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Brasserie Balzar

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Quartier Latin
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49 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 13 67
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08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Simple decor and good food in the middle of the famous Latin Quarters and just behind the Sorbonne University. Loved the herrings and potatoes, roast chicken. A wonderful way to finish our day of sightseeing on the Left Bank.

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Thank Linghu-hao
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Atmosphere is wonderful, classic brasserie. Excellent foie gras, white asparagus. Good wine list, naturally, especially Burgundies and Alsatian whites. I went there twice, once at lunch, once at dinner. Just behind the wonderful Musee de Cluny.

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Thank Allen R
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your feedback is important to us and vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service and highest quality food. We will be glad to welcome you again and to provide you another good experience in our brasserie Balzar. Best regards. More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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284 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant on four previous visits to Paris. The previous maitre'd was a lovely fellow with handlebar mustache and a pleasant, welcoming personality. The food was always good. This time,as we arrived, I greeted the maitre'd with bonjour monsieur and I spoke my usual, poor French and then smiled. I was greeted with a look like "you... More 

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Thank LOMike
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a feedback about your last visit in our Brasserie Balzar. We are so sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, we do apologize for the level of customer service you received and the inconvenience lived. We have reminded our staff of the behavior we expect them to have... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, I should say that I thought long and hard about whether I should write this review as I understand that I'm criticising people's careers here. However, the service I received here was so poor that I couldn't let it pass without comment. My partner and I visited and both ordered the Menu Balzar. We looked to the waiter for... More 

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Thank Eric J
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit in our Brasserie Balzar. We are very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, we do apologize. We have reminded our staff of the behavior we expect them to have toward customers (with the welcome and the service), this situation was out... More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a no-risk French brasserie experience, this is the place to go. They serve all the classics with elegance and delightful presentation. They also have menus in several languages, so if you don't speak French it eliminates the guess work. We dined on Sunday and they had a special for children to eat free. The kids received a huge piece... More 

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Thank Howard S
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our Brasserie Balzar wishes to thank you for your kind review. We are happy if you have appreciated your meal and the attentive service. We do some special offers all around the year and it was a pleasure to provide free menus children. We hope to welcome you the next time you return to... More 

Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brasserie Balzar is a bit of an institution and has plenty of colour, and none of the cookie cutter tourist trap feel of some of the eateries of the Rue Royale. They've been around for ever and produce consistent, authentic parisian bistro fare. Plenty of locals, including those attending the nearby Sorbonne, can be seen grabbing a bite or cafe... More 

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Thank JessicanAli
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your feedback is important to us and vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service and highest quality food. We will be glad to welcome you again and to provide you another good experience in our brasserie Balzar. Best regards. More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very attentive; food excellent. We were there for a very early dinner so got lots of attention. Recommended by our hotel, Le Jardin du Cluny

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Thank Patricia C
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, the whole team of our Brasserie Balzar wishes to thank you very much for your kind review. Your opinion is important to us and vital to ensuring that we are providing the best possible service and highest quality food. We are happy if you have appreciated your meal and the attentive service. We will be glad to welcome... More 

Paris, France
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant practices high prices, the decoration and the waiters are elegant, so I was having high expectations. I was disappointed by the service a little bit clumsy and the quality of the food. I was joining a friend, and I have to say I did not feel welcome by the person at the entrance who asked me several times... More 

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Thank John J
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit in our Brasserie Balzar. We are very sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations, we do apologize. We have reminded our staff of the behavior we expect them to have toward customers (with the welcome and the service), this situation was out... More 

Bruges, Belgium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there last week, I had been looking forward to it as we had been the a few years before. This time it was very poor, although the food was ok but average. I felt I was being treated differently, locals were given an amuse Bouch but we did not, I felt it was an effort for the waiter... More 

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Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your visit in our Brasserie Balzar. We are sorry that you were disappointed in your experience and we do apologize for the level of customer service you received. We have reminded our staff of the behavior we expect them to have toward customers, this situation was out... More 

Highland Village, Texas
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were greeted and seated right away. Our waiter was very nice and attentive and filleted my sole for me. My son had the chicken which was delicious, my other son had a frankfurter and it was very good. The place is very nice but a little bit pricey, the sole was 38.50.

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Thank Hoffman4
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your dining experience. We have glad to read that you have appreciated your moment among us. Regarding the prices, we offer different products with a variety of price ranges to satisfy the majority of our diverse customer base. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:30
Monday
08:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:00
Thursday
08:30 - 23:00
Friday
08:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:30 - 23:00
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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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
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 the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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