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Chez Bernard

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3 rue Royale, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
01 64 22 24 68
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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
The food is quite nice in parts, but the service is dire

We had booked a table for 8 people following a visit of the chateau. The first task once seated was to choose from the complex selection of menus. The main menu offered foie gras on salad - I thought the foie gras was bland personally. The main dish of hake in urchin sauce was really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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London
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223 reviews 223 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had booked a table for 8 people following a visit of the chateau. The first task once seated was to choose from the complex selection of menus. The main menu offered foie gras on salad - I thought the foie gras was bland personally. The main dish of hake in urchin sauce was really delicious. Desserts were a bit... More 

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Munich, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We arrived late and hungry. Good solid bistro classics, oysters, avocados, grilled fish, kidneys in mustard sauce all arrived promptly and well cooked.

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our first day in France we got off the plane, we drove to Fontainebleau, checked into our hotel, and went across the street to Chez Bernard for lunch. We sat outside and had a great view of the castle. The outside area is enclosed with large plastic panels. This is great except when people chain smoke. A woman sat at... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were later told that this is a restaurant for locals not tourists, but we were treated like friends and enjoyed a wonderful meal, including very good house wines. The duck was probably the best of our two weeks in France. Great service.

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Paris
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

For me – it’s definitely one of the best restaurants in Fontainebleau! Food, service and atmosphere are just great & they do offer something a little bit special that has gone from many of the other restaurants in Fontainebleau. Over the years it’s been discreetly modernized but remains authentic & civilized with a warm atmosphere, plenty of space around the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Called in at Chez Bernard for lunch on a trip down memory lane to Fontainebleau with my husband and mum in law. We were greeted warmly and courteously and quickly shown to a lovely table. The dining area had a lovely atmosphere and the jazz music playing really added to the ambience. There was a wonderful choice from the la... More 

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Clayton, California
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111 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

After visiting the chateau, I took Rick Steves' advice and had lunch here. I had three courses, a mixed salad, the "plate of the day" which was grilled fish, and the profiteroles. Each was amazing. The salad was wonderfully prepared with fresh produce and the oil and vinegar were offered on the side so I could add just what I... More 

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Lanrelas
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The restaurant was almost full, but the service was still very good with a nice space between courses to allow one to enjoy each course without rushing. The food was very good , especially the No.2 oysters from Brittany ( we live in Brittany) , the presentation was good. the wine list reasonable, but the house chardonnay is to be... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Our friend Patrick took us to this restaurant, it was by far the best meal we had in France during our two week stay. Extremely friendly staff, excellent food, and superb wine! We will be back for another meal next time we are in France!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

In the nine years we have been visiting Fontainebleau neither the restaurant nor the owner has changed - FORTUNATELY! The food has always been - and still is - just first class, the ambience typically French and the service both friendly and most efficient.Located adjacent to the magnificent chateau.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 rue Royale, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
  • Phone Number: 01 64 22 24 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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