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La Balancoire

#173 of 13,997 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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6 rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
+33 1 42 23 70 83
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
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Cologne, Germany
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner at this lovely place in Montmatre und enjoyed it a lot. The waitress was very helpful, the wine tasted very good and the dinner was delicious. As usual in France you can combine different courses for a fixed price. So we did that and we weren't disappointed. Definitely a recommendation.

Thank Tikielotta
Level Contributor
69 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden little gem is situated in a nice part of Paris, not so far from the Moulin Rouge. A cosy atmosphere, comparable to a pub. The quality of the food exceeds the quality of such pub by far however. Everything is fresh made. Worth every penny. The same goes for the nice wines on the card. All highly recommended... More 

Thank Erik C
Paris, France
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

With the meals at around 17€ for a main, this restaurant offers high quality food at decent prices! I recently visited La Balancoire with my parents and it offered the perfect atmosphere we were looking for. The waitress was nice enough to speak to my parents in English and carry on speaking to me in French as I do speak... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restaurant was refereed to us by our "concierge" at Insidr and it was a perfect choice for a great meal before the show at Moulin Rouge! One seat at our table was even a swing that my three grown kids took turns sitting in. It was really top quality cuisine for what looked to be an informal restaurant. They... More 

Thank DCEowner
Sursee, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful service, waitress explained the menu without being asked and all in perfect English. Not too much choice but great options, definitely home made. Food was fantastic, prepared with love. And it's not even expensive for Paris! Great place, we will go again! Plus they have magic balancing forks ;)

Thank echwottkeine
Vancouver, BC
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This small restaurant has a simple menu but does what it does very nicely. I didn't need a reservation on an October evening, and no one else appeared to have one, but the restaurant did fill up. Almost tables were occupied by non-French speakers although some tables were mixed. It is a restaurant that caters to tourists and both of... More 

Thank tirnie
ames, ia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent meal. Great service. Another reservation fell through. We called and left a message around five. They called us at 6:45 and said to one over. A really great experience.

Thank JAS956
Stockholm, Sweden
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

La Balancoire in Montmartre is a cosy small wonderful restaurant. Near the busy street Rue des Abbesses. Great staff and food. One of the best in the area, for sure.

Thank Erik V
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This little unusual restaurant is absolutely outstanding! I am so glad that we only found it on our last night because we would not have gone anywhere else! The food was unique, delicious, fresh, unusual and creative, extremely reasonably priced and all round outstanding! Service was also wonderful. Wow, wow, wow!

Thank Paula F
Labalancoire, Propriétaire at La Balancoire, responded to this review

Hi Paula, Thank you for your nice words. We are very happy that you had a good time with us. Looking forward welcoming you again in Montmartre, in La Balançoire, or our other restaurant La Boite aux Lettres. Balançoire's Team. More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Unique little restaurant with a creative menu. It has a wonderful atmosphere and is a perfect setting for a pre moulin rouge dinner.

Thank Leigh S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue Aristide Bruant, 75018 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montmartre
  • Neighbourhood: Montmartre
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 23 70 83
Small bistro located in Montmartre, in the Abbesses / Lepic street area, we offer a seasonal cuisine.

The presence of available candy jar and a swing will allow you to return to childhood for a moment.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Montmartre

Neighbourhood Profile
Montmartre is a bustling mix of cultures, colours, and styles which changes from one street to another. Ride the funicular (or, for a real workout, climb the steps) to the sublime Sacré-Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) with its inspiring view of the city. The church is surrounded by provincial streets and piano bars where tourists, artists, and street entertainers thrive. At the foot of the hill, Boulevard de Clichy features shops not intended for young audiences, while residences are scattered to the north and east. The diverse population includes a large part from the Arab-speaking world, Africa, and Turkey. It’s a corner of Paris full of life and dynamism with charms that can’t be found anywhere else.
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