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Balthazar London vs NYC: A First-Hand Comparison

Balthazar, NYC. [Photo: Daniel Krieger] Balthazar, London. [Photo: Xavier Girard Lachaîne] In 2008, an artist named Paul St. George built a telectroscope, a steam punkian installation through...

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Balthazar Wire

Critic Steve Cuozzo files on the news that NYC's Balthazar is getting rid of its bathroom attendants. Calling them "worse than squeegee men," Cuozzo writes: "I flee a restaurant john without s...

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Keith McNally Wire

Balthazar bathroom attendant Cheikhou Niane reacts to the possibility of losing his job after owner Keith McNally announced that he'll be relieving the attendants from their posts. According to...

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New York's Balthazar Nixes Bathroom Attendants

Restaurateur Keith McNally has decided to do away with bathroom attendants at his New York brasserie, Balthazar. The decision came to McNally after reading a post by Business Insider...

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Attendant Extortion

Business Insider's Henry Blodget submits this rant about bathroom attendees — inspired by a visit to NYC's Balthazar — arguing that practice is "uncomfortable and degrading" for both customer and...

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The New York Times Magazine's 2013 Restaurant Issue

Here's the second New York Times Magazine food issue of this year. (Check out April's issue here.) This one is called the "Restaurant Edition," and it covers topics from exemplary bars to the u...

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Rumormongering

Is Keith McNally opening a new restaurant concept in NYC's Financial District? Eater NY hears rumblings that the long-rumored project, in a still-under-construction hotel/condo, will not be the new...

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The Eater London Heatmap: Where to Eat Right Now

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Week in Reviews

Here's Telegraph critic Matthew Norman's review of Keith McNally's Balthazar London. He likes the space, calling it "gorgeous" and "enchanting," but no surprise, Norman piles it on like every other...

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The Gatekeepers

Arnaud Jean-Baptiste, the maître d' of Balthazar in New York City, on one of his approaches to reservation management: "You just have to make it so it's clear you're not shunning people off to the...

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