Balthazar

4.6
6194 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Balthazar is a traditional French Brasserie with a bustling railway station atmosphere. Our kitchen serves a variety of meat and poultry dishes including: Duck Shepherds Pie, Roasted Chicken and Steak Frites. Balthazar specializes in seafood with an array of fish entrees and a complete raw oyster and shellfish bar.

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The Infatuation
7.6

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.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 6194 People Are Saying
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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, food was outstanding, so was the service. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

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TB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a few words...amazing, incredible, fantastic, delicioius...as always!

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KR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a thoroughly modern theater experience and followed it with a thoroughly reliable and lovely dinner at Balthazar. Best of New York on both counts!

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RN
Denver
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second time and just as good as the first. Well done!

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S
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I had the lamb sandwich and it was very good, I would definitely order it again. My husband had the mussels and he said they were good. We both had a glass of a very good St. Emilio. Now for my favorite part of the meal,dessert, we had delicious profiteroles. The staff was very nice and friendly. We have been here before and we will definitely be going back.

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g
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! A little crowded , so quite a wait for the food to arrive. But I would probably go there again.

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DA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were amazing but it was too crowded. We were almost sitting on top of each other. For a brunch for 4 that cost 600 dollars, they should be able to offer a coat check.
Need to get rid of a few tables and limit the reservations. It’s not fair to those who wait months to dine here.
There is much they can do to make this a much better dining experience.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and food was excellent. Lovely space and ambiance for brunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my mom’s 70th birthday and everyone took such great care of us and made her celebration so special. Thank you!!!!!

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DB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to come in New York for special occasions. Great experience!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always love eating here!!!

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VL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Husband and I went for a Valentine’s Day weekend brunch. We can both say the experience was simply amazing. While the initial seating was a little rude and not so inviting, it was supremely compensated by the actual
Dining experience from beginning to end. The food, the drinks and to superbly close it with a delicious dessert. Cannot wait to return !

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Going to Balthazar is an experience in it self. This was my first time. The room is noisy and hectic, but I guess that is a part of the charm. Still a bit distracting... Food was very good - served very fast, something that led me to believe that a lot of it is prepared in advance. But that doesn't matter when it still is good. An expensive place, but I recommend everyone a visit, nevertheless 😉

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and ambiance were perfect, as usual. It’s loud, but to be expected.

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W
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somehow we felt we had privacy though the restaurant was crowded when we had Sunday brunch. Service was top notch just the right mix of attention and inattention; we had onion soup, eggs florentine, waffles, steak and eggs - everything was excellent. You feel like you're where things are happening when you dine at Balthazar, and it never feels touristy.

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SM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly outstanding. Our server was excellent. Wish I remembered his name. The food was delicious. Will return for dinner on our next trip to NYC.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food, atmosphere, and wait staff are always impeccable.

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite breakfast destinations. Lovely food, attentive service, warm and convivial setting.

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Balthazar remains as reliable as ever. Wonderful scene, exemplary service that truly “minds the table.”

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DJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We try and have dinner at Balthazar every time we visit New York. The service isn't overly formal, but I am always impressed at how precise the serving team is in addressing our needs.

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HM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Appetizers were dank. I was so horned up by the end of that meal the price was worth it.

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CS
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. The burger is fab and I love the energy.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourite restaurants in NY. Service and food always exceptional

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L
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation for 9:30 brunch. Got very crowded with people waiting by 10. Food was great. Service was great. Loved the avocado toast. Tables are tight. They had to pull table out to seat us then push it back. Otherwise, thoroughly enjoyed it.

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MO
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambience and the buzz. Consistently great food. Excellent wine list with a welcome range of pricing. A bit of Paris in New York - the best of both!

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it, as always. Our servers were all so attentive, courteous, friendly. They were especially understanding of our young children (bringing crayons to the table right away, making adjustments to menu items to suit them, treating them with respect and kindness). All the while, it was a nice early dinner for me and my husband and we didn't feel we were compromising our experience by having our kids with us. Great.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

En general bien, solo la carne estuvo algo dura

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D
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far is the best french restaurant in New York!!!

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NA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every aspect !!!!! 12/10!!!!! I would come to Balthazar over and over and over again!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Family trip to NYC

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

It is a great place for a drinks but the food was not in line with our expectations. Stressed service and not really a great evening for Balthazar I’m afraid.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Terrible service. Food was fine but nothing to talk about sadly. Upset stomach after lunch. Noise level annoying.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! Amazing and fast service!! Food was delicious.

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a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Apart from the attentive and friendly wait staff, the rest of the meal was a huge disappointment. Overpriced and overhyped. Food was subpar for the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

For breakfast - it was pretty terrible. Super basic and could get better eggs really anywhere else. Not work the fancy price of $20 per plate. Staff was wonderful.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

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LO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is very good and the fresh flowers lovely....but the noise level is TOO much! Plus the tables are too close together. I was elbow to elbow with the guy at the next table.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Not cheap but excellent bistro style food of generous portions. Good bread.

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CR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous!!!

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