"This book captures everything I love about restaurants—the theatre of it, the sense of entering a private little world, the camaraderie of the workers when it's all working right. There's never been a restaurant like Balthazar and never a book just like this."
– New York Times bestselling author and chef Ruth Reichl
"At Balthazar is a beautiful New York love story. Nobody could have written it better than Reggie Nadelson who captures the tastes and smells, the glamour, nitty-gritty, and the theater of the restaurant and of the city itself."
– Award-winning author, chef, and televison personality Nigella Lawson
“At Balthazar is the ideal reflection of a great restaurant. Balthazar has survived and thrives because it has never dropped the ball. The room, the service, the atmosphere. Reggie Nadelson doesn’t drop the ball either. She’s our perfect host.”
– New York Times bestselling author Salman Rushdie
"A warm and entertaining account of one of New York City's (and my!) most beloved restaurants. Nadelson's love letter to Balthazar takes you behind the kitchen door and will make any reader feel like a restaurant regular. A must read!"
– Eric Ripert
"Reggie Nadelson captures the spirit of Balthazar that has made it a New York institution. She explores its past through present, diving into the belly of the kitchen and exploring what makes this place so brilliant. If you haven't had the pleasure of dining at Balthazar yet, after reading this, it'll be on your bucket list."
– David Chang
“Nadelson offers artful depictions of the evanescent magic that dining out can provide; few who read this book will be able to resist making a reservation.”
– Publishers Weekly
“A Balthazar regular, Nadelson brings her fine observational skills to an investigation of what makes it the quintessential New York restaurant. A glowing homage.”
– Kirkus Reviews
"Reggie Nadelson’s At Balthazar brings the place to colorful, quirky life — and in the process pays homage to the life-affirming qualities of every place we pay to be fed... In Nadelson’s deft hands, the restaurant becomes a metaphor for the city’s ceaseless cycles of ambition, immigration and change."
– The New York Post
"Reggie Nadelson finds brasserie bliss."
– Vanity Fair