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Brasserie Balzar

49 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 13 67
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“steak” (40 reviews)
“onion soup” (28 reviews)
“chicken” (31 reviews)
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French, European, Soups
$$ - $$$
49 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My tour of Parisian brasseries continued with Brasserie Balzar in the University quartier. I’d long wanted to eat here and inveigled my friends in Paris to see the Rugby to accompany me. It was disappointing to put it mildly. Our welcome was not even vaguely...More

Thank lestendoux
Reviewed 6 days ago

I do not bother with a long review but here a some thoughts. The oeufs mayonnaise was good, the veal chop was overcooked but had ok pasta and vegetables but the profiteroles with ice cream and choco sauce was not craftmanship. The profiteroles was soggy,...More

Thank norvagabond
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely family lunch at the Balzac. Other than the needless (but expected) harping on my husband’s choice of Coke over wine (the horror!), the service was excellent. Food was beautiful, delicious, and well-prepared. Sole meunière for my daughter and me, filleted tableside, was...More

Thank bizbreak
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are greeted warmly by the maitre d', who sports a magnificent mustache. The room is light, spacious and comfortably-sized -- not one of those enormous brasseries that France is known for. Service was everything you could want - attentive, quick and pleasant. Food was...More

Thank Madmonk_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Balzar is near the Sorbonne and the Cluny museum where I used to live in Paris, and I never fail to make the pilgrimage when I’m back in town, and recommend it to all my friends who visit Paris and ask for recommendations. You’ll always...More

Thank DrApricot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good brasserie in Saint Germain. Menu has a good choice even if it does not change so much in the time. Quality is good.

Thank Maurizio S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We expected high prices and the snooty waiter at the door but were pleasantly surprised the table waiter could speak English. This makes it even more appalling that he didn’t warn my husband not to order andouillette. This is not, as the uninitiated would suppose,...More

1  Thank Meg C
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Well... what an absolutely breathtaking restaurant. Me and my girlfriend visited last night and our taste buds were tantalized by quite possibly the nicest meal I have ever had in my life. The steak was cooked to perfection and the ambience was authentically French. I...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Going to the Opera which starts at 19.30 you must eat early. We checked out a number of places and decided to go for this one - simply to try something new. La Coupole and Bofinger. You will get us back! While both the duck...More

Thank Annika B
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I have dined at Balzar for many years making it a customary visit on my frequent visits to the city. I always enjoyed my time there and the food and wine. This time I had a disappointing experience. I visit Paris frequently as I am...More

Thank Continental American
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life,
architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The
small streets are filled with classical buildings,
student bars and lively eateries while the squares are
dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined
by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin
once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which
celebrates the great men and women of France. During
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7 March 2017|
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Response from frenchteddywww | Reviewed this property |
There is no doubt that the current Flo run restaurant is a pitiful shadow of what it once was, not just in terms of the menu choice, but in the taste of the food and servings. Portions are much smaller, almost calibered. The... More
13 January 2017|
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Response from Howard S | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 13 67
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