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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 #1,995 of 13,611 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A very small space-24 seats at most- with absolutely remarkable food. Starting with a crab and poached egg construction that was warm, deeply rich, and luscious; a perfectly "pot pie" of roasted chicken with a poured in/over broth as rich as I have ever tasted. Perfect in every way.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had an excellent dinner with colleagues. It is a small place and does not have a lot of tables, so a reservation is the smart thing to do. We let ourselves be surprised and very very much enjoyed it. Also the suggested wines went very well with all the food! Of course you pay for what you get!

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Nice surroundings but very small tables crammed into unremarkable room. Food variable - starters excellent but main courses disappointing. No matter what you do with it, a fish is a fish - why can't chefs just season simply and grill a whole fish? If I want it filleted I'll ask! Overall disappointed, not best value for money.

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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

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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42 reviews 42 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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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