Balthazar

4.6
6360 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
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.

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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 6360 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time, the best cheeseburger ive ever had

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Monkfish and our server Maria went above and beyond - terrifically attentive

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

French onion soup was the best I've ever had. Fries were also amazing. Steak wasn't really a good cut. Tough and unevenly cooked. Ordered medium rare. Disappointed considering it was expensive. Ambiance was great and classic.

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C
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambience. Looking forward to dining there again.

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MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable
Great service and ambiance.
Desserts are delicious

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K
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always perfect Balthazar. Charming. Delicious. Paris on Spring.

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T
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently perfect food and equally excellent service.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Great place, poor service!

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CH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, cocktails and service a guy could ask for.

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Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food

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

Food, service and ambiance Exceptional!!

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MD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, loved the music too

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MP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Paris bistro NY style. A fun place to spend an evening. And a few extra dollars.

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DF
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous—as usual

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R
Denver
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Espectacular
Muy buena comida
Excelente ambiente

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

It was excellent!

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They brought a birthday cake out for my daughter. So sweet. Waiter was very nice and helpful.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food from start to finish! Great ambiance! Desserts subservient!

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MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo. Me fascina el Restaurant. La comida de primera.

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M
Mexico City
63 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Llegamos antes de tiempo y un host encantador que nos ofreció darnos la mesa antes de nuestra reservación. Decidimos pasar primero a tomar una copa al bar y en cuanto acabamos nos dieron la mesa. Cenamos como siempre delicioso. Un gran servicio de una mesera muy amable. La pasamos muy contentos. Siempre que visitamos Ny bes obligado ir. Felicidades !!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The snail is so hard to take out all of them, then the waiter help to use the teeth pickers to take it out, the snail is not fresh mean very tough could was freezes one, tasteless. Same as the duck leg is made from the freezer material.

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R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was excellent- but the atmosphere was overwhelming and it was very claustrophobic. Once was enough...

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

Tolles Ambiente mitten in NY. Muss man einfach mal erlebt haben. Kommen jedesmal hierher wenn wir die Chance haben.

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The employees specially the receptionist were amazing, they were friendly, attentive and incredibly good people.

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1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good experience

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JL
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!
Great service!
Tables really close together which sometimes creates difficulty hearing your conversation.

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was delicious as always, just a little crowded.

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r
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

the special of the night, short ribs, were not good. they graciously took off the menu.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I visited with my husband and two friends. I had planned to go here for ages as I’d heard it was great and sometimes the hype leads to disappointment. Everything was fine, nothing was great, and it was extremely busy, with everyone squashed in and very loud.
Fine for everyday dining but not for a special occasion!

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UC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere! The staff was wonderful, they were very attentive. The Seafood Tower and steak were fabulous. Dessert was a perfect ending. Did not feel rushed to leave, although they were fully booked. Make a reservation!!

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j
Berlin
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing food and experience! The service is also always at its best.

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WK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good quick service. Tables are close together so can be noisy and not personal but great overall

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S
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Balthazar is a fantastic restaurant I’ve ever had. Love it.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was sooo yummy! Service was fantastic! and the restaurant was beautiful.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Omgoodness WE LOVED EVERYTHING about Benjamin Steakhouse Prime. Made it by mistake. Always ate at the sister restaurant Benjamin Steakhouse, high testosterone!! Well Benjamin Prime is ROMANTIC, BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS-VERY ATTENTIVE STAFF—my husband and I celebrated our 50th anniversary. We felt so comfortable with the 30 age group to us!!! The staff knew it was our 50th and REALLY MADE US FEEL SO SPECIAL. by the way the peas and onions are our favorites!!!!plus surf and turf and lamb chops !!! Thank you BSP♥️

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time

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AO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yo, personalmente amo el lugar, es popular, entonces es ruidoso, pero a mi me encanta

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I got a salmon that was uncooked but they fixed that in a heartbeat and everything else was great!

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SB
Adelaide
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This time we went for ;brunch. Menu a bit limited and while good, it was not outstanding or especially French in content. Eggs tend to taste the same, regardless of the menu of origin. Serice ecelent and management especially accomodating to handicapped guests. Very nice and much appreciated. I wold be more inclined to recommend for lunch or dinner.

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