What Insiders Are Saying
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.
Great food, great service, genuine well cooked French meals. Highly recommended.
Terribly crowded. We were party of 6. Reserved a month in advance . We were sandwiches in between 2 tables . Kept hitting chairs from other tables . Really uncomfortable . Took a long time to get the waiter to take our order . One of the appetizers was forgotten completely . The menu is limited . The food is overpriced and just ok. Overall , nothing special . With 2 bottles of wine bill came to be 700 including gratuity . Touristy . Overpriced .
TOO NOISY AND BUSY !!!!!!! Service so so!!!
Food so so!! NOT IMPRESSED...!!!!
Balthazar was so much fun. The service was wonderful and the food was very good. What makes Balthazar o much fun is that it always feels like everyone is enjoying their visit there. I certainly did.
Great and charming place ... always there when in New York City
Food v good but very long wait - 45 mins for table. Also restaurant was very cold with cold air blowing on us all evening so we left as soon as we’d had our main course.
Excelent i will be back in my next trip to NYC thanks for helping
Very good food, and great service. Ir worths, the prices are ok
Energetic and authentic Brassiere
That duck and creme brûlée tho!
It was a great place to take my twin daughters for lunch on their 16th birthday! A memory they won’t forget.
As wonderful as ever! Fantastic service and food!
Die Institution in New York, auch wenn es etwas nachgelassen hat, so ist es doch ein to be place. Cooles französische Atmosphäre, sehr Busy, ohne Reservierung geht meist nichts.
War mehrmals da in den letzten 8 Jahren, die Karte wechselt kaum, viele Klassiker auf der Karte. Beim letzten Besuch war die Qualität aber nicht mehr begeisternd, dafür wurden die Preise deutlich angehoben....
Not as good as I remembered. Came here tonight for a special celebration but the salmon was almost raw and the special pork chops were mostly fat. Won't return
One of us ordered the pasta - meal. It was way too small to be a meal. Otherwise it was a Nice visit, apart from the noise.
It's not just the food, it's an experience!
We will definitely return.
Balthazar is a vibrant, beautiful restaurant located in the Soho district, very reminiscent of Parisian Bistros on a much larger scale. I arrived for Sunday Brunch, warmly greeted and seated in the center of the restaurant with a good view. Service was very timely; I was not hurried. Coffee, delicious salade niçoise, pastry basket, oysters, brioche French toast-I did not order all of these, but I was seated between 2 tables populated with those who did. These dishes were delicious by association.
For the Vegan/Vegetarian diner, you need to order carefully, but the wait staff was happy to help.
Our favourite restaurant in New York! The staff , and the food are all outstanding. We fly to New York to celebrated our anniversary at Balthazar. It’s has a fabulous buzz.
Fabulous!!! Service and Food was phenomenal. Just wish it wasn’t so LOUD.
This place just seems to get better over time or else I forgot how much I enjoyed it the last time I was there.
i travel to NYC on a regular basis and have read reviews that this is a place for tourists and locals. Went there for Brunch on a Saturday. It was a crowded room but we were able to have a conversation without any difficulty. The food was just as described, and very good. Our server was spectacular and anticipated our needs. There are so many wonderful restaurants in the area, but I would return here because of the nice experience.
This is a NYC institution. There are fancier and not expensive places in the city, but they don’t quite match up to the experience of this place. The only thing I wish they would do is invest more in gluten free options for us who suffer from that allergy. Some gluten feee bread would be a most welcome sight.
Amazing service and food
Excellent service and food was amazing. Desserts to die for... highly recommend!
We love tha atmosphere casual chic of Balthazar. Tables are too close, noise is absurd, but we like it anyway!
One of the best places in town for oysters and seafood
A great experience as always. The burger and steak frites are the best.
My husband and I ate at this restaurant last year and it was fabulous. Last year I had the Steak au Poivre and it was the best I'd ever eaten. This time I ordered the same Steak au Poivre again, but the meat was very tough and the sauce was very mediocre. I had raved about Balthazar to the friend I brought there, but was very disappointed with my meal.
Wonderful celebration dinner at Baldazar. Highly recommend the Cote de boeuf for 2. That meal will be in our foodie dreams for years to come. Staff was attentive but not overly. Perfect setting to celebrate 50 years with the love of my life.
I ate a stake fries. The meet was amazing, the butter is incredible.
As always, food and service were outstanding, especially our server Booker!
Every time we come to NYC we go to Balthazar for lunch! Great people watching and I love the Chicken Paillard.
AN EXCELLENT RESTAURANT WITH GREAT FOOD, GREAT SERVICE ( MY WAITER DESERVES A SPECIAL MENTION) BUT PERSONALLY BETWEEN 8 AND 9:30 I FOUND IT ALL TOO NOISY. I WAS SEATED AT A BACK BANQUETTE AND EVEN THEN I SIMPLY FOUND IT FAR TO 'ENERGETIC'. IF THAT'S WHAT YOU LIKE, IT'S 100%. IF NOT, GO EARLY.
The biggest disappointment..expected so much more from this place.Food was horrible,this place needs major improvements and renovations.Sooo Overrated.
Vacation. Good food
Fantastic food and atmosphere!
I use oxygen, and we were placed in the back corner of the restaurant by two whispering girls, even though I had made a reservation the previous day, and there were only a dozen or so people present. Gave a very bad impression with girls acting like they were in the high school lunch room doing the seating.
We Love to visit Balthazar when we visit soho... it is special!
Omg the best restaurant I’ve been to for the first time! I definitely recommend and will be coming back again. The food is absolutely amazing 😍