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Le Fossile

#39 of 1,148 Restaurants in Lille
#41 of 1,195 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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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Amanda G
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  • Local cuisine
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Amanda G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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 

Thank liming
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank Mike_M_Ab
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank J7619
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 

Thank James A
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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 

Thank ChrisTubbs
Oxford, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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 

1 Thank tripleplay97
Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

Thank Andrew M
Oostende, België
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13 reviews
10 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 !

Thank Chrisje1
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

Thank PimvD78

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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 27 - 106
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine


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