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1 Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau, France
01 64 22 00 33
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business

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    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
...Prime rib feast

A month in Fontainebleau in July and somehow I never managed to visit Bistrot Sud...a big mistake!! Back in Fontainebleau for 3 days in November...and dinner with a friend on the final night at Bistrot Sud! The finest Foie gras I have had in the town...followed by a huge prime rib perfectly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
Fred D
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A month in Fontainebleau in July and somehow I never managed to visit Bistrot Sud...a big mistake!! Back in Fontainebleau for 3 days in November...and dinner with a friend on the final night at Bistrot Sud! The finest Foie gras I have had in the town...followed by a huge prime rib perfectly prepared and carved for 2 people. This is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Good French food in a small restaurant right in the center of Fontainebleau. Conveniently located. There is some (unheated but covered) patio seating. Wine selection is limited. Quick service, but no English. Reasonable prices. Electricity cut out 3 times, while we were there. But that didn't affect our meals or service.

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Wrexham
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130 reviews 130 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Enjoyable meal in a a pleasant atmosphere. A little too cold to enjoy the outside seating so went inside. The waiter was very helpful and brought a menu on a chalk board in English. I had the menu of the day (Chicken with potatoes and vegetables) at 17 Euros. and the Crème Brulee at 6.50 euros. Both were very good.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was very appealing as we were out looking to eat after a long day. My wife's duck and my steak were both undercooked. The steak was a pretty average cut of meat and despite an ok sauce it was not very satisfying. I ordered a glass of red wine which was very ordinary and for me not to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I visited Bistro Sud with friends. We picked Bistrot Sud by coincidence as the place we had picked upon recommendation nearby was full. And we picked well!. A no too long menu with traditional dishes (beef, canard, sweetbreads, fish, salads). And it was good! Service was quick (in spite of a rather busy place), attentive, cordial. Good recommendation for the... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Much better than necessary, and much better than most other bistros. The food is classic dishes, but they are prepared for more modern tastes. Everything was delicious. Even the wine (by the glass) was very good. Notable eats: the gazpacho, the lamb.

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Bogota, Colombia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

It was a Sunday evening, perhaps not the best day of the week for this restaurant! The service was informal and sloppy. We had three different waitresses and they all had an uncaring attitude until our main complain. There was a huge piece of hard plastic in my salad! This should not have happened as the restaurant was not busy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

A busy well run restaurant with an attractive menu suitable for large and smaller appetites. A heated verandah expands the seating area.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Good food...good wine...good service...good ambience...English menu = great restaurant that I would visit anytime again. In fact, while in Fontainebleau, we dined here twice.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews 14 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The lies started from the beginning. We asked the waiter for the directions to La Petite Ardoise (see separate review). The waiter then claimed that Bsitrot Sud was the new name for La Petite Ardoise. After having a terrible meal, we walked further down the street only to discover La Petite Ardoise 50 m away. This is really unforgivable in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
  • Phone Number: 01 64 22 00 33

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business

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