Was in Manhattan over the weekend and went to brunch on Sunday. We arrived at 11:30 and were seated. Asked the waiter to go ahead and put our drink order in where we could have bloody marys by noon. The snobby french waiter was over the top. The service was beyond slow. It was more than 45 minutes before he bothered to take our entree order. I have been to Balthazar several times before and never had such bad service. The man was indifferent to us and very condenscending. Needless to say, next trip there will be no Balthazar though the food was good and the room as usual was beautiful and buzzy!