Fodor's Expert Review Balthazar

$$$ Covent Garden French

British restaurateur Keith McNally re-creates his famed New York Parisian brasserie at this busy corner spot just off Covent Garden. The decor creates an enchanting backdrop to enjoy a classic French brasserie menu of few surprises, including flavor-packed dishes like macaroni and Gruyère cheese or ox cheek bourguignon. Linger over the all-French wine list, which carries everything from a modest 2012 Colombier Chablis to a grand 1971 Château Palmer Margaux, before polishing off a pile of profiteroles for dessert.

French Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner Coffee Pre-Theater Brunch Dessert Quick Bite Brasserie Family Prix-Fixe $$$

Quick Facts

4–7 Russell St.
London, Greater London  WC2B 5HZ, England


Known For:
  • Parisian-style grand café
  • Handy prix-fixe, brunch, and Afternoon Tea menus
  • Classic French plats du jour
  • Handy prix fixe, brunch, children\'s, and Afternoon Tea menus
  • Vegan and vegetarian options

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