Last week I went to Lafayette for lunch. The meal was fine, but I have to say the Brisket Burger topped with carmelized onions and raclette was the best burger I've had in years. It was cooked perfectly, medium rare, and as requested leaning more towards the rare. I went their ready to compare my overall experience Balthazar, but overall they are different, in a way hard for me to express. There was something lacking in the airy space, that when you are in Balthazar is more present. It might be the hustle, and bustle the noise level. There was no music, and I can't recall if there is at Balthazar, but if there is that may be the missing piece. It was just missing a dimension I can't pin point.