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.
La comida es muy buena, lo malo es que las mesas están muy cerca una de otra. La mesa que nos dieron no podía llegar la Mosa, nunca vi algo así. Se
Food isn’t outstanding but it’s good. Atmosphere is comfortable and always a staple while visiting NYC.
My husband and I were vacationing in NYC and chose Balthazar for a mid afternoon meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience but would not choose this spot for intimate dining.
Just what we were looking for in a NY restaurant! Lively on a rainy Sunday night, families, locals, some tourists. Great food and wine list. This was the quintessential French Brasserie that eluded us on two recent trips to Paris, so we were thrilled to find it (slightly) closer to home. We live in the SF area and so wish that Balthazar was closer.
Bustling brunch - we had a great few hours and appreciated that we weren’t rushed at all and could enjoy everything at our leisure. Outstanding staff service. The selection of baked goods basket called “le panier” was delicious but huge for a couple ...
LOVED the pappardelle pasta w/ the lamb. absolutely delicious. the drinks were fabulous & I loved their bread. amazing service. it was very very loud in here, but that comes with such a popular place. very French & yummy. highly recommend their chocolate de pot.
great food, atmosphere!
A place for the special dinner!
Every time I am in New York, I have to go to Balthazar no matter what. It was our anniversary and everything was perfect! Their food is spectacular and there is no way to go wrong regardless of your order. I think at this point, I have had everything on the menu and it is wonderful! This time we both had the bouillabaisse and as always, it was spot on! The pate was a great starter and the Sancerre was a great pairing!
The escargot was wonderful, get that with the mussels and fries-yum!
Food is executed to perfection.
Consistently good. Great food, great wine list, great service. There is a reason this place is still busy at all hours of they day. The tables are a little tight and close to other patrons, but overall, still the best place to go in SoHo.
It took 30+ minutes to have our table ready. Food and service was just OK. Prices are high for the value you get, it’s overrated.
Really good experience, went on a Thursday night and the restaurant was full but the service was still good, very friendly and attentive. Food was amazing.
Tipico newyorkese non turistico, cibo buono peccato tanto rumoroso e tavoli addossati
Still trendy after so many years, fun place and real good food
We try to come here every time we are in new york. Reminds us of La Couple in Paris
Food was a bit bland and over priced
Great ambiance, taste and overall experience.
We have been to Balthazar many times since 7 years ago and was also at the opening night in London. Therefore, this place has been special for us and we have celebrated many birthdays here. However, this time the spell was gone. The service OK but not more, the food good but compared to what you can get in New York for the same price not good enough. I do not think that my objections will mean anything since the place was crowded. We have always told European friends to go gere bit not anymore. The place seems more like a theatrical stage trying to look like a really fine place in Paris. It is not.
Food is excellent. Service is good. Very loud and bustling! Tight tables.
Excellent evening, first class food and service and great atmosphere!
Nice menu with attentive and professional service. Noise level was very high also due to the building construction that bounces the chatter around. Hard to hear my invitees.
Do not order the steak, it is so tough you can barely cut it with a knife! The seafood is ok, though my husband and daughter both made the mistake of ordering the steak. Compared to the many other amazing dining options in NYC, it is just ok at best.
Balthazar is trending in NYC right now, and I can see why. Great food, great service and prices that are not absurdly high. They also have a great wine selection. Took my wife there on her Birthday and it was a great night.
It was wonderful - we all had a great time, food was outstanding /wine list was amazing & the service and attention to detail was impeccable! Would highly recommend this place! Cheers!
We had to try this legend and were not disappointed. The food was good if not outstanding but you go here mainly for the terrific buzz, faded glory bistro decor and excellent starched white service. Our waiter was just great - always keeping a look out and almost before you realised you wanted something he had anticipated it! One of our 4 children (ages 6-15) broke a glass and within milliseconds two waiters were there clearing the glass and replacing the table cloth. You wouldn’t expect a kids menu but they’ll do almost anything you want like a small piece of steak or pasta. Ok so it’s very expensive and you could get more interesting food for the price but so what - I’d do it all again!
This spot came highly recommended. While I thought it was very typical of a French cafe and extremely pricey, I couldn't help but love it. I wanted to dislike it due to the outrageous pricing (it is NYC). We all had the best eggs we have ever eaten...on three entirely different dishes. Wow, just wow. Damn you Balthazaar!!!
Went for breakfast. Basic not impressed overpriced for what we ate.
It never dissappoints...everything on point...service..food and ambiance.
As always a great meal and great service!
A treat to visit when in NYC
Was able to make a brunch/breakfast reservation via opentable. Thank you. Was late but host was accommodating. Very helpful and attentive wait staff. Got the steak frites. It was cooked to perfection. Beef was very tender. Would love to go back soon. The place was crowded the whole time.
Fantastic, as always! Balthazar is the best option in Manhattan.
Even though a busy Saturday afternoon, we were seated at our reserved time. The server was very attentive and there is a good selection of both breakfast and lunch items. The waffles were amazing
Seated quickly with a reservation and prompt service.
Constantly followed up once seated, never had to enquire about anything.
Always a hit when in NYC. Delicious and great service. Everything is great. Typical crowded, sitting on top of the next table, loud New York restaurant, but no surprises there. Great service. Pricey, but no surprise there either.
Best service I’ve ever had!
Went there to celebrate my girlfriend birthday.
Very good service
We sat at a corner table that was very small being that I was with two men who were 6'2" and 6'.
I would have the Host consider that when choosing a table for your guests.
Was a great place for a date. Food portion was small but was a great experience overall.