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Hippopotamus

#11,020 of 13,870 Restaurants in Paris
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20,Rue Quentin Bauchart, 75008 Paris, France
01 47 20 30 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Bad service, repeatedly

I went there with hubby for a snack around 4pm, and we're very tired since we've been walking for 4 hours straight in the heat! Came in, had to wait to get seated although there were a lot of empty tables. We were given the menu immediately, but ordering was a pain, almost seems like we were non... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Martha W
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Stockholm, Sweden
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NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Of course they are specialized in stakes. Yes the stake was perfect cooked , as I asked, and tasty. The salad could be better! Overall , good quality for a good price! Highly recommended!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

I went there with hubby for a snack around 4pm, and we're very tired since we've been walking for 4 hours straight in the heat! Came in, had to wait to get seated although there were a lot of empty tables. We were given the menu immediately, but ordering was a pain, almost seems like we were non existent -... More 

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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The kids choose this restaurant- the food was cheap but that's all it had going for it. There were a couple of people finishing their meals as we arrived- then just us. The staff seemed to take this as permission to smoke cigarettes in the door area. We were already eating by this time. The burgers are served rather pink... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Don't go there. It's not worth it. I suspect they use our bread left overs for other guests. The burger was without taste. I thought it was impossible to do a bad burger. I was wrong.

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paris
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

i have no idea why the people who own restaurants or night- clubs are over enthousiastic about that poor animal............it started with a night club in new york that had its share of celebrities.then it hopped to haiti where it kept the guests of ''habitation leclerc'' quite busy at night. same name used for a chain of restaurants from france's... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great value for money and excellent service at this Hippopotamus branch . A few blocks away from Champs Élysées Paris , full steak dinner for just under 30 euro .

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Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was kids' choice (I truly don't understand why any sane adult would go there without kids). Didn't expect much but still! - They brought the entree at the same time with the main course - They got 3/4 orders wrong! (Both kids asked burgers without cheese, both got cheese. I asked my steak with barbecue sauce, they brought it... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food was good, even if we did end up misjudging their interpretation of rare/medium and well done. The service was terrible...we were seated on the higher level and perhaps the waiters are assigned that area as a punishment as there is lots of running up and down stairs for them but our man had attitude. I could see that... More 

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Padova, Veneto, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We waited for more than 40 minutes to order, even though the room wasn't crowded at all. We were at the ground floor, but I noticed two basement floors completely empty. On the table the forks were missing, the tableware was poorly cleaned. On the other hand, the meat was at a regular-good level, as in other restaurants with the... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We got lucky to be served late by french standards (22:00). Beef Tartare was good but other meat plates were too last. Steve with a good english helped us with the service but the manager was not so friendly and tried to extra charge on our bill. She recognized the mistake and tried to compensate with a discount. Only back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20,Rue Quentin Bauchart, 75008 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Champs-Elysees
  • Neighborhood: Champs-Elysees
  • Phone Number: 01 47 20 30 14

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse

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Staying in Champs-Elysees

Neighborhood Profile
Champs-Elysees
This area is characterized by its namesake avenue which extends northwest from the Louvre to the modern business district, punctuated by the iconic Arc de Triomphe. Grand embassies stand among impressive offices and presidential palaces; architecture from 19th century Universal Exhibitions, homes, art galleries, and 19th century streets designed by Baron Haussmann flank haute-couture boutiques. This neighborhood never rests, buzzing with visitors from around the world at all times of day and night, all within a stone's throw of the Seine.