Balthazar

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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.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 7390 People Are Saying
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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a Soho staple. Food was excellent & was the service & energy of the restaurant. They are ALWAYS packed but somehow make it work!!!

b
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints. My very favorite !!

AJ
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was wonderful! We will be back! The eggs in pastry puff is a must have!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, lively atmosphere and exceptional food!

PT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very tasty. The tables were crowded with people. It became somewhat noisy when the restaurant filled up.

CW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite place in NYC we dined twice on our trip.

OO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, good service, fairly good food. Definitely overpriced for what it is - one can find food with similar quality in NYC very easily, but not in the same atmosphere. As long as you know you are paying more for the ambiance than the food, definitely go. If value for price is the biggest criterion, I would not recommend it.

AJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food service atmosphere
Best Duck Confit and Short Ribs in the world

DC
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my come to all time favorite restaurant each and every time I come to New York. It’s that perfect little piece of Paris on Spring Street. But with true New York flare! The food, ambience and overall vibe is fast pace and exciting. Go!!

H
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The restaurant is a classic "tourist trap". The food was average at best. I had onion soup that felt as it was seating on the shelf since morning and was quickly reheated. For the main I chose some chicken dish that was thin breast, with tomato sauce and covered with a bunch of greens. Nice décor but not coming back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Great food. Great service.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was the service! The venue was very loud but once we were settled at our table and had ordered drinks the noise did not take away from the overall experience. Since the space is small it is very important to make a reservation, people were turned away at the door. This traffic of people coming in and out affected the atmosphere of people sitting closer to the entrance.
Back to the food, everything we tasted was delicious! I ordered the steak frites- cooked to perfection.
On service, the server anticipated our needs which is never required but definitely appreciated. While the space was busy our service did not look overwhelmed; she kept a positive attitude.

t
Pittsburgh
77 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balthazar is the quintessential NYC bistro. Loud, friendly, packed with people from all walks of life. The food is consistently excellent, the service is first rate and the wine list is packed with value and exciting discoveries.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Alegre, activo, muy NY

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LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a classic French bistro in the heart of Soho.

JS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to come back to a familiar place. Been away for almost a decade and it’s just as good as I remember. 👍

H
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten at Balthazar many times and it never disappoints- French onion soup - mussels so fresh and tender and the broth to die for- steak frites always cooked to perfection - I asked for frites with no salt and they were flavorful enough - the burgers are always delish - the salmon perfectly cooked - extensive wine list - leave room for dessert To

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip with my daughter to NYC. Balthazar was the perfect spot for our first night. Great food, service was excellent and the ambiance was lively and fun.

JB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time was had by all. Great food, wonderful service, exceptional space. Highly recommended!

DV
Central Coast
43 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful French onion soup! The steak frites was a little tough and at $41 should not have been tough at all! The wait staff was very attentive and the ambiance was classic New York. So if you don't mind paying a little more, and want to eat in a nice place in the Soho then you should consider Balthazar.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Even with a reservation we had to wait for our table. There is no waiting room so we had to squeeze ourselves in a corner and keep moving all the time to make room for waiters to pass. The host service was very slow, guests have to wait in line, very uncomfortable

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never go wrong at Balthazar’s

KG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places is New York.
Food and ambiance are great!

X
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Please return my call about having left a cardigan there. Leaving town tomorrow. Called yesterday and today,

BE
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply awesome! Great food, great service! Great ambiance! Thank you!

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Same place as before, ambiance is the same, service is good, but the food has certainly gone done in quality. Beef Tartar was on a dry side, escargot were not garlicky but bitter(!), my steak was devoid of any seasoning and béarnaise sauce was totally bland. My daughter's Petite Steak was indeed so tiny, she had to shovel fries (quite good) aside to find it, and it was nothing to write home about. Wife's duck confit was just alright, mediocre really.

W
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely setting. Nice friendly and efficient staff without being too pushy. Delicious food!

B
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch. Great energy. Nice space. Good service.

B
New York Area
827 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing how, with hordes of diners invading Balthazar, the hosts, wait and bus staffs are always gracious and that the kitchen maintains the quality of the food over so many years.

E
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked Balthazar for my husbands big birthday. Having booked weeks in advance, we were put in between two big groups in a table that had to be moved in order to sit down. I thought they were joking and most certainly wouldn’t want to be claustrophobic. You couldn’t get out to go to the bathroom as table had to be moved and the noise levels were horrendous. We left - it was unbearable. A true disappointment all around.

B
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the good fortune of having both lunch and dinner at Balthazar in the same day! It could not have been more fun and more perfect. The food was spectacular and the service was delightful.

HH
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service fantastic food . Desert to die for

AE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy Creme Brûlée 🍮 And I loved the ambiance! 💜

OT
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good!!!

RN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Tables are jammed too close together. We couldn’t wait to get out after we ate, as it was hot, crowded and loud.

Wait staff was great, as was the food. Wait staff must know the seating arrangement is a beating because they were always on the lookout for people trying to get up or leave so they could step in and move the tables so people could just even stand up.

Would it kill you to take out a few tables to make the experience more enjoyable?

o
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They really need to update the menu. An old standby that doesn’t change isn’t necessarily the best outing especially with they’re very high prices

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food but our brunch experience was so memorable as Danny Devito was seated beside us!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Capuchino!

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The steak (3 orders) tasted and looked like shoe leather.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome night.