December 23, 2019 Paris France Europe

Pepe Grill: I Enjoyed a Casual Lunch on The Champs Elysées
Non-smokers friendly
Lunch Escape


Welcoming: 4/5

Food Temperature: 7/10

Ambiance / Music: 7.5/10

Menu Choice: 4/5

Food Taste: 25/30

Architecture / Interior: 7/10

Food presentation: 7/10

Service: 7/10

Value for money: 8/10

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Open for the last two months, Pepe Grill took the place of the old Hippopotamus, which wasn’t the best restaurant back then. Visiting in 2014, I left shocked by such a French quality. Now renewed into a warm decor blending a French Brasserie and American grill, Pepe welcomes you for a gourmet lunch inspired by the villages of France and the beyond.


Start with the tataki salmon; half-cooked and sprinkled with black sesame on a bed of crisp sucrine lettuce. A sweet sauce comes to add a touch of finesse to the plate. Continue and have the mushrooms; simply mushrooms, roasted and served with a poached egg on top. They are redefining simplicity into a classy plate.


The best of three is the calamari with grilled vegetables; charcoal-grilled small-sized calamari keeping their rich taste and flavor served with roasted vegetables. Cauliflower, broccoli, potatoes... and a blend of spices to boost the flavors. My favorite of the three!


Meat followed, tender and juicy, served with potato purée on the side. I had an additional side of black rice to accompany my meal -I love rice, that’s not a secret anymore.


Good food, good casual bistro food. An enjoyable lunch in Paris.

Suitable For: Lunch Escape


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