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La Balance Mets et Vins

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47 rue de Courcelles, 39600 Arbois, France
+33 3 84 37 45 00
Tue - Sat 11:55 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Escondido, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Okay, there's coq au vin, and then there's coq au vin jaune -- cooked in the unique wine of this region. Here they serve it in a large pot with a side of wild rice; the rice is there to sop up the broth that is some kind of amazing ambrosia. There is a little too much to eat here,... More 

Thank Sheila V
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Food is awesome and decoration is good. Staff is useful for food and wine list. Everything is perfect and i will come back again assure.

Thank Kittikhun
Mainburg, Deutschland
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

During our vacation we went twice to this lovely place. Once to try the famous menu with "cock with yellow wine" and a second time to try a la carte. Both times we have been surprised by the delicious variety of tastes and excellent sauces, being offered by an extremely kind and professional waitress. The wine kind consists (of course)... More 

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Velsen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Restaurant seems nice but the food does not match with the price. 'L'apéritif - kirs au vin blanc' was warm. I had to ask for an ice cube. The price for a menu was 44 euro. The 'amuse bouche' was not nice. Some vegetables, slices, nothing else. The wine very well explained, comes probably from a plastic bottle: very simple... More 

Thank mprooijers
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Les Planches nearby and decided to try La Balance for lunch. They managed to fit us in after some persuading - however to avoid disappointment I recommend making a reservation for lunch or dinner anywhere in Arbois as restaurants were full all weekend and we were turned away from three before getting a table at La... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

My husband is celiac and this restaurant went out of it's way to create a delicious and healthy meal for both of us. This was our favorite restaurant in Arbois and the quality of the food was exceptional. This chef is serious about his presentation and the plates that come to the table, and I can not thank the entire... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Again, a group of grown up men (8) demanding good service and food. We all chose separately and differently. We all received the food promptly together. Food was well cooked and fresh with good ingredients. Highlights were pan fried foie gras for starter and chicken in Vin Jaune with Morels for main course. Service was a bit erratic, but I... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We dined at La Balance on two occasions during our recent holiday in the Jura. On both occasions we were much impressed with the quality of the foods on offer and, above all, the care which the restaurant staff took to ensure that we enjoyed our meals. Every care was taken to guarantee that we, a pair of older english... More 

Thank BTStmarys
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162 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

i think that were this place stands out from other similar establishments round here is there very pleasant and polite formality in a nice casual rural setting.the menu is interesting and varied and the food is best described as very ok.would find it hard to fault for the money.

Thank whitby_rob
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

It's such a good pleasure to have a dinner with a great atmosphere! I don't remember the place where I saw the nicer staff! The service was on top, as well as the food. Rooster in a wine is waaaay too big for one person! Personally, for me it was too winey but don't think it could pass as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$48
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:55 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
11:55 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
11:55 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
11:55 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
11:55 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 rue de Courcelles, 39600 Arbois, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Jura  >  Arbois
  • Phone Number: +33 3 84 37 45 00

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