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Balthazar

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80 Spring St., New York, NY 10012 40.722659 -73.998182
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-965-1414 Send to Phone

  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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    3 Reviews | Write a Review

  • Scene: Bar Food, Hot Spot, Restaurant & Bar, Swank, European
Photo by Laura Resen

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Official Website

balthazarny.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 7:30am-midnight; Fri, 7:30am-1am; Sat, 8am-1am; Sun, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.; J, Z at Bowery

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

While the gargantuan size of Balthazar's dining room may leave you feeling a bit chilly, its bar area offers a more intimate (though not necessarily friendlier) setting. The mahogany benches and leather stools surrounding the zinc bar fill up early. But whether or not you secure a seat, the immaculately clad bartenders will grant you and your cocktails the utmost care (Bloody Marys are incredibly fresh and spicy, Cosmopolitans cool and frothy), and gustatory offerings like olives and Parmesan crisps have a civilizing effect on the tourists and hob-nobbers impatiently bumping elbows with each other.

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