Cuisine: European, French

Price Range: $$$

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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


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

  • 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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