Balthazar

4.6
5776 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(212) 965-1414
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shane McBride
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crosby
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Parking details
Parking garage on Prince & Crosby.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for Christmas Eve at Balthazar! We will be open for brunch from 9AM until 4PM, and dinner from 5:30PM to midnight serving some fabulous specials!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for Christmas at Balthazar! We will be open for brunch from 9AM until 4PM, and dinner from 5:30PM to midnight along with some festive specials!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.6

The incredible People Watching available at Balthazar makes scrunching into a tiny table and overpaying for brunch totally worth it. Say whatever you want about this place, you can’t take away the fact that the kitchen gets it done.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 5776 People Are Saying
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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly, warm, great food, great wine list (though short and simple).

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NL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant extrêmement bruyant. Malgré une réservation confirmée, atteinte de plus de 30’! Une organisation pitoyable et clairement les habitués vous passent devant. Nourriture quelconque mais prix élevés.... Je déconseille fortement.

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SR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our lunch at Balthazar was good. Service would have been better had the restaurant not been so busy. It took at least 1/2 an hour for our drinks to arrive. My husband’s steak was good as was my fish.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Group of 7 women traveling from South Carolina

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TS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Very crowded and loud! Definitely need a reservation and will most likely see a celebrity!

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KW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had to wait 40 minutes past our reservation which was a challenge. The service at the table was great but obviously that much of a delay is disconcerting

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its always a special place to dine.

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BH
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Balthazar is one of the restaurants that we like to visit when we go to NYC. The food is excellent; the service is superb; the people watching is a “not to be missed” treat! That the restaurant was packed on a Wednesday night proves how popular it is. Always a great experience.

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R
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I don't go for the food or value. I go for the tradition. Always a wait, even if you have a reservation. Crowded and noisy. Regardless, I will continue to visit when in NYC.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lunched several times past the years at Balthazar. A definite must and an incredible experience ! The food , the staff , the ambience delicious and impeccable.
Only once I waited more than my reservation deserved but was compensated with champagne and very well seated.
So the only problem with this amazing restaurant is that it is is always full which only proves its excellence and popularity!
Will most certainly continue coming when in New York!
Sylvia Bandeira

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N
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not impressed as we were seated right on top of another table and near the waiters area so it was always crowded... not going back

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CB
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Every time I'm in NY I go to Balthazar. Great scene, great food, great service!

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RH
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

So glad I reserved through Open Table otherwise we would have had a very long wait! Food was good. Service was a little better than adequate but it was noisy. Much prefer at breakfast when it is less crowded!

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CC
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was very welcoming and helped us get the table we asked for! Food was amazing, as always. Delicious king crab legs, the Balthazar salad, the salmon....near perfect!

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LH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great brunch in a lovely atmosphere. Well worth the money

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TM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I was in Soho for 4 days and stayed across the street from Balthazar in the Crosby Street Hotel. We went to a variety of restaurants while there. All of the restaurants were great until we went to Balthazar for breakfast on our final morning. The food was average at best and the service was horrible. Our waiter had one of those attitudes like we were lucky he was taking care of us. It literally took 30 minutes for our coffee to arrive at the table once we sat down and we never got (or even offered) a refill. The funny thing was the man at the table next to us and his wife must have been affiliated with the restaurant (waiter, manager) because all of the service staff kept coming by and saying hello and shaking his hand, etc. This couple got their food immediately, got coffee immediately along w/ continual service of champagne, beer etc. It was an absolute joke. We actually started laughing at what bad experience we were having - thinking surely it can't be this bad. The breakfast at the Crosby Street Hotel is significantly better and the service is impeccable. Do yourself a favor and go there instead of Balthazar.

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JV
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ADORE this restaurant. Every time I am in NY, I go. It's a very vibrant scene with a classic bistro buzz. The food is fabulous and the service perfect. LOVE this place always and forever!

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RM
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining here whenever we are in NYC. Great food and ambiance.

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RR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Tables are too close to each other. Several occasion during my dinner the waiters keeps knocking our tabke while waiting the table next to ours.

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CL
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabuleux à chaque fois et le personnel le plus aimable et courtois qui soit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful fun night!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente. La sopa de cebolla deliciosaaa.

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L
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always fabulous at Balthazar.

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DW
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch spot. Excellent and friendly service. Definitely will go back when in NYC

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C
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great place and absolutely love the latte BOWL!!!!! Amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Uno dei migliori brunch di New York

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L
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend this restaurant. Decor and food made me think I was in Paris!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful and cozy place, my friends and I enjoyed a wonderful evening. Excellent food and service was quite fast although it was a busy Saturday night. Will definitely visit again when I come back to NY.

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Very loud, crowded. My steak was tough but the rest of the food was great

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LE
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first stop fresh off the plane from London - a perfect start start of snails, steak and red wine to a long weekend. It definitely set the bar for the rest of our meals!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant has been a favorite of mine for years and a must every time I’m in NYC. Authentic French bistro ambiance and menu and the French fries are unbelievable!

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a
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! Never disappoints. The food is always spot on.

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LC
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Best cheeseburger in town! Great bar scene also

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best. Service. Food. Atmosphere. Absolutely the best.

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DP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we had an amazing evening, a lot of fun just a wonderful time

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m
129 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If only this wonderful restaurant were a little less crowded! Otherwise, it is ideal.

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FZ
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Place you have seen in NYC with authentic atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Balthazar

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is beyond enchanting! And the food is always delicious. The fries are unmatched! And the carmelized banana dessert was perfectly unusual and yum!

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OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite go to restaurant in New York City. We started with The Onion soup which is amazing and then had one of the best steaks I've ever had. We finished with the profiteroles which had the most amazing chocolate sauce you will ever taste. The service was great and I could not recommend this place more highly.

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