any inside info on Balthazar?
Not certain if this is inside information, but here it goes. I am a fan of their duck confit - for a while, that was all that I would order, along with oysters, of course. Their carafes of wine are a pretty good deal and they also have a decent bottle of cremant d'alsace for under $40. I would skip their bouillabaise and if ordering steak, splurge on the actual steak frites - I've found the less expensive steaks on their menu rather tough. I especially love this place in the early morning - quite lovely.