Balthazar

4.6
5265 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
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

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 5265 People Are Saying
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4.5
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Balthazar is always wonderful.You are transported to Paris as soon as you enter.Breakfast here is heaven,with huge bowls of cafe-au-lait and a newspaper (provided) you are all set. Delicious food. Fabulous baked goods.Attentive,pleasant service.
Remember to make a reservation!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excepcional! Lo recomiendo, un imperdible en NYC.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great friendly service- exec excellent food. Will recommend to all our friends and family!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A friend in Switzerland recommended this place as we are visiting NY for one week

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service team is a unified team working together for a seamless and hitch-free great meal experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely Sunday brunch and was not disappointed. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I absolutely love Balthazar! Have been coming to this restaurant for years ... different times of the day & night. Highly recommend. Excellent staff, service, food and ambiance.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

As usual, I hit my preferred dishes and the atmosphere is loud but great!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Server was really friendly.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had went the next day at 4 pm instead and my date and I loved it

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always consistently good for not food and service.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Still a consistently good restaurant although prices have risen to a point where you wonder if the experience is worth it especially since you can eat as good if not better elsewhere for a bit less and without sitting on top of the tables next to you.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food at Balthazar was good, not outstanding. The dishes were fresh, but ordinary. The roasted chicken was good, but seriously reminded me of a Costco rotisserie chicken. The price for 2 people was exorbitant, given it was just chicken. The other chicken dishes arrived and were cold. They promptly brought another dish, that was hot, but did not comp any meals, but brought dessert instead. The environment is ok, energetic, loud, and very busy. Obviously the locals think this place isn’t great, but i would rateit as average.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

C'était pour un brunch en famille, j'ai vraiment adoré et je compte y revenir quand mon papa viendra me rendre visite dans quelques jours

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1.0Dined 7 days ago

I haven't spent that much money and been served such mediocre fare in a long time. The tab made my heart stop, and paying $25 for a sad omelette is now way to start your day. Stay away!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Consistently excellent. I make sure to eat here every time I am in NYC.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Great ambience and fun to people watch. The service was poor. We were seated in the back of the restaurant and the server and staff kept bumping against my chair. Then the server tried to take my plate 3 times before I was finished! But when I placed the silverware on thenplate to signal I was finished I ended up waiting 15 minutes for the server to come and clear the table...but I'll go back and try it for brunch. Hopefully I'll get better service!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Good French bistro. Pleasant atmosphere with typical bistro cuisine. Outstanding and attentive service.

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Service was very bad; we were not greeted for almost 15 minutes. Food took a very long time, and was good, but mediocre for the price. I wanted this experience to be better, as I had been looking forward to dining here. It was my first stop in nyc.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Always enjoy this restaurant....food is very good, service is wonderful and I just like this place. Fun place if visiting NY

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

It was great. Thanks again

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2.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Steak tartare wonderful!
Service on point
Warm martini- not wonderful
Mezcal margarita- too strong
All in all not as dazzling as it used to be and felt overpriced.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

It's our favorite restaurant in New York and we live up on Park Avenue at 76th. So much more lively than Boulud or Daniel, to put it mildly. It's a real hike to get to you. Worth it for the atmosphere and the great food. Although we always get a lousy table, never a banquette, which is starting to annoy after our years of patronage.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

We were celebrating a belated birthday and the staff was very helpful. Duncan was particularly kind and responsive despite my multiple phone calls attempting to make arrangements for a last minute cake. The bakery was able to accommodate the request and all had a lovely evening. As usual, the food was delicious. Thank you Balthazar.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

I love eating here when I am in the city. Delicious. Outstanding service. Classic NYC experience

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1.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Hindsight is 20-20. Went for a dinner with a work colleague. Got seated at a tiny table less than 6 inches from the next table. Noise level was insane. Left immediately before we even got water. Sorry, I know you’re popular, but there is no excuse for shoving too many tables in a small space. Won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

We were with a toddler and the staff were very helpful and accommodating to our toddler’s needs. The meal of course was excellent in taste and value

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Nice in our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

A NYC staple and great special occasion restaurant. We got the seafood tower- must try! Service was amazing as usual.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Excelente el confit de Pato y el salmón para los niños!!! Excelente atención! Perfecto comer allí cuando vayas a Soho!!!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Delicious food!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Always consistently good.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Beautiful food, great wine and extremely competent staff

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Excelente atención, los alimentos inmejorables al punto perfecto, y en muy buen lugar situado

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

It's always excellent. We had to wait quite a while to receive a cold coke that we said we really needed because of the 90+ temps. . Sparkling water came fast but Coke was AWOL for longer than usual. Again paying took much longer than usual. Still excellent but slightly below their usual sterling performance. A must-visit.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great time and great food! Balthazar is a must visit if you're in NYC. We had a great time and enjoyed our food tremendously!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was perfect, I highly recommend the Steak Frites. The service was great and so was the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Service was superb, food and wine excellent. A little on the pricy side, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great place for brunch. The Apple Cinnamon Pancakes are amazing!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food was delicious and service was friendly and very good. A bit on the pricey side for bistro fare but you could tell the ingredients and preparation were excellent. Would go back.

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