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.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for Christmas at Balthazar! We will be open for brunch from 8:30AM until 4PM, and dinner from 5:30PM to midnight along with some festive specials!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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CC
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere at Balthazar and we come here every year on the same date, and never lets us down. Thank you

B
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The steak frites was average, and expensive. Onion soup was great. The server got the wine wrong twice.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were served by a young man named Michael, he was so nice and so helpful. With suggestions of what was good to eat on the menu. Checked on us enough but not too much where it’s annoying. Food was so good!

RM
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a birthday breakfast here, and it was the perfect spot to meet with a bunch of girlfriends. Service, ambiance and food were great! We will be back :)

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Balthazar is a New York classic and certainly feels like it! The ambiance is wonderful and servers are attentive. The food is not necessarily better than other top tier restaurants in the area, but is more expensive. Still, the menu is packed with top quality French classics.

DK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

You definitely need to prepare to wait even with a reservation but it’s worth it. The snails and tartar were amazing and even just house wine and breads were delightful

SM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Onion soup was delicious! Exceptional service from arrival through departure. Loved the festive holiday decorations.

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Served me a cold steak - then had to wait 10 minutes to get any attention from the dozens of staff milling around - folks stopped by and explained situation then disappeared. When bill came there was no attempt to address issues. Frustrating and disappointing experience.

CA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balthazar is the kind of restaurant that anybody could expect when looking for a very special place in NYC. Its atmosphere, the really good quality of the food and an extremely helpful service made our visit something to remember.

AS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I wen to Balthazar 10 years ago and loved it, decided to come back because I wanted my husband to experience it. I was so happy that it was as good as I remembered and now my husband loves it too. The food was awesome, the service was outstanding, our table was ready when we arrived and our server, the beautiful lady with short hair and glasses, was one of the best out there, she not only explained the food, but helped with the wine, made such entertaining talk and always kept an eye on us. I'm not giving an overall outstanding review because I did not like our table. The table was too small, even when were 2, and too close to the window.

GS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!!!
Strongly recommended.
The escargots are unique
Excellent option in NYC

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The check in process at 6pm was intolerable. Took 20min.

T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food and service generally good. Maitre d’ flustered and unprofessional. The entrance was crowded and they were struggling to check customers in. My name and reservation were taken and then the maitre ‘d (tall guy) just walked off. He ended up arguing with another customer. I had to reiterate to the next person that I was present and then was seated after three other parties. Not the best way to start the evening. Quite disappointing actually. Luckily the food was good and waitstaff up to par that made up for the shabby entrance.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas trip

JD
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for Brunch. Love the food and the ambiance. French fries can't be beat. Order as an appetizer!!! Excellent Bloody Mary and eggs in puff pastry can't be beat! Reservations are a must! Wait staff is very good. Really good corned beef hash with eggs.

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Thé breakfast is only eggs . The price quality is not there

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

TW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience we had! The food was delicious and served hot. You must try the monkey bread. The coffee was tasty as well.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service, ambience. Would definitely go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A little disappointed that they ran out of the Saturday night special short ribs. That was main reason we went.

JG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Steaks overcooked

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So fun and festive during the holidays!! Everything was delicious!

FL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food for the festive season!

m
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

from the host to the waiter, the service could not of been BETTER. Outstanding..

YB
Miami
57 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Balthazar was as wonderful as always. Always go to Balthazar when in NYC, has consistently provided excellent service and food. Brunch, lunch and dinner, even just a visit to the bar is well worth it.

MT
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal, atmosphere and all around good time!!!

PD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My favorite brunch place in Manhattan. Food is delicious and the room makes you think you’re in Paris!

LE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a 10:00 reservation for Brunch on Saturday. We arrived 10 minutes early, were seated immediately and were out by 10:15. We felt rushed and pushed to move on. The staff was clearing our table so fast and so continuously, it was hard to relax and enjoy our meal. Vastly overrated.

AW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightfully delicious brunch! Highly recommend:)

PD
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The French Onion Soup was good but had way too much cheese and hardly any broth. It was like eating a colossal piece of melted cheese - too rich. I would have preferred it to be more soupy. So my husband and I ended up splitting one entree between the two of us because our soup was so heavy. Also, we ordered the chocolate cake with white chocolate ice cream. The ice cream was nice but the cake did not taste fresh. Our server was OUTSTANDING (the one who looks like Glenn Close).

OT
Tampa
108 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my fiancé here for the first time, I’ve been here several times over the last ten years.

The vibe, the service, and of course the food was supreme yet again. For such a high level of service and food I am surprised they don’t charge more but maybe that’s why it’s still awesome place ten years later.

You can book up to 30 days in advance and I suggest you do !

A
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Balthazar. Every staff member we came in contact with were friendly and kind. Our server made several recommendations and those were about taste, not higher cost. The restaurant was incredibly busy on the night we dinned but we were never without a full glass or service. What a great experience.

BS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in NYC!

M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

RB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Food is always so good.

JV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Especially around the holidays. Well done!

AP
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best food and ambiance! Staff is always very accommodating and friendly. Food menu has an excellent variety and has the best flavor. The location is close to excellent shopping. Always a go to spot when I visit New York City!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! The staff was awesome. It is a little on the expensive side but was a nice experience.

L
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite my husbands citrus allergy that the kitchen ignored “delicious” . Luckily I had a benydril handy because of this exact situation . Our waiter Levy was amazing and this was not his fault at all he was extremely professional and thorough but the kitchen really needs to be much more careful . If I didn’t have a benydril handy we would have been in the hospital