Balthazar


80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

Phone: 212-965-1414

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Mon-Thu 7:30am-Midnight; Fri 7:30am-1am; Sat 8am-1am; Sun 8am-Midnight

Dining Options:
Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms

Cuisine:
European, French


10BEST Says

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 course, the food is divine. Billed as a French brasserie, the energy is something else entirely - not quite New York, not nearly Paris. Instead, it feels like its own little world, a hideaway for anyone who's in on the secret. Plan to take plenty of time for people watching while you delicately eat your soft-boiled egg or indulge in something more sinful like the sour cream hazelnut waffles.

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 oversized-sunglass-wearing celebrity or four. The escargot, braised in garlic and white wine, is a favorite, as is the classic tarte tatin. Linger over a glass (or several bottles) of wine, and you're sure to see at least one boldfaced name. The highly coveted rear booths are unofficially reserved for the truly elite, so let your glance pass over all the restaurant's flatteringly lit nooks and crannies -- but don't stare, of course! This is New York, after all.

SoHo's Best Restaurants: The perennially packed Balthazar serves French bistro fare to an impossibly stylish crowd of media moguls (oh, bonjour, Gawker's Nick Denton), models and the people who break freshly baked bread with them. The escargot, braised in garlic and white wine, are a favorite, as is the classic tarte tatin. Linger over a glass (or bottle) of wine, and you're sure to see at least one boldfaced name. The highly coveted rear booths are unofficially reserved for the truly elite, so let your glance pass over all the restaurant's flatteringly lit nooks and crannies -- but don't stare, of course! This is New York, after all.

Brunch: Traditional French cuisine with distinctly American flare enjoyed in a tastefully lavish atmosphere makes for a truly memorable breakfast. Brasserie-style Balthazar delivers the most glamorous brunch on our list, featuring decadent dishes like eggs in puff pastry, grilled trout and sour cream hazelnut waffles. They even have a featured crepe of the day and their very own bakery. Brunch in NYC is usually a casual affaire, but Balthazar is extravagant. Whether you try their full brunch or just freshly baked croissants and giant cups of coffee, it's definitely worth the expensive price tag. Feel free to indulge. TRAIN: 6 to Spring St.


Insider Tips

Local Expert Says:

Breakfast: "Ask for a peek at the bakery's operations and your wish may be granted."

Best for Breakfast Because: If you can get a table, you'll eat breakfast sandwiched between celebrities and models.

Local Expert Says:

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."

SoHo's Best Restaurants: "Skip the scene with a takeaway basket of Balthazar's legendary breads from the onsite bakery."

Best for French Because: Keith McNalley's ode to the Parisian brasserie is timelessly popular and eternally packed.

Best for SoHo's Best Restaurants Because: Still in vogue (and in Vogue) after nearly 20 years, Keith McNalley's ode to the Parisian brasserie is a quintessential SoHo experience.

Local Expert Says:

Brunch: "One of the few places on the list that take reservations, be sure to book in advance."

10Best List photo 10BEST says

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 course, the food is divine. Billed as a French brasserie, the energy is something else entirely - not quite New York, not nearly Paris. Instead, it feels like its own little world, a hideaway for anyone who's in on the secret. Plan to take plenty of time for people watching while you delicately eat your soft-boiled egg or indulge in something more sinful like the sour cream hazelnut waffles.

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 oversized-sunglass-wearing celebrity or four. The escargot, braised in garlic and white wine, is a favorite, as is the classic tarte tatin. Linger over a glass (or several bottles) of wine, and you're sure to see at least one boldfaced name. The highly coveted rear booths are unofficially reserved for the truly elite, so let your glance pass over all the restaurant's flatteringly lit nooks and crannies -- but don't stare, of course! This is New York, after all.

SoHo's Best Restaurants: The perennially packed Balthazar serves French bistro fare to an impossibly stylish crowd of media moguls (oh, bonjour, Gawker's Nick Denton), models and the people who break freshly baked bread with them. The escargot, braised in garlic and white wine, are a favorite, as is the classic tarte tatin. Linger over a glass (or bottle) of wine, and you're sure to see at least one boldfaced name. The highly coveted rear booths are unofficially reserved for the truly elite, so let your glance pass over all the restaurant's flatteringly lit nooks and crannies -- but don't stare, of course! This is New York, after all.

Brunch: Traditional French cuisine with distinctly American flare enjoyed in a tastefully lavish atmosphere makes for a truly memorable breakfast. Brasserie-style Balthazar delivers the most glamorous brunch on our list, featuring decadent dishes like eggs in puff pastry, grilled trout and sour cream hazelnut waffles. They even have a featured crepe of the day and their very own bakery. Brunch in NYC is usually a casual affaire, but Balthazar is extravagant. Whether you try their full brunch or just freshly baked croissants and giant cups of coffee, it's definitely worth the expensive price tag. Feel free to indulge. TRAIN: 6 to Spring St.

10Best List photo Insider Tips

Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Brunch: "One of the few places on the list that take reservations, be sure to book in advance."

Dinner Menu

Hors Doeuvres
Entrees
Le Bar A Huitres - Plateaux De Fruits De Mer
Le Bar A Huitres - Oysters
Le Bar A Huitres - Shellfish
Plats Pour Deux
Desserts

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