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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (165)
Neighborhood Gem (153)
People Watching (153)
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Good for a Date (146)
Great for Brunch (146)
Fun (140)
Great for Lunch (137)
Fit for Foodies (122)
Authentic (119)
Hot Spot (112)
Sunday Lunch (109)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Good for Birthdays (97)
Casual (91)
Romantic (91)
Business Meals (73)
Vibrant Bar Scene (73)
Notable Wine List (66)
Comfort Food (64)
Cozy (63)
Good for Groups (60)
Worth the Drive (53)
Bar Seating (50)
Late-night Find (41)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Afternoon Coffee (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Seasonal (22)
Tasting Menu (20)
Afternoon Tea (19)
Healthy (19)
Happy Hour (19)
Local Ingredients (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Scenic View (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Mobile)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a great time, the atmosphere, food & service were great as always. Our server was the best! Balthazar had the best coffee on Manhattan. Thanks for a wonderful breakfast experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Service at this establishment is incredible. The pastries are good, but I found the rest of our food to be overhyped.
We ordered waffles, brioche french toast, avocado poached eggs ,and eggs benedict. We also got the sticky bun, almond croissant, and apple tart. Decent, but nothing extraordinary (with the exception of the sticky bun, so good!). Cool decor, excellent service, but food was lacklustre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Este ha sido uno de nuestros restaurantes favoritos, lo visitamos siempre que estamos en la ciudad.

Esta vez la experiencia fue muy mala, uno de los platos tenía varios pelos y cuando nos quejamos la repuesta del restaurante no fue lo esperado.

Creo que no vamos a volver.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

There is always a great atmosphere and vibe. We have been for brunch lunch and dinner. Enjoyed oysters and salmon for dinner. Both were outstanding. Very attentive staff as well. Just he prepared for a noisy lively crowd

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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Bucket list restaurant I wanted to visit and eat in. Was not disappointed, food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Noisey and tables very close together

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great but the place was packed and very loud.

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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Tables by the door suck !

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, great ambience, worth the hype.

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 (Denver)·Dined 4 days ago

I always love coming to Balthazar when I’m in the city. Great staff, ambience and the food is outstanding.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved everything about it!!

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·Dined 5 days ago

It was so busy and we were stuffed into a small corner, it was quite loud but the people watching was spectacular but and the servicw was wonderful.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

Greta location and superb attention to detail in every way.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

AMAZING!!!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

As always - service was impeccable, ambiance was fantastic and the food was great. Was not so impressed by the Brioche French Toast - a little dry but the quiche was delicious as well as all of the drinks we ordered. Recommend completely.

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 (Brazil)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food, nice place.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We arrived early and they were able to seat us right away. We were seated in the back corner, out of the way and quieter, and with an excellent view of the whole restaurant. The food was amazing and so was the staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

excellent service, excellent brasserie food, a bit pricey. Great lunch
we were seated in a banquette, excellent seat, without asking
No rush during our meal. Staff very professional and attentive

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I frequent Balthazar, we find the food the service the ambiance and the entire staff completely amazing and at our disposal! They are very eager to please! I would recommend Balthazar highly, to anyone for any occasion or non occasion!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2018

This restaurant is one of my great favorites. The food is always splendid, the service exemplary, the atmosphere delightful. I've never left there without promising myself to return soon. I love everything about it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place. Food is very quality as well as the wine list. Attentive service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Great!
Friendly, on spot service!
Coquille St. Jacques not what I expected but all in all, a great meal!
Will definitely return & recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Birthday lunch with a friend. They seated us quickly and gave us the booth I had requested. The server was friendly, professional and gave good suggestions. The food and champagne was delicious. Perfect! Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The best authentic french restaurant in the city with an amazing service. Went the table we wanted was not ravailabke and the host saw that we were not comfortable, he made us move to the perfect table. This is our favorite place for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Tags: Live Sports, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Everything was great. The meal. The ambience. Simply great

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 12, 2018

One of the BEST restaurants we’ve ever been to
Highly recommended going

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Awesome authentic Classic French cuisine! Did not disappoint. We had plenty of time between courses to digest and enjoy. Superb meal!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

very enjoyable.good service and accommodations.
nina

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 12, 2018

if you change your schedule they forget about you - the only print the open table appointments once a day.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Muy buena opcion. Excelente

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As always Balthazar's food quality, service and ambiance is hard to beat. It is the first stop of any restaurant when we arrive in NYC! If you have a chance read Reggie Nadelson's book on the history of Balthazar. It is a great read and lots of fun! We'll most definitely be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was my first time at Balthazar. Very nice staff, polite and friendly. The table was ready on time. Until we got the table, we were at the bar. The restaurant was packed but all the meals arrived on time. My husband had the steak and he loved it. I had the half lobster from the raw bar and oysters. All were great! Strongly recommend this place. Parking can be an issue, it’s on a very busy street. It’s an expensive restaurant but it’s worth it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We came with one thing in mind...The Balthazar Platueax and it did not disappoint!! Three levels of seafood heaven. I posted a pic...you can barely see us behind this tremendous feast.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very good just sat next to door so was cold. Would have rather been in a booth closer to date. Still amazing and absolutely love Balthazar!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Overall it was good, but was placed back in a corner! It was a special occasion and we really wanted to experience the ambiance of the restaurant. It’s a bit lost back in a corner. Made reservations a week ahead of coming to NY. Our waitress was really sweet. Food was really great!
Thanks
Donna McMillen

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 (Italy)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Super come sempre

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful food and service but far too busy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

nice to be back again!
i have the same joy as before than before than before...

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everytime i go to new york i visit balthazar. It s a nice place, delicious food and good service, its a bit noisy and tables are very close but i like this restaurant!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Finally made it in for more than just a pastry in the morning. The food was traditional French bistro, and very solid. It was a bit pricy, but it is NYC. The high point of our evening though was our waiter Antonio. He was speaking Spanish with the couple to our right, French with the couple to our left, and Italian with us. Oh, and they were all as spot-on as his English. Not bad for a guy born in Portugal!!! He also made some great recommendations on food and wine pairings. Needles to say, we will be back, and will be requesting his section.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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