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Le Fossile

#55 of 1,050 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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
One of the best steaks I've ever had

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Andrew M
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Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ramsgate, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Eskifjordur, Iceland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I love this place. Very good food and service. Coming again soon. .….............................................

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We went to Lille late 2012 to catch up with some friends from work. We booked Le Fossile via the hotel reception. The entrance is a little odd, it's through a little door, with curtains behind it. Once in however, the place is rustic and somewhat charming. We both ordered the steak which arrive promptly. The quality of the meat... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Went for lunch and had the set menu at €12.50 which included a 50cl caraffe of wine (between two). The food was basic but authentic, filling and good value for money. There was a real buzz about the place due to the fact that it was rammed so you need to book if you have time constraints. Probably not the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Great steaks, ask for their specialty dish with shallots! Suberb and very relaxed restaurant!

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

good service, menu focusing on meat dishes, in particular beef. they master their specialties, cooking was perfect (they're not even asking how you like your meat). not enough wines sold by the glass.

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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?