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  1. omicron
    At Balthazar, COVID Cases Are Up and Staff Morale Is Down“It’s like they don’t care at all.”
  2. profile
    The Post-COVID, Post-Manhattan Plans of Keith McNally“I’ve nothing in the bank and need to earn money while I still can.”
  3. field notes
    The Great IndoorsA critic reacclimates to the now-unfamiliar terrain of the dining room.
  4. the group portrait
    Setting the Table for Balthazar’s Reopening Night“I came up the stairs, saw the team, and almost cried.”
  5. coronavirus
    Restaurateur Keith McNally Hospitalized With Coronavirus InfectionThe British-born restaurateur says he’s been in a London hospital for four days.
  6. The Hunt for New York’s Best CroissantIt’s time for a croissant showdown.
  7. openings
    Keith McNally’s Former Head Chefs Open Frenchette in TribecaGet ready for rotisserie lobster, steak of the day, and plenty of natural wine.
  8. catch ‘em all
    Balthazar Is New York’s Unlikeliest Pokémon Hot SpotKeith McNally’s flagship bistro is as crowded with Pokémon as it is with tourists and brunchers.
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Jessica Chastain Dines at Antica Pesa; George Clooney and Bill Murray Sit DownThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  10. Yikes
    One of Balthazar’s Massive Mirrors Just Fell Off the Wall [Updated]Early reports suggest some customers sustained minor injuries.
  11. Chef Shuffle
    Ex-Balthazar Chefs Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr Will Take Over El QuijoteThe restaurant turns 85 next year.
  12. Celebrity Settings
    Jaden Smith and Kendall Jenner Dine at Il Mulino Prime; Liv Tyler Tries to SaveThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  13. The Grub Street Diet
    Writer Stephanie LaCava Loves Matcha, Green Beans, and Candy“I probably should worry about getting mercury poisoning; I had it once already.”
  14. Beating the Crowds
    Platt: The Glorious Golden Age of LunchSome of New York’s trendiest restaurants are far more enjoyable in the middle of the day.
  15. Celebrity Settings
    Stephen Colbert Celebrates at Carbone; Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Hold Hands atThis week’s installment of Celebrity Settings.
  16. Celebrity Settings
    George Clooney Hosts Dinner at Caravaggio; The Beckhams Eat at BalthazarPlus: Anna Kendrick hangs at Omar’s, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  17. The Grub Street Diet
    Fitness Mogul Tracy Anderson Brunches at Balthazar, Lunches at Locanda Verde“Eating great food with friends is such a happy part of life.”
  18. Bird Is the Word
    The Bird Boom: Luxury Chicken Conquers New YorkThe newest chicken dishes at New York restaurants are grand birds competing for prime menu space with steaks and other large-format dishes.
  19. Audio Feed
    Ryan Sutton Weighs in on Balthazar’s Bathroom AttendantsThey’re on the wrong side of history, he says.
  20. The Grub Street Diet
    Condé Nast Traveler’s Pilar Guzmán Holds Her Meetings at“I ate all of the cheese.”
  21. Controversies
    Balthazar’s Bathroom Attendants Will Keep Their JobsPhew.
  22. Tips
    Balthazar Cans Its Bathroom Attendants (Again) [Updated]“Although I’m looking forward to standing at Balthazar’s urinal without another man staring at me I’ll very much miss my bathroom attendants,” McNally says.
  23. Video Feed
    Watch Balthazar’s Frites Masters in ActionThat’s a whole lotta potatoes.
  24. Closings
    Keith McNally Closing Pulino’s in January, Will Reopen As Cherche MidiThe restaurateur says closing a restaurant is a career first.
  25. Celebrity Settings
    Miley Cyrus Parties at the General; Bobby Flay and Michael Symon Dine at ToroPlus: Joaquin Phoenix stepped out at Buddakan, and more, in this week’s roundup.
  26. Say It Isn’t Pernod
    Keith McNally Plans to Reopen Pastis in 2015Don’t give up hope yet.
  27. Say It Isn’t Pernod
    Keith McNally’s Pastis Closing in JanuaryThe restaurateur said previously the brasserie would close for nine months, then reopen.
  28. Chef PSA
    Ex-Balthazar Chef Riad Nasr Plans ‘Little Break’ From CookingHe’s been working nonstop for twenty years.
  29. Leftovers
    Doug Quinn Closes In on Hudson Malone; Starbucks Bans ButtsPlus, the best pork chop you’ve ever had in your life, knaidels galore, and more, in today’s Leftovers.
  30. Temporary Closings
    Keith McNally: Pastis Will Close for Nine MonthsThe meatpacking district building is being rebuilt to add more retail space.
  31. It’s Only a Rumor
    McNally Says Balthazar and Pastis Not ClosingEverybody just calm down.
  32. Chef Shuffle
    Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr to Part Ways With Keith McNallyThe co-executive chefs at Balthazar and Minetta Tavern are leaving the restaurants.
  33. Hated It
    Keith McNally Strikes Out Against ‘Back-Stabbing,’ NarcissisticThe restaurateur uses pithy statements and wit as an evolutionary tactic.
  34. Grub Guides
    Serious Beef: 15 Fantastic New York Steaks That Cost Less Than $30Stick to the good kind of meat sweats.
  35. Balthazanomics
    Keith McNally Responds After Critic Slams Balthazar LondonOh snap.
  36. The Grub Street Diet
    Writer Teddy Wayne Heads to the Odeon for Sazeracs, Balthazar for Salads and“Later, at the headquarters for the Anxious White People, I drank a vodka martini and a few proseccos and shoveled in the better part of two bowls of mixed nuts.”
  37. Quote of the Day
    How Keith McNally Keeps His EdgeAlso, he drinks Beaujolais.
  38. Trends
    New York New Wave: The Manhattan Bistro Moves Beyond BalthazarAfter years of trattorias, farm-to-table American fare, and foraged Nordic food, New York is in the midst of a French revolution.
  39. Balthazarnomics
    Balthazarnomics: Plotting the Famed Bistro’s Menu PricesThe more things change, the more the braised short ribs stay the same.
  40. Quote of the Day
    Keith McNally Once Used a Restaurant Loan to Finance a FilmSpoiler alert: He made the money back.
  41. Lists
    Bon Appétit Says These 20 Restaurants Are the Country’s MostAn important list of important restaurants.
  42. London Calling
    London’s Balthazar Has Hired a ChefMarco Pierre White’s protégée will be manning the stoves.
  43. Openings
    Balthazar London Is Now HiringMcNally’s first London restaurant is looking for a few attentive cooks.
  44. Grub Guide
    On Ice: New York’s Sixteen Most Impressive Seafood PlattersTop-notch fruits de mer have become New York menu staples. Here are the best.
  45. Exports
    Keith McNally’s London Restaurant Will Indeed Be a Second BalthazarIt opens on February 12 of next year.
  46. Celebrity Settings
    The Beckhams Brunch at Balthazar; Nicole Richie Chows Down at Old HomesteadPlus, Kirsten Dunst eats at Sant Ambroeus, Bar Refaeli at Jezebel, and more of this week’s celebrity dining.
  47. The Other Critics
    Daily News Still Loves Balthazar; Tejal Rao Keen on GovernorPlus: Ryan Sutton finds the world’s best $9 burger, Wells deems Rosemary’s more or less worth the wait, and more of this week’s critical reviews.
  48. Celebrity Settings
    Cee Lo Green Dines at Super Linda; A-Rod Parties at Whiskey ParkPlus: No happy ending for Vergara and ex-beau at the Loews Regency.
  49. The Grub Street Diet
    Martha Stewart Starts Every Day With Green Juice, Seriously Digs Asparagus“It was a great week, although I lost a few pounds.”
  50. Export Report
    Keith McNally’s London Project May Turn Out to Be Less Balthazar-y, MoreIs Minetta 2.0 going to open on the other side of the pond?
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