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Le Fossile

#42 of 1,180 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Lille Centre 12
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60, rue Saint-Etienne, 59000, Lille, France
03 20 54 29 82
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great find for meat lovers

Serves fantastic meat cooked rare and full of flavour. For meat lovers this must be one of the best places to go in Lille. Excellent service also

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Robert G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Serves fantastic meat cooked rare and full of flavour. For meat lovers this must be one of the best places to go in Lille. Excellent service also

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere that would accommodate a group of 14, for a late lunch, having travelled from London by Eurostar. I phoned and spoke with the owner, who was extremely helpful and emailed confirmation the same day. We arrived for our reservation, were warmly greeted and made to feel extremely welcome. The service was prompt without being rushed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Went with my mum ,dad ,husband and 7 yr son. We all had the fillet steak each with a different sauce 2 cooked well done two rare all were cooked to perfection never had a steak so good, had a bottle of wine perfect and I had the cheese for dessert this was also delicious, the others all had a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

On our second evening in Lille, we chose to dine at Le Fossile. We were warmly greeted at the door and ushered to our table. Drinks orders taken (kir royales) and menus read. The Kir royales were brought and I have to say they contained more cassis than champagne? Maybe this is the way the restaurant serves them but they... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We asked the receptionist in our hotel where he eats if he wanted a good meal and he recommended this restaurant. We weren't disappointed. We didn't make a reservation but it was reasonably early on a Saturday night and there wasn't a problem to find a table for 4. Steak is the main thing on the menu and we all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent restaurant. Steak top notch around 20-25 euros. Only go if you are a meat eater! Great wine list. Highly recommended.

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Thank J7619
Lille, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I don't normally write reviews but I Visited Le Fossile last night to celebrate my 50th birthday, it was a fantastic evening, the service was exceptional, very friendly, the l'Onglet with shallots was the best I have tasted, you can watch it being prepared and carved as you wait, the filet beef also looked great, The portion size was great,... More 

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Thank James A
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

In town on business and the 4 of us wanted to go somewhere for a great steak. So we asked the concierge of the hotel and he recommended Le Fossile. It is situated right in down town Lille and is easy to find (than you google maps). We were the first in just as it opened at 19:30 but were... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A superb, if expensive, meal. There is a menu, but the restaurant is designed around serving onglette - steak seared in a light sauce with (in my case) mushrooms, entertainingly diced just before service, and served with chips, ratatouille, and salad. None of this was evident from the menu, but greatly enjoyed regardless. The wine menu was rather intimidating, the... More 

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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I visited here after a recommendation from a colleague and what a great recommendation it was. I was with a colleague from work and we arrived around 7pm. We were the only ones in the restaurant but the staff made us feel welcome. By 8 it was getting busy and there was a good atmosphere. The food was superb, excellently... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 60, rue Saint-Etienne, 59000, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 12
  • Neighborhood: Lille Centre 12
  • Phone Number: 03 20 54 29 82

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 111
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?