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L'Ecaille de la Fontaine

15, rue Gaillon, Paris, France (Opéra)
01 47 42 02 99
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Ranked #2,570 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Neighborhood:
Opera / Bourse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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New York City, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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Kong Kong
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Walldorf, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

The restaurant is very small - one tiny room upstairs with 6-8 small tables each for two persons. We made a reservation, however the room was almost empty (Wednesday). We ordered the seafood plate for two persons (82EUR) - fantastically decorated, excellent combination of various seafood (crabs, oysters, mussels, crawfish, shrimps, ...). As dessert we ordered Crème brûlée and Mille-feuille.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2007

For oysters time!!!

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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>  > Opéra
Cuisine: French, Seafood

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