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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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my favorite choice for all celebrations and non celebrations...terrific energy, appropriate noise level, great food and service, best bakery next door. perfect!!! always my first choice!!

CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Balthazar. I used to go every time I was home for a holiday on the night before returning to school and 10+ years later nothing has changed. It is bustling and high energy while maintaining class but not taking itself too seriously. Escargot is perfect!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Very expensive and small sized dishes without any good reason. The food is just average and nothing special about it that justifies the price.

P
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great as well as the ambiance!

n
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It feels like you're in Paris!
Always beautiful, fun, very French.
Great breakfast/brunch.
Be sure to reserve..

CC
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in Seattle and hadn't been to Balthazar since our wedding day in 2009 - thanks for making it just as special 10 years later! We had a fantastic meal - delicious food and wonderful service from start to finish! And thank you for introducing us to Bearnaise sauce! When we asked one of the many servers near our table for aioli, he kindly brought Bearnaise as well and got us hooked! Can't wait to come back!!

TM
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal - all of us enjoyed our selection for lunch... Chicken Palliard was great as were the mussels.

OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fave. Gives the impression of being forever unchanging and...always delivers.

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

When we arrived we were immediately seated. It was in a crowded space near the front entrance but this is what we expected. Right as we sat down the waiter spilled a drink on the tables right next to us. Therefore the first 15 minutes were spent with waiters changing the tables and cleaning the mess. This was right on top of us because the restaurant is very crowded. We did not get any service other than water for the first 15 minutes. Service was poor and did not match our expectations especially for the price. The atmosphere did meet our expectations but that was the only thing that did.

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Nothing changes with Balthazar and that’s a good thing. Great food and service. Pricey? Yes, but so isn’t everything in NYC.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to special occasion restaurant and we love it every time. Superb!

e
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Balthazar is a New York gem!! From start to finish of your dining experience one cannot beat this bistro for its ambiance, excellent service, and most of all menu. This has been a five star experience each and every time we are in New York.

O
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Every dish we ordered was heavy handed on salt.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual!
It was my husband’s birthday and we brought a cake, my only disappointment was that they gave us smallest slices of our cake and did not even ask if we want the rest or not. It was a bit rude. However the service, food and everything was great.

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Reservation at 9 Ordered at 8:50 Folks seated after us were served their meals before us Kitchen staff needs to get it’s act together Not worth going back Disappointed

AN
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Balthazar was one of my favorite restaurants, I was excited to go during my trip to NY but it was really dissapointed.

The service is really bad, the air conditioning was to high, the food was not that good and overall the service was really awfall

BB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything & everyone!

FH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The energy, the wait staff and the food were superb. The escargots were perfectly prepared with the right balance of garlic and butter. The salmon was crisp on the outside and warm soft on the inside. The apricot tart was so good I could have licked the plate! But did not want to disrespect the environment

Z
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is top notch. Truly enjoyed dinner at this restaurant.

SN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was so personable, food was delicious, ambience wonderful!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was rude. Didn’t put order in. Never apologized.

JM
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night! Great food, ambiance and service. Will return.

LJ
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently delicious!
beyond professional and courteous waitstaff
my favorite!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab to take my kids to one of my favourite NYC restaurants for brunch

J
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always reliable. One of my favorites. I wanted to give the food five stars but last time I went my steak was very chewy—- a rib eye shouldn’t be at medium rare. That was my only disappointment. Usually everything is perfect.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining

WS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lunch order was incorrect when served, waiter disappeared for minutes

A
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was incredible! The staff were extremely kind and paid very good attention to us. The food was also amazing! We’ve never had duck so delicious as the duck confit. We will be back for sure.

BC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner at Balthazar on a weeknight and absolutely loved everything about it! The atmosphere is perfect- romantic and beautiful. Service was tremendous! Stacey was fabulous, and we ordered everything she recommended, and it was wonderful. I will make a point to stop in every time I’m in NYC. This place is a gem!!!

JO
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, really good service very crowded we spent nice dinner

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The not french course was absolutly not outstanding (chicken&bread plus salade).

S
Toronto
77 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Balthazar is consistently Awesome!
Top shelf Service with excellent food and a fun vibe!
Can’t wait to come back!

AL
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Muy buen servicio de comida. Muy buena atencion. Muy ruidoso

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was amazing, the food, service - you name it - everything! didn't expect less from Balthazar. this was my 2nd time there.my 1st was I think more than 7 years ago so you can imagine how much I wanted this brunch plus - Anna Wintour was 2 tables away from us! so you get it now? :) Thank god for NYC.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The service could have been better for such a great restaurant

O
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we had in Manhattan. Service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the ambiance was bustling, but still romantic.

JB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of the best dinners in NYC. Classic French with exemplary service. I thoroughly enjoyed the Balthazar salad followed by the trout. My husband enjoyed the French onion soup and the duck confit. Don’t confuse the soup with the run of the mill, this was flavorful and exceptional. The bread at the table was fresh from the in house bakery. Desserts looked great, although we were to full to partake. Not expensive based on the quality. Highly recommended.

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish, we had a wonderful experience last Sunday evening at Balthazar. Pierre was/is extremely accommodating, engaging & sweet despite our party arriving later than our reservation. Our waiter was very pleasant, our food delicious. It was our son’s birthday and a lovely strawberry cake was presented to help celebrate the occasion. We are long time NYC residents and have dined at Balthazar many times. It never disappoints..

OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really good dinner with my friend at Balthazar. Great service, great wine and food. Felt like having dinner in France!

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