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La Fontaine de Mars

#226 of 14,149 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Tour Eiffel / Invalides
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Tour Eiffel 129 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 47 05 46 44
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 19:15 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Flushing, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I missed our tour of the Louvre Museum this day and decided to wander around Paris for a few hours. We happened upon this restaurant and decided to try to get a table outside. We did wait for about 30 minutes which was fine with us, especially because the staff/hostess offered us some wine and a small... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined with our friends who live in Patis and were trying the restaurant for the first time too, based on a fellow foodie's recommendation. We were are just delighted with our meals. Plus our waitress spoke to us Americsns in English and had s humorous approach to teasing our English speaking French friends that was so entertaining for all!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to have reservations for the four of us. We had a waiter that understood English and helped us order. Fun to move beyond the area around the Louvre where we stayed. Wished we had seen the seafood menu. Excellent French food.

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Paris, France
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eighteen months after our last review of La Fontaine de Mars, we can only report that a dinner there will leave you smiling as never before. That's because from the warm smile and welcome of on-scene owner Christiane Boudon to her cheerful and perfectly-professional team of serving staff, you immediately feel welcome, at home, and ready to enjoy a delicious... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My third visit over many years. Postcard perfect bistro experience. Classic dishes, deliciously prepared. I started with the Leeks Vinaigrette, perfect texture and taste. Next up I had the spot-on preparation of sole Meunière, one of my favorite dishes. So light and elegant, came with velvety potato puree. I added green beans (haricot vert). When I saw the frais de... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic meal and service in a beautiful old space. This si fine dining in a sort of relaxed bistro setting. Much better than the average bistro you pass every other block. Go here over the rest.

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Hellertown, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This turned out to be one of the best meals we had in Paris. Met a friend we met in Provence and had dinner together. Every thing we had was wonderful. The wine was excellent, the service terrific. It was not cheap by any means, but well worth it. Don't even try to get in without reservations.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at La Fontaine de Mars again this year was a real treat. The staff are very welcoming. The menu covers all the key French dishes. Perfectly cooked and presented. Good prices and a nice wine list. Thank you for accommodating a diner at our table with several food issues. This is now our "go to" place in Paris.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful greeting and ideal setting. Service superior and friendly, excellent menu and our choice of food was superior. We were extremely happy with our evening here.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although my veal dish was rather average (see title), the bonus is that the place is large and of course has the tourist factor of Obama having dined there. Given the Obama factor, I did not see a single French table, it was packed with American tourists. But I don't hold that against a place: indeed, it can be a... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tour Eiffel 129 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Tour Eiffel / Invalides
  • Neighbourhood: 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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