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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Please join us for Thanksgiving at Balthazar! We will be serving Brunch and Dinner with fabulous Thanksgiving specials.

Balthazar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (179)
Good for a Date (149)
Authentic (148)
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Neighborhood Gem (145)
People Watching (138)
Great for Lunch (137)
Fit for Foodies (134)
Great for Brunch (132)
Fun (118)
Hot Spot (117)
Casual (112)
Good for Birthdays (111)
Sunday Lunch (96)
Good for Anniversaries (96)
Notable Wine List (91)
Vibrant Bar Scene (89)
Business Meals (73)
Good for Groups (73)
Comfort Food (71)
Romantic (71)
Cozy (64)
Bar Seating (62)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Pre/post Theatre (57)
Late-night Find (52)
Worth the Drive (50)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Tasting Menu (28)
Afternoon Coffee (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Local Ingredients (21)
Seasonal (18)
Afternoon Tea (16)
Quick Bite (16)
Kid-friendly (14)
Scenic View (12)
Healthy (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Great Beer (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

To noise and to crowd. Not recomended for a quiet dinner. We had a 10.00pm reservation but our table went ready only at 10.30pm. We wanted to have a drink at the bar during that wait but it was so crowded that we couldn’t even approach to the bar.
Im not coming back!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 3 days ago

Our experience at Balthazar was great. We were seated about 10-15 minutes after our reservation time, but were able to enjoy some wine and people watching from the bar while we waited. The highlight of the meal was the french onion soup, but everything was very good.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic! We love Balthazar!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I used to go to Balthazar for Breakfast/Brunch and I loved it. This time I decided to try their lunch. The place is beautiful, reminds me the Parisian's Brasseries. The hostesses were not pleasant at all. None of them. However the server was extremely nice. The food was good, we had the goat cheese quiche, the steak eggplant, and the mussels with French fries. For dessert we shared the Pavlova. Unfortunately the meringua was too dense while it supposed to be crispy on the outside and soft in the inside. Overall it was a nice lunch but I do believe that the experience starts when you open the restaurant's door.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Had an amazing time at Balthazar. Always an incredible dinner spot I visit when in NY.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Brilliant! Where French Brasserie meets buzzing and vibrant NYC, great food & wine, friendly and attentive service, genuine decor, stellar ambiance.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

I've been many times since 1999, the Niçoise salad used to not have peppers. Beside that, was great.

I look the place lacking of maintenance. The mirrors try to resemble being old, but it doesn't justify that they were dirty.

The restroom was really dirty.

Balthazar could still be one of the best spots in NYC.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

The room has a nice space. Feels intimate though it’s very sooacious. The staff represents as professional, courteous, warm. My food, a vegetarian option was delicious. Located in a fun part of the city.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Ya fuimos otras veces a Balthazar y confirmamos sigue siendo un muy buen restaurant. Ambiente agradable de bistro frances, buena comida, excelente servicio y buenos vinos franceses.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Balthasar has style and impetus I just wish it weren't so expensive!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Balthazar remains a great place, great atmosphere, always good service and good food... Love it!

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Consistency is the real test of quality. It’s been over ten years that I’ve been going to Balthazar and they never disappoint on all levels. They write the book on consistency.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Over-rated for food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

This resturant has the best Steak Tartar on the planet!! I have tried it every place and even in Paris. Nothing compairs to their fantastic STEAK TARTAR!!!!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Everythins was so goood!

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·Dined 6 days ago

We chose Balthazar for our last meal in NYC before flying home to Australia. Great food and we felt it well worth the price. Interesting combinations, superbly cooked and presented. Wish it was closer to home 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

A BAD ADDRESS! Food not well bad service too noisy. Go in an other restaurant

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

I met my daughter in NYC where she was visiting for an interview, and we had Sunday Brunch in the late afternoon. The Maitre D fit us in even though we'd not been able to call to change our reservation and seated us promptly at a lovely table even though the restaurant was packed. The service was outstanding, and our waiter brought us the almond croissants to go without charge because it was late and he thought they might not be as fresh. Of course, we paid anyway and enjoyed them at our hotel later. Delicious! The whole meal was really delicious and cooked to perfection!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excelente, especialmente el Lapin y la Tatin
Imperdible

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We end up there by accident and later on found out that there is a hype around this place cause of movie shooting of Sex and the City. Food was mediocre, testless in some point. The fries, which claimed to be the best, was soo fast food chain like. Nothing food wise worth to mention. HOwever, the server was amazing. She deserves a gold star for exceptional service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excelente restaurante filete a la pimienta buenísimo las papas a la francesa deliciosas vale la pena

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Waited to be seated despite reservation and many empty tables. I noticed line to be seated continued while I sat. Food was served 1 hour after we were seated. Restaurant did not seem particularly busy. Food good but not worth the wait. I was embarrassed as I was entertaining a client.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My favourite restaurant in New York. Terrific food, great service and wonderful ambiance. It never fails to deliver. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The reservation desk was wonderful, our flight was late and they found us a later table.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food, service was lovely. Nice little first night in the city.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Classic French Brasserie food made with high-quality ingredients and executed to perfection. Forget the diet and indulge in the superb fries, done in peanut oil.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excelent food, great ambiance. a must go for lunch!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Touristy in a nice way! Food quality good and 'comfortable', coffee great, service fun and friendly!

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 (London)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food; service; atmosphere and location. A must for brunch if in soho

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was delicious. All of the employees were kind, polite, accommodating and lovely. It is very much a happening place! Very authentic New York happening place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Solid after all these years. We have been coming here for almost 20 years.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Como siempre fue un placer disfrutar de su comida y ver que mantienen sus estándares altos , como único comentario para mejorar es el café que sirven con refill en su desayuno . Sin duda un lugar de tradición en Soho

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Balthazar is always one of the consistently best restaurants in Manhattan. The food is delicious; the service is attentive but not pushy; the dining room vibe is fantastic. It has been our special occasion go to place for years.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fantastic from start to finish. Yes, it's loud and busy - but it's an energy that's contagious and fun. Service was fantastic-friendly, helpful, present (not too present), and with great recommendations. Food was delicious - especially the onion soup - don't miss it! Just note, it's a meal in itself. LOVED the whole meal/experience and will definitely make it a regular stop.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I dont understand why people say they like it

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

I ordered the Wednesday special - Coquilles St. Jacques and it was excellent. The service was very good. The only negative I have about the restaurant is that it is very noisy and there is no room between tables. The couple sitting next to us had to keep moving the table in order to get in an out. Impossible to have a quiet conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Good food, great bistro atmosphere. Wonderful service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Manager gave a nice table as requested. I like that. After finishing the dishes, I felt the sensation that the waiter was pushing us to leave. This was bad. Weak point: too much noise.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great service from the waiter. Crowded weekday afternoon. The crowd was a bit uppity, but that was expected. The food was a bit overrated. Good but not as amazing as I️ would have thought.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Perfect place for brunch. Could have stayed there all afternoon.

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