What Insiders Are Saying
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.
Food and service were amazing but it was too crowded. We were almost sitting on top of each other. For a brunch for 4 that cost 600 dollars, they should be able to offer a coat check.
Need to get rid of a few tables and limit the reservations. It’s not fair to those who wait months to dine here.
There is much they can do to make this a much better dining experience.
We were celebrating my mom’s 70th birthday and everyone took such great care of us and made her celebration so special. Thank you!!!!!
My favorite place to come in New York for special occasions. Great experience!!
Always love eating here!!!
Husband and I went for a Valentine’s Day weekend brunch. We can both say the experience was simply amazing. While the initial seating was a little rude and not so inviting, it was supremely compensated by the actual
Dining experience from beginning to end. The food, the drinks and to superbly close it with a delicious dessert. Cannot wait to return !
Going to Balthazar is an experience in it self. This was my first time. The room is noisy and hectic, but I guess that is a part of the charm. Still a bit distracting... Food was very good - served very fast, something that led me to believe that a lot of it is prepared in advance. But that doesn't matter when it still is good. An expensive place, but I recommend everyone a visit, nevertheless 😉
Service, food, and ambiance were perfect, as usual. It’s loud, but to be expected.
Somehow we felt we had privacy though the restaurant was crowded when we had Sunday brunch. Service was top notch just the right mix of attention and inattention; we had onion soup, eggs florentine, waffles, steak and eggs - everything was excellent. You feel like you're where things are happening when you dine at Balthazar, and it never feels touristy.
Truly outstanding. Our server was excellent. Wish I remembered his name. The food was delicious. Will return for dinner on our next trip to NYC.
We had a great time. The food, atmosphere, and wait staff are always impeccable.
One of our favorite breakfast destinations. Lovely food, attentive service, warm and convivial setting.
Balthazar remains as reliable as ever. Wonderful scene, exemplary service that truly “minds the table.”
We try and have dinner at Balthazar every time we visit New York. The service isn't overly formal, but I am always impressed at how precise the serving team is in addressing our needs.
Incredible. Appetizers were dank. I was so horned up by the end of that meal the price was worth it.
Love this place. The burger is fab and I love the energy.
One of my favourite restaurants in NY. Service and food always exceptional
Had a reservation for 9:30 brunch. Got very crowded with people waiting by 10. Food was great. Service was great. Loved the avocado toast. Tables are tight. They had to pull table out to seat us then push it back. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed it.
I love the ambience and the buzz. Consistently great food. Excellent wine list with a welcome range of pricing. A bit of Paris in New York - the best of both!
Loved it, as always. Our servers were all so attentive, courteous, friendly. They were especially understanding of our young children (bringing crayons to the table right away, making adjustments to menu items to suit them, treating them with respect and kindness). All the while, it was a nice early dinner for me and my husband and we didn't feel we were compromising our experience by having our kids with us. Great.
En general bien, solo la carne estuvo algo dura
By far is the best french restaurant in New York!!!
Excellent in every aspect !!!!! 12/10!!!!! I would come to Balthazar over and over and over again!
Family trip to NYC
It is a great place for a drinks but the food was not in line with our expectations. Stressed service and not really a great evening for Balthazar I’m afraid.
Terrible service. Food was fine but nothing to talk about sadly. Upset stomach after lunch. Noise level annoying.
It was a great experience! Amazing and fast service!! Food was delicious.
Apart from the attentive and friendly wait staff, the rest of the meal was a huge disappointment. Overpriced and overhyped. Food was subpar for the price.
For breakfast - it was pretty terrible. Super basic and could get better eggs really anywhere else. Not work the fancy price of $20 per plate. Staff was wonderful.
Excellent, as always!
Great as always.
The food is very good and the fresh flowers lovely....but the noise level is TOO much! Plus the tables are too close together. I was elbow to elbow with the guy at the next table.
Not cheap but excellent bistro style food of generous portions. Good bread.
It was fabulous!!!
Always amazing food and service. They were above and went beyond because we had to extend the table for 2 to 4 and they happily moved us to a booth- I was beyond grateful. Balthazar always is wonderful.
Delish food, amaze atmosphere, server seemed disinterested but overall AMAZE experience ;)
Still my favorit place in New York, try to celebrate my birthday there every year!
I really liked our server tonight. She was helpful and provided enough service without hovering. Food was great.
Waited a month for a reservation. Service was terrible. They barely refilled our waters let alone asked for cocktail refills. It was a special occasion and honestly not at all worth it. The steak frites were just eh. I’m from Atlanta and overall our customer service and food quality is amazing at a restaurant level like this. It seems that there are so many choices in nyc that no one has to raise the bar.
Been awhile since we've been to Balthazar, took friends who never have, and it was a very pleasant evening. Still serve the best bread in town. My steak tartare was terrific as was my pork chop.
I have been going to Balthazar for over 17 years and I have always ADORED the place. It has outgrown its allure at this time. The dishes are ridiculously overpriced and the ambience is just ok.
Don’t forget your roots as a NY Brasserie, Balthazar!
Cool it with your overpriced dishes (French onion soup at over $15..come ON!) and get back to what we all love you for.. the feeling like we are at a Parisian Brasserie that is fun and reasonable.