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Le Ballon des Ternes

103 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris, France
+33 1 45 74 17 98
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
103 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was staying in the Hyatt , solo on business . Popped in on the off chance but found an excellent Parisian bistro . Perfect French onion soup and steak tartare with frites . Another table had oysters which looked delicious . If you’re nearby ,...More

Thank Sliversis
Reviewed 4 days ago

The service was excellent with friendly explanations and even helping my friend use the tongs to hold the escargot. Very good oysters. Entrees were not as good as starters or desserts. Very close to the Hyatt, Le Meridien and Congress Centre, but filled with locals....More

Thank TriangleTravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago

The food and wine were excellent, the service impecable, This is the 2nd time I have visited this restaurant and it only gets better.

Thank Darrell M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant Very French Service is great, discreet and excellent Steak is not good My recommendation is they charge their butcher How difficult can it be to get a great steak in Europe?

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ballon fed Ternes is a local restaurant with several choices of fish and meat. We opt for beef with different sauces choices. The quality of the meat was good. For desert i asked for “figues “ with Port wine. They were poor, not well...More

Thank Mariana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with a long time friend with whom I worked in Paris. He selected the restaurant because it is his favorite. The food was exceptional. All three of us had what my friend recommended - Foie Gras, Confit de Canard, and Mille Feuilles....More

Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a group of 4 who ate here because it's near the Le Meridien. They must get a lot of tourists as a result who do not speak French. Well the waiter knew just a few words of English. Example- Please tell us about...More

Thank walnut123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always stay in the neighborhood around the Ballon de Ternes, for the sole purpose of eating there every time I am in Paris. It is the perfect combination of classic French cuisine, yet with open and friendly customer service...!

Thank Chris2421356707655
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We have chosen this restaurant due to its close proximity to Palais du Congres we were visiting. The menu is very small, but there was enough to choose if you like fish or seafood. That’s exactly why we have chosen it. My sister had onion...More

Thank UkTraveljunky
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Found this restuarant on Trip advisor that was near the hotel. Delicious food and great decor. Highly recommend it if you are in the area

Thank carohooey
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 35 - USD 59
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Batignolles-Monceau
  • Neighbourhood: Batignolles-Monceau
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 74 17 98
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Near Porte Maillot and the Palais des Congres convention center, the Ballon des Ternes is a stylish brasserie known for its French cuisine and variety of seafood. Its offshoot restaurant, the Ballon et Coquillages, invites you to enjoy shellfish seated around a circular bar. The entrance opens onto a large zinc counter while the broad banquettes add a warm touch. Both private rooms upstairs feature the same Art Deco spirit, with chandeliers and stained glass, giving an authentic "Belle Epoque" atmosphere. Efficient service and Parisian charm make the Ballon des Ternes restaurant perfect for both business lunches and romantic dinners. In summer, you can enjoy the many house specialties out in the sun.
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