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el fogon

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Odeon / Saint-Michel
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45 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, France
00 33 (0)1 43 54 31 33
Today
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Good for:
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A nice experience

Some things were a bit too much for me, we chose the chef's menu which is inspired by the painting. So in one meal we had fish, rabbit, rooster, frutti di mare, many different kinds of vegetables... For my taste a bit too much of a different things. But it is all very nicely served and presented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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173 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Some things were a bit too much for me, we chose the chef's menu which is inspired by the painting. So in one meal we had fish, rabbit, rooster, frutti di mare, many different kinds of vegetables... For my taste a bit too much of a different things. But it is all very nicely served and presented, with detailed explanation... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I googled top restaurants in Paris and this one came up and did not disappoint. Located near the notre dame, this quaint restaurant welcomed us as we entered, talking to us in English. Our waitress was extremely helpful and gave us an english menu and explained the way to order (so ask for an english menu if you do not... More 

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at Fogon. It's not the ordinary paella that you buy in the supermarket. Very fresh high quality ingredients cooked differently. We liked that the chef tied the menu to a painting at the Louvre - although a bit macabre. Service was great! We all agreed it was a keeper.

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Doha, Qatar
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132 reviews 132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was looking forward to eating here...I love anything Spanish. The waiter suggested we let the Chef select our food, it was a "deal". So instead of getting salumi and croquettes we had molecular type cookery starters and a gel dessert. I was so disappointed. The Paella was delicious. So stick to the a la carte menu.

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Paris, France
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119 reviews 119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The setting is beautiful, and it's conveniently located near Notre Dame along the Seine. The wait staff was efficient and professional and they offer menus in English (a big red flag, especially in a location so close to a major tourist attraction). We had some wine and tapas, starting with the chicken and cheese croquetas. They were warm and would... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

6 of us ate here for lunch. We had a variety of tapas dishes which were ample in size and of excellent quality. The service was good, friendly and efficient. The ambience was not up to much and neither was thview from the window which we thought overlooked the Seine but was obscured by hoardings so hence the 2G.....Good food... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I found this place on Yelp while looking for Spanish food in Paris. We are Hispanic and were wanting to eat things with some of our familiar flavors. We loved this place, the people and service, as well as the are it is in. There was a group of 6 and we shared 2 paellas and tried some new things.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Paris for a week, always having lunch and dinner in restaurants. This one was the best we tried. We eat five of the small dishes shown at the end of the menu.

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West Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you want to taste high end spanish cuisine you should definitely try El Fogon! We ordered a vegetarian paella which was perfectly cooked and fresh. The ingredients are top and you really feel that the food is cooked to the order. Service is very nice and the location is exceptionnal by the Seine.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant on our last night in Paris expecting to have delicious Paella. Instead, we were served stale bread in a bag that was basically thrown at us and a version of Paella that we had never eaten before. We ordered Paella with shrimp, cuddlefish and vegetables. What we got was a shallow, dry pan of flat,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Neighborhood: Odeon / Saint-Michel
  • Phone Number: 00 33 (0)1 43 54 31 33

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 147
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Odeon / Saint-Michel

Neighborhood Profile
Odeon / Saint-Michel
As the bustling center of entertainment for the residents of the Rive Gauche, the activity at Odéon never stops. Boulevards are lined with traditional cafes, restaurants, and boutique cinemas. The streets surrounding the fountain at Saint-Michel provide eateries from around the world. Lively bars are just next door and the prototypical terraced French brasserie is on every corner. The setting for this area is second to none; the Haussmann-style boulevards are contrasted by monumental architecture and overshadowed by the iconic Notre Dame, all within a moment’s walk from the Seine. This neighborhood's world-famous bookshops, cafés, and streets will not fail to impress you.