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  • French, Bistro
  • 80 Spring St, New York NY10012 40.72277 -73.998246
  • (Btwn Broadway & Crosby St)
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  • (212) 343-1274
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User Ratings (Based on 121 reviews)

Food 4.1 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 343-1274
(212) 965-1785
(212) 343-1274
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Breakfast Mon-Fri: 7:30am-11:30am Sat-Sun: 8am-9am Lunch Mon-Fri: 12pm-5pm Dinner & After Hours Mon-Thu: 6pm-12am Fri-Sat: 6pm-1am Sun: 5:30pm-12am Brunch Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Brunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late Night, Online Reservations, People Watching, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Raw Bar, Romantic, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Lauren on 09/08/2005

    There is no place like this in Manhattan

    Enough said!

  • Balthazar

    Posted by great soup on 09/05/2005

    Love the soup

    The onion soup was wonderful... gotta go back for more. The cheeseburger wasn't that tasty, not enough ingredients inside and too dry... But the organic salmon was great.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by WB CRIT on 07/09/2005

    And Now. . . .

    I can finally say been there and done that. It was what I expected for a weekend brunch in terms of the crowd and the wait- but then again it's always like this. Despite the bustling shuffles of crowds the service was timely and courteous. Our waiter was friendly and timely. The food was good- nothing extravagent- but typical french fare. Portions were suffice and simply presented. No fancy garnishes or compostions. You get what you order. I had the grilled brook trout on a bed of spinach and lentils. The lentils were savory and the spinach was even and lightly coated with seasonings, the trout was moist and soft. Overall it was good. My friend mentioned the cappucino was in poor taste and her fettuccini lingered bit on the salty side. Definitely stop by the bakery next door and pick up a batard or a boule for your home.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by L'Enfant on 06/13/2005

    Better than expected...

    I just returned from a late lunch at Balthazar, invited by friends in town from San Fransisco. I usually don't frequent the predictable, "establishment" type places more than once, since I've been here long enough to find my own faves, but Balthazar this time around was quite enjoyable. The food was better than I remembered from when I was there a year ago and before. (I had the trout salad.. needed salt, but a quick dash made it a very respectable entree.) The pain de poilane makes me giggle selfishly at the Atkinser's who shun it... what they miss, they cannot know. All in all, a very, very lovely dejeuner.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Mac on 05/06/2005


    Saturday and Sunday around 1:00 pm are the best. Food is great, service is excellent and the atmosphere is SoHo.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Michelle on 04/28/2005

    Excellent...more than I expected

    I went to Balthazar for dinner...around 9:00 pm. I had reservations but still there was a bit of a wait...but nothing that wasn't already expected. When we did get seated, everything was great! The waiter was great...very busy and yet we weren't ignored once! We ordered the Goat Cheese Tart...EXCELLENT... and the Seafood Ceviche ...both were just excellent. Then we ordered the Bar Steak but asked to split it between two of us. Not only did they not charge us the "share a meal" fee that most expensive restaurants do, they even brought it out alread split in half on two separate plates. The Steak was one of the best I've ever had at a restaurant. Then we shared a Creme Brulee for dessert! Excellent! That was my first trip ever to NYC. I am planning another in a few months and Balthazar is on my list.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/08/2005

    Not impressed with the food

    I tried Balthazar a few years ago and was not impressed with the food. I gave it a second try a few days ago and found that nothing has changed much. It's a great room, crowded and loud, with a fun atmosphere, but the food still leaves much to be desired. The shellfish "plateau" looks great, but the brandade was "blah", the duck confit was very greasy and I've had much better fries than the ones that came with the steak. Service was OK and desserts were the best part of the meal. It should not be too hard to turn out good brasserie food to go with the nice ambiance. Hope the kitchen makes an extra effort!

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