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Place Napoleon Bonaparte 33, Fontainebleau, France
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  • 9
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  • 3
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
French brasserie offers classic dishes

This is a fine choice for French classics like snails and onion soup. Prices seemed a little high, but the quality of the place, and the relaxed atmosphere made it worth it. Customers are not packed in like sardines.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2014
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  • Late Night
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American In Europe
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a fine choice for French classics like snails and onion soup. Prices seemed a little high, but the quality of the place, and the relaxed atmosphere made it worth it. Customers are not packed in like sardines.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

One of my favourites in Fontainebleau. Busy, bustling, French with a cosmopolitan clientele. I must have visited this cafe at least 10 times during July and November. I have never been disappointed by the quality, the service and ambience. On the terrace or inside ...everything feels right. For lunch try their Salad Paysanne - delicious combination of fresh salad leaves,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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158 reviews 158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Went here for a reunion dinner with my class from business school. Had a great evening and the food was really good. Also tried breakfast, but then they had unfortunately run out of bread, which should not be possible.

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274 reviews 274 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

In a pleasant little square a few hundred meters from the Chateau and the busiest of the restaurants in this location (which is usually a good sign)but the menu was a selection of fairly average "proteins in a sauce with veg". Great welcome from the head waiter but after that the service was not fantastic. I would look for something... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The Grand Cafe is sandwiched in between two others - seemingly as good (probably not) but I suspect leeching off the success of the GF. Check out the different seats to work out within in which cafe you have landed. Le Grand Cafe is different - it offers classic French food and does it well. The service was 'french' but... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we stopped for lunch here after going around the chateau it was a great and scenic location, excellent service, nice food, reasonable prices, would recommend to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great location and well shaded, good atmosphere but was quite smoky. Service was lousy, food was average but I guess the location justified the expense. A typical tourist trap in my opinion.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We only went here to have coffee and to taste their little cakes. They had "Grande cafe" on their menu (a big coffee), which was very "grande" according to the waiter... Seems that these size of coffee are normal size for us! :) In Fontainebleau the size for a 'normal' coffee is for us a size for an espresso! Just... More 

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Paris, France
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a good traditional french restaurant close to Chateau de Fontainebleau. Good service, and very good ambiance.

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france and spain
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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We arrived in Fontainebleau hungry but it was 3.30 p.m. I had a fabulous plate of well kept cheeses and small salad and crusty bread - the kitchen had closed and the waitress said that they would make up a plate for me (I am not used to French people being so accommodating) and I loved it. My husband's lemon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place Napoleon Bonaparte 33, Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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