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L'Axel

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43 rue de france, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
01.64.22.01.57
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 224
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great in Fontainebleau

Very nice diner at L'Axel in Fontainebleau ! It's great to have an a Michelin star restaurant in town ! Degustation menu from the Chef was nice. However, service is a little bit to ceremonial, and long. Bill is kind of expensive for 1 michelin start if you get one pairing. Good adres and I will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Thibaut V
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Fontainebleau, France
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Fontainebleau, France
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very nice diner at L'Axel in Fontainebleau ! It's great to have an a Michelin star restaurant in town ! Degustation menu from the Chef was nice. However, service is a little bit to ceremonial, and long. Bill is kind of expensive for 1 michelin start if you get one pairing. Good adres and I will be back. Thanks !

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Brussels, Belgium
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We took the degustation menu; excellent food, well presented and served; super wines; very good service, quiet place to talk to each other while the whole restaurant was booked. Top restaurant in Fontainebleau; highly recommended; ensure you make a reservation before.

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Park City, Utah
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

perfect first night dinner in france friendly service overall great meal with attn to details fair pricing for what you get

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Milano
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139 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nice restaurant in Fontainebleau, even if with an atmosphere a little impersonal and cold. At the beginning it seems pretentious to me but at the end it demonstrate also substance: very good in proposing dishes with an extremely high quality, well presented, combining different tasting and flavors. A nice experience …very well paid!

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Thank sad_sadler
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for my daughter's birthday celebration. When we arrived, the staff told us our booking was cancelled. We were shocked n requested to see the manager. The lady manger curtly showed us our booking which was cancelled, not just with a strikethrough, but scribbled all over as though trying to blank it off!!! She said when they... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We loved the ambience, the knowledgable waiters, good wine by the glass (as well as the bottle of reasonably priced Burgundy we ordered), to wash down some excellent main courses, delicious amuses bouches, and aestheically served, delicately flavoured food. The menu, as always, was the way to go.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A truly magnificent meal served with precision and smiles in a lovely environment. Beginning with the amuse bouche of asparagus puree in small pastry cones, each course was lovelier and more delicious than the last. Merci Beaucoups for a memorable dinner for a recent graduate of INSEAD.

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Thank kshero
Avon, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went there as a 'large' group : 6 persons, for a birthday. We all had the 7-course menu, which allows you to discover a wide range of products and preparations. Each dish was amazing ! Some had the Wagyu beef, which is probably the bets meat I ever tasted in my life. Downright fantastic. We had a great choice... More 

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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Decent food with reasonable price and great service which is not common combination in France.

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Fontainebleau, France
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I've eaten at many restaurants, including a fair number that cost more than L'Axel. I have never had better food, anywhere. I went with my wife for our wedding anniversary and Chef Kunihisa served a meal that is nothing short of extraordinary. We could not decide what to eat so tried the full tasting menu, asking the staff to bring... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 rue de france, 77300, Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
  • Phone Number: 01.64.22.01.57

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?