80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY 10012, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:30 AM–Midnight
  • Fri
    • 7:30 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
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  • Gossip Girl

    See and be seen when you’re dining al fresco at this SoHo staple. Just don’t be surprised if your secret convo ends up on Page Six - or on Read more

    Gossip Girl · July 29, 2010
  • nymag

    If your steak tartare tastes just a wee bit different than usual, thank Philippe Bertineau, the restaurant’s new head chef, who previously cooked at Payard. Read more

    nymag · July 15, 2010
  • Eater

    Restaurateur Keith McNally's enduring Soho brasserie. The best everyday restaurant in New York City. Period. Best dish: roast chicken for two. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · September 18, 2010
  • The Tastes that Make the City

    The pommes frites are the best french fries in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition." Read more

  • The New York Times

    Balthazar is one of the NYT restaurant critic Sam Sifton’s 50 favorite NYC restaurants. To see the full list, get The Scoop iPhone app, an inside guide to New York:

    The New York Times · August 27, 2010
  • Bravo

    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

    Bravo · January 26, 2010
  • Bravo

    Balthazar is the best French bistro in the city. Amazing hanger steak and fries. -Ash Fulk, Top Chef

    Bravo · January 26, 2010
  • Bravo

    Best steak frites I've had in my life. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef

    Bravo · November 29, 2010
  • How To Make It In America

    The legend in the flesh. Mobbed with tourists during the day, but still cool for late-late. Banana donuts from bakery next door worth killing for. [BlackBook] Read more

    How To Make It In America · February 5, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    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 Corcoran Group · April 27, 2010
  • How To Make It In America

    The best everyday restaurant in NYC. Period.

    How To Make It In America · February 5, 2010
  • Valentine's Day Movie

    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

    Valentine's Day Movie · February 2, 2010
  • Mario B.

    go early on weekdays breakfast. Perfect for a breakfast meeting. Killer weekend brunch Great wine list a traditional bloody marys

    Mario Batali · February 17, 2011
  • Showtime Network

    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

    Showtime Network · June 4, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    Best Nut-Topped Doughnut: Banana-Pecan Cake doughnut. The banana element is subtle but present; between the sweet, delicate crumbs and the toasty chopped pecans, it's an incredibly tasty specimen. Read more

    Serious Eats · September 8, 2011
  • Epicurious

    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.

    Epicurious · August 24, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    We love seasonal sweets like the spicy-crusted linzer tart; but all year, you'll find one of the best coconut cakes in NYC; extra-buttery scones; and mini vanilla, caramel, or chocolate profiteroles. Read more

    Serious Eats · August 18, 2011
  • Mazda

    Brunch: There's no better place to do it than this NYC institution.

    Mazda · October 30, 2010
  • naveen

    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.

    naveen · August 6, 2010
  • The Wall Street Journal

    "I order a big creamy bowl of café au lait when the place is peppered with discreet, big-deal New Yorkers." -Chef Gabrielle Hamilton, in the WSJ's Insider's Guide to New York City Read more

    The Wall Street Journal · April 10, 2012
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Iconic New York. Fabulous selection of wines. Always try the specials!

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · June 28, 2011
  • Bravo

    Never fails to impress. Always makes you feel special. -Eric Wolitzky, Top Chef Just Desserts

    Bravo · November 11, 2010
  • BuzzFeed

    Editors Jack and Scott can be spotted here almost daily, picking uptheir dainty afternoon iced coffees.

    BuzzFeed · July 23, 2010
  • H&M

    Enjoy Fashion's Night Out with a free ride around town! Head over to our store on 558 Broadway & enjoy 30% off your favorite item from 6pm - 11pm. Enter to win a chance to see Lana Del Rey!

    H&M · September 6, 2012
  • Approach Guides

    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!

    Approach Guides · August 2, 2010
  • Soraya D.

    Pretend to be Swiss.

    Soraya Darabi · March 28, 2009

    Breakfast is fantastic here: we like the USD 19 full English breakfast, or, when we just want a quick bite, a plain croissant or pain au chocolat and a café au lait. Read more · January 20, 2012
  • Rex S.

    Drink the Sancere.

    Rex Sorgatz · March 19, 2009
  • Kate K.

    Ask for berries if you don't want bacon with your Brioche French Toast! :)

    Kate K · October 10, 2012
  • Gansevoort Hotel Group

    Try the new banana-pecan cake doughnut!!!!! YUM

    Gansevoort Hotel Group · October 27, 2011
  • Food Network

    Bobby Flay, of Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, recommends Balthazar, Keith McNally's legendary Soho bistro, that serves classic French dishes. Find more tips at FN Local. Read more

    Food Network · August 5, 2011
  • Purplelabnyc

    Great breakfast, great people watching, great scene. Love it! Anna Wintour of Vogue is spotted here very often and last time I was there, I saw Christy Turlington eating fries!Killer Sunday brun Read more

    Purplelabnyc · July 12, 2010
  • Marisa Z.

    Go to Balthazar and have the fries!

    Marisa Zupan-Ciccone · July 8, 2009
  • Justin A.

    Reservations might be needed. Escargot was nice.

    Justin Allen · November 22, 2010
  • Lewis G.

    Great breakfast as usual

    Lewis Gersh · July 10, 2009
  • Design*Sponge

    Order the Pavlova for dessert - baked to perfection meringue - crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside served with warm berries!

    Design*Sponge · March 27, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    A NYC Institution, which has one of the best brunches around. Try the Sour Cream and Hazelnut Waffles with Warm Berries!

    The Corcoran Group · September 4, 2010
  • Dens

    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.

    Dens · January 27, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    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.

    Serious Eats · March 12, 2013
  • Kathryn Y.

    Go to Balthazar for brunch and order the sour cream waffles.

    Kathryn Yu · March 16, 2009
  • Lizzy L.

    Get an almond croissant and sit on one of the benches out front. Eat it as you watch the tourists go by.

    Lizzy L · May 12, 2013
  • Ben L.

    Booths are tables numbered 60, 61, and 62. 61 is the best seat in the house.

    Ben L · January 25, 2013
  • Guest of a Guest

    Yes it's obvious, but there is little to find wrong with wanting to start out your morning at Keith McNally's genius restaurant on Spring Street. Read more

    Guest of a Guest · October 19, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the German Chocolate Cupcake

    Foodspotting · January 12, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Panna Cotta with strawberries and balsamic reduction

    Foodspotting · January 12, 2011
  • Scrollmotion

    love the brunch and the pastries

    Scrollmotion · December 18, 2010
  • Robert R.

    ...reward yourself with a Balthazar Bar Steak (with Pommes Frites and Béarnaise Sauce) and for dessert enjoy a Apple Tart Tatin! Sweet!!! Bon Appétit... Read more

    Robert Rowe · June 15, 2010
  • Dina F.

    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.

    Dina Fierro · April 30, 2013
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    Foster Kamer · January 17, 2013
  • Aileen T.

    amazing steak frites. the garlic butter is unbelievable. french onion soup is also great

    Aileen Tse · January 5, 2013