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La Fontaine de Mars

#251 of 13,825 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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy setting and comfort food made our final evening in Paris a memorable one. Reasonable carafe wines. Finish off with their Ile flottante. And don't forget to reserve.

Thank Mayo G
Alexandria, VA
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great French menu. Must have the gratin dauphinois with anything. Crime brûlée yummy. Beautiful dining and table setting. Warm months they have outside seating. Near the Eiffel Tower are so walking after you can see it lite up at night. Special comments for the service too. They are so wonderful

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Buena Park, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day of sightseeing we were so glad to have chosen La Fontaine de Mars. The service was wonderful, the food marvelous and the wine that was recommended perfect. After reading some reviews I was prepared to pay a huge big bill. I thought it was spot on. This isn't a bakery or a pizza joint but a... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant 4 times now and I like it more every time. Alain Ducasse has said that you can judge a classic French restaurant on their euf mayonnaise and damn was he right. I have eaten egg with mayo all my life but this place does it like no other. The first time I visited i... More 

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Summit, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always pay a visit to this quintessential French restaurant. It is always crowded, so make sure you call in advance. The food is traditional French, no salads or vegetarian dishes here.....everything is hearty and delicious. 2 can share the cassoulet, it is EXCELLENT! Service is always professional and friendly. Fabrice, the manager at the front of the house is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the food, the service, the atmosphere, very friendly & relaxing lunch. Waiters are very helpful & not pushy at all.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (three persons) had a business dinner at "La Fontaine de Mars". We had reserve a table and when we got to the restaurant we were greeted and taken to our table. I had a pumpkin soup with foie gras as a starter and the "Belle Sole" as main course. Both were just great. The choice of wines is pretty... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was ranked as one of the best Parisian restaurants which is why we chose to come. Unimpressed - high prices and the food simply wasn't that great. Maybe 2/5 is a little harsh, but when commanding these prices and with such excellent reviews, a counterbalance is required!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only found out after dinner that the La Fontaine de Mars is somewhat famous because the Obamas at there in 2009. I doubt the food would have tasted any better, or worse, had we known that beforehand. La Fontaine is a very authentic french bistro, serving bistro food in a bistro setting. For ambience and location, it gets five... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were eager to visit this renowned restaurant for many reasons, only one of which was because President Obama and Michelle Obama once dined there. It is located near the Eiffel Tower and surrounded by many trendy shops. The service was excellent as they were attentive and friendly. We sipped on Domaine Ott Rose and enjoyed escargot (for the first... 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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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