Balzem

4.5
396 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.
What 396 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
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vipMichael
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot. Excellent service- Food was very good

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christinal
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond awesome. Beyond incredible meal, service and experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, beautiful atmosphere! The service was very slow though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, good ambiance,slow service

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MelissaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very loud, but great ambience. Service & food is always good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I requested inside, they sat us outside and it started raining, I got wet.

I requested a birthday candle, they never brought it

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vipGregg
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great and loved the ambiance. Definitely would recommend

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vipSergioK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Food was excellent, in fact we ordered a 2nd round of the truffle Mac & cheese and mushroom truffle pizza. Everything was delicious and I would go again in a heartbeat!

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alley71cat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The shrimp casserole and wine were exquisite! Sat outside and it was romantic with the heat lamps and rain outside.

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Andie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people who work here are so lovely. Will continue to come back

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vipNYCFamily
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant meal here on a Saturday night. The food was all great, but I had the shrimp dish and it was meh. We will definitely be back.

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vipShonaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great service!! Will 100% be returning.

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vipVicki
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite brunch place. Food and service were amazing!

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vipnicooo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

the food is not so good. everything else great but the food 0

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic experience! The ambiance was great, wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive, food was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend the prosciutto appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal brunch experience. Wish I lived in NYC so I could come back here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our waiter was so kind!

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MW65
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The outdoor seating was nice and the food was fine. I think my expectations were too high.

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MoliM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The ambiance is great but the meal itself wasn’t good. Everything was lacking salt. The lamb skewers were overcooked and the server kept trying to take our plates away even when there’s food on them. There are far better Mediterranean spots in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t expecting this to be as good as it was but it was truly excellent Mediterranean cuisine.

Great Soho location. Great ambiance, friendly and helpful staff and plenty of them and comparatively great value compared to so many of those supposedly high end Mediterranean restaurants.

We will go again for sure!

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AmyF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, highly recommend sharing platters

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JeffW
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good and healthy. Cozy spot with good atmosphere.

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supergirl177
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sooooo good!
And can’t recommend the chili-tequila cocktail enough 😋

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JaneW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, accommodating staff; fresh, tasty food; charming ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminded me of one of my favorite Mediterranean spots from college with the steady music beats and super good clean food. Would recommend to anyone in the area! Will come back with more people next time 😬

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MaliaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just lovely they always friendly & lovely & I love the food in Balzem😋

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The music was extremely loud. I asked them to turn it down twice. The first time they turned it down a tiny bit. The second time they said they couldn’t turn it down. I tried to explain I was hearing impaired and they just told me we could go sit outside (it was pouring rain). I would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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Nycfoodie96
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended!

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LeanneC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a small intimate restaurant. I enjoyed the food and the decor. I would definitely go back.

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CristinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Balzem and are so happy to eat inside again! I just wish the music was a bit less loud - last night it was a bit noisy and made conversation more difficult. If that were fixed, it would be perfect!

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JennDJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went there for brunch - the food is a little overpriced for the amount you receive but it was tasty. Drinks were OK.

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AlliR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, phenomenal service and awesome vibe.

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IshaV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The service was good and the ambience was lovely. The food was not exactly the best, not greatly seasoned and when we asked to get it packed, the waiter just took it away and didn’t bring anything back.

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vipfinefoodie
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very tasty cuisine from an excellent kitchen. Great staff, personable and informed. Well worth the visit.

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vipdiner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most incredible night at Balzem. Everything from the food to the service to the ambience was outstanding. We met old friends there so were planning to be there for a while. When we left we realized we had been there for over four hours. The drinks were flowing and the food kept coming. We sat in the outside area but it looked like anywhere you sat would be great. The guys who work there are super cool and nice and were great with offering suggestions of various drinks. This was a lucky pick off of the map and I am so grateful that we went with it. We hope to be back!!

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vipJanineC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and professional staff! The food was great, and the service wonderful.

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JasmineH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing time. The food and the service was great. It was a beautiful Saturday night and I really enjoyed my time there. Will definitely come back.

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 4.5 stars by 396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.