We had been to Balsan a number of times when it was owned by Elysian. We haven't been since it changed to the Waldorf Astoria. With a prefix Groupon coupon in hand ,we decided to go back. The menu is very similar, but a little more limited in the new restaurant, although very good. The restaurant is the hotel's cafe and only restaurant,thus serves breakfast,lunch and dinner. The wine list is extensive and about and inch thick, which makes me think that it is left over from Ria, a Michelin rated restaurant at Elysian that is now closed and they inherited the wine. The service was excellent, and we were not slighted at all because of our Groupon coupon. It was Tuesday evening at 7 pm and there were lots of open tables in the restaurant,hence the groupon incentive. Unless one is staying at the hotel,you wouldn't know the restaurant exists. The first floor entry has no signs even directing people to the proper elevator for the restaurant. Our total experience was excellent.
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