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$6 - $33
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French, European, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 16, 2020

We had a family visit to taste sweet crepes but it was a bit of disappointment. Crepes were served cold, that implies prefabrication. We tasted the GRAND CHOCOLATE, the SUNDAE AFTERNOON and the BELLA. The appearance of the plates is ranked high. The GRAND CHOCOLATE...one, is not grand and it's not as (dark) chocolate as described at the menu. The taste at the mouth was the dough, not the chocolate. Even the dark chocolate layer you could see at the plate was so little, serving for decoration purposes only (2.5/5). The other two were tasteful (4/5).More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

Love how Fontaine has adapted to the C-19 restrictions by creating tented table areas for guests outside and plenty of space between customer’s tables inside. My son loved the Brioche French Toast and my Tuscan crepe was heartily delicious! Also compliments on the fresh and...tasty side salad. Our server, Sam, was very attentive and ensured we were well taken care of. Can’t wait to return!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

During the brunch rush, the food is worth the wait. Seating is first come first served, and staff are very attentive about wiping down tables and chairs, and disinfecting the laminated 'menus', which are QR codes that you scan on your phone. I ordered the...pan fried trout, which was very fresh and tasty. The outdoor seating was great, and it's on a relatively low traffic street so you don't have to worry about tons of people walking by you as you eat.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

Horrible experience outside! I know it is really hard during these Covid times but we try to be understanding! The clients should not be the ones shortchanged! The food and service were horrible bc they were short staffed! I think they may have changed owners...too! Such a shame...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

Over priced & underwhelmed! We dinned outdoors at Fontaine - sweet crepes were excellent, savory and sandwiches were just ok and portions were small. Additionally they charged and extra “tax” that after further research was illegal. I get restaurants charging a surcharge or COVID recovery....But to disguise as a tax is not good!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2020

Very safe indoor dining, combined with street dining as well. Very quaint interior design, France for sure! The spinach and feta rolled into a buckwheat crepe was delicious and filling. The vegetable crepe was like ratatouille on an open faced crepe. Both crepes came with...a lightly dressed very fresh green salad. The salmon platter was very good as well. Plenty of salmon accompanied with a scrambled egg and traditional trimmings. Bloody Mary was nicely seasoned.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

We had crepes for dinner and the service, price and food was very good. I had a berry crepe and asked for coconut ice cream instead of the pecan ice cream it came with. It was very good!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

Had a chance to visit this gem in the midst of CV19. They were very cognizant and “safe”. Much appreciated. Brunch lived up to the reviews. I had a breakfast crepe with spicy lamb sausage “the sultan” and ordered two eggs over medium. All cooked...to perfection. I will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 14, 2020

The staff was so rude, and so obviously confused by the work of re-opening, that we didn't even bother sitting down. Having the hostess and the server both be snotty in response to simple questions was enough. The lockdown has been hard on all of...us, but there's a limit.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 23, 2020

Fontaine Café and Creperie Also known as Fontaine Bistro, this is the place to eat in Alexandria, Virginia. If you can only eat in one place while you’re here, go to Fontaine. They’re famous for their crepes, with very good reason. They have savory crepes...of all varieties but wait until you see their sweet crepes menu. We had the Black Forest and Grand Chocolate. OMG! They taste as good as they sound. Better even. And the bistro is charming. It’s in Old Town Alexandria for starters, a lovely walking area. The service is gracious, but not pretentious. Our server, Jeramiah, couldn’t have been more friendly or helpful. As we were visiting Virginia, and as he was born and raised there, he gave us several insider ideas of places to see and things to do. We visited during the coronavirus pandemic, so Fontaine is open, but with limited seating. They only seat customers at scattered tables that are distant from each other. When we got there, they had no more scattered seating in the café, so they opened their next door dining room just for us. Now that’s superior customer service. Parking is on the street, but the meters are free on Sunday and there are parking lots and garages around. Be sure to check Fontaine’s hours for when they serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Then do yourself a favor and visit Fontaine.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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