Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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European
Urban casual dining in a lounge atmosphere with a downtown feeling. European flavoured menu, tartares, pastas, steak and seafoods. Personalized service with a well balanced wine list and a full bar.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, high quality food for reasonable prices and each dish has amazing portions. Would 100% return

DB
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

A true gem of a restaurant on Île-Perrot, my go-to for good food, great service, and making memories.

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thank you very much for the nice comments....Its truely appreciated!!

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C
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Première expérience au Balneo. Dans l'ensemble l'expérience est correcte compte tenue du prix. Nous étions prêt à faire des découvertes, mais la cuisine est plutôt convenue. Les portions sont à mon avis trop généreuses et il manque le petit plus de finesse et d'originalité.

Les entrées de tartare au bœuf, et de chèvre chaud étais bonne, par contre le sauté de crevettes et pétoncles au Pernod étais a mon avis bien plus savoureux. Somme toute, l'expérience commence bien. Comme repas principal, le filet de morue noir était très savoureux, mais les légumes, le riz et la salsa méditerranéenne se confondaient sans éclat. Ma conjointe a commandé le poulet noirci qui était somme toute assez bien, sans être remarquable. Le dessert, un mi-cuit au chocolat servit avec crème glacée, avait comme principale qualité encore une fois d'être servi en portion généreuse.

Les cocktails sont bien exécutés, la carte des vins offre une belle sélection, particulièrement dans les vins rouges. L’accueil est courtois, sans être chaleureux et le service efficace sans être soigné.

En conclusion, nos attentes étais probablement un peu trop élevés suite aux évaluations. il s'agit d'un restaurant honnête, probablement légèrement au dessus de la moyenne, mais ce n'est pas une expérience gastronomique. Je donne une note globale entre 70 et 75%. J'y retournerai très certainement si l'occasion ce présente, mais ce n'est pas un coup de cœur.

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J
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

Balneo never lets you down. Always delivers high-quality, delicious food at an affordable price and in a fun atmosphere. The entire staff is excellent.

SS
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum! Another wonderful date night at Le Balneo.

This time, I tried their raspberry mojito (amazing) and enjoyed several items from their tasting menu.
To start, I had a brocoli and nut soup that was to die for, along with a peanut butter dumpling starter. I don't think I took a breath between mouthfuls! Delish.
As my main, I had a combination of the following: lobster cakes, baked goat cheese, and beef tartare.
Every single item was flavourful and savoury. The presentation was also very nice.
Nice to look at and even better to eat!

Our waitress, I wish I remembered her name, was also great. She was very attentive and happy to recommend the tasting menu. I would have missed this option without her suggestion and would have ordered all of those items individually. Thankfully, she was there for us, or we would have had a lot of leftovers!

RF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nous sommes des habitués de ce resto et à toutes nos visites, le personnel est agréable et la nourriture exceptionnelle.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed everything, service and food. The only negative comment would be that it took a long time for our mains to come. Other than that, would definitely come back.

M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Un des meilleurs petit resto à l’Ouest de Montréal. Malgré le bruit assourdissant des autres clients, nous y allons régulièrement (4-5 fois/an). Nous n’avons jamais réussi à obtenir une soirée ou le niveau de bruit est agréable.
La nourriture est correct mais inégale entre les plats. Certaines entrées sont excellentes, d’autres moyenne. Certain plats sont simple et manque de goût (table d’hôte de crevette & pétoncle), d’autres très bon (leurs salades avec extra viande, comme du canard). Belle carte de vin.
Nous ne restons jamais pour les desserts ou café... trop bruyant.

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PC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

Service très lent pour la première fois. On nous a dit qu'ils ont accepté trop de commandes Uber Eats!!

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on December 12, 2019

Desole Paul vous avez eu une service lent pour la premiere fois et l'excuse de Uber Eats est bonne une bonne excuse!! Cest sure que les vendredis soir nous sommes souvents complet et a 19:00 cest l'heure de point dans les resto. Vous avez arrivee 20 minutes en retards et des fois ca peut causer des problemes si les clients respecte pas les heures de reservations. Desole une autre fois esperons de vous revoir....Merci!!!

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j
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Le restaurant est pas très grand nous sommes un peux a létroit , mais la bouffe était très bonne

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l
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great service, amazing food, owners are passionate about what they do and it shows, staff really nice!

As good as anything in Montreal

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on November 13, 2019

Thank you very much its much appreciated

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A
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Bonjour,
Tout était très bon, par contre, le tartare de saumon goûtait un peu trop le sesame, est-ce que l’huile de sésame est utilisée? À vérifier. Tout le reste était très bon et très bien! Merci à l’équipe! 💚💙

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SS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

My experience at Le Balneo was a little bit disappointing this time around.
Having visited this fantastic restaurant multiple times, our previous experiences are the basis for the following review.

As always, the cocktails were well made and the ambiance was wonderful.
I ordered the peanut butter dumpling entrée (delicious) and decided to try the Asian stir-fry with beef.
I asked our waitress what she thought of this dish and offered her a list of previously enjoyed plates for some expert guidance. The Asian-stir fry was highly recommended.

Unfortunately, the dish itself was not served as described.
"Assortment of vegetables sautéed with ginger, basil, and oyster sauce served with vermicelli and roasted sesame seeds" - I added the beef bavette for some extra protein.
To my surprise, this dish was plated in a way that is comparable to a Tonkinese soup.

The flavors were lost in what seemed to be too much broth and the vegetables tasted like steamed veg, leaving much to be desired.
As a lunch meal, this would have been warmly welcomed, had a ordered a soup.

This was my first negative experience with the cuisine here.
We will definitely go again but I will not be trying the stir-fry a second time !

SP
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

It was a Tuesday so restaurant was quite empty but food was good and service too.

CM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service et c’était délicieux !

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CB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La plupart du temps j'ai une critique sur les restaurants. Mais l'a j'en ai pas. 2 fois que je vais à ce restaurant pour fêter une fête. Le chef est Wow! Nourriture chaude et très bon service. Bravo!

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MB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and drinks. Went on a Tuesday night and it was definitely quieter than on the weekends. Has become my favorite restaurant in our neighborhood! We have gone several times in the past month.

p
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

tres bon resto, on va y retourner c`est certain.
excellent repas,belle presentation des plats, service impeccable.

gros merci au chef et notre serveuse,

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CL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

C’est toujours excellent! J’irais a tous les jours.

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LG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

The food is excellent but the noise level is unbearable. They should hire a sound engineer to do something.

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you for you nice compliment on the food but unfortunately its hard to control the noise level when the restaurant is usually always full.

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CM
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Repas était excellent! Service impeccable!

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 15, 2019

Merci beaucoup!!

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SS
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My spouse and I have dined at Balnéo infrequently over the past 3 years, but we always leave there satisfied and impressed.
Martine was our wonderful host yesterday; she went above and beyond to make sure our experience was nothing short of perfect.
The mixology is on point with well presented drinks and a diverse selection to appeal to all. If you prefer wine, their list is extensive and thoughtfully chosen.

I enjoyed a peanut butter dumpling entree following by butter chicken served with fresh naan and rice. My spouse enjoyed blackened salmon. Both delectable!

Looking forward to our next visit.
Thank you for the great dining experience.

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on August 15, 2019

Thank you very much for you kind words. its much appreciated!!!

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p
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best food,best ambiance,best service in the area period.

NR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vraiment excellent comme resto
Le spécial tartare de saumon du mercredi vaut le détour

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food. Nice ambiance reasonable prices. We will return.

NF
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the greatest for us . Wonderful service , food amazing , quiet and great ambiance .

IS
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was a great find. Service is excellent. Food is perfectly prepared, has a very nice twist on classical dishes. Reasonable prices for food quality. We will definitely be back!

SS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

Intoxication alimentaire après avoir mangé le tartare de bœuf. J’ai dû manquer une journée de travail.

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on May 23, 2019

Bonjour Stephanie, je suis desole d'apprendre le possible intoxication vous avez eu au resto. Jai essaye de vous contacter pour en savoir plus de details concernant exactement que ce que vous avez mange chez nous mercredi passe, mais vous n'avais pas encore retourner l'appelle . Nos tartares sont couper frais a tous les jours et cest la premiere fois que quelqu'un me fait savoir d'une intoxication. J'attends ton appelle pour en savoir plus....merci Derek

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

J’aime aller manger au Balneo, tout est très bon. Felicitations.

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TM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Les cocktails sont bon la bouffe est excellent. Le seul défaut est que certains plats sont chers par rapport a d'autre restaurent qui offre les même plat.

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on May 3, 2019

Si la bouffe est excellente, cest parce que nous utilisons une tres bonne qualite de produit. Malheureusement faut payer plus cher pour les produits!!! Manger au McDo ca coute moins cher mais....!!!!

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s
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Bonne bouffe, mais assez bruyant, si possible demander une table près des fenêtres

Le Balneo Restaurant and Bar
Responded on May 3, 2019

Quand le resto est a plein capacite, cest dure a moderer le volume!!! Venez les mardis si vous voulez moins de bruit, merci!!!!

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M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Très bon petit bistro. Bon choix de plat offrant une bonne diversité style bistro. La nourriture est bien assaisonnée. Bon choix de vin rouge, trop peu de blanc. Pauvre choix de bières.
Service inégal d’une visite à l’autre. Récemment j’ai eu un excellent service... mais j’ai déjà eu une serveuse qui s’occupait bcp plus des clients assis au bar.
Plus souvent qu’autrement, le niveau de bruit est excessif. Nous ne restons jamais pour les desserts ou apéro... trop bruyant.

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Le meilleur restaurant du coins. Prix abordables. Les propriétaires et le staff sont tellement accueillants. Ça vaux largement le détour!

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s
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food and service - we will definitely coming bsck

KP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My first visit. I thought the service and the food was very good. I also enjoyed the ambiance. I would absolutely go again!
Merci!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Anniversaire

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M
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent bistro! Very best in the area! Good menu with very tasty food. I took the blacken salmon... good seasoned crust with salmon melting n your mouth. Good wine selection. This place is always packed, be sure to reserve 3-4 days in advance. Only drawback was service... our waitress spent way too much time talking with customers at the bar then taking care of her tables.
Else I will definitely go back!!!

CL
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food was excellent

K
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Le Balneo est magnifique avec une cuisine vraiment top. Dommage que les tables ne soient pas plus espacées. C’est la seul et unique raison pour laquelle nous y allons pas plus souvent. Nous avons l’impression de partager notre repas avec la table a coter de nous

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CS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My husband went Le Balneo Restaurant for the first time, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was very efficient and friendly.