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L'Ecaille de la Fontaine

#2,172 of 13,168 Restaurants in Paris
#2,339 of 13,768 Places to Eat in Paris
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15, rue Gaillon, Paris, France
01 47 42 02 99
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood dining in a quaint small restaurant

We have eaten here many times in the last years, and we returned this time to have some fresh oysters. Unfortunately the oyster deliverer didn't make it today so we substituted some calamari and some smoked salmon as our appetizers (which is all we ate at lunch) - both were excellent. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have eaten here many times in the last years, and we returned this time to have some fresh oysters. Unfortunately the oyster deliverer didn't make it today so we substituted some calamari and some smoked salmon as our appetizers (which is all we ate at lunch) - both were excellent. The restaurant is very tiny and is normally packed... More 

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Wanaque, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The kitchen was located in its sister restaurant across the street. It was amusing to see how food orders were placed and food was delivered by staff who who had to navigate the streets of Paris. Make no mistake about it, the food is superior. Seafood is the focus

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Pardesiya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I spent quite some time trying to find this place, having visited it about 5 years ago during my last trip to Paris. But, even after all this time, it was well the effort! The place had only changed in interior decoration of the entrance floor but otherwise, the service, the pleasant staff and the food, is still excellent. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is a small restaurant across the street from and related to La Fontaine Gaillon, a rather posh restaurant in a 17C townhouse “supervised” by Gérard Depardieu. Our restaurant was tiny, and we ate upstairs, alone at first, then joined by others. We had six oysters each, Fines de Claire No 3, pretty big, then hake and mackerel in mustard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Have had so many great seafood dinner here and never any disappointment. Short menu but all great dishes. Everything is fresh and always cooked to perfection. Small place and best table is upstairs next to window. Must try when you are in Paris!

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Zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Very small place, best you make a reservation. Nothing fancy, just excellent and fresh oysters and langoustines. I had lunch there and enjoyed my oysters so much :-)

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Holon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a short menue, but every item is amazingly fresh and superb! You will not disapoint. As the restaurant is small, I suggest you book a table in advance. However, the owner is polite and let us in although we didn't book.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Although the outdoor table which we requested was "reserved" the owner/chef made it available to us and the waiters attentive service was a delight. Fresh crab, sardines done in a tart and lightly fried calamari all were delicious. A cosy neighborhood restaurant with a touch of class. Highly recommended.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

L'ecaille de la Fontaine (La Perle) is located just a few blocks from the Opera. Reservations are a must! They only have seven or eight small tables upstairs and a few outside (weather permitting) with a couple of seats on the street level. The menu is only seafood, it changes every day, and consists of only four or five main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Outstanding fresh fish with great accompaniments. Great food in Paris is often found in such little places, not just the " chi chi " ones. Not our first visit and not our last.

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Additional Information about L'Ecaille de la Fontaine

Address: 15, rue Gaillon, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 47 42 02 99
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
Cuisine: French, Seafood

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  • Address: 15, rue Gaillon, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: 01 47 42 02 99

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

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Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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