Balthazar is a modern answer to Parisian fin de siecle brasseries. With signature red leather banquettes, aged mirrors and a vast twenty-seven foot bar, owner Keith McNally creates the most beautiful bustling brasserie this side of the Atlantic.
Balthazar patrons can order bistro favorites such as Steak Frites, Chicken Riesling, and Brandade de Morue as well as multi-tiered platters of oysters, clams, shrimp, and scallops.
Balthazar offers a French wine list of over 300 bottles, from country table wines to the great growths of Bordeaux and the Grand Crus of Burgundy.
In addition to being a marvelous restaurant in a gorgeous setting, the adjacent bakery offers fine fare for take out, including Balthazar's signature bread, desserts, and sandwiches. Hot tip: If the line is out the door, some of their signature products are available around the corner at Dean & Deluca.
Telephone: (212) 965-1785
Address: 80 Spring St
Cross Streets bet. Broadway & Crosby St.
- to Prince Street
- to Spring Street
Hours And Additional Info
Price: Expensive. About $31 to $50 per person.
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