I have travelled to New York many times and I have a few favourite places I like to visit every time I am in the city…sometimes more than once.
Balthazar is one of these places. The restaurant was opened in Spring St, Soho, in 1997. It was converted from a leather wholesaler’s warehouse into a French Brasserie style restaurant, with high-backed leather banquettes and enormous distressed mirrors.
It is just about impossible to get a booking on short notice. Breakfast is the easiest time to get a space, and it happens to be my favourite meal here. What could be better on a freezing winter morning than a bowl of delicious hot coffee?
I had French toast with apple smoked bacon and maple syrup…I think it just has to be good for you when it tastes so good.
…and here are a few breakfasts being enjoyed around me.
If it is not possible to make a booking there is usually some space at the bar.
There is also an excellent Boulangerie next door where you can buy heavenly things to take away.
Don’t miss Balthazar if you are in New York. You might even see a famous face there.
Balthazar…80 Spring St, New York.