Balthazar

Cuisine: European, French

Price: $$$



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Dessert: Balthazar oozes a cool vibe that's impossible to replicate. Perfectly positioned on a Soho corner, this is the breakfast spot of the rich and famous. It's not uncommon to spot a celebrity, and of...  Read More
SoHo's Best Restaurants: The perennially packed Balthazar serves French bistro fare to about 1500 impossibly stylish guests of media moguls, models and the people who break freshly baked bread with them. The escargot, braised...  Read More
Breakfast: Balthazar oozes a cool vibe that's impossible to replicate. Perfectly positioned on a Soho corner, this is the breakfast spot of the rich and famous. It's not uncommon to spot a celebrity, and of...  Read More
French: A stunning brasserie with buzz to spare, Balthazar is perennially packed with a well-heeled, see-and-be-seen crowd that spans investment bankers, media moguls and, more often than not, an...  Read More


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  • Dessert, Breakfast: "Ask for a peek at the bakery's operations and your wish may be granted."
  • Best for Dessert Because: It's a traditional French bakery with an added layer of cool.
  • Best for Breakfast Because: If you can get a table, you'll eat breakfast sandwiched between celebrities and models.

  • SoHo's Best Restaurants: "Skip the scene with a takeaway basket of Balthazar's legendary breads from the onsite bakery."
  • Best for SoHo's Best Restaurants Because: Still in vogue (and in Vogue) after nearly 20 years, Keith McNally's ode to the Parisian brasserie is a quintessential SoHo experience.

  • French: "No time to linger? Pick up a French pastry or a freshly-baked baguette from Balthazar's bakery, located next door to the restaurant."
  • Best for French Because: Keith McNalley's ode to the Parisian brasserie is timelessly popular and eternally packed.

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