Balthazar

Price guide: Mid-range

80 Spring Street, Soho, New York City, New York

Price guide: Mid-range

Balthazar © Tommaso Manzi

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#50 of 80
expert-rated restaurants in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
3.3
3.3
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Singles, Celebrity spotting, People watching, Special occasions

Expert review of Balthazar

You can’t come to New York without a meal at this plucked-out-of-Paris brasserie.

This gorgeous restaurant is my unofficial office when I am back in New York. It's the perfect spot for a catch-up breakfast, a business lunch, or a romantic late night dinner.

Food and drink: 

I particularly love breakfast here (I order the straightforward soft boiled eggs with soldiers or the sour cream hazelnut waffles), but the whole day’s menus are great with a full raw bar and bistro classics like steak frites.

Ambience: 

A rollicking jolly atmosphere that attracts loyal fans like me, out of towners, and the occasional celeb doing an interview.

Service: 

Warm and friendly.

Location: 

Right off Broadway on Spring Street, it’s the perfect launch pad for the neighborhood’s excellent shopping.

Price advice: 

Typical New York prices for this caliber of food, like US$14 for the waffles and US$34 for the steak frites.

Tables to book: 

One of Balthazar’s only drawbacks is they have tried to put too many tables in the space. The only way to avoid feeling cramped is to snag a banquette, so reserve well in advance.

More information on Balthazar:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Bar, Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
French
Address:
80 Spring Street, Soho, New York City, New York
Telephone:
212-965-1785
Website:
http://www.balthazarny.com
Serves:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Thu 7.30am-midnight, Fri 7.30am-1am, Sat 8am-4pm, 5.45pm-1am, Sun 8am-4pm, 5.30pm-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Balthazar? Would you recommended it?