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La Fontaine Gaillon

) #2,654 of 14,335 Restaurants in Paris $$$$ French, European
1 rue de la Michodiere, 75002 Paris, France
+33 1 42 65 87 04
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European
1 rue de la Michodiere, 75002 Paris, France
Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Try to have a reservation on the outside terrace which is very pleasant. Food excellent and good service. D'ont miss it when you are in the area.

Thank 387veronique58
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The restaurant was full of French people, which is always a good sign. The striking exterior, with the fountain of its name, is matched by a lovely wood-panelled room in which you eat. The food has good ingredients, and I enjoyed my langoustine ravioli and...More

Thank Antony T
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The menu has a great flavour of the sea with many different oysters on offer. Although the service was not always totally attentive we had an excellent lunch. The celebrated owner should perhaps appear sometimes unannounced to keep the staff on their toes!

Thank 888anthony
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

La Fontaine Gaillon occupies a spot conveniently near the old opera house. In good weather it has an enviable outside patio that would be enjoyable. The food and service are excellent and the wine list is well-constructed without being too pricey.

Thank Gerald m
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Always a great choice for a business lunch. New chef but excellent cooking. Nice dishes and great presentation.

Thank OSS117x
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We stayed at Hotel Le Roch (near the Louvre) and the concierge recommended this restaurant as French and Casual. I would not call it casual, but it was very French and very delicious. It is beautifully decorated and the wait staff is more than attentive....More

Thank millet3
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

An excellent restaurant with amazing food. Very good service. The place itself has a "heavy" atmosphere which contributes to this classic French style.

Thank Nunim
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Intimate restaurant if you are eating inside. No music at all, so you can converse easily, but everyone can also hear each other. Food is very nice from oysters (belon recommended) to main dish and simple but tasty dessert. Better to go as a couple...More

Thank Esscale
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

It was today on the 11 th of November. Not so much people on the street for this Day off. So the restaurant has not so much people, and give us a peaceful atmosphere. The staff was much more carefully of you. And food was...More

Thank PierreDUBAI
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Terrible Terrible dining experience! I travel extensively and eat in restaurants all over Europe. I have had good and bad experiences in many countries and cities but this is way up there on my black list! Entertaining an important client. Sent his main course back...More

3  Thank Peter270714
Opera / Bourse
The neighbourhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle
époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades,
and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here,
modern day workers continue to take advantage of the
legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th
century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theatres, and
cinemas sit side by side with French bistros
predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in
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roger g
I cannot find any information on the price of the restaurant...please advise...Merci bien.
14 October 2015|
Response from François B |
About 100€ for starter, main course, dessert and wine. There is a menu at 49€ (choice of 3 starters, 3 main courses and 3 desserts) but only for the lunch and drinks not include.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de la Michodiere, 75002 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighbourhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: +33 1 42 65 87 04
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