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Le Fossile

#66 of 1,254 Restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lille Centre 12
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60 Rue Saint-Etienne, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 54 29 82
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely chefs special onget steak. Lovely restaurant give it a try if you are like me and enjoy your meat and wine😆

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Thank Steve P
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant combining classic and modern style. They are specialized in meat. Do not expect a wide menu list... We took the recommendation (meat and onions) and it was really good. Also nice wines. Overall, good place to enjoy French meal.

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Thank joanillu
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic find just around the corner from our Novotel hotel. Tucked away in the corner it is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful staff. A must for meat lovers and it was so good I went back two nights running. Loved the creme brûlée too! Very well looked after by the staff and will be back.

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Thank Ben T
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a nice small French restaurant that'd serve steak in the are of Lille where we were staying. Le Fossile had good reviews so we decided to check it out. The place itself is rather nice and the staff are friendly. However, our waiter came back to our table 3 times to check if the order he's... More 

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Thank JuliaSli
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

If you want a steak dinner this is a good place to go. Delicious beef all cooked to our individual requirements ( we were 7), good chips and a nice variety of sauces: cognac, cream, parsley, garlic etc.The staff were pleasant and helpful and wine list was interesting. Limited number of starters but you go for the steak and the... More 

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1 Thank Sherrydebs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Serves fantastic meat cooked rare and full of flavour. For meat lovers this must be one of the best places to go in Lille. Excellent service also

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Thank Robert G
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I was looking for somewhere that would accommodate a group of 14, for a late lunch, having travelled from London by Eurostar. I phoned and spoke with the owner, who was extremely helpful and emailed confirmation the same day. We arrived for our reservation, were warmly greeted and made to feel extremely welcome. The service was prompt without being rushed... More 

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1 Thank PaulBryanton
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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147 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $107
Cuisine
French, Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Rue Saint-Etienne, 59800, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Lille>  > Lille Centre 12
  • Neighborhood: Lille Centre 12
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 54 29 82

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?