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Le Fossile

#29 of 1,100 Restaurants in Lille
#31 of 1,148 Places to Eat 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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  • 88
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 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
Clean plates

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Mike_M_Ab
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

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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Lille, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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Oostende, België
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

nice place .. very good L onglette ( meat) good champagne ....diner in the cave ... good service little smell off the cave !

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Nyköping
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Superb restaurant in the centre of Lille. So very good French cuisine with foie gras, tornadoes and creme brûlée. I can recommend this restaurant at any time!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on spec. Full mid week of locals. A great steak onglet with frites and ratatouille, just as you are getting full they seem to bring more. Delicious such a shame we had no room for desert. Go with appetites.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We did not book and following advice from fellow tripadvisor readers, I had dinner there with my mum and it was a great experience. We opted for the special l'onglet - shallots and chefs special. The steak came with fries, salad, ratatouille and a portion of bread top! The bill came to just under €60 for the two of us,... 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 - 112
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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