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Absolutely amazing. Order the appetizer Tete de Veau and the Goat Cheese Tarte for your entrée. I liked the Pork Belly the most. -Mattin Noblia, Top Chef
Balthazar is the best French bistro in the city. Amazing hanger steak and fries. -Ash Fulk, Top Chef
Best steak frites I've had in my life. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef
You really can’t go wrong in this classic French bistro transplanted in SoHo. Reservations are definitely a must as the restaurant is typically packed at all hours of the day.
The best everyday restaurant in NYC. Period.
This is the closest you’ll come to a date in Paris without leaving the city, so make the most of it by getting the steak-frites! #vday
go early on weekdays breakfast. Perfect for a breakfast meeting. Killer weekend brunch Great wine list a traditional bloody marys
Always hustling and bustling. The last time I was there, I was seated next to Bruce Willis. Food is excellent and the vibe is as well. Pick up the cook book on the way out. - Nikki
If you're lucky enough to nab a table at this opulent hotspot, you'll be in good company: business moguls and stars are often spied sampling the oyster bar, steak frites, and enormous wine list.
Brunch: There's no better place to do it than this NYC institution.
great for a morning meeting obvs. bring something to read, get there earlier than your party and snag one of the half-circle booths against the back wall (my spot!). ginger citrus tea. decompress.
Iconic New York. Fabulous selection of wines. Always try the specials!
Never fails to impress. Always makes you feel special. -Eric Wolitzky, Top Chef Just Desserts
Editors Jack and Scott can be spotted here almost daily, picking uptheir dainty afternoon iced coffees.
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For a special, unique red, go with Puffeney's Pinot noir from the Jura. This mid-weight wine is earthy, sophisticated and not to be passed over. Enjoy!
Pretend to be Swiss.
Drink the Sancere.
Ask for berries if you don't want bacon with your Brioche French Toast! :)
Try the new banana-pecan cake doughnut!!!!! YUM
Go to Balthazar and have the fries!
Reservations might be needed. Escargot was nice.
Great breakfast as usual
Order the Pavlova for dessert - baked to perfection meringue - crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside served with warm berries!
A NYC Institution, which has one of the best brunches around. Try the Sour Cream and Hazelnut Waffles with Warm Berries!
From what I gather, one of the last places east of Broadway still serving bernaise sauce w/ their steak frites. Also one of the few spots I've found that stocks Bruichladdich (scotch). Get both.
Keith McNally's French bistro is a New York classic, packed and lively from breakfast until far into the night. It's pricey, but reliable; Balthazar may age but its standards haven't fallen.
Go to Balthazar for brunch and order the sour cream waffles.
Get an almond croissant and sit on one of the benches out front. Eat it as you watch the tourists go by.
Booths are tables numbered 60, 61, and 62. 61 is the best seat in the house.
Try the German Chocolate Cupcake
Try the Panna Cotta with strawberries and balsamic reduction
love the brunch and the pastries
The half grapefruit at $7.50 is, unsurprisingly, discernably less delicious than the $13 half grapefruit I once ordered from room service at the Mandarin Oriental.
amazing steak frites. the garlic butter is unbelievable. french onion soup is also great