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18 rue des Wallons, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 43 31 36 04
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“andouillette” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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French, European, Italian
$$ - $$$
18 rue des Wallons, 75013 Paris, France
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is small. Price 50 euros/pers with 3 courses menu and wine (no coffee not even proprosed) Food is good but plate presentation is not very attractive. A real effort need to be done with waitresses that are not really friendly.

1  Thank ML H
Reviewed February 25, 2017

We found out about this place via the Michelin or Gault-Millau; as it was getting late we wanted something close to our hotel and decided to go for it. We were not disappointed. It has the 'ambiance' of a good French bistrot; menu 25€ with...More

Thank Michel V
Dorothée T, Gérant at Variations, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2017

Thank you verymuch ! Hope to see you again to test others plates or desserts !

Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

At her best, friendly staff and above all dog friendly. Try foie gras, filet de boeuf, lamb, etc. Very nice wines too

Thank BertV22
Dorothée T, Gérant at Variations, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thanks a lot for your appréciation ! See you soon !

Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Definitively the best andouilette ever had, might have been nice to get it with a piece of veggies. The coke served was passed since November 2015 - by the way 12 months outdated Coke Zero is disgusting you can't miss it. Well you would have...More

Thank Laurent-Suiss
Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

On a rainy night in Paris close to the Salpetriere hospital where there are not many choices for restaurants, we stopped for dinner at Variations. Luckily there was a table available and we were surprised by a wonderful meal at a reasonable price. The server...More

Thank Marie K
Reviewed April 30, 2016

modern design, relaxed atmosphere, very good food and wines, friendly stuff, the zabaione was amazing

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed January 11, 2016

We had a lovely meal at Variations recently. Each dish we ordered was wonderful--beef fillet (perfectly cooked as ordered), black truffle risotto (no scrimping on the shaved truffles here!), tart tatin, Paris Brest. Friendly and efficient service by the chefs wife and another waitress. Enjoyed...More

Thank Annette C
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This restaurant was suggested to us by a friend who now lives in Paris and who, on our last trip, suggested La Cuisine de Phillippe for soufflés We began with a glass of Cotes de Beaune apiece while we looked at and tried to decipher...More

1  Thank Pjk
Reviewed May 18, 2014

Nice restaurant with excellent and friendly service and great wine. Good location in the 5th district of Paris.

Thank Chris_Houston-D
Reviewed March 22, 2014

I recommend this restaurant. The service was warm and attentive (the chef came out and greeted every table), the food was delicious, and the portions were generous. Too generous. The lemon tart was dreamy!

Thank Diane B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $55
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
12:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 rue des Wallons, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Gobelins
  • Neighborhood: Gobelins
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 31 36 04
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Cuisine traditionnelle française., de qualité, faite exclusivement à partir de produits frais et de saison.
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