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Balzem, New York, NY
Balzem, New York, NY
Balzem, New York, NY
Balzem, New York, NY
Balzem, New York, NY
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Balzem

4.2
4.2
470 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Balzem is where you begin a tour of the northern Mediterranean coastline. From the celebrated culinary culture of Provence in Southern France to some of Italy's most elegant and refined cuisines such as in Campania, and reaching all the way to the light and carrying flavors of the Aegean coastline. Complete your journey with a selection of wine or beer from these cultural regions and other celebrated vineyards around the globe.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (646) 837-7033
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Catering available
  • Private party facilities
    Pls call to discuss
  • Private party contact
    Harzem Sendogan: (646) 403-7694
  • Neighborhood
    NoLita
  • Cross street
    Spring
  • Parking details
    Street parking and paid parking lots
  • Public transit
    6 train Spring Street stop within 2 blocks
  • Entertainment
    Music, ambiance
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Tuesday Nights With Ceviche

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Wed - 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Tuesday night ceviche with our signature traditional recipe with octopus, tuna, shrimp, pico de gallo and avocado with secret orange dressing.

    Tuesday Nights With Ceviche Photo

What 470 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

470 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely little SoHo gem. Small but noise level was quite high due to music playing.

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  2. Foodie33

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was solid, food tasted good but portions are way out of whack with the price. Music was too loud. Not terrible, but not great.

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  3. EddieJ

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not a large restaurant - - hey, it’s on Mott St. - - but is a very nice and cozy place to enjoy perhaps the best Mediterranean food around. We had the Portobello and Meatball appetizers that were outrageously delicious as were the main dishes and desserts. Place is hopping though so make a reservation - - we’re coming back, that’s for sure. Service was exceptional too.

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  4. BobT

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just had apps and soup. I wasn’t thrilled with the chicken orzo broth. Lentil and sausage soup was too heavy on lentil and sparse sausage. The spiced feta and traditional hummus were excellent.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Loved the music! Service was generally good but needed to flag down the server to get the bill.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. VLPQ

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were very nice and accommodating. The food was good. And we had a great time for brunch.

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  7. MargaretO

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice menu choices plentiful portions quiet and cozy

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation and they didn’t honor it when we arrived

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We arrived on time for our reservation and were told that a couple, just having drinks, were sitting at our table and would be getting up soon. We waited 30 mins with no change and asked the hostess what was going on. She shared that they asked the couple to leave and they “refused” and ordered food if it meant they could stay. They ordered a bowl of olives. We were then told by the hostess that they could make us drinks and we could wait outside until they had a table available. It was raining outside and over a half hour past our reservation time with no ETA. We left and unfortunately were not able to dine here even though we were very excited to. Based on other reviews, apparently this is a regular occurrence which is a big disappointment and not sure if it’s worth trying again

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Tapas are much smaller than most places and quite overpriced compared to other places of the same level. Waiter also frequently went out for a smoke throughout dinner.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food in Balzem hit the spot, it was tasty but a tad heavy. I really did not like how loud the music was….. it was like eating in a nightclub…. I could barely hear my fiancé from across the table.

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  12. valeriec

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff may have been stretched a little thin. Food was quite good and, although there was music, we could easily hear each other at our table. I will definitely return.

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  13. AnaR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought the food was amazing and service excellent!

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  14. CoconutsChanel

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place- affordable food (for NYC) while not compromising on quality. Great place to go with friends, attentive staff and delicious food & drinks

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  15. TimothyB

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good, but the portions sizes for the price for disappointing for some of our guests. A fairly decent offering, but this is NYC where awesome is expected.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience/ staff & especially the food . Nice & well kept Restuarant. Highly recommend.

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  17. ElianaF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with a dozen oysters on the half shell which were delightfully fresh! We then moved onto a shared plateof Humus and Babaganoush, Sautéed Spinach, and a Feta dip. Next we ordered the Truffle Oil Flatbread (which was amazing) and the beet salad. The entire meal was delightful and we enjoyed the ambiance and music and delightful wait staff!

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  18. Windsor1336

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Pros: Excellent Mediterranean fusion menu; rustic, global ambience. Cons: Menus had smudges of sauce on them - really unappealing Scattered service (it seemed drastically understaffed) Extremely cramped (an outdoor table was bumping into ours so closely that another guest was leaning into us) Neither half of the desserts on the menu nor decaffeinated coffee options were available. Worse, it took 45 minutes for the waiters to divide our check (for 6 people). Need to add the correct software for billing purposes going forward.

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  19. Aditya

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was great and the mezzo selection is amazing

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  20. Maygoldshmidt

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great time! The Staff were so friendly and made the experience worthwhile, got the to share platters highly recommend if you’re coming with a few friends!

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  21. BenC

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, not noisy, option of indoor seating with very nice decor or patio on the street. Food was lovely especially the Greek salad with tuna. Great prices and attentive service as well.

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  22. JoseV

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went with a friend and the service was good our waitress was great. The hummus was good and the flat bread with prosciutto and artichoke was tasty. My friends Greek salad was not good .the serving was small , the feta cheese had no taste and they were square blocks of cheese . For the $60 we paid I found it mot worth it. I’ll definitely not got back . The place has a great atmosphere.

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  23. MarcR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little Mediterranean discovery in the village area.

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  24. Taner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was outstanding, and the food was great!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a very enjoyable meal out of their small plates

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  26. SlyNiki

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience. Very good food - the lamb kebabs & creme-brûlée were excellent!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy charcuterie and tiramisu! Had a great experience for appetizers/casual dinner

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  28. BarbaraN

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Staff is great. Good wine selection. Had the spicy tequila cocktail, delicious! And especially loved the seared tuna.

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  29. FrankD

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. I recommend the grilled salmon and octopus. The dining room is an elegant but simple spot in the LES. The wine shelves offer privacy. Music was a throw back to the 1980s. Nice experience on a Sunday evening.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointed, food barely ok. Never again

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  31. ElizabethF

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This Mediterranean restaurant has a genuine neighborhood feel with a wide range of good small plates. The service is warm and unpretentious. I have been twice and would definitely return.

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  32. chris

    Denver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drink, and service were great. We had Saturday reservations and our table was ready upon arrival at 7:15pm. Each of enjoyed our meals: pasta, chicken skewers, and steak frites. We also enjoyed the hummus and babaganoush. We had ordered the zucchini pancakes as an app, but somehow it was forgotten and we asked about that item a few times, for it to finally arrive at the end of our meal. They were worth it and the server apologized. It would have been nice if that app was given to us at a discount since we couldn’t have enjoyed it as an appetizer. I would definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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  33. Emery

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Thank you! I definitely look forward to going back.

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  34. AhmedA

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun informal spot, loud, dimly lit. Tapas like situation

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  35. JoshuaG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The space is gorgeous and vibey- the crowd skews very young. The menu is small but the steak, octopus, and fries are standouts.

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  36. SharonR

    New York City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our waitress wasn’t the most kind person. Felt like we were a bother for asking questions or simply asking a attention. When asked what she recommends “ gave her opinion based on what she doesn’t eat ( fried food, not a fan of escargot but the sauce in it is good ( actually came over cooked and dry) Not a pleasant birthday brunch experience)

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  37. Alicia

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t think I’ve ever had bad Mediterranean food like this before. Both my boyfriend’s and I’s dish was bland, cold, and was overall a small plate. I spent $107 for crappy food and okay wine. The ambience was probably the best part of our dinner, but I wouldn’t go back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was ok. Fi

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Pescetarian

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not bad ....a touch disappointed as our wine selection was out of stock and I would say the food was ok not like mind blowing unique or super creative....I would say overall a good solid neighborhood restaurant that i would go back to

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  40. StephanE

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The choice of food is very good. The food itself was delicious. Despite a private party the service was good and the staff very supportive

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FAQs

Balzem does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Balzem also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 837-7033.

Balzem is rated 4.2 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Balzem

202 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Spring
  • Neighborhood
    NoLita
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking and paid parking lots
  • Public transit
    6 train Spring Street stop within 2 blocks
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Music, ambiance
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (646) 837-7033
  • Catering
    Catering available
  • Private party facilities
    Pls call to discuss
  • Private party contact
    Harzem Sendogan: (646) 403-7694
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