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L'Ovale

$$$$
Grill, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 72 28 53
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Located just outside the chateau

We had a great meal here. We were warmly welcomed by Tim who gave us some really good suggestions on what to eat and drink. He even gave us a complementary glass of wine to try as an alternative the that we had chosen. We sat inside as the evening was chilly but plenty of people were outside on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
AnnieM452
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a great meal here. We were warmly welcomed by Tim who gave us some really good suggestions on what to eat and drink. He even gave us a complementary glass of wine to try as an alternative the that we had chosen. We sat inside as the evening was chilly but plenty of people were outside on the... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Nothing extraordinary but reasonably good lunch. Nice terrace close to the castle. Prices slightly above average but that's typical for a touristy area.

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This place is right in the middle of Fontainebleau, right across from one of the entrances to the chateau, so we expected it to be a bit of a tourist trap. We could not have been more wrong. The food was great and the waiter was friendly and attentive. There was a nice fixed price menu for lunch. I had... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great position in the main square. We ate outside and had the plat de jour which was streak frites at 19e very delicious and good value. Our waiter, Tim was extremely pleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The food was ok, but the service was suuper slow. For a group of 15 people we waited for food for almost 2 hours. The L'Empereur salad is very fat with ham and and duck ham. Was not a good choice.

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Arcadia, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been hungry for the great fish and chips in England, but here we are in France. So when we saw this gastropub with fish and chips on the menu we decided to take a chance. What a surprise. Unlike the battered fish you get in England, which can often be heavy, we were presented with 2 large pieces... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were a family of five looking for a nice French restaurant - we took a chance on L'Ovale and were not disappointed. Good French food, plenty of it and desserts to die for. Friendly staff who made sure we were well fed and the kids looked after. After a month of travel probably one of the best restaurants we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

had a great night at the restaurant, especially due to the fantastic service from the people there. Had a starter with different local meat and cheese. Fantastic. The main was more ordinary. High score because great staff.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was very surprised to see some bad reviews, but i believe the restaurant is under new management. I am a regular visitor to France and have to say my experience at L'Ovale was superb. the service was quick, the staff very friendly and the food was delicious. So no complaints from me and will certainly return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First time I was waiting for 15 mins, the waiters was smiling while passing by my table, but no one came to me with the menu card. I left the place. Second time the same, after 20 minutes I get the card but they did not came back to ask what I would order. I left the place after 35... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
  • Phone Number: +33 1 60 72 28 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 68
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Grill, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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