Balthazar

4.6
7024 reviews
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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.

What Insiders Are Saying

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 7024 People Are Saying
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LW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 50 years of friendship

h
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and great service. We went for a birthday celebration, and the food was polished off along with our wine. Will definitely go again!

OT
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An icon that never disappoints!
Trip to NYC for us isn’t complete without a meal at Balthazar and this one was no exception. We all had the classic Steak Frites as our last meal before departing and it was a great memory to take with us. See you next time!

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

It’s been years since I was last hear. Wanted to have an iconic venue for a birthday lunch. Great ambiance. Food was nice, not outstanding but nice. Service was good. Value well, it wasn’t cheap but we had fun

MC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sorry, I just love Balthazar. I will continue to visit every time I'm in NYC. Excellent service, great food, just love it. Maybe there are too many tourists, but since I fall in that category I can't really complain. It always reminds me of the bistros I visited in Bordeaux in the 80's, except the waiters at Balthazar are nicer.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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

Food is always consistent which is extraordinary but the service was really outstanding. So nice after all these years!

W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! We had Sunday brunch to celebrate two birthdays and everything was fantastic. The food, the atmosphere, and the service were terrific!

CB
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always dependable food quality the service generally very good but we think we got a server who was having an off day

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Going late night on a Saturday found easy parking. Went inside to see the bar and the pictures I’ve seen before don’t do it justice. It’s impressive. My fiancé and I were immediately greeted by the host and staff. It was great to see that no patron left this establishment without being acknowledged as they were leaving.

Food was awesome. Had staff recommended Duck Confit. Antonio, our waiter, was awesome. People like home is the reason I like to eat out. My fiancé had Bronzino. If you think that you’ve tested Bronzino before, you haven’t. Same with the duck. Seems like they found a way to heighten the flavor. Make room for dessert. You won’t be disappointed.

Can’t wait to go back soon!

LO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My “regular” in NYC on every visit, love it. Highly recommended

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food!

w
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were impeccable. The atmosphere is great as well. A little pricey, but worth the experience.

DT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Always good people watching. Breakfast ends early so be in the mood for brunch after 9am

NY
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was just meh honestly... expected better service and food. Esp for a birthday

B
New York Area
815 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful first time experience for Londoners. Thank you. Best, Gregory

GO
London
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a friends 70th birthday
Food and service was excellent
Highly recommend

BN
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Dinner was fantastic and service was superb! Highly recommend

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente cena y el lugar inmejorable

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WS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

k
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great selections.

BJ
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

FN
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It’s a great reason to get to Soho.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

overcooked steak for two was very disappointing especially at $145

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execelent!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always, it’s been five years since my last meal there and it was everything I wanted it to be

P
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

KU
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It is always great to go to Balthazar. We have been dining there for many years.

great restaurant. Thank you

L
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant with authentic Parisian feel. Will definitely be back!!

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a second time that I meet with this client at the restaurant. It was perfect. Great food and absolutely fantastic staff.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and location. Foods are good overall, but most dishes are too salty

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Overrated tourist attraction

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you can't be in Paris, well at least there is Balthazar!

r
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite spots in NYC! Food is always delicious. It is an energetic, lively fun restaurant.

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