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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.
New York, NY 10012
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking garage on Prince & Crosby.
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Balthazar Ratings and Reviews
There was no record of our reservation. Then when we were seated we had to order quickly because the kitchen was closing in half an hour to prepare for lunch. We would have preferred we weren’t given an 11:00 am reservation without that information. In total it was not As I had remembered the restaurant. It was not speciL
The menu if so stuffy like I couldn't find anything I wanted to eat so I settled for a burger...the burger was okay, the restaurant is so poorly arranged the tables are constantly being pushed back and forth to attempt getting out of your seat. The noise level is crazy and the upfront staff ( hostesses) are seriously lacking personality. Also, I walked in with my friend and there were open tables... she coldly greeted us and said I can't get you a table till 2:30 we are no longer taking anyone else in... ( it was 1:30) well love ... do you guys hate money? Because I see tables open ... just use the tables ... I run a very busy restaurant and if I table is open the table is being used! ... now you could say well you don't know if they were reserved? So here is my answer: like I said I run a restaurant so (1. I'm never pushy or rude 2. I barely ever leave reviews unless I believe the place could learn a thing or two) anyway... I politely said okay no problem took my cell out and made a 1:45 pm reservation for two, gave it to my friend who she had not spoken to and she said oh you will be sat shortly and then within 15 minutes we were sat..CLEARLY !! The tables were not truly reserved then, and clearly she could have managed to take us in when we walked in just decided not to. The whole thing was so stupid and unnecessary... if it had not been so cold out we would've just left. Funny enough we were out by 2:23 and some of the tables had remained open for the duration of our meal and people who walked in at the same were still waiting... for what I'll never know. Basically is a loud, unfriendly place where the waitresses were really weird outfits the menu is not very inviting, the food was not bad but I wasn't wow-ed, super inconvenient when it comes to the way tables are arrananged and like overly complicated with the walk in guests for literally no reason. However they are a NYC staple and a celebrity spot... and that works for them so good for them lol
My friend and I visit New York almost every year in December. The first day we have lunch at Balthazar. The beef bourguignon is delicious, sauce is outstanding and beef is tasty and tender. It is very crowded, but fun to see a famous person having lunch in a nearby table.
Disappointing from the start. Although the room was 1/4 empty they first tried to seat us in front of the door and then in front of a wait station rather than a "better" table. Food was sub-par. My scrambled eggs had no curd - looked like a diner short order cook smacked them down on a griddle and cooked as fast as he could. Had I known, I would have stuck with a continental breakfast as I had last time. Guys, a pretty room only gets you part of the way to justifying $24 eggs
We always make a trip to Balthazar for breakfast when we're in the city. The food is great and so is the service. They also know how to treat customers. On our last visit, we were about 50 minutes late for our breakfast reservation due to subway delays, but they still were able to seat us right away. Then, the manager accidentally bumped into our server who was refilling my husband's coffee cup, and he (my husband) got coffee spilled on him, his coat, wallet, and phone. The manager apologized profusely, helped clean up my husband and his things, then gave us info on how to get reimbursed for dry cleaning on my husband's coat. He also gave us a box of pastries on the house. That's how you do it folks, and this is one of the reasons why we'll keep coming to Balthazar.
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.
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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