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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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TG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. As always.

MM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

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

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were a little squished at our table for 6.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

CG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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

SC
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place for brunch - it gets crazy busy! The staff is very friendly and attentive and the food was a bit pricey but excellent overall

JP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking at wedding rings and brunch at Balthazar. Perfect day. I asked to speak to the manager after we ate..to let him know about the exceptional service and food. Balthazar is one of those rare places that’s been “hot” for a long time but has never taken that for granted. Simply outstanding.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best table, food, & service!

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Thoroughly enjoyable. Jim

OT
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Balthazar is an excellent option. It’s romantic, it’s delicious, it’s great for an special occasion or everyday lunch/dinner. The staff was lovely. I totally recommend going there.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Il locale non è particolarmente curato nè di atmosfera. Risulta molto rumoroso perché affollato. Non particolarmente di atmosfera. Non per cene a due ma per cene con amici.

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GD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Balthazar’s and come back every year for a meal. Service is impeccable and food always great, but a bit on the pricey side. Hot chocolate here is a must!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with my daughter to give her an NYC experience and it didn’t disappoint. Just a great place (always has been) with perfect service and delicious food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Avocado toast was disappointing

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience1

Troppo rumoroso, tavoli appiccicati, cibo di media qualità e prezzi troppo alto. Più che un ristorante francese sembrava un fast food

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BY
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good, however the temperature in the restaurant was overly warm, I saw several other tables fanning themselves with menus. Also the service was surprisingly and disappointingly poor. Our waiter took 20 minutes to take our initial drink/food order and then 30 minutes to bring us the check at the end of the meal.

CA
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like eating in Paris! Lovely Parisian atmosphere and BEST MUSSELS I've ever had - no lie. Pre-theater dining: our waitress was cheerfully accommodating to get our food out quickly so we could enjoy our dinner without being rushed. Delicious bread. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

It's a wonderful restaurant, great food. While we were there off-peak, Unfortunately, we had to wait for our coffee almost 15min

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our main courses of steak were cold.

KS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fun

ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent but a little pricey...a great experience otherwise...it's
fun being there; convincing bistro feel...