What Insiders Are Saying
The incredible People Watching available at Balthazar makes scrunching into a tiny table and overpaying for brunch totally worth it. Say whatever you want about this place, you can’t take away the fact that the kitchen gets it done.
An $18 cocktail should not come in a wine glass filled to the brim with ice and garnished with a plastic straw and browning lime wedge. Food was fine, but nothing to write home about. Service was impersonal and robotic feeling.
Mater’d was very accommodating!
Been going there for years, for the good food and the stellar service. Had the worst waiter I've ever had there this time - rushed, borderline hostile, acted irritated when we'd make a simple request or ask for more information. First time, ever, at Balthazar that that's happened. I'll find another bistro in future. It's not as though there's a scarcity.
As usual, service, food quality, price, everything was excellent!!
I came for lunch today with my family, the food was very tasty and the service was attentive.
We were running very late for our reservation but they still accommodated my family with an amazing table.
The wine selection is also great and affordable.
Would recommend to any brasserie lovers
Is Balthazar slipping? I love the place but my last visit wasn't fun because of a disconnected waiter who lacked the professionalism I expect in a place like Balthazar and sort of threw the food at us. At 9pm they were out of the Monday night lamb special, which was half the reason we came. My cocktail was excellent and the same for the steak but the snails were haphazard and in 3 cases required an engineering degree to extract them from their shells. I go to Balthazar 6-8 times a year but this last visit was a downer.
Muy buen servicio! Pedimos dos platos para compartir y sin que lo pidiéramos nos trajeron todo en dos platos separados para que pudiéramos comerlo cada uno por su cuenta.
En esta ocasión la comida no estuvo tan rica
El servicio no estuvo muy bueno, la mesera estaba con mala cara.
El vino no me gusto.
The restaurant was completely full even on a weekday afternoon. Both the duck and the salmon were delicious as described. Thankfully the hostess kindly assigned us a corner table providing a slightly less energetic environment. Reservations are definitely required.
My wife’s birthday dinner. Great food. Decent waiter service. A bit to close to other patrons but it’s NYC.
Very tight seating, but so great overall that we went back the next day.
So good. Cross-Atlantic family reunion worth $500!!
Balthazar Always delivers
This place in Soho is way overpriced. 2 orders of simple Eggs Benedict, one Bellini, one cafe and one OJ and One creme brûlée. Bill was 102$! For two! No special anything. Bread was cold n doughy. Table Bread wasn’t suitable for a brunch at all. Doubt if I’d return. Not for brunch or breakfast, at least.
Loved it! We'll be back. We went for brunch and everything was great.
I love Balthazar it is a special place with great food wonderful staff and atmosphere ! I the maitre de is fabulous
Consistent. You can not go wrong at Balthazar. A bit crowded and cramped at times. Would benefit from removing a few tables so you are not on top of your neighbor, but still a great spot.
I love Balthazar’s. Great food. Great ambiance.
We love the food here! It’s definitely one of our favorite lunch places when we get to NYC.
We have been there several times before, but this time we were very disapointed. Our steak was like hard gum.
Excellent as always
Steak frites was very chewy at medium rare. Excellent friseé salad, great desserts.
Amazing as always!
I ordered a burger and for it being Balthazar it was just OK and the fries were cold. I brought a Producer here and it was disappointing rather than impressive. Thank you.
Wonderful lunch! Delicious food!
THE best breakfast in New York. Certainly the most civilized.
Great place. Great service. We arrived early, ab out an hour ahead of our reservation. They were able to seat us, but the table we were given was in a crowded area with barely enough room to squeeze by either side between adjacent tables. I guess it may be the norm for NYC but seems like way too many tables for the floor space available. Felt very claustrophobic. Otherwise, I may have given this place 5 stars. Waiter (Edwin) was very attentive.
We came here for my girlfriend’s birthday. She got the mussels and I got the branzino. Both were excellent. The place was a bit crowded, but service was great and overall we had wonderful time.
Good by very noicy!
Have eaten here several times. Haven’t has the desserts in quite some time though.
And for $14, I expected to be wowwed
Instead it was a huge disappointment
1 scoop of chocolate that was just ok
( really, just 1 scoop for that amount)
And chocolate cake that was dry and tasteless
If it weren’t for that I would have rated it higher
Desserts are way, way overpriced for what you get
Thats on top of a menu thats steeply priced already
Un clásico con SoHO. Clásico y delicioso. Es un must
Love this location and the vibe. Great spot for informal business lunch.
Excellent server! Engaging, professional and knowledgeable! Rare these days! Food was amazing - especially the bread basket!
I’ve been a guest there since 1997. Once again it was perfection. Thank you. —Thane Boulton, Founder and Publisher, Thane & Prose New York
Loved it as soon as got through the door. Fab, buzzy atmosphere. Lovely server. Food absolutely perfect. Very, very happy we booked following too many recommendations.
Food was great. Seated us at a bad table then made us wait over 45 minutes for a better table “because he forgot about us” otherwise I love Balthazar.
The onion soup was delicious.
Balthazar salad was OK.
Much easier than flying to Paris with food and an atmosphere that will bring Paris to SOHO
There are so many other wonderful restaurants in SoHo/Nolita to enjoy that have better food, atmosphere and service without the hype of the name.
Iconic NY restaurant. Food is great. Service impeccable. Love it for breakfast. Go for lunch during the week for people watching!