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

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  • 165
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Food issues,... No Problem for a wonderful meal

i was blown away by the effort made by the chef and the staff to be attentive to our food issues? They replaced their entire first offering of an Amuse Buche to be certain my issues were addressed. In subsequent courses they modified the recipe to be respectful. And this did not alter the quality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Carol S
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

i was blown away by the effort made by the chef and the staff to be attentive to our food issues? They replaced their entire first offering of an Amuse Buche to be certain my issues were addressed. In subsequent courses they modified the recipe to be respectful. And this did not alter the quality of the superb meal. Each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a group dinner, the food was interesting. Very fine dining. The chef definitely combined Japanese and French influences into the food.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Axel lived up to the Michelin star tradition. Fusion cuisine with the French touch. Excellent, professional service. Attention to detail ... Special desert for my daughter's 18th birthday. Expensive (especially the Champagne aperitifs!), but not exorbitant for a Michelin star restaurant. If you want the Michelin star experience in the town of one of France's greatest palaces, this is the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Started off well and the staff was ok. You're offered the equivalent to a loaf of bread at the beginning! However, note to staff, if you insist on filling the water glasses yourself, you should be more observant. I was disgusted when, after pouring my own water it was whipped out of my hand and taken from the table. Plus... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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111 reviews 111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The food was well constructed on the whole, though a couple of courses were perhaps not as good as they could have been with some distinct flavours overpowering delicate nature of other parts. The service good, but not impeccable (a little bit to discrete). Desert is by far the best course here, so save room!

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Dublin
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Booked this as a special treat while studying at INSEAD and indeed it was special !! Firstly it was extremely easy to get in touch with the restaurant and book (via website and email) and this 'simplicity' carried through in all aspects of visit. Firstly the food :) we opted for the Menu Gastronome (4 courses) which we found to... More 

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Fontainebleau, France
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An amazing culinary experience! From the aperitif to the Mignardises with Coffee, it was excellent! The only bad point is that you have to book a table 1 month in advance :(

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

one of the best and most affordable michelin restaurant. Great fusion of Japanese and French food - delicious, small portions, but delicately filling.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We so enjoyed our dinner. Wonderful, imaginative choices for each course. Excellent service and wonderful selection of wines paired with dinner. So deserves Michelin star!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have spent some time in Fontainebleau...4 weeks there in July 2014 and another 3 days in November 2014...eventually I made the time to enjoy a dinner at this fine restaurant. Beautiful understated, classy decor, with tables arranged in a way that every table feels private. The service is what one would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant...unobtrusive, advisory, knowledgeable,... 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, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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