Balthazar Bakery

★★★★★
  • 80 Spring St

    New York, NY 10012

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  • 212-941-0364

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the brasserie is fine. noisy busy. decent food. speedy service. this is about the bakery: why would you serve stale croissants? maybe you're saving a penny, but you surely lost me. Adieu mon vieux!!

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★★★★★

the brasserie is fine. noisy busy. decent food. speedy service. this is about the bakery: why would you serve stale croissants? maybe you're saving a penny, but you surely lost me. Adieu mon vieux!!

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I just discovered this place on my last trip to New York City. The food was really good -- and totally reasonable in price for New York. I loved the French brasserie ambiance too. It was crowded and we ate early to get a seat, but it was

3
★★★★★

I just discovered this place on my last trip to New York City. The food was really good -- and totally reasonable in price for New York. I loved the French brasserie ambiance too. It was crowded and we ate early to get a seat, but it was

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We enjoyed my son's birthday at Balthazar, its a very enjoyable place and the taste of cake was very nice, I had never had such a delicious cake and the staff was also very friendly.Thanks

3
★★★★★

We enjoyed my son's birthday at Balthazar, its a very enjoyable place and the taste of cake was very nice, I had never had such a delicious cake and the staff was also very friendly.Thanks

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You could go here for the atmosphere alone, but the FOOD IS SIMPLY TO DIE FOR! I have been twice and each time the food has been some of the best Ive ever eaten. The food is amazing, and the service was perfect. This is a place you dont

3
★★★★★

You could go here for the atmosphere alone, but the FOOD IS SIMPLY TO DIE FOR! I have been twice and each time the food has been some of the best Ive ever eaten. The food is amazing, and the service was perfect. This is a place you dont

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Seriously, if you get a chance to go, check these guys out. its gooooood

3
★★★★★

Seriously, if you get a chance to go, check these guys out. its gooooood

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My all time favorite NYC restaurant! \r
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The scene is very NY - crowded and busy, yet intimate.\r
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Highly recommended: LeBalthazar (for seafood lovers) - not only is this a delicious cold entree with a nice white wine or champagne but

3
★★★★★

My all time favorite NYC restaurant! \r
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The scene is very NY - crowded and busy, yet intimate.\r
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Highly recommended: LeBalthazar (for seafood lovers) - not only is this a delicious cold entree with a nice white wine or champagne but

Pros: Le Balthazar, Ambiance

Cons: Crowded

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Took me back to a visit to La Coupole in Paris although less formal. Large open seating area. HUGE floral bouquet. Great selection of East and West Coast oysters. Very busy at dinnertime on a Thursday but servers seemed organized and

3
★★★★★

Took me back to a visit to La Coupole in Paris although less formal. Large open seating area. HUGE floral bouquet. Great selection of East and West Coast oysters. Very busy at dinnertime on a Thursday but servers seemed organized and

Pros: oysters/shellfish, Paris bistro atmosphere, hustle & bustle

Cons: Hustle & bustle for those who don't enjoy it

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This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. I actually miss it when I'm not there! Fantastic food, great service, fun location!

3
★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant in NYC. I actually miss it when I'm not there! Fantastic food, great service, fun location!

Pros: Brunch, cocktails, service

Cons: Don't go if you're in a hurry

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if you think that this crowed noisy tourist trap with such a poor menu ressembles to any Parisian bistro you are highly mistaken. I live in Paris and I found that the only french was the extremely rude supervisor Stephanie who explained

3
★★★★★

if you think that this crowed noisy tourist trap with such a poor menu ressembles to any Parisian bistro you are highly mistaken. I live in Paris and I found that the only french was the extremely rude supervisor Stephanie who explained

Cons: worst service ever

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I pass-by this restaurant almost everyday while walking to work and it's always packed with ppl outside smoking cigs...the food + frenzy crowd makes this place a hot spot!

3
★★★★★

I pass-by this restaurant almost everyday while walking to work and it's always packed with ppl outside smoking cigs...the food + frenzy crowd makes this place a hot spot!

Pros: Delicious

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We ducked in late afternoon for a snack and ended up sitting in the bar area at an impossibly small table in an atmosphere that felt incredibly French in the most wonderful way! We ordered a plate of oysters and then sat back to soak in

3
★★★★★

We ducked in late afternoon for a snack and ended up sitting in the bar area at an impossibly small table in an atmosphere that felt incredibly French in the most wonderful way! We ordered a plate of oysters and then sat back to soak in

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MY WAITPERSON WAS TERRIFIC. SHE MADE ME FEEL TOTALLY COMFORTABLE AND WELCOME IMMEDIATELY, IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING TERRIFIC ADVISE ON THE MENU. THE SERVICE TEAM WAS EXCEEDINGLY ATTENTIVE. LUVED THE LAMB SANDWICH AT LUNCH -- AND THE

3
★★★★★

MY WAITPERSON WAS TERRIFIC. SHE MADE ME FEEL TOTALLY COMFORTABLE AND WELCOME IMMEDIATELY, IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING TERRIFIC ADVISE ON THE MENU. THE SERVICE TEAM WAS EXCEEDINGLY ATTENTIVE. LUVED THE LAMB SANDWICH AT LUNCH -- AND THE

Pros: VIBRANT SPACE, GREAT FOOD, EXCELLENT SERVICE!

Cons: TOO DELICIOUS!

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Part of me wants to write a bad review of the bakery so that people won't crowd it...as a professional costumer i'm always in the area shopping and i'd sooner die than go to the starbucks down the street. The coffee and the service from

3
★★★★★

Part of me wants to write a bad review of the bakery so that people won't crowd it...as a professional costumer i'm always in the area shopping and i'd sooner die than go to the starbucks down the street. The coffee and the service from

Pros: chocolate madelines, best coffee ever, nicest baristas ever

Cons: lines...lines...rude soho biznatches

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really - it's always good and the waitstaff is very nice and non-pretentious

3
★★★★★

really - it's always good and the waitstaff is very nice and non-pretentious

Pros: food is always good

Cons: hasn't been re-decorated

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Did you just finish shopping and want a classic supurb dining experience with Pumpkin Ravoli, delicious seafood, tuna nicoise, America burgers, and lots of red and white wines to warm your palet? Balthazar is in the heart of Soho across

3
★★★★★

Did you just finish shopping and want a classic supurb dining experience with Pumpkin Ravoli, delicious seafood, tuna nicoise, America burgers, and lots of red and white wines to warm your palet? Balthazar is in the heart of Soho across

Pros: Great Service, Lots of wine to taste, delicious appetizers!

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I was really looking forward to brunch in Balthazar after reading all the hype associated with this restaurant. \r
We ordered a pastry basket which was a total waste of $16. It essentially was full of bread and only one sticky bun and

3
★★★★★

I was really looking forward to brunch in Balthazar after reading all the hype associated with this restaurant. \r
We ordered a pastry basket which was a total waste of $16. It essentially was full of bread and only one sticky bun and

Pros: location

Cons: average food

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We recently had our first experience at Balthazar, but definitely not our last. Atmospher and service were great. Steake frites and creme brulee were delicious.

3
★★★★★

We recently had our first experience at Balthazar, but definitely not our last. Atmospher and service were great. Steake frites and creme brulee were delicious.

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Great place to bring visitors, a real new york experience. I love dressing up and going for a fancy dinner of oysters & champagne!

3
★★★★★

Great place to bring visitors, a real new york experience. I love dressing up and going for a fancy dinner of oysters & champagne!

Pros: amazing atmosphere

Cons: long waits and pricey

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This is one of my favorite places to eat in the whole city. The bread is something i dream about its so good, and having lived in France for a while i can tell you that everything at Balthazars lives up to its sophisticated French menu.

3
★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to eat in the whole city. The bread is something i dream about its so good, and having lived in France for a while i can tell you that everything at Balthazars lives up to its sophisticated French menu.

Pros: The BEST bread in Manahattan, High Quality Foods

Cons: Pricy

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The cookies and cake here are great.
Daily pastries are not as flavorful and
used to be fresher than they are these days.

Lunch menu is fantastic, a bit over priced but
it's reduced to half price if yo can wait till 6PM!

It is

3
★★★★★

The cookies and cake here are great.
Daily pastries are not as flavorful and
used to be fresher than they are these days.

Lunch menu is fantastic, a bit over priced but
it's reduced to half price if yo can wait till 6PM!

It is

Pros: everything 1/2 price after 6 PM!

Cons: Crowded, servers can be rude

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I don't even care about the restaurant itself (which is a bit overpriced) but I would eat everyday at the bakery, if I could! The croissant and pastries available there are assuredly authentic and delicious! But yes, bring your patience.

3
★★★★★

I don't even care about the restaurant itself (which is a bit overpriced) but I would eat everyday at the bakery, if I could! The croissant and pastries available there are assuredly authentic and delicious! But yes, bring your patience.

Pros: The pastries!

Cons: No tables in the bakery

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The staff is always great and the food is always on point. Steak tartare and lobster risotto are heavenly.....Still is and always will be my favorite of the Mcnally empire.

3
★★★★★

The staff is always great and the food is always on point. Steak tartare and lobster risotto are heavenly.....Still is and always will be my favorite of the Mcnally empire.

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I was disappointed by my dining experience at Balthazar. Overpriced, loud, and too much the place to be seen for my taste. Others rave but I was disappointed. The bakery is a different story though - GREAT fresh breads and lots of interesting recipes. Olive break is outrageous.

3
★★★☆☆

I was disappointed by my dining experience at Balthazar. Overpriced, loud, and too much the place to be seen for my taste. Others rave but I was disappointed. The bakery is a different story though - GREAT fresh breads and lots of interesting recipes. Olive break is outrageous.

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The service is generally attentive, the food is consistent and it does have buzz. A bit crowded at the entrance.

3
★★★★★

The service is generally attentive, the food is consistent and it does have buzz. A bit crowded at the entrance.

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Each time I have been to Balthazar I have left happy. The service is polite, cordial and CLASSY! The food is amazing. Everything I have ordered has melted in my mouth. I also love that it is open late on the weekends. Highly

3
★★★★★

Each time I have been to Balthazar I have left happy. The service is polite, cordial and CLASSY! The food is amazing. Everything I have ordered has melted in my mouth. I also love that it is open late on the weekends. Highly

Pros: Great atmosphere, tasty food, french onion soup A++++

Cons: can be a little crowded and overpriced

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It's over: too many tourists, loud and fast service. And for sake good: \r
- the croissant must be warm and not cold\r
- the European chocolate is very thick and not so waterly. It is not a real French Brasserie.\r
Boooooooooooooo

3
★★★★★

It's over: too many tourists, loud and fast service. And for sake good: \r
- the croissant must be warm and not cold\r
- the European chocolate is very thick and not so waterly. It is not a real French Brasserie.\r
Boooooooooooooo

Pros: Good steak au poivre

Cons: Worst European hot chocolate

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Balthazar was a must on my list of places to eat at while in New York. Had brunch as soon as we arrived in the city & was surprised at how fast & efficient service was. We had barely ordered when the food came. The food is typical

3
★★★★★

Balthazar was a must on my list of places to eat at while in New York. Had brunch as soon as we arrived in the city & was surprised at how fast & efficient service was. We had barely ordered when the food came. The food is typical

Pros: lightning fast service, trendy light fare

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I have been to Balthazar several times and i can say that this place is one of my favoritte at NYC.Food and ambiance is great prices are little bit high though but it is worthted.

3
★★★★★

I have been to Balthazar several times and i can say that this place is one of my favoritte at NYC.Food and ambiance is great prices are little bit high though but it is worthted.

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I'm unwinding from a wonderful dinner at your restaurant and couldn't wait to tell you how much I enjoyed myself. This was my first time and everything was so special, thanks to my waiter, Francois! He made sure everything was perfect

3
★★★★★

I'm unwinding from a wonderful dinner at your restaurant and couldn't wait to tell you how much I enjoyed myself. This was my first time and everything was so special, thanks to my waiter, Francois! He made sure everything was perfect

Pros: Nice ambience and excellent service. Food fresh and beautiful!

Cons: A little loud at times

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I'll be brief, as this restaurant is hardly worth talking about. Tightly packed, overly snooty, sub-par food. The waiter and his descriptions were great, but the food didn't come close to any reasonable expectation. Ironically, the waiter

3
★★★★★

I'll be brief, as this restaurant is hardly worth talking about. Tightly packed, overly snooty, sub-par food. The waiter and his descriptions were great, but the food didn't come close to any reasonable expectation. Ironically, the waiter

Pros: high ceilings, sturdy tables

Cons: everything else, but mostly the food, atmosphere, cost and attitude.

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Love Balthazar every time! Food is consistently good. Can be long waits. Always a must go. Enjoy taking friends as often as possible.

3
★★★★★

Love Balthazar every time! Food is consistently good. Can be long waits. Always a must go. Enjoy taking friends as often as possible.

Pros: Ambience, food!

Cons: can be crowded and busy

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I went here with my fiance last Sunday for Brunch. It was a 30min wait even though it was only 10am. But, it was worth it. We were cramped into a tiny table and the place was so packed they had to pull out the table so that I wouldn't

3
★★★★★

I went here with my fiance last Sunday for Brunch. It was a 30min wait even though it was only 10am. But, it was worth it. We were cramped into a tiny table and the place was so packed they had to pull out the table so that I wouldn't

Pros: Bread basket

Cons: crowded

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If you are looking for a great place to have a quick and delicious breakfast before work, Balthazar is the place. I was seated as soon as I arrived and began eating soon after I sat at the table. I had the Eggs Norwegian, which is

3
★★★★★

If you are looking for a great place to have a quick and delicious breakfast before work, Balthazar is the place. I was seated as soon as I arrived and began eating soon after I sat at the table. I had the Eggs Norwegian, which is

Pros: Great food, service, atmosphere

Cons: pricey

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I have been going to Balthazar for years and have never been disappointed. The ambiance is perfect - it's bustling and busy, but you can sit in your own little corner and have a quiet conversation. It's anything you want it to be: romantic

3
★★★★★

I have been going to Balthazar for years and have never been disappointed. The ambiance is perfect - it's bustling and busy, but you can sit in your own little corner and have a quiet conversation. It's anything you want it to be: romantic

Pros: Delicious food, great ambiance, excellent service

Cons: Nothing!

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After hearing all the buzz about Balthazar, I decided to go for lunch with a friend. I ordered the roasted eggplant sandwich, and have to say that it is the absolute best I've eaten in a while. Perfectly roasted eggplant with a delicate

3
★★★★★

After hearing all the buzz about Balthazar, I decided to go for lunch with a friend. I ordered the roasted eggplant sandwich, and have to say that it is the absolute best I've eaten in a while. Perfectly roasted eggplant with a delicate

Pros: Food, Service, Decor

Cons: Very crowded and Noisy

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I have to confirm about how this place discriminates their clients. \r
My friend and I decided to hop in for lunch without reservations and they gave us the worst seats, although the restaurant was empty. I asked if we could sit

3
★★★★★

I have to confirm about how this place discriminates their clients. \r
My friend and I decided to hop in for lunch without reservations and they gave us the worst seats, although the restaurant was empty. I asked if we could sit

Pros: location in soho

Cons: food, discrimination, teeny tiny tables, tables too close .

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I was in the mood for brunch on Sunday and thought Balthazar would be the perfect place to eat with a friend. I had eaten there before and knew the food would be great. I walked in at 3:20p (Brunch is served unitl 4p) and asked how long

3
★★★★★

I was in the mood for brunch on Sunday and thought Balthazar would be the perfect place to eat with a friend. I had eaten there before and knew the food would be great. I walked in at 3:20p (Brunch is served unitl 4p) and asked how long

Pros: Brunch

Cons: Host/ Hostess station... Snooty, very uninviting

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I went there with two friends and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The place was packed despite it being a rainy Monday, but we were seated promptly for our 8pm reservation. Each of us ordered one appetizer and one entree, and their

3
★★★★★

I went there with two friends and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The place was packed despite it being a rainy Monday, but we were seated promptly for our 8pm reservation. Each of us ordered one appetizer and one entree, and their

Pros: Fun festive atmosphere and solid service

Cons: Tight seating arrangement, might be a bit too loud for a date

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Balthazar has always been one of my favorites for a great breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The service is always amazing even with the incredibly hectic environment (especially at brunch). The lamb shank is incredible and the steak au

3
★★★★★

Balthazar has always been one of my favorites for a great breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The service is always amazing even with the incredibly hectic environment (especially at brunch). The lamb shank is incredible and the steak au

Pros: food, service, steak au poivre, celebs

Cons: brunch can be hectic

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The ability for this restaurant to get you in and out of the door in 20 minutes is remarkable. However, whethere you want to or not, you're still rushed out in 20 minutes. Sunday brunch used to be great. But now it's odd that within 2

3
★★★★★

The ability for this restaurant to get you in and out of the door in 20 minutes is remarkable. However, whethere you want to or not, you're still rushed out in 20 minutes. Sunday brunch used to be great. But now it's odd that within 2

Pros: eh...nothing

Cons: this place is run like a factory and you feel it while dining.

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Best fries on the planet....and the best brasserie in New York City...absolutely no competition. The place is beautiful, the atmosphere perfect so does the service and the food. Have tried for breakfast, lunch & dinner and there is nothing

3
★★★★★

Best fries on the planet....and the best brasserie in New York City...absolutely no competition. The place is beautiful, the atmosphere perfect so does the service and the food. Have tried for breakfast, lunch & dinner and there is nothing

 

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