Balthazar, a French bistro in SoHo NYC, holds a special place in my heart. Sure they serve my favorite duck confit dish but this place is so much more than that.
My sister, Connie, had somehow found this place on the internet while she was apartment hunting with me in June 2003. We took the red eye and landing in a rainy (and at times pouring) NYC. We had spent the day wandering around with a broker and put down deposit for a place in Astoria (though of course the next day I found another place in the UES and got my deposit back). So after a long tiring day in the streets of NYC, we went to Balthazar for a nice cozy meal. My friends, that meal not only made my tummy happy it also recharged my soul.
And ever since then, I would go back once in a while. Almost every time I would get the same two things, a French onion soup and the duck confit.
Balthazar 80 Spring St.