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“'Star' turn food”
Review of L'Axel

L'Axel
Ranked #1 of 151 Restaurants in Fontainebleau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Suffolk
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“'Star' turn food”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This Michelin one star restaurant lives up to its credentials. It is small, stylish and chic with matching food of a very high standard. There are stunning amuse bouche to tempt the palate. We then chose grenouilles in a chorizo sauce with figs for one entreé and fois gras in two ways... Glacé and cuit, followed by exceptional turbot in a mushroom velouté. Desserts were delicious too. We called our short holiday our ' art and history' tour! And this meal was art on a plate...high prices as we chose off the carte. We could have had equally good food on the €48 menu,I am sure. Perhaps next time.
Oh..yes. We only booked the same day too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank frankafile
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Yokohama, Japan
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best French dining experience”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

L'Axel is a well known French restaurant in Fontainebleau. We were invited there by our son and daughter-in-law who were living there when we visited them in early July. This fine restaurant is very popular with Japanese as the chef is Japanese. We were very impressed because both food and service were superb! It was way above our expectation. It is well worth the value! We were impressed by the numerous pre and post courses coming out.....pre-appetizer, post-appetizer, pre-main, post-main! Then when we were ready to go after having our dessert, the post dessert came...all beautifully presented and delicious! Allow plenty of time as it took us 2 hours to finish this very lovely lunch!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Peggy Z
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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very Lucky Find”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We found L'Axel through reviews on Tripadvisor but had no idea how fortunate we would be to eat here. We were still on US time so wanted an early dinner. We stopped by at 6:00 p.m. on a Sunday night and were given a 7:30 reservation. We did not expect such a wonderful dining experience, and would have dressed perhaps less casually had we known (husband was in shorts and collared shirt), but they could not have been more gracious. Every one of the four delicious courses were preceded by an amuse bouche. Not surprisingly, when we told our host at our hotel where we'd eaten, his eyebrows shot up and he told us he could not believe we'd been accomodated on such short notice because they have just received their first Michellin star! Well deserved. Don't miss out on this dining pleasure in the lovely town of Fontainebleau. You'll eat like royalty!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank debtodeb
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Brussels, Belgium
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152 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very best restaurant in Fontainebleau”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Yesterday we had the opportunity to enjoy the degustation menu of this restaurant. It is really worth a star and even more. Service excellent, food exeptional, and perfect wine combinations. The chef also took the time to greet us and had a lovely chat. Highly recommendable. You absolutely need to book a reservation as soon as possible to get in.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JohVan
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Ahmedabad
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Outstanding Experience!”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I had the opportunity to dine at this restaurant recently. We were a group of about 35 people and the entire restaurant was booked for our group. The minute we entered this restaurant, one could feel the calm, informal setting, and the friendly welcome. It is one of the best fine dining restaurant in this area. Our experience turned out to be exceptional in every way. Quality of food, taste,drinks, service, presentation, and attention to details were unique. I am a vegetarian and the manner in which every item was prepared for me left me speechless. I can not comment on the wines and non-vegetarian food but the sounds of oohs! and wows! from around the restaurant could make me feel that every member in our group was enjoying this experience. I will rate this restaurant in one of the best experience in recent time.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Prof-Gupta
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