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Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 965-1414
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Ranked #166 of 11,653 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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Midland Park, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Perfect Cappuccino, delicious quiche and charming atmosphere. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. Great take out window if you don't want to sit down.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'd wanted to go to Balthazar's for ages, even refraining from going to the one in London until I'd been to the one in New York. We really weren't disappointed. During our recent trip to NYC, I took my husband there for his birthday lunch. The space is beautiful and is a great copy of a French brasserie, reminding us... More

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United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a special brunch, then this place is a tough one to beat in NY but book in advance (thankfully we did but people were being turned away). The food was good, great tasting, fresh and great quality. Our waitress and table runner were just amazing, incredibly attentive but not so much so that it felt... More

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Wilmington, DE
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

After years of working in France and traveling there to visit friends, I have become a devotee of the classic French bistro. Balthazar comes as close to the real thing as you will find on this side of the ocean. Plus, the place is run about as well run as any restaurant in this big, noisy, expensive city. Despite the... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The food, service and ambiance was all great. They don't have the largest 'American' sized portions. But what you get will be great.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful evening, celebrating a family event and with a 6 week notice we got a 10 pm reservation on a Friday night. The place was busy but the service and food exceptional. I had skate for the first time and loved it as did my companions. We had an issue with steaks being served medium when ordered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went to Balthazar for brunch (booking is strongly recommended), we were 4 people taking 4 different dishes and all of those were really good!!! The only bad thing was the price, a bit high, but we tried cause we were recommended by some friends.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After receiving recommendations to eat at Balthazar from everyone we knew, we were really looking forward to dinner there during our NYC trip. The first impression certainly didn't disappoint. The room is absolutely beautiful. From the lighting to the decor, it all works. Our server was delightful - friendly and professional. The menu consisted of typical Parisien brasserie food and... More

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UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Having been in London and have all our friends rave about how excellent the original is we made sure we gave this a go when we visited NYC. I managed to get a reservation six weeks out, however timing was still restricted for a Saturday evening so my advice is to book early if you want a prime time slot... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful chic traditional French bistro décor, red leather banquettes and mirrors on the walls. We ordered the pastry basket, outstanding!!!, hot chocolate, café au lait and soft boiled eggs with toast points. Everything was absolutely wonderful. Went next door to the bakery and bought fabulous croissants and bread.

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