate bread, Eggs Norwegian, the Balthazar Bar Steak and Profiteroles. No rush, no fuss, we could've spent the entire day there, which is what we're planning to do next time."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was good, but between how loud it was and the prices I don't know that I'll be back for Brunch."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I was worried that Balthazaar might just be resting on their laurels, but we really enjoyed the meal we had here. Service was top notch, and even though it is expensive, they deliver on the promise of great food in a cool atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Despite all the hype, Balthalzar was a let down. We went for lunch and it was super noisy, the tables were so close together and there wasn't enough space period. The 'French' food was also disappointing. We had an onion soup which I thought was okay. The Steak Frites were so so -steak overcooked and french fries nothing to write home about. The salad, the duck confit and the pavlova were just okay - nothing fancy. I would not recommend to friends and I would not return either. There are so many good restaurants in New York that there is no need to 'squeeze' into Balthalzar for a meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our experience in Baltazar was outstanding. The food and the service were really great!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Half of our food was amazing and half wasn't. The risotto crunched and the $40+ steak was tough. Lots of chewing. The bread was amazing and the soup (special) rivaled the best I have ever had."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great as always. Love this place. We brought our teenage kids along this time and they loved it too. Plenty of celebrity spotting."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I returned to Balthazar after a 12 year absence. I am pleased to say that nothing has changed. The food is good, the ambience nice, and the European decor and feel are all in tact. I will return and am wondering why it took me so long to get back. Although I was only there for breakfast, I don't hesitate to recommend. Reservations are needed."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Usually packed. But we came for late dinner. Good food and great service."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food is always amazing. For breakfast/brunch, the bread basket is a MUST. EVERYTHING I have tried on the menu is equally outstanding."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Tables had to be moved and replaced in order to get myself into the available seat, effectively trapping me in there"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Spectacular, spectacular, spectacular!! The Ruinart Blanc De Blanc"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "i went to balthazar and had brunch on saturday morning i was glad i had made a reservation on opentable website cause it was very crowded inside the restautrant. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=CLDo_GuigjVL8http://www.youtube.com/pdsjfdsk"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food flavors, french well diversified dishes and good but not spectacular wine list (after 1 bottle of red, they ran out and the same and came with a different bottle), over all, we went recommended by trustfully friends and the place meet our expectations."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Negative reviews to the contrary, my brunch at Balthazar this Sunday was an all-around great experience. Great food (try the eggs meurette), lovely (though, as always, very noisy) atmosphere, and absolutely stellar service!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was a birthday dinner for myself and my adult children. The food was great, the service friendly and doting. The drinks were perfect for the meals. Great place for a casual dinner or a party celebration."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "A wonderful scene with beautiful decor and good vibe. Great to sit back and take in this busy establishment. My wife had salad Nicoise which was great, my scrambled eggs with wild mushrooms and asparagus was ok."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The location is splendid as it is very easy to get there via metro, car or walking. The food is very good, but the prices may be a bit unviable according to the dish. However, it is definately a place you must go when visiting NYC, at least once in your life! Worth the visit!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Although the food was very good, portions are on the smaller size and the prices are very high for what you got at brunch. We eat in the city often and I haven't felt this ripped off in many years."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great service, fast and yummy breakfast, beautiful surroundings... could have sat there all morning just staring at the interiors."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. Everything is spectacular... Good, service, and ambiance. It's different than other restaurants with a unique Parisian flair."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "As good as advertised, really nice place, great food, and service"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We arrived at Balthazar and were immediately crammed into a booth with little to no space between customers. We noticed that there were several areas of the restaurant that were not crowded. Our waitress approached and listed specials in rapid fire with no warm hello. So we left. I'm sure the food is divine, I'm sure it's the spot to be seen in SoHo. I imagine you are offered a much better experience if you look the part, and I chose to not support a restaurant that appears too busy (or snobby) to offer good service."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I had dinner at Balthazar in my last night in New York. It was awsome! The service is perfect, the good was incredible (especially escargot - I still have this taste in my mouth), and, champagne to finish. I will always remember Balthazar, and when I come back to New York, I will br there again. For sure!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Don't need a passport to visit Paris. Just come here. Always a fav. Moules frites are always amazing."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Balthazar's reputation is well deserved; it continues to please. The food is perfectly prepared, the service, professional. Even the greeting staff is welcoming, and considering how small the space provided for incoming diners is (crowded and cramped) , kudos to their equanimity. Do, though, be prepared to be on squeezed in."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We arrived with my wife after 23.30 The place was almost empty, nevertheless the service was very good, taking care of all details. At first it was yo cold inside because the a/c, after they noticed they regulated to a very agradable temp. Food was good and dishes eith good balance. The pate was kind of taste less. Good the coc au vin with the polenta."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "An excellent bistro. The decor may be a little Epcot-center stage set, but the food is the real thing. Don't go if you want a quiet conversation but sometimes the excitement of a crowded, popular place is just right."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great lunch was had , great service and good food.. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I really enjoyed Balthazar. They nailed the ambiance, because you really do feel like you are in a Parisian bistro. It brought back a lot of memories from a few years back. The food was fantastic. I took my mom there for her birthday brunch and it was a great meal."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Nice environment, great food, excellent service, nice bar."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "i've been going for years and must say it's still as great. food and service are impeccable, our waitress was so nice! i've never had a bad meal here, the food is so simple but great. it's how food should be. balthazar is my old reliable in soho and still packed after all these years. that says a lot in a town as fickle as nyc."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Everybody told me to have dinner at Balthazar, so I did. But I have to say that this restaurant had already its good days. The stuff is arrogant and although I had a reservation and the restaueant was empty, I had to wait at the bar for more than half an hour."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I would really recommend Balthazar to all my friend going to New york. We went there after we had it recommended by som different friend in Stockholm. I t was great so we went back once more!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014