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Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 965-1414
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Ranked #166 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $100
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Salvador, BA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I arrive at 7:30, grab a NYT, sit by the bar, order a tartine (half a baguette, lightly toasted, butter, jams) and the endless cup of coffee - $8.60 plus a generous tip. Heaven! Maybe grab an almond croissant at the bakery for a little later. What's better than that? Lunch! The ambiance is lovely, the service excellent and a... More

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I guess I was one of the few who knew nothing about this place, but our trips to New York are not that frequent. I LOVED IT. It's noisy, crowded and bustling but this eatery has a buzz about it that makes you want to go back for more (which we did). First we stopped post dinner for drinks and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

expensive but interesting menu staff very attentive (they all want a tip) has been around for a long time very good at getting a table ready quickly warm pleasant surroundings

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Restaurant Balthazar is nog just a restaurant it is an experience. It opened ages ago and it is still booming. I was one of the maitre'd when it just opened. It was the best time of my life. I was living in New York at the time for my modeling carrier. My night job a did for fun and for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I always visit here when I visit New York and this year was joined by family and friends from Australia. I have raved about it for years so was interested to see if they thought it lived up to my hype ... It did! "Hands down the best meal I have ever had" was spoken. The service was fantastic -... More

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Dublin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Not impressed, worst restaurant of the week, real tourist trap and food wasn't great, won't be going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If you want a great steak this is the place to go, it was amazing. Perhaps not the best place if you want a quiet evening, its very busy a little cramped and although the service is excellent you get the impression they want to move you on.

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Blaenau Gwent
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My friend and I visited here for breakfast, the service was efficient and quick. We also enjoyed a Bellini and the waiter couldn't do more for us, he even visited several times to ask how we were. The value for money was excellent and portion sizes were perfect, would love to visit again!

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Manchester England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Balthazar. As one would expect it isn't cheap but the quality of the service and food make this a worthwhile treat. The bread basket is unbelievable, we ordered this as a starter and it was so nice we nearly filled ourselves up before our main courses arrived! Enjoy

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The food and service was fist class. We had our grandchildren with us and the staff were great with them and ensured they ate first. This is sensible attitude for a very busy restaurant.

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