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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

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

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (189)
Great for Brunch (161)
Neighborhood Gem (159)
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Good for a Date (150)
People Watching (150)
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Authentic (142)
Fun (140)
Fit for Foodies (136)
Hot Spot (127)
Casual (117)
Sunday Lunch (116)
Good for Birthdays (113)
Good for Anniversaries (103)
Romantic (95)
Vibrant Bar Scene (85)
Cozy (78)
Business Meals (69)
Good for Groups (68)
Comfort Food (67)
Notable Wine List (66)
Bar Seating (61)
Worth the Drive (59)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Late-night Find (45)
Pre/post Theatre (45)
Afternoon Coffee (34)
Tasting Menu (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Seasonal (23)
Happy Hour (20)
Healthy (19)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Local Ingredients (17)
Quick Bite (16)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Scenic View (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Sports (2)
Great Beer (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service wonderful. Still my favorite restaurant after all these years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A staple NYC spot. Wait staff is great and they let us stay for a long while. Food is always good.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Casual, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Long weekend in NYC with my son, who had never dined at Balthazar. Reservations a must, no matter what time. Great table away from the front of the restaurant. Delicious lapin avec moutarde for Monday special. Wonderful moules frites. Maybe the best ever. Server very personable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Our special occasion was acknowledged- thank you!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Had great service at the restaurant and food was prepared very well. My only negative is we had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated and there is no privacy between tables.

Tags: People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Simply classic French bistro food at its finest. The menu has 50 items I wanted to order. Everything was prepared perfectly.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Nashville)·Dined 5 days ago

This place is a not to be missed when I get to New York. Reminds me so much of Paris!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Best place in NYC to have brunch. The food and atmosphere are always on point. Great location in Soho and reservations are a must. Highly recommend Balthazar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

This place does not live up to the hype. It is a mass produced place that lacks any personalization. Also, our bill was astronomical for breakfast, which would have been OK if the food was outstanding, which it was not. It was pretty regular. I think I would head for a smaller, old time NY place.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved it!!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Exceptionally busy but impeccably run restaurant. Arrived early and was handled with efficiency but also a nice personal service. Food was very good, great atmosphere which wouldn’t have looked out of place in Paris.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

The ambiance and the room are great. However, its one of those places that you are crammed into small tables one next to the other so there is no privacy and its loud. The food itself was good not great in our opinion. I was really expecting something exceptional and it was just good. For the money it did not seem worth it but we may have simply ordered the wrong dishes. My girlfriend and I ordered risotto and the pappardelle which were average. One of our other guests got the short ribs which she said were very good. For the money I just had hoped to be blown away and it was simply good

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Ate At Balthazzar several years ago. Went back again and enjoyed it

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We visit Balthazar every time we go to NYC and are never disappointed. The night we went was quite chilly and we were seated near the often opened door. We requested to be moved and had a great corner table. We love this place!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

Late lunch at Balthazar. Packed. We waited for about 5 minutes before being seated. Great waiter - very attentive. I had the french onion soup (outstanding) and the Balthazar burger (very good but under cooked), my friend had the fruit plate (boring - like it was poured from a supermarket plastic tub for $13) and the macaroni and cheese (good, sort of bland and a bit runny). Our waiter selected a fab wine for me...very nice touch. I will go again and be more adventurous with my selections. Still a fun vibe and a nice place for lunch/dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always wonderful in every respect. It’s a treat to go there!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Had to stop for brunch at this notable New York spot. We got there early, but people were already eager to get in. Menu is overpriced to be sure, but we spent a good time talking. When it gets crowded it is hard to really enjoy the "atmosphere," but all in all we had a ball. Very nice server!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great dining experience. Food and service were excellent, lively atmosphere, great vibe. Reminded us of recent meals in Paris. Only drawback was the tables were a little too jammed together.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My girlfriend and I started with cocktails, our choices and the drinks were perfect ! We followed that with lunch entrees that were also excellent! We have been here numerous times but this experience seem much better than any of our visits! Service was excellent, our waiter Christopher made us feel as though we were special! He catered to our every whim! I would not hesitate to recommend Balthazar to anyone ! The very best!

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 (London)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a must in NY.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We've dined at Balthazar several times and it's always a wonderful time. Food and service are always good.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hermoso y delicioso

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Incredible food and service, superb ambience. The prices are higher; but the quality and service are stellar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excelent as always! Tartar, Steak and Frites, escargots and tatatin

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

excellent food and atmosphere - 4th visit, and always a must when in NYC

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Food and service was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always frenetic, today was that at best. Host seemingly couldn't find reservation. She apparently is unaware that smiling is allowed. Server very nice but forgot ketchup 3x and didn't bring drinks until the food arrived (about 20 minutes after arriving). Rarely complain about pricing but $34 for a lunch pappardelle? $40 for steak frite? Rather spend $15 more on a ribeye elsewhere. $24 for eggs benedict? Good for expense accounts and tourists... Lunch for 2 is basically $100+. Food is good enough. Always been a hot spot so why change? Personally, I pass.

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

love the breakfast! perfect cooked eggs , delicious bread and coffee.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Charming as ever but now quite expensive; $19 for a martini was the most we paid in Manhattan. The oysters and shellfish are outstanding as always, the beet salad was great, but the veal cutlet although generous in size was completely over cooked and uninteresting. This is a pilgrimage place for us when we go to New York but I don’t know if we continue to make the trek downtown.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Everything ok, but noboby helped with calling a taxi. We needed to freeze in the street to find a cab.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Out server Michael was efficient, good natured and solitious. Very pleased!!!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was great. There was a family with 4 misbehaving children and the server offered to reseat us without us asking.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very consistent food and great service

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant has the speed of a Chinese place without the flavor. The desserts had freezer burn. Not impressed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Fantastic bisque!
Best coffe we have had in the US!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Awesome place and awesome atmosphere.
A must go in NYC

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC! Always sure to have an incredible meal within a fabulous atmosphere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Organic, People Watching, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Balthazar has been a benchmark of New York classic French brasserie. Good accommodative service, great food and wine selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Italy)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Balthazar is a very nice place to go. Food is delicious and ambience is perfect. I strongly recommend this restaurant .

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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