Was so looking forward to returning here, a disappointment on every level. Food, service all lacking. Won’t be returning.
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Once again Madame and I were fortunate enough to dine at Balzar, as we have a number of other times, and once again it was a great experience. We both enjoyed the sole meunière, expertly boned at tableside (we both can do that for ourselves,...More
My wife and I have been going to BB every time we are in Paris for 30 years. I am sad to say that it is time to move on. We still love the setting -- if you are familiar with Balthazar in NYC, it...More
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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