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Le Refuge des Fondues

17 rue des Trois-Freres, 75018 Paris, France (Montmartre)
0142552265
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Ranked #2,619 of 12,529 restaurants in Paris
Price range: $27 - $36
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Montmartre
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were headed to Paris and two friends had independently recommended this place. We ordered the red wine and the cheese fondue. We made friends with the lovely couple next to us and ended up having several baby bottles of wine each, closed the place down, and had such a fun time. Not the best food ever,... More

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NJ
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place was recommended by our apartment rental host since we were only a 10 minute walk to it. Service was pretty poor, but I tend to expect that in Paris. The atmosphere was very fun and lively. See other reviews regarding the baby bottles. Keep in mind the place is TINY, so you may have to wait if going... More

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Naples, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The first time I ate here was in 2008, and it was recommended by the hotel I was staying at. I returned again in 2013. The atmosphere is so much fun; long, family style seating and climbing on the tables to get to the other side of the bench. The restaurant is always packed. The fondue is great. We got... More

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Vancouver, BC
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place is a little odd, but a lot of fun. The meat fondue was really good, as was the red wine. Yes, it was served in baby bottles, but still good. We were a little leery of sitting next to strangers ( which happens because of close quarters and the type of sitting), but it all worked out well,... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place is in Montmartre and draws a generally young crowd. It is 17 euros for three courses with wine (white or red, which you must drink from a baby bottle). You can choose either classic cheese fondue or meat fondue, both of which are very good! You sit at long benches, and one of you must climb over the... More

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My husband and I love fondue and we always make a point of dining here when we are in Paris. It is a tiny "hole in the wall" place with two long tables that are shared by all. The owners help the guests sitting on the wall seats up over the tables. It tends to be loud and crowded and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

By my son's description I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy Le Refuge. Communal tables, rude service, poor wine and long wait. What's to like about that. Actually, our group of 5 walked right into this small restaurant and were seated immediately. The women climbed over the table to sit against the wall. We were wedged between 2 young... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We were walking through montmartre towards a highly reviewed Thai place when we stumbled upon this unique filthy restaurant with people drinking out of baby bottles. The first sign things were headed in the wrong direction was when a piece of dust flew off the A/C and into my cocktail... no wonder they use baby bottles. They brought us a... More

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Seville, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This restaurant is a really fun place to go. It's in a cool part of Paris. You have to climb over the table to sit in your seat, which is annoying, but also adds to the experience. The food is all fondue and it is very good. The service could be better--our waiter was very rude to us. The food... More

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Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I first visited this restaurant as a university student during my JYA in Paris. Remembering walking across the tables to sit down, singing french drinking songs until late at night, adding graffiti to the already laden walls, and meeting all sorts of wonderful people, I recently went back with my husband, son, daughter, and a family friend. What a hoot!!... More

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