On the second last day in New York my opportunity came - I had some shopping to do and my friend had some things to do as well so after exploring the shops for a few hours I was ready for a late lunch and headed over to Balthazar to see what all the fuss was about.
And I'm so glad that I went. I wish that I'd gone earlier in my stay so that I could have gone back. I had such a great experience there - you know when you're having such a great time, when everything just works and you get that happy buzz...... sitting in Balthazar I got that buzz. I was just so....happy, that I didn't know what to do with myself :)
Here's my table for one :) I did get seated next to another girl from Sydney who was on her own too, so we were able to chat and I got some great coffee place recommendations.
I can't remember the name of this cocktail that I had, and I can't seem to find their cocktail menu on the Balthazar website, but it was delicious. It made the lunch that little bit more special.
Yes, this meal deserves two pictures. It's the Balthazar Bar Steak with pommes frites and bearnaise sauce ($28) - a simple but fantastic meal. The steak had a smokey flavour to it and the bearnaise sauce was creamy but not too heavy.
The finishing touch for me was when the waiter approached me during my meal and announced that it was the restaurant's policy that any ladies dining alone should have a complimentary champagne. What a nice way to make a
girl lady feel special!
Have you ever had an amazing experience in a restaurant like this? I'd love to hear your stories and experiences!
80 Spring St
New York City, NY
(Between Broadway and Crosby)
Reservations: +1 (212) 965-1414
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