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mon balzac

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Polish, European, Central European
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ul. Piwna 36/39, Gdansk, Poland
+48 58 682 25 25
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Denver, Colorado
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542 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 906 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a modern bistro type restaurant - we stopped here for lunch on our day in Gdansk. There is a nice terrace where you can sit outside. The service was friendly but very slow (probably because of the many tourists, so really not their fault). We found the food just a little above average but prices were very affordable.

Thank denver60
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mushroom soup was amazing! It is a broth based, not cream style. Had mushrooms, carrots and a couple of mushroom "meatball"s. The beef cheeks were outstanding. Moist, tender. Thinly sliced pickles added the perfect acidic touch to the dish. Service is slow but friendly. Never received bread. Had to wait a long time to get a second pot of... More 

Thank Lori G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast with two friends and my wife. Cozy place, nice people. The coffee was just okay, and the breakfast was above average (but not much) They served the food nicely decorated on stone plates.

Thank Simon P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best food I have ever had! I ordered the baked salmon and the flavours on the plate were out of this world! I would thoroughly recommend. Friendly staff- would go back anytime.

Thank Jonathan B
Groningen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was nice, cool steel tables. However, I was unpleasantly surprised by the food. Not too tasty, and horrible marmite sauce. I'd recommend it for drinks, but not for eating.

Thank Maarten V
Turku, Finland
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357 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

This place serves as a good café as well as a proper restaurant for dinner. I Went there with some friends just to have some good mulled wine whilst enjoying the nice atmosphere that fits well into the surrounding Old Town. I could see that there was a lot of locals having dinner, which is a guarantee that it's good... More 

Thank MosseTurku
Menfi, Italy
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We just dropped there for dinner, it looked nice from outside. Very limited choice of dishes (long menu but many restrictions to breakfast or lunch). Very slow service even if there were only 4 tables to serve. The mushrooms soup was very thin, bread was served after our request and reached the table cold (from the fridge?) and when the... More 

Thank Antonio_best
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We visited here on the last night of our three night stay and were delighted, the service and food were excellent and was only sorry we could not have gone again but will the next time if we return to Gdansk

Thank Danny B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant made a rather bad first impression for Gdansk in to a good one. The service was great, the food was light and amazing, and the wine was heavenly

1 Thank Dorian B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

Duck was excellent, children loved their chicken nuggets. Friendly service, waiter took care of us and checked that everything is ok.

Thank johannak24

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Polish, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Piwna 36/39, Gdansk, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Northern Poland  >  Pomerania Province  >  Gdansk
  • Phone Number: +48 58 682 25 25

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