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La Balancoire

#212 of 13,671 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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Sursee, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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
Vancouver, BC
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This small restaurant has a simple menu but does what it does very nicely. I didn't need a reservation on an October evening, and no one else appeared to have one, but the restaurant did fill up. Almost tables were occupied by non-French speakers although some tables were mixed. It is a restaurant that caters to tourists and both of... More 

Thank tirnie
ames, ia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal. Great service. Another reservation fell through. We called and left a message around five. They called us at 6:45 and said to one over. A really great experience.

Thank JAS956
Stockholm, Sweden
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Balancoire in Montmartre is a cosy small wonderful restaurant. Near the busy street Rue des Abbesses. Great staff and food. One of the best in the area, for sure.

Thank Erik V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This little unusual restaurant is absolutely outstanding! I am so glad that we only found it on our last night because we would not have gone anywhere else! The food was unique, delicious, fresh, unusual and creative, extremely reasonably priced and all round outstanding! Service was also wonderful. Wow, wow, wow!

Thank Paula F
Labalancoire, Propriétaire at La Balancoire, responded to this review

Hi Paula, Thank you for your nice words. We are very happy that you had a good time with us. Looking forward welcoming you again in Montmartre, in La Balançoire, or our other restaurant La Boite aux Lettres. Balançoire's Team. More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 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 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Juan S
Pingree Grove, Illinois
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 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 bubbles 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

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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
$19 - $41
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 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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