At Balthazar

The New York Brasserie at the Center of the World

At Balthazar

Explore New York restaurant Balthazar and everything that makes it iconic in this brilliantly revealing book that celebrates the brasserie’s twentieth anniversary. Keith McNally, star restauranteur, gave author Reggie Nadelson unprecedented access to his legendary Soho brasserie, its staff, the archives, and the kitchens. Journalist Nadelson, who has covered restaurants and food for decades on both sides of the Atlantic, recounts the history of the French brasserie and how Keith McNally reinvented the concept for New York City.

At Balthazar is an irresistible, mouthwatering narrative, driven by the drama of a restaurant that serves half a million meals a year, employs over two hundred people, and has operated on a twenty-four hour cycle for twenty years. Upstairs and down, good times and bad, Nadelson explores the intricacies of the restaurant’s every aspect, interviewing the chef, waiters, bartenders, dishwashers—the human element of the beautifully oiled machine.

With evocative color photographs by Peter Nelson, sixteen new recipes from Balthazar Executive Chef Shane McBride and head bakers Paula Oland and Mark Tasker, At Balthazar voluptuously celebrates an amazing institution.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 352 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781501116773 | 
  • April 2017
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About the Author

Reggie Nadelson
Herman Leonard

Reggie Nadelson

Reggie Nadelson is a novelist, journalist, and documentary filmmaker whose articles have appeared in Travel & Leisure, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveller UK, Financial Times, the Guardian, and Departures. When she’s not traveling the world—Montana to Moscow—to sample its culinary pleasures, she lives in downtown Manhattan, as she has all her life. She still eats breakfast at Balthazar most every day.