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  • French, Bistro
  • 80 Spring St, New York NY10012 40.722659 -73.998182
  • (Btwn Broadway & Crosby St)
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  • (212) 965-1414
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User Ratings (Based on 121 reviews)

3.935
Food 4.1 Value 3.5
Service 4.0 Atmosphere 4.0

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
work
(212) 965-1414
voice
(212) 965-1785
Fax:
fax
(212) 343-1274
Website:
www.balthazarny.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Hours:
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
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Group Dining, Open Late, People Watching, Prix Fixe, Romantic, Trendy, Happy Hour, Raw Bar, Bar Scene, Online Reservations, Wheelchair Friendly, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Parties

User Reviews

  • Balthazar

    Posted by swingline on 02/23/2009

    The hostesses could use a little work...

    I had been to Balthazar before, but never for brunch. Like always, I enjoyed the food (never quite LOVED it), found the atmosphere to be cheerful and happy (if a bit pretentious), and found the wait staff to attentive and helpful. But the folks working the Saturday brunch shift could definitely use an attitude adjustment. Upon entering Balthazar, I wasn't sure where my party was seated, so I asked the hostess, who, after mutely pointing me to the table, turned around and loudly asked her fellow hostess why "people don't bother looking before asking where their table is". Well miss, if I knew immediately where my table was upon entering, you would serve no real function and therefore not have a job, correct? And while I'm sort of nitpicking, I'm baffled that a hostess is questioning the very reason her job exists. Go figure.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Anonymous on 02/09/2009

    Best Brunch!

    Definitely check out this place for Sat/Sun brunch- food is terrific, service is great, a little loud but lots of people is a sign of a good place!

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Bifpocaroba on 02/05/2009

    Still A Winner

    Was a little hesitant to go thinking its best days might have passed but fortunately I was wrong. Top notch service, food and atmosphere puts this place right back in the rotation. Well worth a visit...still.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by jdknyc on 01/14/2009

    Craving the Steak Tar Tar

    I have been to Balthazar on multiple occasions and always enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere! The steak tar tar is my favorite in the city and everything else that I have had has been excellently prepared. I hope that people will remember that the restaurant is modelled after a French Brasserie and is therefore meant to be slightly informal and full of life. The energy helps make the place. And the service is fantastic! The last time I was there in December, I did not have a reservation and arrived with a group wanting to have dinner at around 8 pm. I explained to the host that it was probably one of the worst days of my life (I had been diagnosed with Cancer that day) and really needed a great martini and the steak tar tar. He managed to find us a table and when I was leaving and thanked him he asked if he could hug me and wished me all the best. I had surgery on Dec. 22nd and have not yet been able to go back, but plan to when I can!!!

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2009

    Sitlll a Destination Restaurant

    After so many years as a "hip" restaurant, Balthazar bears the risk of becoming a cliché. So we were delightfully surprised to find the food delicious, the service exemplarily and the atmosphere during the Xmas holidays nothing less than festive. As a regular of Paris bistros in Paris, I still found Balthazar worth a journey to visit while in New York.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by Flying Scotsman on 11/12/2008

    Spoilt for Choice

    I've been to Balthazar many times with family, friends and business colleagues. It is best when quiet (if it ever is) because week-ends are crazy, and eating in the cafe (bar) area and having numerous people back into your table, food and other parts is offputting. The atmosphere is good, it is obviously in some British tourist guides, the food passable but not brilliant. The wine list is exceptionally good and creme brulee worth having. The waiting staff are great, but the suits and lbd's at the door should understand the customer/establishment relationship. If you go on Sunday try and be there before 10, Saturday mid day is a lottery and you could be almost sitting on someone's lap. Try the bar stools if there are some free. I guess if people are lining up 4 deep to throw money none of that matters for now, but with a recession it will change.

  • Balthazar

    Posted by K.G. on 11/11/2008

    Excellent

    I went to Balthazar for my birthday last Saturday and the food was great. I ordered short ribs with mashed potatoes (the Saturday special) and it was amazing. Even though we sat in the bar area to save on wait time the service was great. I cannot wait to go again!

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