Balthazar

4.7
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7504 Reviews
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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 Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for Christmas Eve at Balthazar! We will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving some fabulous specials!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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

What 7504 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FD
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was awesome!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent Breakfast Menú ...Excelent service

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Hooneymoon meal

DL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Balthasar several times and every single time we have loved it!

RZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Ok, here were the issues
Ordered a beer...3 times before the waiter brings a bloody Mary and takes off. So I finally bring it to his attention that I ordered a beer, not a bloody mary. So he says just leave the drink here and I'll bring you the beer you ordered three times. Then I ordered oysters and he brings clams, and I complain and he says those are oysters. When I get the check he charges me for the bloody mary I never ordered. I wont go back.

T
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating here for breakfast when we are in NYC!

L
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to NYC, Balthazar is part of our dinning route. Everything is perfect: service, food and the environment. Different from others, Balthazar keeps its high level. Congratulations to the whole team!

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual at Balthazar! Came from Portugal a loto of times and always go to Balthazar!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and food!

MS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner! I have been dining at Balthazar since the beginning, almost 25 years. The service, food and attention to detail is uncompromised. Dining at Balthazar is like attending a good friend's dinner party. You always know to expect something special and are treated likewise.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and wonderful food

PC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

As usual in french mood, great food but an average service...

k
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Balthazar has become "Bubba Gump Shrimp". It is too close space and crowded. Staff are watching and waiting for you to finish your meal so they can turn another table. Food is absolutely tasteless, especially on fruits and vegetables. Our guest and us will not be coming back anytime soon, unless their chef provides more flavorful and healthier dishes. It is unfortunate since Balthazar was my all time favorite place to go to for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

B
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Thaught was in Paris
Beautiful Location like a bistro in France

SC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

So many people, so noisy, waiters couldn’t get though to reach all tables. Our table was separated 20cm from the one next to us. Food was ok, we order a stake and chicken filet and they were fine. Drinks were really good and service too. The table was so tiny we could not fit the bread and the plates at the same time. Better less tables and more space and independence between the tables.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the best restaurant in NYC. Food is gorgeous and the staff are amazing

f
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Balthazar is a tradition when we visit New York. It is a not culinary creativity but when you are searching for comfort food done well with great service and don’t want loud music so that you can actual relax and enjoy conversation this is the place. We were a little disappointed in the food however. Ordered the petite steak and frites. Medium rare. Mistake. Cheaper cut should have ordered medium/medium well. Almost not edible. But the sauce was so great it! And the fries were perfect. The modules frites was a generous serving of mussels and fries. Broth was underdeveloped and the wine too sharp. It was not salted and didn’t have. Great flavor. We asked for Dijon and mixed that and salt in and it helped. The mussels were wonderful and cook perfectly. The service was terrific and lunch very enjoyable. We have decided that we are more on the adventurous side and on a short visit would most likely not put this on our list again. But if you want great service and a craving for a traditional steak or fish this is the place!

AG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Amazing
The best French restaurant outside France

DE
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The place is really packed. Very nice place, food is good but I find it a little overrated.

RM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

OT
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the best restaurant in NYC

OT
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

E
London
58 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving meal in this soho brasserie was a great experience. Manically busy and although there was a wait who cares when the service was excellent and atmosphere buzzing.

M
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wir haben sehr lecker gegessen und trotz des Lärms einen schönen Abend gehabt. Service war gut, relativ teuer wie fast alles in NYC.

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ST
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great TGiving dinner with the family! Our 2nd time too.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place!

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanksgiving brunch

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 6th time having a meal at Balthazar.
However, it was my first Thanksgiving at Balthazar.
It was super busy and noisy. Way too crowded around the host's stand.
I wish there was an alternative place to wait.
I would have loved to have sat at the bar, but that, too, was full.
Amazingly enough we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time.
Not quite sure how they managed that.
Once we sat down (almost elbow to elbow with our neighbors) we entered a serene zone.
Our waiter was gentle, patient, helpful and somehow-or-other made us feel that we were his only table.
We were never rushed through our meal, and certainly not rushed to leave so they could set up for the next guests.
The turkey dinner was great, by the way!
Excellent as usual.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BEST breakfast in NYC!! Excellent service and great for any time.

BB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Food is excellent so as service and atmosphere

B
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience4

It was so cold inside, even my coffee became cold so fast because of it. The couple next to us left because of the cold and we felt so sorry for your staff that had to work in those conditions.

BM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant experience in NYC this trip, would highly recommend

MP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Typical Parisiam brasserie. Food is good, however service needs improving. The noise level is very high. The air conditioning is blowing either too strong, or is totally off; here again improvement is required.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing; intimate and extravagant at the same time

V
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Execelente como siempre, cada año venimos a NY y es imperdible visitar Balthazar.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and the waiter was very patient and helped us navigate the menu with my son’s food allergies

p
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Felt like I was in France!

M
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While the tables are (very) close and the noise level can be quite loud, this charming neighborhood institution never fails to delight. Also - for enthusiasts - perfect french fries.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

A reservation does not mean they will seat you at that time even when your whole party is there. Arrived at 2 pm for a 2 pm reservation. Only after complaining twice to the host at 2:30 and again 10 minutes later were we seated at 2:45. A reservation just competes with their walk in list and your time is apparently just a suggestion of when to show up and wait.