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About Balzem

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.

202 Mott Street
New York, NY 10012
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:30pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -5:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - Closing

Cross Street:
Spring

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 837-7033

Website:
http://www.balzem.com/

Entertainment:
Music, ambiance

Catering:
Catering available

Parking Details:
Street parking and paid parking lots

Public Transit:
6 train Spring Street stop within 2 blocks

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Details
Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

Balzem Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (13)
Tapas (11)
Good for a Date (9)
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Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Fun (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious menu. Something for everyone. One of my favorite go-to spots in Nolita. I come once per month!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was pretty good - However I don’t think it was worth the amount paid for.
The experience was sub par:
1. We had 3-4 different waiters - several times each would ask the same question as the one before making it quite annoying.
2. Took a while for us to get our food and when we did, our main course was brought out before our appetizers
3. The door takes a while to shut and it was freezing with all the cold air blowing in.

The atmosphere was pretty cool - good music and nice vibes.

Probably wouldn’t go back - thought it was too expensive for the value.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved our server!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent service and great meal in a fun atmosphere

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Maybe it was because it was New Year's Eve but my experience crossed it off my list of restaurants to return to :/

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was amazing! A bit pricy but the food, service and atmosphere make up for it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is the place to come when you’re craving Itlain cuisine that’s not a carb explosion. Serving staff is friendly, welcoming, and attentive. I loved the meat ball dish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We had a group of 6 people for dinner. The appetizers were amazing - hummous and artichoke dip! The Lamb dishes were excellent and my daughter said her burger was the best she'd ever had.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Moderately priced tapas and decent happy hour (limited to certain wines and apps) The food was good except the Creme Brulee (terrible) Our waitress and service was wonderful!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome place, great food, perfect service
Loved the octopus and the tiramisu

Tags: Great for Brunch, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Balzem is truly a neiborhood gem with a cozy ambiance and authentic and delicious Mediterranean fare! The staff was incredibly warm, and my friend and I comfortably lingered over brunch without any pressure. One of my favorites!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Tapas, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The chicken liver mousse and fried chicken starters were amazing! We also did the fried deviled eggs - compared to the other starters, this was less exciting and I would skip next time. We all did the Pig Out for our main. The spicy peanut noodles...so good. We also did broccoli and potatoes for sides. The broccoli was possibly the best I've ever had. The potatoes were also delish, but that broccoli.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This was our 4th visit within the past 6 months and we had another great meal at Balzem in a warm, inviting ambiance. Loved the octopus , branzini ceviche and seared tuna appetizers and the lamb and chicken grilled brochette main courses were also excellent. The Happy Hour drink specials extend to 7 PM. Friendly competent service.

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Took my boyfriend there to celebrate his birthday because it had great yelp reviews. I had the termanillo(sp?) wine and it was really dry and hard to take down. The prosciutto wraps were alright. Nothing too special and really salty. We had the brochette to share which I thought was a little dry but my boyfriend enjoyed. The best part of the meal for me was the potato truffle gratin although by the end of it, it seemed like I was eating truffle oil straight out of the bottle. Overall, the meal was meh. The service was great though and the atmosphere had a pub-like feel.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing little spot with delicious food, great for sharing and wine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Loved the restaurant staff couldn’t be nicer. Very pretty, small but intimate. Food very good. Not onecomplaint

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I loved the ambience of the place, but my friend got sick after eating the food. I feel very bad :(

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The experience was definitely interesting. At first we were told to sit at the bar, but we had made a reservation and after clarifying that a couple times we got seated at a table. MAKE A RESERVATION. There were a few parties ahead of us that got turned away because they were booked for the night.
The restaurant is small, so get ready to cozy up to your neighbors, however, it is New York, so that's expected. After we were seating, our waiter came over and took drink orders, which came out pretty quick, but our food didn't come out for hour after ordering and we had to push back our plans for after dinner. They gave one of our appetizers to another table (it was an accident, but the table started eating it before we could have it brought back to our table). Once we did get our food, it made up for everything. The truffle mac-n-cheese is really good, but let it sit for a few minutes to let the cheese thicken up a bit, and the artichoke dip is beyond wonderful. The lamb chops weren't for me, but my boyfriend ate them within seconds, and the potato au gratin was amazing. The shrimp casserole was a little too liquidy but definitely satisfying.
Overall it was a good visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tapas
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great spot for a date. Absolutely enjoyed my time there. Will be going back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great atmosphere and good food. Service wasn't great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The service was good and the truffle flatbread was very good. Remainder of the several apps we ordered were mediocre at best.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good, not great. Overall experience was good. Waitress was pleasant but seemed inexperienced. Inside temperature was very cold and apparently we were the only ones not happy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

loved the cute atmosphere and food. Service was really nice - a bit hit or miss, but fine. Food and wine were great. WOuld totally recommend

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Friendly service, eccletic menu, good value, pub by ambience, a little tight on seating and a little noisy. Good location. Would recommend

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent service! Prices were very good!

The meAt balls were amazing. And the mushroom truffle oil flat bread is a must! Do not sit there, and not get it!!

We enjoyed the seared tuna and the baba gnouch as well!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My boyfriend took here for my birthday and we had such a great time. Our waitress was so kind and took great care of us. The happy hour is a great find. $6 for wines and hummus. We had so much fun. We will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Balzem is a gem of a restaurant and one of my go-to’s when I have friends & family visiting. The food is really great (highlights are the mushroom/truffle oil flatbread, pesto pasta, hummus, & the truffle Mac & cheese!!) and the ambiance is relaxed and cool vibe. I also like the happy hour wines. It’s a great place to hang out and catch up over mezzes + drinks for hours; one of my favorites in the city!

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Stumbled across this place with a girlfriend. We shared for small plates and enjoyed rose by the glass. Great food, great service, great atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

always good service and food. reliable, and the small plates are great.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

I went to Balzem for the first time to have dinner with a friend. The ambiance of the restaurant is amazing, situated in a great neighborhood with a fun atmosphere. The food and wine was all amazing - would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a delicious spot in NoLita! I particularly loved the mushroom/truffle oil flatbread and the hummus - both were superb!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The host was very rude and in a hurry. Food was good though.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This was my second visit to Balzem. The food was great, we had the babaganoush, and octopus for appetizers and the Brochette and Shrimp Carnival for entrees. My only complaint is that our server was sort of doubling as the host and took a long time to get around to us, but we just flagged and started ordering from a much more responsive server.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We had to wait 15 mins for our reservation. One dish was incorrect and another was forgotten

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised with Balzem - its a great find! Food was fresh and delicious and the service was outstanding - very attentive and friendly. My friend and I each had a glass of wine, some appetizers (spicy feta dip and a burrata plate) and moules frites and soft shelled crabs. All completely delicious. Will definitely return!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food and the service were excellent!
We'll go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great, cozy atmosphere especially if you get seated near the windows. Awesome wine list! Went for brunch but the food was a bit disappointing. Would definitely go again for dinner though.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Delish with a cute view! Balzem had great food at great prices and an even better atmosphere!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Busy but cozy place. The Octopus and Seared Tuna were cooked perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I came here with a group of colleagues for lunch. The food was good and it probably would have been great if had not to wait for almost an hour for our main course. We ate as quickly as we could and were not able to enjoy our meal as we had to go back to work.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. Even though the service wasn't great, I'll definitely be back!

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