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Hippopotamus

#10,129 of 14,157 Restaurants in Paris
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Montparnasse
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68 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 20 37 04
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11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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arkansastraveler74
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to try this place since it was close to our hotel. It took a long time for a waitress to come to our table. It then took longer to actually get drinks. Th kids meal came before the wine did. Our waitress didn't speak English which made it hard to communicate. They did not let us buy any... More 

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Thank arkansastraveler74
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, cozy place. The service was fantastic and our waiter received a big tip from us. However, we did not like the food. At all. Both of us had the hamburger with bacon strips. The meat was dry and the burger was flavourless. Maybe burger's aren't their specialty...

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Thank Eliran C
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My stirloin steak was like chewing gum, and my sister's burger very tastless. Also over priced. Cannot recommend.

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Thank Kiia H
Ancona, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Nice steak with nice atmosphere. Hippopotamus is a nice restaurant family. They accommodate little children with drawing books to keep them busy in their baby chair. It was amazing how i didnt hear any baby crying even though the place was packed with children. The steak was done nicely and so was the dessert. Even though we came in big... More 

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Thank Nietha23
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,343 reviews
1,678 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 645 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Hippopotamus restaurants is more often in Paris, small tables, parisian ambiance, good steaks, frites, salades,, many choices of other menus; friendly and rapid service; cuisine is open late.

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Thank Manuela L
Vaasa, Finland
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Standard chain restaturant. Too long waiting time for food to be a chain. And they forgot part of our order. We couldn't choose the table amd were seated in a tiny corner at the window. We enjoyed looking at beggers and staff bringing water to them. Big point for that gesture. Still I'd rather skip it next time.

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Thank poczwarka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Good place, affordable prices, good food, nice ambiance, slow service, friendly waiter. Recommended.

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Thank Marie L
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Last night in Paris, so went out for a few cocktails and food!! Did not disappoint!! Steak , burgers, fries, amazing desserts, cocktails wonderful!

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Thank Sarah B
Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Our food took forever. It was good but not great one of the lesser meals in Paris. It was convenient to Notre Dame but we had better meals elsewhere

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Thank HapyGuy7
New York City, New York
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1,623 reviews
843 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 739 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This chain seems to be everywhere in Paris, and I spent a very pleasant half hour in this location while my companion did some banking business nearby. It is obviously aimed at kids -- balloons, clowns, toys galore -- but the food was pretty good for adults as well. It was a great joy for this codger to watch the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, American, Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Montparnasse
  • Neighbourhood: Montparnasse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 20 37 04

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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