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Les Fables de La Fontaine

131, rue St-Dominique, Paris, France (Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon)
01 44 18 37 55
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Ranked #1,413 of 12,539 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
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77% Recommend
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English first
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138 reviews 138 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant with friends who live in Paris. The food was good and service nice, but the prices exceptionally high not only for what you get, but also for the quality of food. Food very good, without a doubt, but not, in my view, exceptional, in any way. Wine prices are rather high, and portions rather small.

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Oakland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a small restaurant near the Eiffel Tower. Due to the limited seating, reservations are necessary. The cuisine is mainly seafood, beautifully prepared. The service is top notch. I love this place!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ate here on our last night in Paris. Great food but the view was worth the price of admission. I am surprised on some of the not so good reviews. We had a great meal that wasn't rushed and allowed us tons of time to take in the amazing view. I would say this is one of most memorable... More

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This restaurant has a lovely outdoor space/terrace, the menu sounds amazing, but the food wasn't as impressive and for the price, a little more wouldn't have hurt. I'm not the type of person that likes a big meal, but this left a lot to be desired. The lobster dish (hommard blue) was two pieces of ravioli with a tablespoon size... More

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We dined on the terrace: beautiful. The service: friendly. But the food? Our fish-dishes were both TINY, and the turbot half raw (we love sushi, but that's not what we had in mind that evening.) The bill for two, with a simple wine, yet without deserts, amounted to $ 230, € 170. And we left very hungry! Definitely not recommended!

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Happened upon the restaurant while wandering the streets. I was a solo diner without a reservation and the fit me in at the last minute in a seat looking out over the street. The service was warm and friendly. I had the special of the day--fresh Halibut-- and it was among the finest fish dishes I have ever eaten--perfectly cooked.... More

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Durham NC (USA)
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My mother and I had a stunningly delicious dinner here, sharing the fresh whole fish (St. Pierre) as our main course; she had a daurade tartare and I the sea snails (bulots) as starters. Each dish was magnificently prepared, a delicate balance of flavors and textures, and all the ingredients impeccably fresh and high quality. The service was impressively attentive... More

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New York City
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Loved the food and service. I had daurade tartare to start, my daughter had sea snails (combo of snails and scallops, sort of), and we shared a wonderful St. Pierre fish served Meuniere with truffled mashed potatoes on the side. Service was exemplary....prompt, but not too fast, very professional but also kind. My only negative is that the place is... More

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New York City, New York
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257 reviews 257 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Pros Excellent food,generous portions We had the langoustines followed by cod,interesting flavors in both cases. Service generally attentive although getting water from the tap was a painful process. Good wine by the glass Cons Very small dining room,tables too close together Prices too high

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We enjoyed a very nice meal here. We made a reservation for 7:30 on a Saturday night and were the first people there. We sat outside, which has about 4-5 tables facing a tiny courtyard completely overwhelmed by a large concrete sculpture. The ambiance is somewhat lacking as garbage trucks are driving down the street and collecting trash (on a... More

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