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L'Axel

43 rue de france, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
01.64.22.01.57
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our third trip from London to our favourite restaurant. The tasting menu was, as usual, amazing. Staff are first class. My partner arranged for an exotic fruit birthday cake, made from passion fruit, mango and coconut.....extremely light and refreshing. What a lovely surprise when they included the cost in the tasting menu, he had expected to pay an additional cost.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to this restaurant based on the reviews of trip advisor. We arrived on a Thursday and tried to book for dinner either on Friday or Saturday. We didn't expect we will be able to get in as the restaurant is small and very popular. We couldn't get a table until Monday. The host is a... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Excellent french food. The food is delicious and the service is very good. But as almost everything in Paris and Fontainebleau, its a little bit expensive. Expect more than 80 euros/person.

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The food was so fresh and skillfully prepared. Wines were superb, even by the glass. Best lobster ever. The service was impeccable and approachable. We came away relaxed and happy.

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maidenhead
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Fusion of Japanese and French classic cooking with the emphasis on the French part. Restaurant owned and run by French wife Maitre d'hotel and Japanese Husband Chef. Food was excellent and the only ask would be that the chef includes a heavier weight of japanese influence into the cooking. At the moment the influence is very French. If you want... More

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france and spain
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

A disappointing evening. The restaurant is very sparsely decorated and my husband had to stare at a blank wall from the table we were put at in the corner, next to a door to the wine cave. The atmosphere was not a happy one but rather quite sombre and the young team worked well but erratically and not as you... More

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Suffolk
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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This Michelin one star restaurant lives up to its credentials. It is small, stylish and chic with matching food of a very high standard. There are stunning amuse bouche to tempt the palate. We then chose grenouilles in a chorizo sauce with figs for one entreé and fois gras in two ways... Glacé and cuit, followed by exceptional turbot in... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

L'Axel is a well known French restaurant in Fontainebleau. We were invited there by our son and daughter-in-law who were living there when we visited them in early July. This fine restaurant is very popular with Japanese as the chef is Japanese. We were very impressed because both food and service were superb! It was way above our expectation. It... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We found L'Axel through reviews on Tripadvisor but had no idea how fortunate we would be to eat here. We were still on US time so wanted an early dinner. We stopped by at 6:00 p.m. on a Sunday night and were given a 7:30 reservation. We did not expect such a wonderful dining experience, and would have dressed perhaps... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Yesterday we had the opportunity to enjoy the degustation menu of this restaurant. It is really worth a star and even more. Service excellent, food exeptional, and perfect wine combinations. The chef also took the time to greet us and had a lovely chat. Highly recommendable. You absolutely need to book a reservation as soon as possible to get in.

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