What Insiders Are Saying
The incredible People Watching available at Balthazar makes scrunching into a tiny table and overpaying for brunch totally worth it. Say whatever you want about this place, you can’t take away the fact that the kitchen gets it done.
La cena estuvo muy bien, la calidad de los alimentos es muy buena.
Muy ruidoso difícil hablar
Mesas muy juntas poca intimidad
Comida cara en relación a la calidad
Igual disfrute mi cena
The food was excellent! All severs were very friendly.
We were sitting at a table by the entrance and the next guests who were waiting for our table were waiting 2 meters from us and staring at us. We felt very uncomfortable.
Nothing beats this Parisian atmosphere. Balthazar is a classic and will remain one.
Busy but great service the food was fast and excellent. Had brunch and was delicious would love to return for lunch/dinner.
Fantastic place. I will always return and recommend.
An enjoyable experience! Lovely staff, nice atmosphere, tasty food but rather noisy. Can strongly recommend!
Great restaurant! Exiting
Great ambiance and wonderful, attentive service. Always a pleasure to be at this restaurant when I'm in town.
Wonderful experience! It was nice to just sit at the bar even and order a couple appetizers.
A classic of the city. Everyone must have their own experience of this landmark. A must do while in NYC!
Consistently fabulous, Balthazar is THE New York bistro. Go all the way and have the Plateau de la Mer with a great Chablis. Or have the brunch with a Bellini and be totally blissed. It’s noisy and active and yet you find your own little piece of heaven amount the close set tables. And did I mention some of the waiters are devilishly cute?
Awesome service! Always terrific ambiance.
French toast too dry!
The table for me and my wife is really bad.
The garçons was a very bad service, no timing, don’t happy service. Really bad experience, since years a go is a great restaurant. The table for me and my wife is really bad.
It's a sure visit every time we go to NYC. The service, the food, everything is outstanding. It is not for the frugal consumer, but it's not out of range for NYC either. One of our favorite places, without a doubt.
We are visiting from Singapore and Our experience at Balthazar has always been a positive one. The food is always great. And the best part was the attentiveness of our server. She was always smiling and patient with our requests. I have been dining at Balthazar since 2008 and will not stop dining here whenever I visit New York!
We always make a pilgrimage when in NYC, and Balthazar never lets us down! A+ again!
Simply delicious with attentive service.
Fabulous. Dinner and service were perfect
amazing place, great service, outstanding food
Great service. Very friendly staff. Went with our kids and staff went out of their way to engage with them. They gave our kids complentary Shirley temples if they tried to pronounce the French entrees. We passed on dessert but they gave us a dessert on the house anyway. Salad nicoise and branzino were outstanding. Mussels were not as good.
es un clásico, la comida es muy buena y el servicio igual
Very loud and uncomfortably crowded. Q
Delicious breakfast/brunch spot with great energy.
Basic restaurant. Not such great as we thought about. Service is not the one expected if you are coming from Europe where servit amd hospitality is one step forward.
An $18 cocktail should not come in a wine glass filled to the brim with ice and garnished with a plastic straw and browning lime wedge. Food was fine, but nothing to write home about. Service was impersonal and robotic feeling.
Excelente servicio y ubicación. Sabor de platillos muy ricos.
I had made a reservation but when I got to the restaurant, it was discovered that my reservation was for 7:30 am not pm. The hostess was great an got us a seat in about 15 minutes
Mater’d was very accommodating!
Been going there for years, for the good food and the stellar service. Had the worst waiter I've ever had there this time - rushed, borderline hostile, acted irritated when we'd make a simple request or ask for more information. First time, ever, at Balthazar that that's happened. I'll find another bistro in future. It's not as though there's a scarcity.
As usual, service, food quality, price, everything was excellent!!
I came for lunch today with my family, the food was very tasty and the service was attentive.
We were running very late for our reservation but they still accommodated my family with an amazing table.
The wine selection is also great and affordable.
Would recommend to any brasserie lovers
Is Balthazar slipping? I love the place but my last visit wasn't fun because of a disconnected waiter who lacked the professionalism I expect in a place like Balthazar and sort of threw the food at us. At 9pm they were out of the Monday night lamb special, which was half the reason we came. My cocktail was excellent and the same for the steak but the snails were haphazard and in 3 cases required an engineering degree to extract them from their shells. I go to Balthazar 6-8 times a year but this last visit was a downer.
French food, french ambiance but with american nice service. Reserve your table ! And you Will have o wait a little bit. But it’s fine, very nice indeed!
Muy buen servicio! Pedimos dos platos para compartir y sin que lo pidiéramos nos trajeron todo en dos platos separados para que pudiéramos comerlo cada uno por su cuenta.
En esta ocasión la comida no estuvo tan rica
El servicio no estuvo muy bueno, la mesera estaba con mala cara.
El vino no me gusto.
The restaurant was completely full even on a weekday afternoon. Both the duck and the salmon were delicious as described. Thankfully the hostess kindly assigned us a corner table providing a slightly less energetic environment. Reservations are definitely required.
My wife’s birthday dinner. Great food. Decent waiter service. A bit to close to other patrons but it’s NYC.