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French, Steakhouse, Grill
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

They gave us an English menu and the waitress was very helpful...she spoke little English but we compared the english and French menus to make it work. The steak varied.. flank steak wasn't great but the hippo marinated steak was very tasty. Fairly cheap and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Alex H
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Hippopotamus is to France what the Longhorn Steakhouse franchise is to the U.S. East Coast, except that instead of having an American West vibe, it had an Argentinian vibe. Located just south of Place du 18 Juin across the street from the Parly 2 and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank explorer_md
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Ate here because it was Local and didn't want to travel any distance, proved to be a mistake! Waiter without much of a clue to be honest , my main arrived a good 20 minutes before my dinner partners starter which was stone cold when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank A9453ELdarrenm
Reviewed May 7, 2018

It's dirty all over the place, the restrooms are just disgusting. I would never eat there had I known how filthy it was. But the food was OK, tasty fries, nobody got sick which a surprise judging from the dirt. The service was slow, but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank majam221
Reviewed February 26, 2018

The Parly 2 centre by night isn't exactly the most exciting place to be, but there was a 10% discount on food at the Hippopotamus for guests at the Mercure Parly 2 Hotel. We had starters and 2 different kinds of steak, from the fixed...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 621marting
Reviewed October 1, 2017

This was average for a chain restaurant. Soft drinks were very expensive. No free water with meal. Fish and chips more like kids fish fingers. We felt that meals probably brought in and not freshly cooked on premises.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank audrey6152
Reviewed July 14, 2017

The restaurant is ok - clean, nice arrange, is offering a limited range of food but delicious (from my point of view). The prices are decent considering the location; a bit long waiting time when was crowded (Monday...???).

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Cornel P
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We had a couple of drinks in here during the day and then returned in the evening to try the food. During both visits, we found the staff to be very helpful and very courteous And polite. All having a good under standing of English...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank beakybird2
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Yes, I know, Hippopotamus is a chain and we are in France, where you are supposed to find much better dining experiences... but... with the kids we have been to many different places in Versailles, including some much fancier restaurants, and others less so... and...More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed June 19, 2016

Food was ok but overpriced. The steak was cooked well but sides were cold and service was lacking though maybe this was because we were tourists. Fine for closeby the hotel but wouldn't return.

Date of visit: June 2016
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