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Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
(212) 965-1414
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Ranked #133 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
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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oakland, california
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

we have been there in the past though its not since the last 4-5 years and then we went there recently again with a large party of 8. at an early hour the room was blowing off the dining room with noise (no surprise) but the service was just god awful. it took almost an hour to just get the... More

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went on the spur of the moment when the restaurant was very crowded. We were seated at a tiny table near the bar. They brought us amazing drinks and then some of the best dessert we have have eaten. I will be going back for dinner on my next trip.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

So many people recommend it, it just feels a little bit too promoted. Everyone tries to book in advance and I was actually there twice and happened to find a place because of others no shows. It's in soho, so give it a try. Good basket of pastries, I should add. My scale will too. 😃😃

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Lake District
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Arrived with a confirmed booking after walking 20 blocks, so soaked through, including pants! Turns out I had booked for the following night by mistake. Duh! The lovely man said not to worry, he would sort it out. ( I think he thought we were just mad and English for setting out). He found up a table with lovely Indian... More

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Hawkshead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We arrived at the Restaurant soaking wet from a sudden torrential downpour looking like drowned rats only to find our booking had been made for the following night by mistake - no problem we were quickly guided to a table despite being really busy, our wet things were placed into bags even the umbrellas had sleeved to stop them dripping... More

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Miami, Florida
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212 reviews 212 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

One of my favorite French restaurants in NYC. Fun, casual bistro atmosphere with delicious food - amazing steak frites. Reservation a must. french toast there is amazing . And if you like dark chocolate, so is their hot chocolate.

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The food was great and menu was very creative. The decor of the restaurant was beautiful however there was not much space for each table and the noise level was pretty high.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation for breakfast 2 wks in advance. I suggest you do that. The breakfast was very delicious. All 4 people we ordered different types of eggery. All were great. You must try the eggs. We also asked for a bread basket whicj came along with some butter and jam. It had various kinds of breads with nuts,... More

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Rome, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Without any reservation, they found us a table for lunch, by the window, after only five minutes of waiting at the bar with some drinks. Food was delicious, in particular the sole as plat du jour, and I appreciated the variety of the panier du pain and the selection of brut champagne. Excellent service. Outstanding atmosphere. It's absolutely worth a... More

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Outstanding meal for our last night in NYC. Noisy and bustling with loads of action, and FANTASTIC food. Diverse menu; one of us had cod, the other steak frites. A real pleasure.

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