My boyfriend and I have been going to Balthazar since day one! We just LOVE LOVE LOVE this French bistro. Every time we've gone there, our meal has been right on the money. The food, the wine, the ambiance, and the service is always impeccable. After a very delicious meal, we venture to Bar Veloce wine bar (located on 17 Cleveland Place, between Spring/Kenmare) for dessert or a bottle of wine, or a spectacular nutello panino. The two locations are close to each other and very convenient for us!
we live in san francisco & always make a point of a meal at balthazar on our annual excursion to nyc so we were exited to have dinner there last week. although the maitre d was lovely, the waiter virtually ignored us.
the food has become mediocre-- my husbands dish was just all right but mine was soggy fries and tough steak (frites). doubt we we ever return, which is a pity.