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
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 staff, great service and great food!!
Excellent service. Food was amazing.
Always excellent. Truly always. Truly excellent. There are a lot of imitators. They do not and cannot succeed. Food is gorgeous thoughtfully prepared. The only fault is that they no longer serve their foie de veaux aux oignons. But neither does any other restaurant worth patronizing.
I ate here for the first time in february and the food was outstanding. I was a bit disappointed with the food during this visit. In February my friend had the mussels and the broth was flavorful. I ordered the mussels during this visit and the broth was tasteless. My friend ordered the shrimp cocktail. $24.00 for 6 shrimp and the shrimp were small. Not tiny, but not jumbo. My friend ordered iced coffee and when he wanted a refill the waiter said he would be charged for a second iced coffee. Really? I will return, but this visit was a let down.
Always wanted to go as I arrived in nyc from Canada the same year it opened. Finally got there for my birthday and it was v special.
Ate, absorbed the magical ambience and stellar service, bought the book, and life is beautiful.
Thanks for a really memorable experience.
Great buzzy restaurant excellent service and awesome food - all loved it
You never disappoint. I made my reservation through open table but the restaurant did not have me on the list. I showed the maître d my confirmation and he made accommodations immediately.
Reminiscent of La Cupole ( Paris) - excellent food and pleasantly 'busy' atmosphere.
We went at 9pm and even at that time it was so noisy we had trouble talking to each other.
Food is OK but very very bland. Used to be much better food.
Overall not worth it.
We have dined at Balthazar each time we travel to NYC. During this visit we ate 3 times there. Twice for lunch and once for dinner over a 2 week visit. By far the dinner was the worst experience. I ordered the baked chicken and my spouse ordered the steak frites Medium well done. Her steak was Medium rare. The chicken was over cooked and extremely dry. The cous cous and cooked carrots with which it was served was cold
All of this accompanied by a rude and curt waitress. We won’t be back.
Still a delightful spot after all these years and the hype has worn off. The staff are attentive and courteous. I asked to be seated in a quiet spot for a business meal and the hostess was most accommodating. I will absolutely visit again.
Nice waiters, amazing food
Nice food and drinks
When I asked where should we eat in NYC to many friends, the response was Balthazar! They were right, reminds me of “Le Grand Colbert” in Paris....roast chicken amazing at both spots! We will be back!
Beautiful atmosphere and above excellent service - A++++++
I celebrated my wedding anniversary on Sunday evening and everybody was so focus on making us happy. My husband is French and he really appreciated the food and the wine list. Also my mom and my brother they were super happy about their choices. Can’t wait to go back to this REAL French Bistro! I want to thank the manager and all the stuff to make us feel special
Really enjoyed this authentic French brasserie. French onion soup awesome. Steak au poivre excellent. House wine very good and reasonably priced!
Always excellent one of my favorites
The best onion soup without having to go
Kudare is the best host always willing to accommodate
One of our favourite restaurants in Manhattan. Champagne and a seafood tower on a Sunday afternoon. What a perfect way to brunch. Classic, high quality dining experience. Try it, you will not be disappointed.
Fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever had 🥞❤️
Sunday brunch whilst on holiday. Great atmosphere, great food and usual top class service. What’s not to like?
Good restaurant but doesn’t warrant the cost. Service was terrific. Food was good but quite pricey. Wine list was so expensive it was prohibitive, which is a shame.
It was fabulous as always!
Great ambiance, food is expensive but tastes great
First time visiting NYC and this has been on our list for years. Absolutely worth a trip. Robin P expertly guided us thru the menu. Phenomenal service all around, but she made our meal even better than we could have expected. We sat in the back corner and had a wonderful view of the entire establishment.
We highly recommend Balthazar for a fantastic Parisian Bistro experience.
One of the most consistent restaurants world wide. From the food to the service to the ambience, Balthazar excels in all areas. The servers work in harmony, flawlessly managing all needs. The food is prepared and plated properly. And the wine list is extensive and reasonable. We can’t count the number of times we’ve enjoyed a meal here.
We live in Mexico and always return to Balthazar when in New York! We love it!
Extraordinaria comida en un ambiente clásico de Nueva York, se especializan en mariscos.
Food was good. However, service was impersonal. This is more like a factory as it is a very busy restaurant.
Balthazar’s is clearly a very good restaurant. Our service and food was very good.
Absolutley amazing. Try oysters!
Still LOVE this place!! Instead of disappointingly trying to find the next “hot spot,” (re-)try this venerable SoHo pleaser.
Terrific food and wonderful service, very recomended!
Balthazar transports you into a true, French brasserie. The service is excellent and my waiter even had a French accent!
The menu is small, but the dishes are excellently made. Classic French is what you will find. Wonderful bread and butter is provided. My first course was escargot.....and dipping the bread into the butter/wine/garlic sauce was part of the fun!
My friend had hanger steak with steak frites. Often, this cut of meat can be chewy. Hers was perfectly done medium rare and it was tender and delicious! Steak frites were irresistible.
I had soft shelled crabs meunière.....crabs coated in seasoned flour with garlic and quickly sautéed. Absolutely lucious.
Balthazar has been on the must do restaurants in NYC for quite some time.....but is still usually mobbed....and for good reason. Make a reservation and get there! You will not regret it!
The service is awfull, the waitress acted as if she was doing a favour. A shame because the food is so good
second time at this restaurant. same dish. completely different dish. service awful. too much noise. not recommend.
Great service, upbeat vibe, always a winner.
Balthazar is always good.It really feels like you're in Paris- a bowl of coffee and your morning paper.Great baked goods.delicious cocktails.