As I've mentioned somewhere way below, I'm relatively new at posting here, however have lurked and received more info than I could have ever imagined on this board... and I've lurked for a while.
Certainly not of chowhound status, but I do love food, finding the goodies and enjoying their surprise in the less obvious places around the city.
Now on LI, I really miss the city.....
So on one of my most recent trips in, I had a Saturday night dinner at Balthazar.
I had steak frites and my guest short ribs, which I think were the special of the night. We shared and the short ribs were excellent, and melted in my mouth. Although my guest did prefer my steak frites. My appetizer, and excuse me as I cannot recall exactly what it was called, was a tart of some sort..... onion.. and I have forgotten.. sorry. But it was also very good.
(I'm not much for raw fish.)
But the CREME BRULEE! I will never forget it.
The best I have had. (Anyone know better?)
The one thing that really disturbed me though, and I'm not sure if you all mind noise, but even going with a guest, I felt I was seated alone, at a bar, facing a noisy crowd.
Due to this, I didn't enjoy the meal as much as I think I would have without such noise.
Sad too, because I felt the food worth not only my money but time. Is there a certain table one could suggest upon making a reservation that would enhance my time spent in Balthazar?
I'd really like to go again.