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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 #2,117 of 13,236 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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Ouagadougou
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We had smoked trout that only tasted of smoked, not of trout. Notified them in advance that we had two vegetarians, the main courses were a pile of vegetables, it looked like a side side dish, I don't usually judge by cost but we got stung - €49 each. Not many waiters so main courses arrived a few minutes apart.... More

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Artarmon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We'd eaten at some fabulous and well researched restaurants and this one was top of the list and came highly recommended; maybe that was the problem. It was all a bit try hard. It's very refined cuisine, exquisitely presented and a tiny space but, for me it lacked authenticity. The staff are not particularly warm or helpful and the whole... More

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very nice, and VERY small restaurant at Rue St. Dominque in 7th district. Great seafood, wonderful dishes but at this price-level (€ 360 for two) one might expect a slower pace and more space. In line with French bistro tradition one practically sits on neighbours lap, and 7 courses are done within 1,5 hour. If this changes it would be... More

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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We benefited from a special diner offer, 75 euros pp all included (1 glass of champagne and 2 glasses of wine) Well, the food was good but not unforgettable. We only received 1 glass of wine and not 2 ! Because we had a special offer i think we were poorly treated. The best way to discourage clients to come... More

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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 3 reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Les Fables de La Fontaine

Address: 131, rue St-Dominique, Paris, France
Phone Number: 01 44 18 37 55
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
Cuisine: Seafood

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