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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 #1,414 of 12,958 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Eiffel Tower / Invalides / Palais-Bourbon
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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ate here in September for the first time in 2014 but it was our 7th time since 2011. The restaurant, the owners, the staff, the service and of course the food never fail to impress. The menu changes on a regular basis around the availability of the high quality seafood for which the restaurant is famous so we never... More

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malta
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We were looking for an upscale restaurant close to the eiffel tower which would permit for the late night walk around the area, and we were lucky enough to find this restaurant. Booking this restaurant was also easy which is not something normal in paris. Many restaurants are a nightmare to get hold of, however this restaurant you can book... More

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River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel off of Avenue Bosquet in Paris. It focuses on seafood and presentation is beautiful. Oh, yes, the food tastes great, too! Blue Lobster Ravioli was outstanding and Langoustine were great, fresh and briny. Crab in gelee was a good surprise. The raspberry souffle was a big hit. Light, Light!

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Leuven, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Before arrival, We had felt very lucky to be able to find a decent restaurant on a Sunday evening in Paris, but the whole experience turned out to be something else... The restaurant is very small. The seats are kind of crammed together and there's no way to get out of the seat without moving our table and our neighbors'... More

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Bolton, CT
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

My family of four had high expectations for this supposedly Michelin-rated restaurant located in a great neighborhood, surrounded by excellent restaurants. Unfortunately, the service was underwhelming (when the restaurant got busy, we were literally forgotten about). That said, the staff was very friendly and respectful. Most disappointing was the food. Compared to Spring (see other review), the food was average.... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Brilliant food, really high class. Best meal in Paris. My wife think the desert was the best she ever

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