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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 #1,693 of 12,990 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

Had the fixed menu lunch at a very reasonable 35€ For 3 courses and a glass of wine. The food was excellent, service very good, atmosphere nice. No choice at all on the menu, we were lucky in that it was all to our liking. Near Eiffel Tower, made reservations to coincide with our visit there. We were definitely very... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It wasn't terrible just mediocre and that was the concensus from all of us. And for service we had to ask for more water, another pour of wine and to wait for the garcon to come by the table. The food was bland and not interesting even though it sounded like it would be: langoustines au grill,huitres, St-P"ierre fish. And... More

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to this restaurant because it was highly rated & had many favour able reviews...how disappointing! It has a limited menu and the chef's suggestion for dinner was not very good...I love fish, but not with bones in it and skin on it when served. I felt they tried, but didn't "cut it" as a fine restaurant. It was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I write elsewhere about how good service can compensate for poor food ( at least a bit ) see Bistronome Our experience at Les Fables proves the opposite. First, the kitchen can cook fish, they know what they are doing and the fish is of excellent quality. When booking we had asked for a table outside but when we arrived... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Came here for dinner during my one week stay in Paris with a friend. The food was amazing, though the place is small and it does get busy quite quickly. It is a good idea to either call before hand or go early for a seat! The main waiter speaks decent English so its easy to communicate, the other staff... More

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Westlake, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Small but cozy. Fish selection were excellent. Presentation was perfect. Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Definitely a repeater. Typical French atmosphere.

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Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ate here in September for the first time in 2014 but it was our 7th time since 2011. The restaurant, the owners, the staff, the service and of course the food never fail to impress. The menu changes on a regular basis around the availability of the high quality seafood for which the restaurant is famous so we never... More

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malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were looking for an upscale restaurant close to the eiffel tower which would permit for the late night walk around the area, and we were lucky enough to find this restaurant. Booking this restaurant was also easy which is not something normal in paris. Many restaurants are a nightmare to get hold of, however this restaurant you can book... More

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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel off of Avenue Bosquet in Paris. It focuses on seafood and presentation is beautiful. Oh, yes, the food tastes great, too! Blue Lobster Ravioli was outstanding and Langoustine were great, fresh and briny. Crab in gelee was a good surprise. The raspberry souffle was a big hit. Light, Light!

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Leuven, Belgium
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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Before arrival, We had felt very lucky to be able to find a decent restaurant on a Sunday evening in Paris, but the whole experience turned out to be something else... The restaurant is very small. The seats are kind of crammed together and there's no way to get out of the seat without moving our table and our neighbors'... More

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