restaurants / French

Balthazar information

New York City , USA
80 Spring St
btwn Broadway & Crosby St
+1 212 965 1414
Getting there
Subway: 6 to Spring St; N/R to Prince St
More information
mains $19-45
Opening hours
7.30am-midnight Sun-Thu, 7.30am-1am Fri, 8am-1am Sat
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Still the king of bistros, bustling (OK, loud ) Balthazar is never short of a mob. That’s all thanks to three winning details: its location in SoHo's shopping-spree heartland; the uplifting Paris-meets-NYC ambience; and, of course, the something-for-everyone menu. Highlights include the outstanding raw bar, steak frites, salade Niçoise, as well as the roasted beet salad.

The kitchen stays open till 1am Friday and Saturday, and weekend brunch here is a very crowded production. For a decadent treat to go, grab a pastry from the Balthazar bakery next door.