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Les Fables de La Fontaine

#2,263 of 13,840 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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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 136
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  • 90
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 25
    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
Great seafood!

Specialized in seafood, dishes are beautiful as well as flavorful! We had the "menu du jour", which includes starters, main course, cheese and dessert. Plus a glass of wine, for 42 euros. I thought it was a great value for money, considering the quality of the food. Waiters are so nice, attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Natalia N
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Specialized in seafood, dishes are beautiful as well as flavorful! We had the "menu du jour", which includes starters, main course, cheese and dessert. Plus a glass of wine, for 42 euros. I thought it was a great value for money, considering the quality of the food. Waiters are so nice, attentive, polite. Very good service!

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Austin, Texas
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94 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 helpful votes 5 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
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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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27 helpful votes 27 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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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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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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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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Tour Eiffel / Invalides

Neighborhood Profile
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.