Open Hours: Mo to Th from 07:30am to 11:30am,Mo to Th from 12:00pm to 05:00pm,Mo to Th from 06:00pm to 12:00am,Fr from 07:30am to 11:30am,Fr from 12:00pm to 05:00pm,Fr from 06:00pm to 01:00am,Sa from 08:00am to 04:00pm,Sa from 06:00pm to 01:00am,Su from 08:00am to 04:00pm,Su from 05:30pm to 12:00am
Balthazar is a recreation of a French brasserie. It is bold, loud and exciting, and is open all day from breakfast to late-night. The space is ... More
Balthazar is a recreation of a French brasserie. It is bold, loud and exciting, and is open all day from breakfast to late-night. The space is dominated by red leather banquettes with retro mirrors adding to the room's spaciousness. The restaurant is the creation of Keith McNally, who also owns Pastis in the Meatpacking District. On the menu you'll find items such as Grilled Lamb T-Bones, Duck Confit and Crisp Berkshire Pork Belly. The Sunday Brunch is particularly popular.
Its a great place to go! When you get there you feel you ARE IN NYC.. the food is very good and the ambiance is great!
Ah.. the drinks are great also!! I had one of the best vodka tonics I've had in a while in a bar!
We recently visited Balthazar with a party of 8. Our group tried the burgers, grilled chicken salads, macaroni and cheese, veggie sandwich, special of the day grilled mix, mushroom soup, oysters on the half shell - to mention a few. Everything was absolutely delicious. Even a simple dish of macaroni and cheese was fantasitc. The desserts are to die for. The apple tart with vanilla ice cream is a winner. Service is very prompt and attentive. The prices are reasonable and the portions ample. The atmosphere is a busy, beautifully appointed, french bistro and the delicious food coupled with fast, efficent service made our visit one to remember.
Food-excellent. Service was very efficient and low key(one member of our party was hyandicapped, so this meant a lot). We4 had the Balthazar salad (interesting) and onion soup (the best), along with the usual steak frites. We also had the Duck Confit, which was delicious. Creme brulee for desert-good, but we've had better.
Always the 'right' spot for a romantic dinner, but getting way to touristy and loud. The dinner crowd is strictly for those riding after the curve. The real selling point for locals is the excellent bar service. Sitting at the gorgeous zinc bar and ordering one of their superb wines-by-the-glass and a decadent hamburger is worth the noise and no wait. They also serve their amazing desserts at the bar, so forgo the crowded dining room and stick with the business men eating quietly over their Wall Street Journals.
I absolutely love eating at this restaurant. I enjoy a wonderful experience each time I order anything. The Lobster Risotto is incredible as well as the seafood ceviche. I enjoyed the duck as well as the bouillabaisse. I always need to have the pavlova for dessert. I would attempt to order a different dessert but I refuse to skip on this deliciously sweet perfection! It's a must have.
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