Balthazar: "French Bistro" Balthazar Tip by ForestqueenNYC

Balthazar, New York City: 23 reviews and 15 photos

This is my favorite place to eat*. I love the atmosphere and the food, although I always order the same thing.

They say you need reservations weeks in advance, but I have always walked in on the spur of the moment and have been seated, if not immediately, within a half an hour. Of course, I don't go at the height of the lunch or dinner hour.

There is a very nice bar where you can wait and have a glass of wine.

Dress for Sunday brunch is casual.

You may want to check http://www.chowhound.com or epinions for other customer reviews

or

http://www.frommers.com/destinations/newyorkcity/D39058.html

*SEE ALSO MY REVIEW ON MY SECOND FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN NYC ON MY FLUSHING AND FOREST HILLS PAGES. The restaurant is Dirty Pierre's.

Favorite Dish: I almost always order the goat cheese tarte and a glass of wine. It is not a lot of food, but it gives me room to have the Pavlova for desert. If you want hartier fare, you might try the macaroni and cheese. My brother-in-law thinks it is the best he has ever eaten. It's too rich for me. My sister likes the cheese plate. The liver and onions were a big disappointment.

Depending on what you order, Balthazar may be considered average or expensive. Wine and desert will greatly add to the expense.

Address: 80 Spring St, Manhattan, NY 10012
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: SOHO
Phone: 212-965-1414
Price: US$31-40
Rating: 5
Theme: French
Website: http://balthazarny.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2006
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