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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%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (27 reviews)
“chicken” (30 reviews)
“herring” (6 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French, European, Soups
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
49 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, France
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1 - 10 of 446 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I don't think that Balzar is as good as it used to be when Adam Gopnik wrote about it in "Paris to the Moon," but it is still well worth a visit. Brightly lit, seemingly mostly patronized by French speakers, it serves up excellent brasserie...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear PrinceConsort, thanks for taking the time to post your review. We will be glad to welcome you at Balzar for another one good experience. Best regards.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming French cafe was recommended to us before we even traveled to Paris. The atmosphere is vintage French. We were treated to a delightful dinner, starting with country pate, followed by a mixed grill with French fries - of course. The food was delicious....More

1  Thank PDPR
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear PDPR, the whole team of our brasserie Balzar wishes to thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are truly pleased if you have spent a delightful moment in our vintage Parisian Brasserie. Your opinion is very important to us and vital to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the urging of my parents we visited their favorite Brasserie Balzar on our September Paris trip. Made reservation on their website for 9/14/17. The ambiance was classic French and the food was very good. Our waiter was fantastic and funny! I'm sorry we do...More

Thank MissHollyP
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, the whole team of our brasserie Balzar wishes to thank you for your feedback. We are pleased if you have appreciated your moment with us. Your review is important for improving and maintaining our service and food quality. We will be glad to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a traditional Parian bistro. The ambience is fine and the chicken is very very very good . We found the calf livers very good but perhaps too rich for our elderly tastes. All in all a very fine meal

Thank Joel S
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Joel S, thanks so much for your kind feedback. We are very delighted for us to read that your visit was an enjoyable moment. We hope to welcome you soon. Best regards. The Balzar’s team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely brasserie right around the corner from our hotel near the Sorbonne. Attentive waitstaff, wonderful 'last night in Paris' dinner. White linens, the Sancerre blanc and rouge we've come to love, and a seasonal fig tart for dessert. Loved the idea that 'back in the...More

Thank annabanana12013
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, the whole team wishes to thank you very much for your very kind review after your recent visit. Your feedback is important for improving and maintaining our service, and food quality. We appreciate a lot your compliments regarding our services. We will be...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Treated myself to this beautiful place on ny last night in Paris.Superbly presented crisp white tablecloths and very french dressed staff.Toilets available and menu available in english .Staff are very helpful and only too happy to help with recommendations.A good variety of dishes including a...More

1  Thank Zepherindruin
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to post your kind review after your recent visit at Balzar. Your good compliments are very helpful and important to us. We try to provide the best possible service and highest quality food. We will...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The food here is terrible. Beef was overcooked and was so tough I could barely cut through it. Starter was awful and all it was was bufala mozzarella and tomato. The mozzarella was not fresh. The service was rude probably more so because we came...More

Thank Yookyung
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your recent experience at Balzar. We are sorry for your disappointment regarding the food and the service. Our Chef strives to serve traditional and original meals. Concerning the service, we reminded our...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The dinner was delicious : it was an onglet (beef) with a special sauce. The dessert was a baba au rhum, served with the bottle of rhum! An excellent service!More

Thank ahmed b
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Guest, thank you very much for taking the time to post your review after your last visit at Balzar. Your good compliments are very helpful and important to us. We try to provide the best possible service and highest quality food. We will be...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very average food but very expensive. We only went because it was round the corner from our hotel, and we were too tired to go further. We only had one course each and it cost over €130 for four of us. By comparison the next...More

Thank nt45
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time to share your experience after your recent experience at Balzar. We are sorry for your disappointment regarding the food and cost. Our Chef strives to serve traditional and original meals. Concerning the prices, we offer different products...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I had to stop them serving my country style chicken within 5 minutes from the time I ordered the dish!More

Thank Colin M
Brasseries F, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie Balzar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

"Dear Guest, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of your dining experience. We are sorry that your visit at Balzar did not meet your expectations, and the fact you were not able to taste your delicoious dish.This situation was out of...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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