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.
Celebrating 50 years of friendship
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!
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!
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
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.
Great as always!
Food is always consistent which is extraordinary but the service was really outstanding. So nice after all these years!
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!
Always dependable food quality the service generally very good but we think we got a server who was having an off day
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!
My “regular” in NYC on every visit, love it. Highly recommended
Food and service were impeccable. The atmosphere is great as well. A little pricey, but worth the experience.
Excellent service. Always good people watching. Breakfast ends early so be in the mood for brunch after 9am
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.
It was just meh honestly... expected better service and food. Esp for a birthday
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!
Excellent food and wonderful first time experience for Londoners. Thank you. Best, Gregory
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.