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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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Today
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu - Sun 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 148
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  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Exquisite meal in lovely Fontainebleau

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Philipsburgh
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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204 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant doesn't have many tables so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment. Excellent food and attentive service made it an experience to remember. I went with a group of friends and we thoroughly enjoyed the food. They even specially catered a vegetarian meal as well for one of my friends. A generous selection of breads was offered... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Attentive service, lovely atmosphere and dishes with pure taste's. Japanese touch, which made it far more special next to the traditional french cuisine. The menu is only in french. Staff knew some english and were explaining the menu, nevertheless I would expect them to have an english menu as well. Chef's complimentary dishes were excellent (2 appetizers, small dessert, finishing... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our trip was spoilt by a junior sommelier who was awful, the food was of a high quality but not as amazing as you would expect, we went for the taster menu and taster wine. Over all expected a lot more than what they delivered. Would not go back

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Paris
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This restaurant is located an hour drive from Paris nearby the Fontainebleau Castle and forest. Surroundings are a bit suprising for a one star restaurant since it is in a quite plain street a few meters away from a coin laundry. The exterior is pretty plain too but the interior is quite cosy and comfortable with around ten tables at... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The Chef cooks outstanding. He cares not only about how to make original dishes, but also about taste. and the price is very good, especially compare to the food. For roughly 50 euros you get 4 courses and 4 compliments. definitely it's best restaurant in Fontainebleau. The only thing which can stop L'Axel of getting second Michelin star is service.... 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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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