Cuisine: European, French

Price: $$$

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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

  • SoHo's Best Restaurants: "Skip the scene with a takeaway basket of Balthazar's legendary breads from the onsite bakery."
  • 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 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.
  • Best for French Because: Keith McNalley's ode to the Parisian brasserie is timelessly popular and eternally packed.

  • 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.

Upload a PNG, GIF, or JPG file from your hard drive.

Please only upload images that are under 8 megabytes and at least 990x660 pixels in size.