Baldanza Cafe

4.3
149 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We serve an incredible breakfast, lunch and dinner offering using the finest, local ingredients. All of our dishes are prepared using seasonal and organically certified produce - from our grass-fed beef to our cage-free eggs.

We work with farms that embrace the humane treatment of animals that are both hormone free and fed grains that are GMO free. These farms are owned by people who care about our sustainable future and grow crops that do not use synthetic pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

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Wed - Thu 5:30PM - 9:00PM

What 149 People Are Saying
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SM
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Go sooooo sick on their crab cake sandwich. Violent.

A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous meal. We sat at the bar and the bartender was outstanding. He suggested the special which was fish and chips. We share that and the paperdelle bolganese. They were both terrific. I would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful night - good great

n
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

First time there for a 2nd date. Drink menu was interesting, but lacked a Bourbon cocktail. Just about every restaurant has. Server who was friendly, insisted bourbon was a "winter" drink. Had the salmon which was outstanding. A butternut squash soup a a starter very good. The disappointment in this price fix menu was no chocolate dessert as advertised. The server said they were waiting for the item. So, it wasn't prepared on site and it was 6:30pm and not there. Was a miss on an overall good experience.

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious omelettes!! Great little place in the heart of New Caan.

FP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything is as good as it was in old location. Just more roomy.

CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Baldanza is always my go-to when I want a delicious meal - and the tuna tartare and crispy chicken are always my fave! I've also enjoyed their beet salad, pasta and fish. Will def keep going!

JS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere and the location was great. However the service was poor my mother and I were waiting for our check for 15 minutes. They need more waiters.

LK
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have visited this restaurant quite a few times and every meal has been delicious! Tonight I had fish and my husband steak. The fish was cooked perfectly and due to my dairy allergy; made my way. My husband's steak was cooked to medium rare; exactly and was yummy. Our waiter and his assistant were attentive but not annoying. Just an enjoyable dinner all around and I look forward to returning soon.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Then food was excellent. Had the Spaghetti Caprese which was very fresh and light . Then we split the house made banana cream pie which was excellent . Service was also excellent. A wonderful restaurant

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pancakes were not on the lunch menu but they made them for my daughter anyway - very nice!

AV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

They seemed to be short-staffed. Food took an hour to come. Dessert was on the house to make amends, which was appreciated.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I will start off iwth admitting we came uber early 6:30 and so it felt dead, more catering to a retirement community than a robust mixed crowd. the wait staff was friendly but it felt confused with an issue of who owned what portion of our journey. the food was good, not outstanding but I was impressed with the personal attention and would return. At the clock ticked to 8:00 pm the pace picked up and the environment was lively. I think the desert could have been presented in a more enticing manner

N
New England
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

friendly staff, great food, relaxed atmosphere- we enjoyed out evening immensely - good recommendations for various meals-

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh and delicious! Staff is super friendly!

GS
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. 5 of us had 4 different dishes. All fish. Side of rigatoni.
I just keep recommending this place. Have been here around 8 times. Every time has been really good.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The outdoor seating is great and the service is quick and friendly.

MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Baldanza! Tasty food, lots of choices, good drinks and fun ambiance!

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was excellent! The service was superb and on point. Our server and host couldn't have been more attentive. Great brunch menu with a lot of options. We had the eggs benedict, kale salad and fluffy pancakes! Then decided to finish it off with the cheesecake which is made in house and is beyond decadent. I'm not a cheesecake person but this one was out of this world. We also had the red velvet cake which was creamy and everything red velvet should be! We will definitely be back!

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Lousy Mother’s Day brunch menu. Wrong meals delivered to table. Food was cold.

MD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Before going any further, let me say that this review is being written by a person who's family was in the retail food service industry (restaurants) for over 30 years.

I am often astonished at the lack of training given to the wait staff at restaurants. We ordered bread with our soup - the soup came out first but the bread...well, that I had to go over into the kitchen to find out the status. I found out that it was coming - and it did, but many minutes after the soup was served. Two people at the table - and we were given two thin pieces of bread that was toested - but no butter (had to ask for that too).

Then later when dessert was ordered - we ate them with our spoons as the forks had been cleared with the dinner dishes and not replaced nor were any brought with the desserts. We would've asked for the forks but didn't want to have to wait any longer to find our server.

The server was pleasant but young and, clearly, inexperienced and not properly trained.

The food, however, was quite good. The service, unfortunately, not so much.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a family dinner and all the food was excellent, plus we could talk easily, The owners and staff are very attentive to make sure the food as to your liking and you have a good experience.

JH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was really terrible and they were out of half of the menu. We will not be going back

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

when the restaurant was behind uncorked it was amazing this past Friday it was terrible the fish was overcooked and dry no taste in the food and just plain terrible ..the specils were all pasta and nothing
special at all please dont waste your money ...

P
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Baldanza! The food choices, the mojitos and the banana cream pie dessert were incredible.

KB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! They relocated from down the street and Baldanza is as good as, if not better than before! Farm to table fresh, beautiful presentation and Angela and her husband (owners) were hands on in the kitchen and taking care of their customers! 10 out of 10 stars for food, ambiance and service!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was prepared and presented very nicely on Easter. My lamb was cooked to my request- a perfect medium rare. Appetizers were delish and creative ! Excellent wine list, too.

SF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Easter brunch

F
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have eaten here several times, and have always enjoyed the quality of the food and the attention of the staff. Definitely will be back again.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

People friendly food and flavors and combo offerings were refreshing and delicious!

D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was excellent. However, the server forgot to hold the aioli on the sandwich so it had to be sent back snd wait a long time for a new one. Also ordered two bloody marys one spicy one not and they came identical. Too spicy for me and not enough for the other. When i returned it they said all bloody marys are from the same mix. Should have been told that from the start. Food was delicious although mine was lukewarm not hot as service was very slow so likely sitting in the kitchen too long.

All that being said i would return and hope the staff is better trained. The owner/chef is fabulous. The menu is very ambitious and all is prepared fresh which is a challenge. Friends have had same comments about the service.

AC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Baldanza is a low key environment with great service and outstanding food. Everything is prepared to perfection and presentation is lovely. Great find to enjoy a lunch or dinner with friends!!

MM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great menu and food. Waiter was very friendly and attentive without being annoying.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fresh and delicious! I’m a huge fan!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent. Fun atmosphere, great service

LC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not one of our better experiences. Service was inconsistent as was the food. Seemed like the restaurant had an off night. Previous experiences were wonderful but this one just ok.

MB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

M wife and I went early on a Tuesday night. It was quiet, the service excellent and we were not rushed. Both the starters and entrees were delicious and were complemented by the very good wine by the glass offerings.

CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have enjoyed many meals at Baldanza, the beet salad remains my favorite. The service was exceptional and the meals are always outstanding. i will be back

WK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for my daughter’s anniversary. Food was wonderful, especially the beet salad

W
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a friends birthday lunch . Food was great and so was service

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