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Les Fables de La Fontaine

#2,089 of 13,692 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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131, rue St-Dominique, Paris, France
01 44 18 37 55
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Today
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 137
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  • 85
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Talented chef, unique...

We did not realize this was a Michelin starred restaurant, but I certainly think it deserving. We had lunch. Two appetizers included crab and they were just amazing. I dislike the new molecular cooking originating with Ferran. While this has a hint of that, it is just enough without being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
JPax
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Austin, Texas
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158 reviews 158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We did not realize this was a Michelin starred restaurant, but I certainly think it deserving. We had lunch. Two appetizers included crab and they were just amazing. I dislike the new molecular cooking originating with Ferran. While this has a hint of that, it is just enough without being precious. We shared Dover sole as a main. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The finest of service and cuisine! I will return ! Hotel de Londres Eiffel made this reservation for me as the Restaurant was not known to me. It was excellent!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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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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
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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131, rue St-Dominique, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: 01 44 18 37 55

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?