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.
Excelente cena y el lugar inmejorable
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.
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.
The food took us right back to France- authentic and delicious! The service was exceptional- I couldn’t believe it. Every aspect of our dinner was exceptional. I’d recommend the mussels and fries as well as the chocolate cake.
Always excellent food and great service. There was a long wait (15 minutes) even though we reserved the place. But this is because the restaurants is so popular and people seem to really enjoyed there. The wait time was more than compensated with the excellent food and nice service once we got a seat. I will return to Balthazar for special occasions.
pricey but entirely worth it, delicious food and incredible ambiance
Prices were high, but the service and the food were outstanding!!
I always order the steak frites and it’s always great! It is a 41 dolars dish but it is perfect, the meat was cooked really well and the atendence was great! I had made a previous reservation and when I got there I was imediatelly send to mu table, very organized.
Balthazar has lost it's luster a bit. ...or maybe everyone else has gotten that much better?
Always great food, always perfect service.
Wonderful and delicious, consistent and legendary
Our reservation was for after a show at 2230 but they accepted us a bit earlier which was great.
Service is very good.
We ordered a couple of steaks. Have definitely had better. 1 was ok and the other totally overcooked. They replaced it very fast.
Burger was very good.
Food was ok and slightly over cooked
Service was impeccable and made up for the food issue
Would visit purely on our interaction with the service host
The Spanish octopus was the tenderest I have ever eaten.the salmon and brazino fish was superb. My wife loved her creme bruleemy daughter really enjoyed her duck Condit.A class act all round.
Branzino is well cooked and balanced flavor. Wish duck plate was duck breast instead of the leg.
Foie gras was amazing my fav, better than some I tried in France. Mix crowd due to locations, expect alots of tourists. Attentive service and beautiful aged french cafe vibe. Didn't like the onion soup, very burnt and super salty.
Love this restaurant despite its being less than perfect. Fire alarm is frequent and gets old, they don't seem to serve a steak cooked medium (always medium rare or even rare) and the price point is a smidgen high. However we love it regardless. Go!
It has lost its charm. Feels like a McDonalds. Go somewhere else.
I really enjoy the food and atmosphere but the noise level is high
Everything was great, but there were two questionable oysters in the oyster plate.
Excellent service. Host notes my table request and gave me one of the best tables. Made me feel like an important customer. And everything else was great as usual.
Our favorite NYC restaurant for the past 20 years!
Enjoyed my dinner at Balthazar... food was good, service was excellent!
Bello lugar, y buena comida.
Saturday night date night: Really surprised the escargot was just “off” - we didn’t get ill, but dish didn’t taste fresh. Signature salad was just ok - is usually great. Goat cheese tart and chicken were sublime. Espresso remains best on island, while the dessert was not at all memorable. Hoping this was just an “off” night for this restaurant we have enjoyed since it opened.
Simplemente excelente , calidad , precio y servicio
A very nice experience overall. Just like visiting a busy french bistro in Paris. Very high quality food, we had a three course dinner, and everything was cooked to a high standard, and much care had been put into the presentation as well. Very nice menue, with just the right variety and number of choices.
The noice level is a bit high, but then it always is in a french bistro in France, so it fits. The service was very good! Friendly, attentive and service minded waiters, the only thing that did not meet up to our expectations for that kind of restaurant and price-level, is that we did not get to taste the wine before it was poured into our glasses...We will be back next time we visit NewYork!
Dinner was wonderful. I started with the escargot. While they were difficult to get out of the shell, the flavor was fantastic. My spouse had the duck- very good but could have used a bit more sauce. I had the steak frites. Rare as ordered and the bearnaise sauce was ethereal. Of course a mountain of frites! The service was spot on- the waiter was not intrusive yet always there when you needed something. I will return. Surprised it was so crowded on a summer Sunday evening.
Great reasonable french food