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.
Haven't been at Balthazar for some time but it has always been at the top of our list of restaurants. Classic French. We won't wait this long again to be back.
We haven't been to Balthazar in years, probably because it's difficult to get a last-minute reservation but the summer is easier. Still filled to overflowing and still ear-splitting noise, but the food and the service were great as was the host (an unenviable job). We'll probably have to wait until next summer to get a reservation, but we'll be back then.
Usual good standard of food and vibrant atmosphere. Service average on this occasion. Asked for a drink Twice which never arrived but somehow got added to the bill!
Celebrated a friends 70th birthday
Food and service was excellent
Always a great experience. Dinner was fantastic and service was superb! Highly recommend
Excelente cena y el lugar inmejorable
The food was amazing, and out waiter was super super nice (it was a guy from portugal, i dont remember his name) It was my birthday and they made it very special for me.
Excellent service and great selections.
This is such a wonderful dining experience while in NYC. The restaurant is a dining treasure. Wait staff has been employed for years. I love the feeling of being pampered. The food is super.
It’s a great reason to get to Soho.
Great atmosphere and service. Food was very good - one of the steaks we ordered was a bit undercooked but we didn’t tell waiter so that is on us
overcooked steak for two was very disappointing especially at $145
Perfect as always, it’s been five years since my last meal there and it was everything I wanted it to be
We had a great experience! Food was prepared extremely carefully - lot of food allergies in our party - and everything came out great. Our waitress was outstanding as well.
It is always great to go to Balthazar. We have been dining there for many years.
great restaurant. Thank you
Outstanding restaurant with authentic Parisian feel. Will definitely be back!!
This is a second time that I meet with this client at the restaurant. It was perfect. Great food and absolutely fantastic staff.
Great service and location. Foods are good overall, but most dishes are too salty
Overrated tourist attraction
If you can't be in Paris, well at least there is Balthazar!
One of our favorite spots in NYC! Food is always delicious. It is an energetic, lively fun restaurant.
The food took us right back to France- authentic and delicious! The service was exceptional- I couldn’t believe it. Every aspect of our dinner was exceptional. I’d recommend the mussels and fries as well as the chocolate cake.
Always excellent food and great service. There was a long wait (15 minutes) even though we reserved the place. But this is because the restaurants is so popular and people seem to really enjoyed there. The wait time was more than compensated with the excellent food and nice service once we got a seat. I will return to Balthazar for special occasions.
pricey but entirely worth it, delicious food and incredible ambiance
Prices were high, but the service and the food were outstanding!!
I always order the steak frites and it’s always great! It is a 41 dolars dish but it is perfect, the meat was cooked really well and the atendence was great! I had made a previous reservation and when I got there I was imediatelly send to mu table, very organized.
Balthazar has lost it's luster a bit. ...or maybe everyone else has gotten that much better?
Always great food, always perfect service.
Wonderful and delicious, consistent and legendary
Our reservation was for after a show at 2230 but they accepted us a bit earlier which was great.
Service is very good.
We ordered a couple of steaks. Have definitely had better. 1 was ok and the other totally overcooked. They replaced it very fast.
Burger was very good.
Food was ok and slightly over cooked
Service was impeccable and made up for the food issue
Would visit purely on our interaction with the service host
The Spanish octopus was the tenderest I have ever eaten.the salmon and brazino fish was superb. My wife loved her creme bruleemy daughter really enjoyed her duck Condit.A class act all round.
Branzino is well cooked and balanced flavor. Wish duck plate was duck breast instead of the leg.
Foie gras was amazing my fav, better than some I tried in France. Mix crowd due to locations, expect alots of tourists. Attentive service and beautiful aged french cafe vibe. Didn't like the onion soup, very burnt and super salty.
Love this restaurant despite its being less than perfect. Fire alarm is frequent and gets old, they don't seem to serve a steak cooked medium (always medium rare or even rare) and the price point is a smidgen high. However we love it regardless. Go!
It has lost its charm. Feels like a McDonalds. Go somewhere else.
I really enjoy the food and atmosphere but the noise level is high
Everything was great, but there were two questionable oysters in the oyster plate.
Excellent service. Host notes my table request and gave me one of the best tables. Made me feel like an important customer. And everything else was great as usual.