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Sun - Mon 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 7:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Love the atmosphere. Great zucchini pancakes and reasonably priced HH wines ($7) by the glass.
Picked this restaurant just hours before going into the neighborhood for an event. What a pleasant experience. The tables are closely spaced but makes for a lively atmosphere and intimate dining. The chicken orzo soup was delicious! Wish I lived nearby because I would definitely be taking that home often. Followed by brochette of varying meats, favorite being the rib eye. Nice dipping sauces and warm flatbread to wrap it all up in.
The waiter was very attentive and when we told him we had a time constraint he took extra care in making sure we got out in time and had everything we needed.
Such a nice spot. We left completely satisfied.
Great food and service! I recommend the artichoke dip and phyllo rolls.
It was good
What a wonderful place. Gets super crowded and the tables are tiny, but you can overlook that after a few appies, a glass of wine and some conversation.
We were asked to leave after 1.5 hours because they had another reservation for the table. Really tacky.
Delicious menu. Something for everyone. One of my favorite go-to spots in Nolita. I come once per month!
Food was pretty good - However I don’t think it was worth the amount paid for.
The experience was sub par:
1. We had 3-4 different waiters - several times each would ask the same question as the one before making it quite annoying.
2. Took a while for us to get our food and when we did, our main course was brought out before our appetizers
3. The door takes a while to shut and it was freezing with all the cold air blowing in.
The atmosphere was pretty cool - good music and nice vibes.
Probably wouldn’t go back - thought it was too expensive for the value.
Loved our server!
Excellent service and great meal in a fun atmosphere
Maybe it was because it was New Year's Eve but my experience crossed it off my list of restaurants to return to :/
Food was amazing! A bit pricy but the food, service and atmosphere make up for it.
This is the place to come when you’re craving Itlain cuisine that’s not a carb explosion. Serving staff is friendly, welcoming, and attentive. I loved the meat ball dish.
We had a group of 6 people for dinner. The appetizers were amazing - hummous and artichoke dip! The Lamb dishes were excellent and my daughter said her burger was the best she'd ever had.
Moderately priced tapas and decent happy hour (limited to certain wines and apps) The food was good except the Creme Brulee (terrible) Our waitress and service was wonderful!
Awesome place, great food, perfect service
Loved the octopus and the tiramisu
The food was not great and was way overpriced. Poor service. Awkward seating. Would not recommend this place.
Balzem is truly a neiborhood gem with a cozy ambiance and authentic and delicious Mediterranean fare! The staff was incredibly warm, and my friend and I comfortably lingered over brunch without any pressure. One of my favorites!
The chicken liver mousse and fried chicken starters were amazing! We also did the fried deviled eggs - compared to the other starters, this was less exciting and I would skip next time. We all did the Pig Out for our main. The spicy peanut noodles...so good. We also did broccoli and potatoes for sides. The broccoli was possibly the best I've ever had. The potatoes were also delish, but that broccoli.
This was our 4th visit within the past 6 months and we had another great meal at Balzem in a warm, inviting ambiance. Loved the octopus , branzini ceviche and seared tuna appetizers and the lamb and chicken grilled brochette main courses were also excellent. The Happy Hour drink specials extend to 7 PM. Friendly competent service.