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La Fontaine de Mars

#245 of 13,903 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Tour Eiffel 129 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 46 44
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Limassol, Cyprus
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I think overall I have a good impression of this typicall French bistro. Nicelly decorated with tasty dishes ( cassoulet, escargots, etc) a bit overpriced though, around 60 euros per person for the quolity of food. Service was very good , polite staff.

Thank 847Anthony1967
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely friendly service, accommodating of my halting awkward French on the phone when making a reservation and personable on our arrival - and the food matched the superlative service! We had traditional French cuisine with a lovely selection of wine, delicious duck, foie gras! Cozy atmosphere and then a short stroll after dinner to view the Eiffel Tower with the... More 

Thank Willie129
County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having watched this bistro evolve from a somewhat dingy affair in the 1980s to what it is today has been a pleasure and a tribute to the Boudin family. We try to eat there every time we are in Paris and have never been disappointed with the food with its accent on the South-West. "Oeufs facon meurettes" has the kind... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Re-reading my early review of Fontaine de Mars, subsequently tweaked once or twice, it does not do the restaurant justice. This is not exciting food, but it is very good food, at a restaurant we have returned to again and again since the beginning of the Diary. It is very well managed, consistent, dependable and increasingly French, notwithstanding the Obama’s... More 

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Paris, France
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near impossible to find a dish that is not overly greasy on the menu. The food doesn't taste bad, but it's heavy and without imagination. And the bill too is hefty!

Thank Nina S
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This gorgeous French bistro has been around forever and is consistent all year round. This was my fourth visit this year. It is very well priced with a huge menu offering a wide selection. One of the highlights is the sliced saucisson they bring as soon as you sit down - amazing & perfect with the typical crunchy French bread.... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun...Went hoping for cassoulet...Lucked out as it was the "special" of the day...Was not disappointed...rich & savory, a classic experience!

Thank kenny w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Fontaine de Mars is one of the oldest traditional brasseries in Paris and since 1908, it has welcomed both amateurs and connoisseurs of French southwestern cuisine. Even President Obama has savored a meal here in 2009. 3 families have run the restaurant since its creation. Today, the Boudon family has kept the authentic charm of this old brasserie and... More 

Thank ericdallemagne
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and atmosphere were simply amazing!! Great selection, prices were fantastic. NYE dinner for four people, apps, dinner, drinks, wine, chanpagne, all under $500.

Thank Damian B
Paris, France
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a Parisian and have eaten at Fontaine de Mars for the past 20 years. If you seek excellent traditional cuisine in a warm atmosphere, Fontaine de Mars is the place! The cuisine is very traditional and superbly cooked, notably the best Confit de Canard in Paris, the staff is first class. The place is not cheap, count c.60... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:15 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tour Eiffel 129 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighborhood: Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Phone Number: +33 1 47 05 46 44

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Tour Eiffel / Invalides
With the Eiffel Tower at its core, the Invalides area of Paris is guaranteed to impress. Golden towers and Baron Haussmann's urban vision meet military precision, stretching avenues, and luscious lawns. The area boasts the Musée D’Orsay, the tomb of Napoleon, the National Parliament and UNESCO, as well as luxurious, exclusive residences. In fine restaurants and at the weekend markets, families, diplomats, and politicians brush shoulders with the tourists who come to see this postcard-perfect area for themselves.
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