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Grill, French, Steakhouse
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20 rue Quentin Bauchart, 75008 Paris, France
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Boston, MA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to go with kids. They are expected here, not just tolerated. Very friendly service. Food is quite decent with reasonable prices. Also, safe for peanut allergies. This is a chain with locations throughout France.

Thank RudyDoyle
Reykjavik, Iceland
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130 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't understand steakhouses where the chef does not know how to cook a steak to the requested color. When you ask for medium it shouldn't be raw inside? So this place is really not worth it. The kids liked their hamburgers though. Our waitress, though, was very prompt.

Thank Krissigu
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238 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last time we were in Paris we visited Hippopotamus and this time we wanted to see if it was just as good as then, so we walked from the Eiffel Tower to this branch near the Champs Elyssees to have our lunch. There is something for everyone: steaks, burgers etc. The children liked it and so did I. It´s a... More 

Thank Lars S
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The service was great! Seated right away and waitress was quick to take our order. It was not an expensive, high dining experience but we had no complaints about the quality of the food. Ordered salads, steaks and burgers and all were delicious. Would recommend for a quick meal and good price!

Thank 516diannef
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The place is steak oriented and prices for the main course start at about 15€. Here's the real deal. The BBQ sauce tastes like watered down ketchup; The sides ordered will probably arrive incorrect and then take circa 15 minutes for them to fix the mistake. The steak, depending on which one you order has a large probability of being... More 

Thank Dragos A
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Do not eat at this restaurant (probably at the entire chain) 1. Entree - we received burned regular bread with some ham and cheese and choros that tasted like sponges. Cost 17€!!! 2. 500 gr serilion - deferent cooking stages on all the stake (rare all the way to well done) cut in stripes ( I never received stakes that... More 

Thank Gal F
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Wanted somewhere near the Champs Elysees to eat at a non stupid price for the location and picked this as it looked like it might suit the purpose. I could tell from the online website the kids would be ok with the menu etc, pretty much what you'd expect from any chain restaurant catering for children. I was pleasantly surprised... More 

Thank Patricia H
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Ate here after the Paris Marathon CUse it was very ner Champs Elysees Seems like the staff were too busy with so many diners. Food was served in reasonable time. However taste wasn't that great. Just right to fill in the stomachs of some hungry marathoners. On to the next meal!

Thank Cecile H
Porto Alegre, RS
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I didn't know it was a french chain restaurant before I went there, but I would recommend it. The staff was good and so was the food. I think it is a nice place to go if you are with your family, but if you're on a date or something like that: there are a lot of places in Paris... More 

Thank jujuhp
Jyvaskyla, Finland
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This restaurant is very familial one. It is easy to come in this relaxed place where you can find many kind of people enjoying their dinner. Food is very basic French. Staff is friendly and helpful. I took duck breast (nicely cooked) but the baked potato was horrible. Desserts are good.

Thank Maijaska

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Grill, French, Steakhouse
Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: 33147203014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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