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La simplicité est ici de mise. Murs de pierres apparentes, métal, bois, couleurs douces, « à la scandinave ». Aux beaux jours, une partie de la petite place pavée peut accueillir Seule entorse à l’air du temps, la cuisine n’est pas ouverte, ce qui convient parfaitement à la personnalité plutôt réservée de la jeune chef, Julia Sedefdjian. En revanche, le restaurant s’est ouvert sur l’extérieur avec une jolie vue sur la Fontaine de Mars qui lui donne son nom. Créé au début des années 2000 par Christian Constant, il a toujours conservé son parti pris résolument iodé. La mer à Paris

Julia Sedefdjian n’était qu’une enfant lorsque le restaurant a vu le jour. Après y être entrée comme commis en 2012, à l’âge de 18 ans, et avoir décroché la médaille d’or régionale de la meilleure apprentie, elle en devient chef en 2015, à 20 ans. Elle décroche l’étoile un an plus tard, l’une des rares femmes ainsi honorée en France, la plus jeune aussi. Cette Niçoise taiseuse au caractère bien trempé privilégie la saison pour cuisiner une grande diversité de poissons, réservant les plus connus aux suggestions. Elle reste fidèle à ses origines à travers des plats provençaux twistés à sa façon : salade niçoise, daurade sauvage rôtie à la mousseline de fenouil au raifort, pissaladière de rouget de roche, poulpe braisé, pickles de légumes et tapenade olives/anchois. La Méditerranée en majesté.

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S’il n’y avait qu’une raison de se déplacer jusqu’aux Fables de la Fontaine, ce serait pour l’aïoli du poisson du moment, aux petits légumes de saison glacés et à l’huile d’olive espagnole de la province de Malaga. Un monument !

Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Mehdi BENCHEIKH

Menu de Noël 140 €
€140
Average price €39 Special request

Dietary requirements

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MENU Menu 60€ - Festival LaFourchette

Ce menu comprend 7 services : amuse-bouches + 2 entrées + 2 plats + pré-dessert + dessert
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Hors menu, hors boisson. Valable pour le créneau horaire réservé.
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Hors menu, hors boisson. Valable pour le créneau horaire réservé.

-20% -20% sur la carte

Hors menu, hors boisson. Valable pour le créneau horaire réservé.
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Hors menu, hors boisson. Valable pour le créneau horaire réservé.

MENU Menu de Noël 140 €

Ce menu comprend : Apéritif + Entrée + Entrée + Plat 1 + Plat 2 + Dessert + Mignardises
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MENU Menu 56€

Ce menu comprend : Entrée + Plat + Dessert
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MENU Formule 28€

Ce menu comprend : Entrée + Plat + Dessert
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MENU Menu 75€

Ce menu comprend : Entrée + Plat + Dessert
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Scores & Reviews

Table exceptionnelle
9/10
based on 2003 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Pearl S.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    My 2nd time here... very good... the food just gets better ???? Love the relaxing ambience, good food, great service, happy people, love it ! Will come back again definitely ! ????

  2. Moris O.
    • 18 reviews
    9.5/10

    One of my fave restauranrs in Paris, strange that it lost the michelin star, definately deserves it!.

  3. Susan P.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a find! The food was fantastic, the service was efficient and very friendly! The restaurant is sparkling clean. Impressive! We will return for sure!

  4. Mitchell L.
    • 3 reviews
    7.5/10

    Superb cooking - especially the vegetables - but the full set menu was pretty hefty and overpowering; little done to manage down the quantities. Doubtless great value.

  5. Niels F.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Parfait

  6. Haixin G.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    The location is great, we could see the Eiffel Tower on the way to the restaurant. The staff are welcoming and nice, however the food taste doesn’t really match its price. Also the portion is relatively small.

  7. Martin S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    A nice restaurant with very good quality of the dish, very fresh and excellently spiced. The wine we had (a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire) was very good and absolutely worth the price. The place you sit is a bit small, but the ambience is excellent.

  8. Kah On Y.
    • 2 reviews
    6.5/10

    The starters were very pretty looking and tasted pretty good too. There were some decorative crackers that unfortunately were not crispy and unevenly cooked. Still the taste of the dish made up for it. We had seabass for the mains and whilst it was well cooked and tasted great, there were still a few pieces of fin bones still there. The lamb confit was good and filling. The chocolate dessert was excellent. All in, it does reflect its bib gourmand rating and not at a Michelin star level.

  9. Tricia T.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Great service, good food!

  10. Koichi I.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Since it was rain, inside was quite cold, but door was opened.

  11. John C.
    • 3 reviews
    4/10

    Arrived on time for our reservation, and despite making it a month in advance we were seated outside in the wind with one other tourist couple. We saw the list of the other reservations and it was not long enough to fill the restaurant. Clearly there was some priority given that we did not meet. While waiting to order, a homeless man comes up to me from my blind side and sticks a cup into my face begging for change. The wait staff did nothing to shoe him away, and after I ignored him for a couple of minutes he moved to the next couple. Service was friendly; food nothing special. Half way through our plots, a younger couple sits down a table away. The guy, which I would best describe as a douche-bag shoves the chairs of the ajoining table towards us to make more room for him and his date. I guess he thought he was special. We finished our plans and paid our bill, even leaving a 10 euro tip, although I don't know why I did. There are an endless amount of better restaurants to choose from in Paris. Useful experience.

  12. HSINHUNG L.
    • one review
    3/10

    When the meal comes to the table, no any description for the food. The appetizer is too sour to eat, and the main dish is just one shrimp!? We were still hungery after this meal.

  13. Kevin K.
    • 8 reviews
    9/10

    A very pleasant visit to have my lunch there. The lunch set menu is really reasonable for the quality of the food. The starter of kale cabbage salad is too acidic for me. The main corn broth and seafood is really delicious with the taste of corn and seafood well balanced. Poached pear is also excellent to me but I think the cream with a strong almond taste may not be to everyone's liking. Maybe put that on the side instead of on the pear.

  14. John L.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Food and service are great. Would highly recommend

  15. Jiayin Z.
    • one review
    5.5/10

    The service was great! But the food and flavors were not good. I'm not sure how or why or when they were Michelin rated but it feels like they were trying to be unique with the flavors but not successful with some of the combinations. Food was dry, bland and not something I'd go back for. Regrets for spending the money on lunch here.

  16. Yanina A.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing service! The food was tremendous! Definitely deserved Michelin star, in my opinion must be starS. It is a must visit while in Paris, just gorgeous

  17. Gwenael L.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    lovely courtyard with a great ambiance. service was great just a perfect break for the lunch. staff accommodated us outside and the food was excellent. we highly recommend.

  18. Robert Y.
    • one review
    10/10

    Absolutely fabulous food and wine accompanied by excellent service, quite reasonable pricing as well!

  19. Jack P.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Fantastic evening spent at les fables! The food was fantastic, opted for the tasting menu and wine pairing, the waiter was great! Explaining every dish and wine paired! We had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed this little restaurant

  20. Polung C.
    • one review
    9/10

    Overall it's fantastic! The reason for "correct" service was because the server was really nice, but he was being overly "efficient" and was kind of making decisions (ordering food, finishing foods) for us. That made us feeling a bit pushed, and that was not comfortable.

More information

Opening time

Ouvert tous les jours/ toute l'année

How to get to the restaurant

131 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007, Paris, France

Public transport

metro ligne 8 (ecole militaire, tour-maubourg), RER C (pont de l'alma), Bus (92,80,28,82,69,42,87)

Directions to get there

parking vinci (131 rue saint-dominique, 79 rue saint-dominique)

Paris 7ème, Île-de-France, Invalides - Ecole militaire, Tour Eiffel - Champ de Mars

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