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L'Ovale

3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
+33 (0)160722853
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Ranked #18 of 95 restaurants in Fontainebleau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Budapest
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm in France for a short trip and visited Fontainebleau. I met my friend there for lunch and it was the first time in France that I had a meal outside (versus cooking for myself in my flat). The restaurant was easy to find, located near the cinema (L'Ermitage), chateau and next to the carousel. When we arrived at 12.15... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here with high expectations given the positive reviews, but despite good service, the meals were almost inedible - especially the steak which was stringy and chewy (mostly fat and sinew). If it was a $5 pub steak you would have been disappointed - at more than five times that price we felt robbed. No idea how they are... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Note; 2/5 is in reference to expectations and price. Also, we ate at dinner, not lunch. I will be objective. Restaurant reasonably busy but not turning people away by any means. I had cote de veaux, girlfriend had duck in ginger. Portions were both on the small size (duck could not have been more than 80g) padded with quite a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We dived in for a late lunch as other places wee closing at 2 pm.. I suspected this would be a tourist trap as its right outside the chateau. We were served promptly. Minuty rose and a range of croquet, Monsieur / madam and Chèvre. €8-9 each. They were delicious!!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

They have amazing salads! Over the last several days, I have had several of their salads. They are massive, inventive, diverse, and healthy. All of their other lunch dishes look appetizing as well. I noticed everyone was ordering steak frites, but I did not personally try this. The service was great, friendly and fast.

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103 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The place was full inside and most of the outside. I had the plate special which was very good and my wife had the salmon. It's a small and intimate place inside with a good selection for lunch. Mid week in April, mostly locals. We were just passing through, but glad we stopped.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is great place to have a lunch, as it is located right in front of the main square and castle in Fontainbleau. What ever we ordered was great, good value for money, desserts are superb. I wold recommend this place for sure as also they shine with their service, they all speak english! Thank you

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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Having consumed perhaps 2 dozen nicoise salads in Paris, I can definitely proclaim that the chicken salad version I enjoyed here was 5-star, top drawer, simply the best. The greens were market fresh, 2 hard boiled eggs, fresh beans, endive, tomatoes and enough excellent chicken for a leftover sandwich. The presentation was superb, the environment just fine for a relatively... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

A croque madame for myself, and a more substantial ( possibly too substantial ! ) dish for my wife. and a couple of pichets of wine made for anice break in our tour.

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