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Les Fables de La Fontaine

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131 Saint Dominique Street, 75007 Paris, France
33144183755
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Fables of La Fontaine took the time to embellish. To welcome the new...
Fables of La Fontaine took the time to embellish. To welcome the new kitchen of Julia, the room wants to be more spacious and light, thanks to its increased capacity and windows to admire the fountain of Mars from its table. On the walls are stone walls contrast with the industrial lines of windows. The decoration is in tune with the times with a solid oak furniture, handmade, art of the table uncluttered and very light tones inspired naturalness. David Bottreau to head the restaurant for ten years told the kitchen Julia SEDEFJIAN, formerly second restaurant, went head today. Together they reflected on a new kitchen, which is the new life given to the restaurant: gourmet cuisine tinged with a bistronomic generosity. They dust off the gourmet kitchen, and make accessible star, with only watchword quality and creativity. The kitchen retains its identity by selecting marine classics of the marine world, but also delicious and unknown products to the general public. The noble products such as sole, lobster, caviar are available now in suggestion, according to arrivals. Seasonal products are showcased, guaranteeing freshness preserved, and starred cuisine is reflected in specific executions, controlled, in order to rediscover and exhaling in the flavors
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    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 30
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  • 14
    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
Weak start, strong finish

We arrived at 7:00pm on a Saturday evening per our reservation and we could tell right away the staff wasn't ready for customers. Sure enough we were seated and left alone for a full 10 minutes. It was very strange and were considering walking out when suddenly the waiter appeared as if we'd just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
R A
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London, UK
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this restaurant from a recommendation from our hotel. We were not disappointed. Lovely modern restaurant with excellent menu. The table we were sat at was a bit small but we reserved on the day and it was a weekend so it was busy. Attentive staff and the food was of a high quality. The dessert in particular was fantastic.... More 

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London, UK
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195 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 7:00pm on a Saturday evening per our reservation and we could tell right away the staff wasn't ready for customers. Sure enough we were seated and left alone for a full 10 minutes. It was very strange and were considering walking out when suddenly the waiter appeared as if we'd just arrived. From that point on the... More 

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Thank R A
Copenhagen, Denmark
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We had very fine dining experience at this restaurant, which is located in beautiful 7.arrondisment. We were 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We booked a table in the restaurant in advance on Internet, which is advisable. Small and elegant restaurant with gorgeous décor and refined cuisine.The prices are quite expensive, but not crazy expensive. I would recommend this restaurant to... More 

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Thank massimomanilo
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Was the most incredible French fine dining experience. By far the best food, and the best/friendliest service we have ever had in all our trips to Paris!

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1 Thank yvrmisters02
Valparaiso, Chile
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A seafood restaurant (with something for everyone) was a real easy place to access in 7e. A staff that is happy to serve you in a professional manner. A excellent wine list at a fair price. I know it sounds unbelievable. The food preparation had a twist that made it interesting and delicious. No one spoke English in this place;... More 

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Thank William M
Atlanta, GA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Gorgeous little spot with a creative, young chef and attentive servers, also young and without a hint of the Parisian condescension some Americans detect in the pedestrian restaurants that dot the city. The food is glorious, with a focus on beautifully presented seafood. Best meal this visit, and reserve on-line, if you wish.

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Thank 6doctors
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Les Fables de La Fontaine is a well know restaurant for its Michelin rating. I have to admit it is elegant and well decorated and when eating in the terrace the view is outstanding. The service is poor but waiters are nice to you and do smile. Now, besides this...all is terrible. The food is not good...as simple as that. There... More 

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Thank Wake S
Beijing, China
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I discovered Les fables de la Fontaine while being invited by a friend. This is definitely the type of good surprises that Paris allows, and a place you would like to keep confidential in case the -deserved- success will make it soon overbooked ! No need to repeat the excellent appreciation of other viewers, they are totally justified ! creativity,... More 

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Thank JPR50
fables2015, Responsable relations clients at Les Fables de La Fontaine, responded to this review

Dear guest, we would like to thank you for dining at your restaurant and for this comment full of kindness... Our team will be happy to have you again in our restaurant. Best wishes, Les fables de la fontaine More 

New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Les Fables de la Fontaine, 131 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris. I’m a solo traveler, not a chef, nor am I a restaurant critic, but I love good food, beautifully prepared and presented and was not disappointed. It was a cold rainy Sunday in Paris as I set off for my lunch time reservation at Les Fables but the warm welcome... More 

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2 Thank mitchnzNewZealand
fables2015, Responsable relations clients at Les Fables de La Fontaine, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We will be happy to have you back in our restaurant. Best wishes, Les fables de la fontaine More 

United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I thought i had written my review of this restaurant upon my return but it appear not so here it is - better late than never. I visited this wonderful restaurant in August 2014 with friends and ordered a set lunch menu (that does not appear to be available currently which is a shame) The meal was absolutely outstanding from... More 

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Thank DrAng M
fables2015, Responsable relations clients at Les Fables de La Fontaine, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for this comment full of kindness and for recommending ou restaurant. Our team will be happy to have you again in our restaurant. Best wishes, Les fables de la fontaine More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Saint Dominique Street, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: 33144183755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic

Description

Fables of La Fontaine took the time to embellish. To welcome the new kitchen of Julia, the room wants to be more spacious and light, thanks to its increased capacity and windows to admire the fountain of Mars from its table. On the walls are stone walls contrast with the industrial lines of windows. The decoration is in tune with the times with a solid oak furniture, handmade, art of the table uncluttered and very light tones inspired naturalness. David Bottreau to head the restaurant for ten years told the kitchen Julia SEDEFJIAN, formerly second restaurant, went head today. Together they reflected on a new kitchen, which is the new life given to the restaurant: gourmet cuisine tinged with a bistronomic generosity. They dust off the gourmet kitchen, and make accessible star, with only watchword quality and creativity. The kitchen retains its identity by selecting marine classics of the marine world, but also delicious and unknown products to the general public. The noble products such as sole, lobster, caviar are available now in suggestion, according to arrivals. Seasonal products are showcased, guaranteeing freshness preserved, and starred cuisine is reflected in specific executions, controlled, in order to rediscover and exhaling in the flavors
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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