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La Balancoire

#187 of 14,093 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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6 rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
+33 1 42 23 70 83
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked online in advance and welcomed when we arrived to a cosy restaurant with attentive and thoughtful staff who took the time to talk and explain the menu. Starter for the undecided not to be missed, celery soup to die for!! Whole experience thoroughly enjoyable with excellent flavours to all dishes. Would definitely recommend, but you need to book to... More 

Thank b0sch
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The waiting staff are excellent, they translated the whole menu for us. Great food, we would definitely return!

Thank Hannah D
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will try to be truthfull. The service was great but i was nearly sat on the lap of the person next to me. Very tight seating, as if you were sat on a communal table, but some people may like this.....not me or my wife. We both had steak and i have to say that being someone who works... More 

Thank richard m
Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with my wife while in Paris from Ireland for a rugby match. Lovely quaint setting. Manager/owners attention to detail was second to none. He went through every single dish on the menu and described it to us hassle free. Very friendly man. Food was amazing. Set price for two courses was very reasonable. Could have stayed there... More 

Thank pauljl85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diner with colleagues after drinks in the area. Service was friendly and efficient; the brownie-based tiramisu was great!!

Thank r8main
Cologne, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at this lovely place in Montmatre und enjoyed it a lot. The waitress was very helpful, the wine tasted very good and the dinner was delicious. As usual in France you can combine different courses for a fixed price. So we did that and we weren't disappointed. Definitely a recommendation.

Thank Tikielotta
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This hidden little gem is situated in a nice part of Paris, not so far from the Moulin Rouge. A cosy atmosphere, comparable to a pub. The quality of the food exceeds the quality of such pub by far however. Everything is fresh made. Worth every penny. The same goes for the nice wines on the card. All highly recommended... More 

Thank Erik C
Paris, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

With the meals at around 17€ for a main, this restaurant offers high quality food at decent prices! I recently visited La Balancoire with my parents and it offered the perfect atmosphere we were looking for. The waitress was nice enough to speak to my parents in English and carry on speaking to me in French as I do speak... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restaurant was refereed to us by our "concierge" at Insidr and it was a perfect choice for a great meal before the show at Moulin Rouge! One seat at our table was even a swing that my three grown kids took turns sitting in. It was really top quality cuisine for what looked to be an informal restaurant. They... More 

Thank DCEowner
Sursee, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful service, waitress explained the menu without being asked and all in perfect English. Not too much choice but great options, definitely home made. Food was fantastic, prepared with love. And it's not even expensive for Paris! Great place, we will go again! Plus they have magic balancing forks ;)

Thank echwottkeine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$39
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighbourhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 23 70 83
Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine.

The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montmartre

Neighbourhood Profile
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colours, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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