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L'Ovale

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

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Buzzy Town centre

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Cindy W
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Bellevue, Washington
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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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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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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Budapest
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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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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Additional Information about L'Ovale

Address: 3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
Phone Number: +33 1 60 72 28 53
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 66
Cuisine: Grill, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

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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 - 66
  • 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?