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La Balancoire

#189 of 13,457 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 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique little restaurant with a creative menu. It has a wonderful atmosphere and is a perfect setting for a pre moulin rouge dinner.

Thank Leigh S
Västerås, Sverige
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

A small and cosy restaurant away from the tourists in Montmartre. Nice and friendly staff who explained the menu for us. The food is delicious so dont miss this gem in Paris!

Thank Maria6903
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time at this gem. I made a reservation a month in advance using their online system. Upon arrival I mentioned that I had a reservation and they immediately acknowledged me by name. The food was really good, better than what I ate in other more expensive restaurants in Paris. I ordered beef and it was perfect. It... More 

Thank Juan S
Pingree Grove, Illinois
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Party of four, each of us said its the best meal we've had in Paris. Duck, 5 stars, Cod, 5 stars, deserts, wine Ambiance...perfect. Note: pull up map on your phone to show taxi driver. This place is in an ally that doesn't show up on gps.

Thank Kevin A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great food - all dishes were wonderful Nice hospitality, the menu was translated to English verbally & patiently Well priced We will definitely return again Air Condition or ceiling fan is in need at hot days

Thank EyalS925
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Small and charming - menu changes but all is delicious - 100 Euros for 2 including 3 courses, beer and a bottle of good wine.

Thank J_R_0011
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here last night and it was a real gastronomic experience. The menu varies each day and it has been the best food I've had in France so far. The restaurant itself is small and quirky and adds to the overall experience. Would highly recommend.

Thank Jeff M
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem of a restaurant in Montmartre which is full of tourist trap dining options! The place is very small and cozy and the staff friendly and very helpful. The menu changes daily depending on the season and therefore also very fresh and not the standard touristy stuff. We were a party of 5 and we ordered... More 

Thank kalimata
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

It was our last night in Paris and we crossed the road from our hotel to eat at this very small but very inviting restaurant. We were well rewarded with excellent service from 2 very well versed waitresses and some excellent food. The starters were great. The main courses were great. The deserts were great. We could not have made... More 

Thank Will B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This was our first meal out in Montmartre, and it didn't disappoint! The food was really delicious and really well cooked. The desserts were an absolute highlight. The service was great and our server did her very best to explain all the options, which we very much appreciated. Only thing to keep in mind is that it is a small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$19 - $42
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighborhood: 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

Neighborhood Profile
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colors, 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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