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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
I first went to Balthazar when it first opened a couple of decades ago. It hasn’ Changed, and that is good. A classic cafe, the food is simply and expertly prepared. The service is spotty since it is so busy. The French onion soup is perfect. I always get the fries.
Extremely frustrating that we booked the reservation 2 hours prior to our reservation however when arrived at the restaurant found that they were having kitchen trouble and none of their ovens were working. They were limited to a pastry and coffee menu only. The host was very friendly and very apologetic however just frustrating we made the effort and travel to get there to find we wouldn’t be eating a “brunch”. Feel like they should have taken the next step to contact their reservations ahead of time to inform them of the situation.
The food was amazing. The octopus carpaccio was a pleasant surprise. The flavor and texture we're not what I expected. The salmon with pomeogranite tabulhi was delicious. The creme brulee was the best I've ever had. I highly recommend it for the food. The service was good. The staff was friendly and courteous, but a bit slow.
This place was highly recommended to me by many friends and it didn't disappoint. Excellent food and service. The place can be a little bit too crowded, the only drawback was that our table was extremely close to other two that were beside us, leaving very little room for privacy.
Waiter was a little snooty. Don’t go in asking what is good on the menu or for a French translation. We were seated almost on top of two other tables. They need to pull out the tables to let people in and out, very uncomfortable. But food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!
Not sure why this place is always booked, probably since most eating here are tourists and don't know any better...The place is incredibly too loud,small tables on top of each other. If you like hearing the conversations of the people dining next to you...this place is for you.
As far as food goes, the portions are small and over priced, the quality is fair at best.
If you are a native New Yorker this place is not for you, it's a glorified TGIF.
I brought my girlfriend here on a Saturday evening to celebrate her birthday and strongly regret doing so. The food was awful, service was below par and the tables were unbelievably close together. I honestly couldn't explain why my experience was so far off of everyone else's (if you read the reviews on Yelp) but I will never return to this restaurant. What we received for the price point was trash and I will recommend that everyone spend a few more dollars and go somewhere nicer and classier like Gramercy Tavern.
I paid $31 for a trout with soggy skin and a depressingly unappetizing salad, and $35 for a duck confit which we couldn't finish because it was extremely salty and far too oily. Yes, I know that oil is par for the course for confits, but I thought this was far over the top. I will say that the steak tar tar was outstanding and is the only reason I would say Balthazar was not a total disaster. The appetizer was delicious and had all the right spice notes.
Service was similarly uninspired. Our water looked like a guy Balthazar pulled off the streets 10 minutes before opening for dinner, and he waited on us at the same level. He really couldn't have cared less about providing extraordinary service, or even good service. It was service enough (i.e., he took our orders and brought the food to our table), but completely forgettable. In fact, I'm still trying to forget that I ever came.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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