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Balthazar Restaurant

80 Spring St. (Crosby St.) Send to Phone
212-965-1414 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
New York restaurant that recalls a classic French brasserie of the early 20th century.

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Breakfast & Dinner daily, Lunch Mon.-Fri., Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
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Balthazar Restaurant, New York, NY

Balthazar Restaurant Restaurant Review

: When asked about the best way to transport oneself to Paris while remaining in the Big Apple, French expats like pointing people to this Gallic institution on Spring Street. The atmosphere may seem like a bustling railway station, but it's all French, all the time. And it all works, harking back to the classic French brasserie of the early 20th century, complete with red banquettes, world-weary mirrors with wine selections printed on them and a scarred wood bar. The food is solid along classic bistro lines, with hors d'oeuvres like warm goat cheese onion tart and chicken liver with foie gras mousse, and entrées of tender whole-roasted chicken (for two), duck shepherd’s pie, grilled trout and steak frites. The oyster and shellfish bar is one of the biggest and best. The more than 200 wines on the list wash down plenty of good eats. Baked in the adjacent Balthazar Bakery, the bread is excellent. If you can't score a reservation (you can make one 30 days in advance), go for a post-midnight supper or a drink at the bar that winds down at 1 a.m.
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