80 Spring St.,
New York,
United States,

Step beneath Balthazar's red awnings and into the high-ceiling dining room to be welcomed by striking pillars, black on the bottom and textured yellow on the top, with illuminated stained-glass panels in the middle. Owned by Keith McNally, this French bistro was named one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2004 by Restaurant Magazine and rightly so, with a menu featuring fresh oysters, caramelized onion tarts and cote de boeuf roti (for two). If you need a second dinner after visiting SoHo's bars, try Balthazar's limited After Hours Menu until 1:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.