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la Violette

11 avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France
+33 1 40 35 20 45
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
10 Jul 2018
“Good food, a bit cramped for space”
12 Oct 2018
“Very bad experience”
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French, European
11 avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Nothing good about this place. Bland food and poor service. Only saving grace was the presentation but what good is the presentation if the food quality and service are both bad. Please avoid this place unless you want to deal with arrogant staff.More

Thank prateek2411
Yazid h, Propriétaire at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018
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Bonjour Je pense vraiment que vous devez faire une erreur sur le restaurant. Nous sommes situé à la porte de...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

There for a business lunch and food was good, although dishes arrived at different times. Will go back but will avoid the deck..

Thank chi11er
Reviewed 2 April 2018

La Violette is a wonderful little restaurant, the menu is impressive and the atmosphere is lovely! However, it is the staff that truly made my experience - after an unexpected issue with my accomodation, I ended up sitting in La Violette for hours trying to...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

No I did not rate this place because the 'person' who did was person who stole my wallet on the metro!! La Violette good luck getting the money my bank is on the case!More

3  Thank yvonnemacinnes
Yazid H, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018
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Bonjour, J’en ai marre de voir poster des commentaires par des personnes qui ne vérifie pas leurs informations et qui...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016

Dined here for a friend's birthday party a week ago and the whole evening was perfect. Food worthy of the restaurant's Michelin listing and the service was efficient and unobtrusive. I'll return next time I'm in Paris.More

Thank RBST
Yazid H, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016
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Bonjour, Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de mettre un commentaire suite à votre visite à la violette. Je...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Best place to go if you are in business trip or your office is located in La Villette or around or you worked longer hours and you have no one to share your dinner with. So, here you'll find warm welcome, delicious food (the restaurant...More

Thank Leralove
Yazid H, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016
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Bonjour Monsieur, je vous remercie pour votre commentaire élogieux. Je suis satisfait que vous ayez passé un bon moment dans...More

Reviewed 8 April 2016

I did not expect to find something special in this neighbourhood, yet this place was quite good. The food was very tasty and for 24 euros a 2-plate menu this restaurant was a much better choice than the expensive-relatively to their quality- fast food choices...More

Thank aaret
Cliclouaz, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016
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Bonjour, Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de mettre un commentaire sur le restaurant. Je suis ravi que le...More

Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were happy that a formule menu was available in the evening as we brought several colleagues to eat here from a nearby conference. The quality of cooking was excellent as were the wines we chose with the help of a charming and knowledgeable waitress....More

Thank nic0lapa
Cliclouaz, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016
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Bonjour, Je suis très satisfait que vous ayez passés un bon moment parmi nous. Le restaurant est très vigilant sur...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Visiting my partner in Paris while he was working and looking for somewhere local, we found this on tripadvisor. Although slightly more expensive than other meals we had, the food was amazing! The steak was good perfectly and the chessboard (only charged for one even...More

Thank Suzannehill
Cliclouaz, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2015

Hello sir, thanks for your glowing review. The passion for this profession is fundamental. You must love receiving guests and share with them. Best regards

Reviewed 30 September 2015

Been here a couple of times, food is well cooked and presented - slightly pretentious and over priced in my opinion. That said, I guess I'll be there again.

1  Thank chi11er
Zizou A, Gérant at la Violette, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2015

Hello sir, Thank you for putting a comment on your dinner. I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

La Villette
This futuristic landscape has come to define the
northeast of Paris. The Saint-Denis canal is framed
with luscious lawns and metallic buildings over a
wide-open space. Home to Europe's largest science
museum, this area rewards daytime and nighttime
explorations; there are three concert spaces, plus
cinemas and bars, and even open-air cinema in the
summer. The surrounding homes are a sharp contrast to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:45
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > La Villette
  • Neighbourhood: La Villette
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 35 20 45
  • E-mail
It's a beautiful house right down the street from the parc de la villette and the cite des sciences and industry. The interior takes you right back to the 1930's, with wooden and marble tables, black and white checkerboard floor tile, and a magnificent violet "banquette" that runs right along the wall. The setting is warm and convivial. There is the possibility of reserving the restaurant for large groups, business dinners or other special events. The restaurant's french traditional cuisine is entrusted to Ridha BENMANSOUR. He knows best how to bring out the scents and the savors of a cuisine that carries his original touch.
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