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Balthazar

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80 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-3907
(212) 965-1414
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gothenburg
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426 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Balthazar is a fancy French bistro in the middle of Manhattan. The restaurant seems very authentic, with wine bottles on shelves behind the bar and waiters dressed as French waiters. Unfortunately, the food lacks the fines that authentic French food has. In addition, Balthazar seems to have a slight problem with the service.

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Thank GothenburgProfessor
Sydney, Australia
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great traditional French restaurant. French onion soup was amazing. Tomato salad is overpriced. Steak frites (which almost everybody has) was fabulous. Match this with the $68 Bordeaux (Griffoni? You will have to do some detective work with the menu) which is a perfect match. A later sitting is really good. We booked at 10pm which was just fine.

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Thank Onesimusmaximus
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been there several times . I arrived alone and without reservation, and despite the place was packed I got a seat on the bar within 10 min that was actually perfect for me. In this occasion I ordered the chicken liver and foie gras mousse followed by steak tartar and finished with an apple Tarte Tatin . Everything... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was there a few years ago and this time decided to pay a new visit with my wife and another couple. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. The wine list is fine and we enjoyed a perfect night. I certainly recommend as one of my preferred places to go in Soho and will return on my next trip... More 

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Cape Town
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is without a doubt an institution and very busy. This could probably explain why the service is average minus, and the food is nothing to get excited about. Until our table was ready, we ordered a drink at the bar from a bartender that had such an attitude and had such a long face. over and above the... More 

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Endwell, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's not easy to find a good restaurant in a convenient location that offers breakfast during the week. Balthazar certainly fulfills that need. This is a busy restaurant in a historic building, with many lovely architectural features. Our group of three enjoyed the buckwheat crepes filled with eggs, ham and gruyere; brioche french toast, and the omelette with herbs. A... More 

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Thank Ellen B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really impressed by everything at Balthazar. The service and food was impeccable. The wine list is extensive and the wait staff are knowledgeable. If you are having trouble choosing what wine you would like to drink they will walk you through the menu. The food was delicious. I had the onion soup and the agnolotti both were delicious.... More 

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Thank 630charlottec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've eaten here twice now, amazing food and great service. It's a little pricey ($45 a head) but worth every penny. Second visit we had a waiter who had bad manners, after a word with our host we received an apology and it was resolved. Will definitely return.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious ambiance, scrumptious menu with stunning seafood choices! Oysters and crab particularly glorious. The decor and seating is fabulously comfortable and the feeling is luxurious and exciting - a must when visiting NYC.

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Athens, Greece
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent decoration and coctails. Like a NY bar of 1950! Next time I will try also the menu, last time we went only for a drink. Highly recommended!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
French, European, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Spring St, New York City, NY 10012-3907
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighborhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: (212) 965-1414

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SoHo
Once the artistic hub of New York, SoHo is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway is teeming with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district – the world’s largest collection of intricate and elegant cast-iron architecture. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city.
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