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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
11:00 PM
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Balthazar

4.6
4750 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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
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Phone number
(212) 965-1414
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shane McBride
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crosby
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Parking details
Parking garage on Prince & Crosby.
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4750 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excelente !

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Balthazar was a fun and entertaining restaurant. We loved the energetic ambiance. Our waiter was delightful. The food was delicious, French comfort food. The price was reasonable. We loved the location of the restaurant as well and would like to explore SoHo in the future.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great from the minute we arrived. Our table was ready, service was attentive but not overbearing, and food was excellent. One of my favorite restaurants in the city!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

La comida exquisita y el ambiente muy bueno. Le falta una carta en español y sería perfecto!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

This is a very busy and vibrant restaurant, as such it may feel a little hectic to some. The food was very good, though the service was just okay. With a reservation we were required to wait about 25 minutes before being seated. Overall I would recommend this restaurant to those looking for an event and for great people watching, but not for those looking for a quite meal.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We go to Sunday brunch at Balthazar every time we visit NYC. You must make a reservation, as the restaurant is fully booked on Sundays. What I love about Balthazar is the ambiance and authentic French brasserie feel plus the excellent food. The bloody mary is quite frankly a meal in itself practically! Some of the highlights of the menu are the goat cheese tart, the steak frites, and I love the cheese board. The service is always impeccable and their breads and pastries are super! I look forward to every visit!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Retirement party

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great place and our server, Maria, was brilliant. Thanks Maria and Balthazar!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

For the second year in a row, I've celebrated my birthday at Balthazar, and for the second year in a row, I've absolutely adored the experience. The service is wonderful, the ambiance is lively, and the restaurant itself is gorgeous. A little slice of Paris with a generous touch of New York. This restaurant is Iconic, and with good reason. Looking forward to my next birthday!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a fantastic meal with a great booth. Bartender before sitting to dine was engaging and friendly. Certainly will come back in the near future.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a fun time - reliably great food and overall good vibe

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a favorite when we visit NYC, although even at 3:00 on a Fri afternoon, we had to wait despite reservations! This place is very trendy. Our reward was a delicious glass of champagne, compliments of the maitre'd. Staff was uniformly pleasant, efficient and professional. Food was French traditional: dependably fresh and well- prepared. The adjacent table ordered a three-tier seafood assortment and I was envious! The bakery is next door if you fall in love with the bread, which is hard not to.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great vibe, good service. A little pricy on the food ($40 steak frites?).

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous all the way around. Quick service and excellent value.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Quality ingredients and tasty food accompanied by excellent service.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Muy bueno, me equivoque en la hora de la reserva y igual nos consiguieron mesa

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Wonderful food, wine, service, atmosphere. Have tried for reservations on previous trips to New York and was lucky this time!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We had lunch and it was delicious. Ordered the scargots and some wine: very good. Love the place, the bar and the service.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Great food. Quick service.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Amazing waiter. Fabulous place. Always makes me happy!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Absolutely love this place - always great and consistent. Will definitely return the next time I'm in the city.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

My long anticipated visit to Balthazar did not disappoint. Having just returned from two weeks in Provence, I found the wine list to be inviting and the food to be authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I heard about your restaurant from a local and was visiting from the West Coast: San Francisco. I heard it was a must try place so I made an effort to take the subway there. It did not disappoint! Sad at the bar since I was so low and had great service … The bartender recommended beef stroganoff and a nice glass of white wine. The pasta was a little overdone, but the flavor was delicious and I finish the whole thing. Wish I had someone with me to help because I wanted to try dessert but I was too full.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The food is good, the place is cozy, the price is not awesome, but it is ok.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This was the fourth time we've lunched there. The food has always been very good. I usually have muscles or if rabbit is on the menu I'll do that. My husband loves the duck Shepards pie. Although it has not been on the menu the last two times.
I have a walker which can be a problem is some places. Not here! They were wonderful, very accomodating and thought ful. Eating there is a treat for the palate, and in fact all the senses . Very fun

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

La comida es muy buena, lo malo es que las mesas están muy cerca una de otra. La mesa que nos dieron no podía llegar la Mosa, nunca vi algo así. Se

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food isn’t outstanding but it’s good. Atmosphere is comfortable and always a staple while visiting NYC.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

My husband and I were vacationing in NYC and chose Balthazar for a mid afternoon meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience but would not choose this spot for intimate dining.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Just what we were looking for in a NY restaurant! Lively on a rainy Sunday night, families, locals, some tourists. Great food and wine list. This was the quintessential French Brasserie that eluded us on two recent trips to Paris, so we were thrilled to find it (slightly) closer to home. We live in the SF area and so wish that Balthazar was closer.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Bustling brunch - we had a great few hours and appreciated that we weren’t rushed at all and could enjoy everything at our leisure. Outstanding staff service. The selection of baked goods basket called “le panier” was delicious but huge for a couple ...

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

LOVED the pappardelle pasta w/ the lamb. absolutely delicious. the drinks were fabulous & I loved their bread. amazing service. it was very very loud in here, but that comes with such a popular place. very French & yummy. highly recommend their chocolate de pot.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was awesome. The only downside was that there were no vegetables to the food. The atmosphere was lovely. The appetizer with goat cheese was something special! Service was also really good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

great food, atmosphere!
A place for the special dinner!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was an overall good experience. Two entrees did not meet expectations after being recommend by staff (macaroni and cheese and omelette). We dined for brunch on a Saturday.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Every time I am in New York, I have to go to Balthazar no matter what. It was our anniversary and everything was perfect! Their food is spectacular and there is no way to go wrong regardless of your order. I think at this point, I have had everything on the menu and it is wonderful! This time we both had the bouillabaisse and as always, it was spot on! The pate was a great starter and the Sancerre was a great pairing!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The escargot was wonderful, get that with the mussels and fries-yum!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food is executed to perfection.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Consistently good. Great food, great wine list, great service. There is a reason this place is still busy at all hours of they day. The tables are a little tight and close to other patrons, but overall, still the best place to go in SoHo.

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

It took 30+ minutes to have our table ready. Food and service was just OK. Prices are high for the value you get, it’s overrated.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really good experience, went on a Thursday night and the restaurant was full but the service was still good, very friendly and attentive. Food was amazing.

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