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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.

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About Balthazar

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.

80 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:30am
Continental Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 9am
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm-12:00am, Sunday 5:30pm- 11pm,
Late Supper: Friday - Saturday: 12:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Crosby

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 965-1414

Website:
http://www.balthazarny.com/

Parking Details:
Parking garage on Prince & Crosby.

Public Transit:
Take the R or W to Prince Street, walk one block south to Spring & one block east to Crosby. Or take the 6 to Spring Street & walk one block west to Crosby. You can also take the F or V to Broadway/ Lafayette & walk two blocks south on Broadway & make a left on Spring.

Executive Chef:
Shane McBride

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Please join us on Christmas Day at Balthazar! We will be open for Brunch and Dinner serving our regular menus as well as a fantastic Prime Rib Special beginning at 11am.

Balthazar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (185)
Good for a Date (161)
Neighborhood Gem (156)
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Authentic (154)
People Watching (152)
Great for Brunch (146)
Great for Lunch (143)
Fit for Foodies (137)
Fun (126)
Casual (120)
Hot Spot (119)
Good for Birthdays (114)
Sunday Lunch (106)
Good for Anniversaries (103)
Vibrant Bar Scene (90)
Romantic (85)
Notable Wine List (83)
Cozy (72)
Business Meals (71)
Comfort Food (71)
Good for Groups (66)
Bar Seating (63)
Worth the Drive (58)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Pre/post Theatre (52)
Late-night Find (51)
Tasting Menu (31)
Afternoon Coffee (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Quick Bite (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Seasonal (19)
Afternoon Tea (16)
Scenic View (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Healthy (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (3)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Friends visiting from out of town

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic atmosphere, great service, and delicious food. A memorable birthday dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Another outstanding experience at Balthazar. The ambiance was festive and warm. The food is beyond delicious and the service, despite it being a madhouse during the holiday season, was excellent. Will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

I've given Balthazar 3 tries and won't be going back. The space looks cool but the food is average, service is below average and scene is mostly tourists these days. Oh, and it's overpriced. There are much better options for french in the city.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Met up with friends for what ended up to be a big tab - and worth it! - evening! My cosmo - perfecto! - roasted chicken for two - multi bene! - our wait woman Pepper - the BEST!!! - ambience is always mystical - love love love it there!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

It was xcellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We go to NYC once a year and we always go to Balthazars. Never have been disappointed . But make sure to make reservations weeks ahead of time as they are booked quickly. This time I tried the grilled trout - so good I almost wanted another order!!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Memphis)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a favorite when visiting the City; however, no more. We were taken to our table which was not yet set up and told to wait. Then the hostess sat another party as the table reserved for us. Seated at a cramped table, the waiter ignored us, serving on 3 tables surrounding us. We waited ten plus minutes before our waiter approached our table asking if we had decided what to order for lunch. I requested that we had waited and would like to place a drink order. No apologies, just attitude. What a disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service an food best breakfast in NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Good place for a business breakfast in the soho area.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This is one of my absolute favorite spots for breakfast in Manhattan; it is always a respite in the city in the mornings when it's busy but not overwhelming, and wonderful to sit in such a beautiful room.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Gorgeous room, fabulous food - like a little slice of Paris in NYC. I never make a trip to Manhattan without having breakfast at Balthazar.

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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

We always stop in on Balthazar when we are in town, as it’s an authentic dining experience. It’s an old but gold gem of a restaurant. It’s always busy so I’d recommend making a reservation. I’ve never been disappointed!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic restaurant, great food and busy, loved it.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Just amazing! Although it was quite noisy... but really worth the hype....amazing food, amazing ambiance... amazing service...

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

First, they are using papier print outs to validate reservations (its time to invest in modern technology - we are almost in 2018!)
Second, they couldn’t locate my 7:30pm Open Table reservation but were fair play about it, asked me to wait a few minutes while they were working a solution. I got a table at 7:45pm.
Third, the dishes were good (but not exceptionally savory as I would have expected them to be in a French bistro)
Fourth, I found a thick piece of black hair in my side dish (mushrooms) and when I pointed it out, the manager very nicely tried to make me believe it was an herb!!!! It looked like my parents black lab hair, it wasn’t an herb of some kind.
Fifth, the manager apologetically offered to give us a fresh side dish —which we declined politely— so informed us that they would take that dish off of our check.
Sixth, the waiter presented us with the check which didn’t exclude that side dish. He seemed a bit annoyed when I pointed it out but took it back for correction.
Seventh, when he returned, both my entrée and side dish were removed from the bill.
Finally, this place is good but it probably deserves a quick checkpoint on the facility and staff to bring it to the standard it deserves.

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 (London)·Dined 7 days ago

Todo fue perfecto, la comida, el personal...
Solamente me parece inapropiado que pongan manteles de papel. No está a la altura de este magnífico restaurante

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere and food. Style of the restaurant is very fun to visit. Its fancy but inviting. My wife loves the French style and so this was a must on our visit after searching for great breakfast spots in NY. It got high reviews previously and this didn't disappoint for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Unberable noise. Snooty service and average food. Really not worth it.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Our Must do, every time we visit NYC! We love it!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Went with my son. The goat cheese caramelized onion tarte was one of the best items I’ve had in a restaurant in recent memory. The service was terrific, though it was busy and very loud. My son has brought several out of towners here over the years and always enjoys it. The women seated next to us came in for the warm chocolate cake with no dinner. Someday I’ll return, hoping to have that tarte once again. Service was excellent.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food, as always, was impeccable. Service was great and our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive even in the noisy atmosphere. Our table reservation was at 2pm but we had to stand uncomfortably in the narrow, crowded doorway (no space at the bar which would have been better as we could have had a drink while waiting) until they could seat us at 20 after.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

I have been to Balthazar's many times. I love going, its a fun night out.
When we arrived this time they did not have my reservation. I was surprised, it was booked, I had a confirmation. Not sure who dropped the ball, the Restaurant? Open Table?
So I was surprised and no too happy. I was with my wife and son. Sons first time in NYC.
The Maitre D' could not have been nicer. The restaurant was very busy. We went to the bar and had a drink.
We got our table and had a lovely dinner.
This is one of the reasons I go back there time after time. The people are wonderful. Helpful.
It could have been a drama but was not due to the attitude of the staff.

Oh... LOL .. and the food is great. A nice twist on French rural fare.

Go, you will like it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

On arrival the place was packed which surprised us for a Sunday night but we were seated fairly quickly. The service was good - waitress forgot one thing but apologised and quickly rectified the error without fuss or prompting. Classic French menu and food was delicious. Excellent wines as well. A little pricey for what it was but has a really relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere which along with the great food and wine makes it a fabulous place to go for dinner. Highly recommend and would happily return again next time in NYC.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

An experience. Not just for the food but wonderful people watching.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had Brunch on Sunday - great value for money. Top french kitchen - go again!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Teníamos la reserva para más tarde y no tuvieron problema en darnos una mesa. Muy buen servicio. Las mesas demasiado pegadas unas de otras. Muy rica y contundente la sopa de cebolla, el confit de pato también muy bueno. Pedimos un pollo que salió quemado y tuvimos que devolver, no hubo ningún problema por parte del camarero, pidiendo disculpas. Recomendable.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Trip to NYC

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food - we had the chicken and it was so juicy!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great atmosphere and fantastic food! The mussels and fries were the best I've had!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Lindo muy ruidoso

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A must when I'm in New York. The baked macaroni and cheese with bacon is my go-to, paired with a glass of Pouilly-Fuisse. The service is always impeccable.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had an awesome lunch experience here. Reservations a must. Previously had a bar lunch here. Quite the enjoyable place to sit at the bar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love this place never a disappointment!!!

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Wonderful food, service & atmosphere. A must visit in nyc

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Tight seating. Food mediocre.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Pricey but a real treat. Cheap European vacation!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food was excellent, service was great. Tables a little too close together.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Nice experience overall

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What I love about Balthazar is the experience, service, quality is always consistent and always exceptional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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