Balthazar, New York City

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Balthazar

80 Spring Street

NY, NY 10012

212-965-1414

Balthazar Website

Balthazar NYC Exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Balthazar is a classic French bistro in New York’s SOHO district. It has been packing them in for over 20 years. We have eaten here for breakfast in the past and decided to try their weekend brunch on our latest trip to the big Apple.

Balthazar NYC interior decor

Cuisine – French
Location – New York SOHO

Verdict – Balthazar has an electric atmosphere with the bustling crowd and loud environment. The food took way too long to arrive, service was brusque, but food was decent. We would go back to Bouchon but probably not here.

Balthazar Food Picks:
Table bread was bordering on stale. Come on, they run a bakery.

Balthazar NYC steak frites

STEAK FRITES with maître d’ butter or béarnaise sauce ($41) was a good dish. Awesome fries. We ordered it rare and it was definitely very rare. We would get medium rare next time.

Balthazar NYC salad

Avocado and Poached eggs on Toast ($12) with tomato jalapeño salsa would be at home in San Francisco. They can even make it on gluten free bread.

Asparagus ($12.50) was clean and simply balanced.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
Mixed green salad ($14) looked like it came out of a bag.

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

Balthazar Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Very Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Dressy
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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