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18 rue des Wallons, 75013 Paris, France
+33 1 43 31 36 04
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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 The coke served was passed since November 2015 - by the way 12 months outdated Coke Zero is disgusting you can't miss it.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 expected maybe a bit more customer care. Good is fresh and of quality but a... More 

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Montpellier, France
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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 was pleasant and accommodating and the dinner was memorable. Will definitely go again!

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Thank Marie K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

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

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Thank Catherine S
California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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 chatting with the chef when he came out after our meal to greet us. We... More 

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New Jersey
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 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 the menu. Feeling brave, we tried the croustillant de gamba - sauce aigre-douce as an... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

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

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Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 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!

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Tucson, Arizona
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238 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

I've only been in Paris a month and friends invited me to this restaurant. I saw a Trip Advisor sticker in the window. The prices were right and the service was good. A group of 8 women met for lunch and we all tried different foods. I had an entree (what we call an appetizer in the US) of ham... More 

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Paris, France
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This restaurant is in the 13th arrondissement and off the tourist trail. The menu is diverse from meat to fish to non-meat ( excellent pasta flambé). There's is a la carte and a daily specials board. The chef/owner is always on hand to offer explanation and help. Al fresco on the pavement in the summer also The Paris/Brest desert is... More 

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Texas
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1,328 reviews
705 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

Although the restaurant, food and service was very good. I personally thought it was a little over priced. Our dinner for two with a half bottle of the cheapest wine came to over €120. I had the three course sea menu of Shallops and my spouse had the terre menu of Lamb which was excellent. We have some friends visiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$59
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 rue des Wallons, 75013 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Gobelins
  • Neighbourhood: Gobelins
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 31 36 04

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