Cuisine: European, French

Price Range: $$$

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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

  • 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 McNally's ode to the Parisian brasserie is a quintessential SoHo experience.

  • Breakfast, Dessert: "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.
  • Best for Dessert Because: It's a traditional French bakery with an added layer of cool.

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