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La Fontaine de Mars

#246 of 13,815 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 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 19:15 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located next to Napoleon's 1806 Fountain de Mars, this is our favorite, very French, classic Left Bank restaurants, returning trip after trip to its regional menu offerings. If you order the specialties and local Loire wine by the carafe, you can made this a reasonable dinning experience. The decor and staff are friendly and the setting is picture perfect, right... More 

2 Thank Danderson42
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231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a quirky place, and we ended up upstairs as we had not made a reservation (tip - make a reservation!) All the food was lovely, table was a bit small for the four of us, but our kids do spread out a bit. Excellent wine and service Would happily return Oh, and the deserts are divine ! Ps the... More 

1 Thank Riddler1
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bistro is authentic and filled with warmth and generous staff. The food was delicious, beautifully prepared, and served with polite interactive service.

2 Thank Tom R
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped into La Fontaine de Mars yesterday for lunch after a quick visit to the Eiffel Tower. We were warmly greeted by staff and offered a menu in French and English which was very helpful. Our waiter recommended a great bootle of French white wine which we enjoyed. The restaurant had a great atmosphere and most of the other... More 

1 Thank Xtina1985
Prague, Czech Republic
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a lunch with children. I can not be complimentary enough. First of all, menu was available in French as well as in English. Gentleman that assisted us was incredibly polite and informative. Nothing was a problem. When learning that gluten was an issue for all three of us, he actually went to a store nearby to buy... More 

2 Thank Klanovice65
London, Ontario, Canada
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I had 2 dinners here. Both tables were cozy, one on the main floor in an alcove & the other on the second floor. On our first visit (97 Euros) we had the daily special, chicken (a breast & a leg/thigh) with mashed potatoes; very good. On our second visit (140 Euros) we had steak & frites;... More 

2 Thank Morstan
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Great location at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, very good food, people watching, and welcoming hosts. Our friends moved back to Paris after many years, just around the corner from this restaurant. Lovely ambiance, great clientele, wonderful, unassuming hosts. Nicely edited menu, focusing on traditional French cuisine. Interesting wine list. A perfect end to the Parisian tourist day.

1 Thank JHLuckyTraveler
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Get the duck! This was a recommendation from the Hotel Villa Saxe Eiffel hotel, they booked a table for us and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent, our coats were taken, plate after plate of saucisson arrived, our bread was kept topped up and the bartender helped us select an excellent wine. My girlfriend got the Confit Duck... More 

2 Thank Anthony B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, environment and service. The wine list is great. I recommend the steak tartare and the doversole.

2 Thank Jose R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I chanced upon this place while looking for a random place near the Eiffel Tower to have dinner. We managed to get in without a reservation, and we were served with such hospitality, warmth and competence. The chef managed to customize a dish for my fiancée who is a vegan, and she was so pleased it was... 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:15 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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