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L'Ovale

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Grill, Gastropub, Brasserie
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3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 72 28 53
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Good for:
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great night of French food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
abagat
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Budapest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 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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120 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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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 16 - 66
  • Cuisine: Grill, Gastropub, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?