We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent ice cream and ribs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fontaine

La Fontaine
25, place de Paris, Luxembourg City L-2314, Luxembourg
49.40.76
Improve this listing
Ranked #312 of 559 Restaurants in Luxembourg City
Cuisines: International
Restaurant details
Oxford
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Excellent ice cream and ribs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Dame Blanche is well worth stopping by for, and surprisingly so are the Giant Spare Ribs, which are big and meaty

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

68 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    28
    9
    12
    9
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Simon's Town
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“good food at reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

food (steak and chips) was tasty and good for prices.

Visited May 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
texas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food, bad service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

It's luxembourg. Don't expect more. The food is always really good. The restaurant is always packed. Try the ribs. The chicken escalope is good. This is our go to restaurant for dining without a reservation and knowing that we are going to get good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Belgrade, Serbia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Why not?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

Good service and atmosphere, excellent location and pleasent stuff. I reccomend it.

Visited September 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Don't go there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This is by far the worst restaurant in terms of client service I've ever been to in Luxembourg.
The restaurant is owned by 2 brothers who don't care at all about delivering good client service, possibly due to its location in the heart of Luxembourg and the terrace which in the summer gets filled up no matter what, in large part by tourists.
I went there late summer and we waited to be seated for 5 minutes, at some point a table got free, nobody came to seat us, nobody else was waiting so we just assumed we could go ahead and get seated ourselves. We were terribly surprised when one of the 2 owners had us free he table and told us in an extremely rude tone that we should leave, as he's like the supreme master deciding who if at all gets seated and when!! We never returned to that place, suffice to just walk 10 meters down the building and go eat at the Brasserie, which although not brand new and fancy, has extremely nice staff every time I go there, also the food is very good.
Ever since since regrettable experience, I have learned that we were not by far the only ones having lived such an experience at this restaurant, but similar ones happened to colleagues/ friends having tried to sit there:
1. colleague with daughter waiting to be seated was constantly overlooked, as the owner would invite larger groups to sit at emptying tables, as they were offering bigger consumption potential - which he did clearly expressed;
2. 2 colleagues trying to have a drink just before lunch time when all tables were empty were not allowed to sit if they would not have lunch afterwards..
This is regrettable that such a place exists in Luxembourg, as this is not representative of this nice city, where there are so many nice places to go and eat, and plenty just next door to this restaurant, so that I would definitely avoid being a profit source to such terrible owners!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed La Fontaine also viewed

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg District
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg District
 
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg District
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg District
 

Been to La Fontaine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage La Fontaine, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.