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About 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.

80 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:30am
Continental Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 9am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm-12:00am, Sunday 5:30pm- 11pm,
Late Supper: Friday - Saturday: 12:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Crosby

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 965-1414

Website:
http://www.balthazarny.com/

Parking Details:
Parking garage on Prince & 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.

Executive Chef:
Shane McBride

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Balthazar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (187)
Great for Brunch (159)
Neighborhood Gem (157)
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Good for a Date (151)
Great for Lunch (148)
People Watching (143)
Authentic (141)
Fun (138)
Fit for Foodies (132)
Hot Spot (122)
Casual (117)
Sunday Lunch (115)
Good for Birthdays (112)
Good for Anniversaries (103)
Romantic (91)
Vibrant Bar Scene (84)
Cozy (76)
Good for Groups (68)
Business Meals (67)
Comfort Food (66)
Worth the Drive (64)
Bar Seating (64)
Notable Wine List (63)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Pre/post Theatre (46)
Late-night Find (45)
Afternoon Coffee (34)
Tasting Menu (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Seasonal (23)
Happy Hour (21)
Afternoon Tea (17)
Local Ingredients (17)
Quick Bite (17)
Healthy (17)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Scenic View (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Tapas (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great dining experience. Food and service were excellent, lively atmosphere, great vibe. Reminded us of recent meals in Paris. Only drawback was the tables were a little too jammed together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a must in NY.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

We've dined at Balthazar several times and it's always a wonderful time. Food and service are always good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Hermoso y delicioso

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Incredible food and service, superb ambience. The prices are higher; but the quality and service are stellar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Excelent as always! Tartar, Steak and Frites, escargots and tatatin

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

excellent food and atmosphere - 4th visit, and always a must when in NYC

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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

Food and service was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Always frenetic, today was that at best. Host seemingly couldn't find reservation. She apparently is unaware that smiling is allowed. Server very nice but forgot ketchup 3x and didn't bring drinks until the food arrived (about 20 minutes after arriving). Rarely complain about pricing but $34 for a lunch pappardelle? $40 for steak frite? Rather spend $15 more on a ribeye elsewhere. $24 for eggs benedict? Good for expense accounts and tourists... Lunch for 2 is basically $100+. Food is good enough. Always been a hot spot so why change? Personally, I pass.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

love the breakfast! perfect cooked eggs , delicious bread and coffee.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Charming as ever but now quite expensive; $19 for a martini was the most we paid in Manhattan. The oysters and shellfish are outstanding as always, the beet salad was great, but the veal cutlet although generous in size was completely over cooked and uninteresting. This is a pilgrimage place for us when we go to New York but I don’t know if we continue to make the trek downtown.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything ok, but noboby helped with calling a taxi. We needed to freeze in the street to find a cab.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Out server Michael was efficient, good natured and solitious. Very pleased!!!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was great. There was a family with 4 misbehaving children and the server offered to reseat us without us asking.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very consistent food and great service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant has the speed of a Chinese place without the flavor. The desserts had freezer burn. Not impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fantastic bisque!
Best coffe we have had in the US!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Awesome place and awesome atmosphere.
A must go in NYC

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC! Always sure to have an incredible meal within a fabulous atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Organic, People Watching, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Balthazar has been a benchmark of New York classic French brasserie. Good accommodative service, great food and wine selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Italy)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Balthazar is a very nice place to go. Food is delicious and ambience is perfect. I strongly recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

La comida es excelente pero hay demasiado caos y gente. Eso conlleva a que no se disfruta la comida

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Service was terrible. They forgot about us at the bar. Waited an hr after our booking. Lucky I have been before and know the food is good

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was able to book a table 60 mins prior.
Food was good
Service was adequate
Definitely recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Las atenciones recibidas fueron lo major. El ambiente muy agradable, el vino exquisito y la comida excelente. Definitivamente regresare en una proxima occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great very french food and kind service.
Even our kids loved the food and the very nice waitress. This is a kid friendly place and still it is fancy

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Balthazar never disappoints. Onion soup was wonderful, lots of melted cheese and delicious broth. Steak frites, perfect medium rare, loved it. Ended with profiteroles covered in chocolate sauce - yummm. Service was on point and a nice wine selection.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice place, with good ambience and very good service. The steak i ordered was supreme, well done.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and the service were great !!!
Nice atmosphere to go with family and friends !!! The best steak I have ever eaten!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is always great. The level of noise is offensive. The service could be better (they have to learn that every customer is important).

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Balthazar never disappoints! Great food, vibrant ambiance, excellent and knowledgeable service!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Although we were seated 25 minutes late, the experience was overall a pleasant one. We were a bit rushed, and we didn’t have time for dessert, but the food was outstanding. It was very noisy, but the ambience was very nice. I enjoyed my experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Balthazar never ceases to amaze us. It is simply one of the best restaurants in town and it is a must everytime we come to the city. It has such an energetic environment and its staff makes sure to give us the best experience. The food is out of this world, every plate is made perfectly. Amazing restaurant!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was fabulous, too many choices on the menu, will definitely go back. It was a cold Saturday morning, and the place was packed, but the service was great. Checked on us, but we didn't feel at all rushed. Felt like we were in Paris !

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our family went for brunch. The food was excellent and so was the service. We will definitely make Balthazar a regular stop when we are in NY!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were so excited about Balthazar because it is always booked up. We went there for a breakfast but it did not mert our expectations. The food is delivious but it is so expensive! Even a single egg with some patato is 22 dollars. Tables are very small. We could hardly fit in a booth with 4 people. I can not say that I am impressed by the ambiance but it is a cosy place. Overall I found it overrated.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Balthazar is one of the best restaurants in NYC. We make a point of making a reservation every time we come up to Manhattan. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had a 2pm reservation and at 2.40 they were still seating 1.30 reservations
I know it’s the holiday week but it was chaos and the hostess and host couldn’t keep up managing the crowd and list of walk ins on top of the reservations
They could have better managed people’s expectations by saying it maybe 30 min plus for a table when we checked in - was on my lunch break from work w colleague so we would have gone someplace else ! Maddening and unexpected as I dine here often

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

An institution!

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