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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 (181)
Neighborhood Gem (158)
Good for a Date (155)
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Authentic (153)
People Watching (152)
Great for Brunch (151)
Great for Lunch (142)
Fit for Foodies (136)
Fun (129)
Hot Spot (121)
Casual (120)
Good for Birthdays (114)
Sunday Lunch (110)
Good for Anniversaries (100)
Vibrant Bar Scene (90)
Notable Wine List (83)
Romantic (83)
Comfort Food (73)
Cozy (73)
Business Meals (70)
Bar Seating (65)
Good for Groups (65)
Worth the Drive (61)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Late-night Find (51)
Pre/post Theatre (51)
Tasting Menu (29)
Afternoon Coffee (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Happy Hour (19)
Seasonal (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Quick Bite (18)
Afternoon Tea (15)
Scenic View (13)
Healthy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (3)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Really good service, limited menu and food was lovely but basic

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

A classic restaurant. Superb dining and service. Reservations a must. Ceviche is a must try. Restaurant open for 3 meals a day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Extremely crowded, chaotic and noisy. This may have been due to the Christmas holiday season. The waiter however was calm and gracious.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 4 days ago

Birthday! Daring little restaurant with great food and fantastic waiter!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We waited for our table 25 minuets. the service was not as i expected. not my first time and probably not the last but i won’t bring guests with me.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Always great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

Balthazar is bustling and full of energy. Although crowded, the restaurant is managed so well and the staff professional and friendly that their being busy does not compromise good service and quality.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Love this place. But the policy of "can't leave the place to smoke if you don't give us first your credit card number" is astonishing inappropriate and impolite.

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·Dined 7 days ago

It was our first time in Balthazar and we really enjoyed it - the food and service was excellent


María & Gunnar

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great vibe. Delicious breakfast. Reasonably priced for a quintessential NYC spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Dinner after the theatre. Visiting from Pawleys Island, SC. Fabulous evening!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Celebrated our 15th anniversary at Balthazar while visiting NYC! Excellent food and service, will definitely be back next time I’m in NY!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Loved it. Everyone at my table loved this place. The steak frites was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Amazing experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First it is always about the food. The Brioche French Toast we were served was way over done verging on burnt. The servicer did not returned to inquire on our satisfaction. Therefore we cannot recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The restaurant pushed the tables so close together that you couldn’t even get up to go to the restroom. It was just too close for my comfort. It took a very long time to get waited on and get our dinner ordered. The food was typical French cuisine.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (México)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Muy rico como siempre y muy amable en recepción

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love going to Balthazar during the holidays! A favorite tradition.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Friends visiting from out of town

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Surprisingly, what I remember most is the interior decor.....the tile, the leather, the "statues", all recalling the past and somehow indicating the history of success....food was great, too! ....JackD

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

It was xcellent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

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 on December 7, 2017

Excellent service an food best breakfast in NYC

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Good place for a business breakfast in the soho area.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

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 on December 6, 2017

Fantastic restaurant, great food and busy, loved it.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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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