A seafood platter with prawn, crab legs, and lemon wedges
The Seafood Tower At NYC’s Balthazar That Celebrity Chefs Adore
Balthazar, a popular French-American eatery in NYC, is a celebrity hotspot. Chefs like Andrew Zimmern and Eric Ripert are particularly fond of their seafood tower.
While many restaurants have towers filled with shellfish on ice, Ripert told The Infatuation that he doesn't recall other restaurants serving them the way Balthazar does.
At Balthazar, the tower comes in two sizes: Le Grand, which costs $145, and Le Balthazar, at $195. It has clams and oysters, mussels, crab, shrimp, lobster, and other shellfish.
It's garnished with lemon wedges, sauces like pico de gallo, and seaweed. According to photos, Le Grand has two tiers, while Le Balthazar is a three-tiered tower.
Ripert also told The Infatuation that he goes to the eatery "two or three times a month" for the iconic seafood tower. If you choose to go, be sure to make a reservation.