Balthazar

4.7
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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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4.6
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YL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A classic in Soho!. I highly recommend it. Better to book in advance as it can be very busy. Thanks to the Baltazar team for another great experience.

V
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I hadn't been to Balthazar in a few years and I was very disappointed. The food was so-so and didn't really match their price points. I remember the chicken paillard was large and took up the whole plate and was thin. here what I got was basically a small chicken cutlet with bib salad a few tomatoes and not shaved parmesan but weird round pieces of thin cheese. really strange. I ordered white wine by the glass in two variations and the wine arrived warm not chilled. I should have sent it back, shame on me. All in all a really disappointing experience.

MT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love Balthazar. I go to NYC a accouple of times a year and I always go for lunch one day.

JJ
Orlando
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I passed by for a quick dinner alone. I hade the Balthazar salad, shrimp risotto, two glasses of wine the dressing was quite refreshing. The risotto was just good. The shrimp were a little over done. Next time I'll go with a glass of the Bordeaux or a half bottle of wine instead of the St. Emilion. I had not gone in for dinner in a long time. I was generally pleased I did.

d
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We arrive, notify them that we have a reservation, they ask us to wait a minute. This older white gentleman walks in and says he has a reservation and they seat him first. I tell them we were waiting first and he sarcastically replies, “ well you waited and now you get a better table”. Honestly, it’s all the same. We are seated and we wait for our waiter to come. No one shows up so I have to flag someone down. I order the steak frites and it’s incredibly salty. Inedible. I eat my brother’s fries and they’re fine. I tell them and they say they’ll remake the dish. By the time I receive it, my brother is done with his dish AND they don’t put ANY salt on the food. It’s so bland but I’m just so fed up I eat and pay for it. The service and the food is so horrible, I will not be going back. Horrible.

MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a superb experience. The food, the service and the overall experience was enjoyable.

AF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Fun, lively ambience. Will always consider coming back.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Loved our servers as much as the food! Both spectacular!!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waitress was quite smug and not attentive! Very overpriced. Would not go back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel a lot for work and love having a nice meal with friends

l
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - even though soo busy, wait staff were pleasant and seemed to truly want the best experience for the guests. The food and wine were perfect and the effort was made to accommodate my seating requests. Really terrific.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated us a half hour early on a busy holiday lunch. Madame Maitre D’ was superb. Service was very good, though busser was aggressive in throwing away my son’s nearly untouched pasta dish on the sly and without asking. Server put in for a new plate which we took to go. Too stuffed for dessert, but took home goodies from the bakery. Overall a nice, belated bday meal with the staff more than making up for the minor hiccups by going above and beyond.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table choice was perfect. We sat at an end against the wall. We had a perfect view of the room. The noise level
was not bad, we could hear each eat her talk. The service was attentive and professional. Our food was delicious.
The wine by the glass was great. We sat for a couple of hours and were not rushed.
I will definitely go back. It is an expensive restaurant.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very busy when we arrived, we had to wait a few moments but then were seated and promptly taken care of. Food and service were excellent. Even with the crowd, we didn’t feel rushed at all.

DP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food with great service! You feel like you are in the hustle and bustle of NYC!

TG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints and our server Levi took care of us and helped to make our evening perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. As always.

MM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We live Balthazar and try to go whenever we are in NYC. As always it did not disappoint. The only reason four stars instead of five was the breaded veal cutler special. It was fine - just not exceptional. Otherwise wonderful meal!

CG
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a real treat to have brunch at Balthazar's. We had the brioche french toast and peach Bellini which were very delicious! It was very cold outside and very warm inside the restaurant.

JY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Went for brunch and something as simple as french toast came out ice cold for a table of three. Sent back and second one came back not as good either. Slow service and crowded. Too many other great places to try in NYC so sorry, but this wasn't worth the trip.

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Always fun to eat at Balthazar, though the service was much slower than usual.

MF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great but the noise level made this an experience that my husband and I would not want to repeat.

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a snowy afternoon they let us take our table before our reservation time and even tho they weren't serving dinner yet. We sat and had a drink and just relaxed until we were able to order. We were not rushed. All the staff were great. A lovely evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were a little squished at our table for 6.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre que vamos a Nueva York es una visita imprescindible. Nos encanta su ambiente y su comida. Esta vez fuimos con nuestras sobrinas (10 y 14) y fue realmente estupendo. Definitivamente nos encanta

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M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, consistently good food. The place is bustling and the service friendly. I have made this a regular stop on my visits to the city for the last 15 years and have never been disappointed!

OT
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balthazar was perfect for an elegant, even indulgent breakfast. It was my first visit after longing to visit for years, and it did not disappoint.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for breakfast with the hubby. Food was delicious (avocado toast with poached eggs and egg Norwegian with pastries and jam).

Atmosphere was great, the early you go the quieter it is. We got there at 845, only a handful of people. We left at 10 and was nearly packed - mainly with families so great place for any type of person/group.

BH
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent! Staff is very friendly and makes you feel at home. Highly recommend and we’ll be back!!!

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, and very good French fare in a classic-looking space.

CG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The ambience and great food is overshadowed by the unnecessarily crowded seatings and impersonal service - it felt like an upmarket dining factory.

S
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Do yourself a favor and get the French onion soup. This is definitely the best I've had in the city. For lunch, two people can get their own bowl and then split something else and be plenty full.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and beautiful ambience!

SW
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iconic. It never disappoints.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my local faves. Best waitress and staff - so sweet and patient

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cómo siempre un gran lugar en New York,

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Trip

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, service great.

A
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great vibe, wait staff member was a little disengaged but not rude. Food was lovely. Thank you.

MM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great