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Le Balto

#4,362 of 14,232 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Saint-Germain-des-Pres
French, Bar, Pub
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15 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 44 07 12 37
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08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 02:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious burger, fries and charcuterie . Staff tried to speak English since I don't speak French, even though the everyone else did.

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Thank Aaron S
Green Valley, Arizona
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74 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were only able to sample the fabulous desserts, but everything about this place is magically Parisian!

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Thank Richard W
Hue, Vietnam
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

This pub is a haunt of locals and managed by a warm and effervescent lady called Agnes! We stopped here for dinner and for an aperitif the following night! Just perfect if you're looking for a relaxed and friendly place for a bite to eat!

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Thank taweiss
Sydney, Australia
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265 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Le Balto was the perfect stop for a few glasses of Verne Bargerac and Leffe Bier as we wandered the streets of Paris. Great staff, cold bier and good wine.

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Thank aussiejohn69
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

As Americans traveling in France, it's wonderful to be treated like a local, with lovely service, good, food, and a great staff. Plenty to go around at Le Balto. We sat outside for a dinner around 7:45 on a Tuesday and took in the ambiance of the street. That ambiance included the staff and management laughing and chatting with locals... More 

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Thank Matthew A
Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I ordered the confit de canard (duck) and it was absolutely delicious! I was very happy with both the meal and the service.

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Thank Luciana C
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My husband and I took his parents for dinner and had such a wonderful time. The staff were incredibly patient with our English, took time to explain the menu, and poured us samples of wine before we bought anything (even just a glass). We spent over three hours here and felt completely relaxed and happy. The restaurant feels very local,... More 

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1 Thank Kelly S
Barra Velha, SC
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Even though the menu was quite limited it became apparant that the meal was prepared with care and was quite tasty. My wife had the duck confit and I a beef steak-type dish, and we shared a pate appitizer washed down with pleanty of Sancerre. The waiter spoke adequate Engish and had a sense of humor. Service was a little... More 

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Thank agilberttx
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Cannot recommend this place enough! The waiter was a champion - welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable and an absolute laugh also! He took the time to explain the dishes that were all in french on the blackboard. The food was delicious too! Was so good and fun we went back the next night also! Do yourself a favour and visit this place... More 

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1 Thank bigbirdbrad
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

So tried a Trip Advisor spot and must post before we are even done! Le confit du canard is out of this world! Waiting on the creme brûlée !

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Thank Nancy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 37
Cuisine
French, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 44 07 12 37
Description
The Balto is located in the 6th arrondissement, come and discover this friendly bistro to eat or just a drink.

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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 Saint-Germain-des-Pres

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Saint-Germain-des-Pres
In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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