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Les Fetes Galantes

#2,265 of 14,103 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Quartier Latin
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17 rue de l Ecole Polytechnique, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 26 10 40
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off I really dislike any tourist trap restaurants and in Paris it's easy to pay too much for mediocre food. This is NOT one of them. We visited this lovely little place on recommendation of a French friend who used to hang out here with friends when he was a student. It was brilliant. It's a quirky little place... More 

Thank heresthehole
Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVED this tiny bistro. Never saw the owner who was producing divine, awesomely full flavored traditional food in the kitchen. Absolutely the best lamb shank I expect to eat in my whole life and the eggplant gratin was amazing. My only regret is that I can't figure out how to duplicate the baked banana "boat" with passion fruit. The... More 

Thank nellie c
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I'm currently sitting in this restaurant. I'm in Paris for business, so eat alone most of the time. This place is perfect for me, wine by the carafe is cheap and very drinkable, the food is good traditional stuff. It is also very reasonably priced for Paris, I'm currently eating the 3 course menu for 19.90 and I've enjoyed every... More 

1 Thank Giles F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting Les Fetes Galantes since the early 90´s and I still keep coming back. If you blink you'd miss it. Such a small quaint restaurant-more like being invited into a families living room for dinner. The owner is actually the chef and more often than not it's his wife or other family serving you. The quality of... More 

2 Thank FlyGeordie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this tiny, friendly restaurant for nearly thirty years. Chef Bibi and his wife Isabelle manage to make an evening into something very special. The food is delicious, always with Bibi's special touch: parsley and orange! How they find the strength to do all this hard work every day we do not know, but we are... More 

1 Thank Eva H
Berkeley, CA
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I stumbled upon the Les Fetes on our way to Pantheon. The folks that own the restaurant are wonderful. Their spot very unique and fun. It was a cloudy day but BiBi ( the chef's) onion soup was just perfect. The main dishes were equally good. I'd go back in a second.

2 Thank Calboy1976
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I were strolling around the 5th last night and immediately as we walked past the restaurant we both stopped and turned our head. If you blink you almost miss it. Tucked away in a quiet street, you can barely throw a cat in this place. But the atmosphere and the food is excellent. And on top of... More 

1 Thank Wolfgang K
Ashby de la Zouch
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We chose this restaurant based on some good reviews and the fact that it was just around the corner from our hotel. It was also a little more reasonably priced as we had spent what seemed like a small fortune during our time in France. The setting is a little too simple to be honest and if you like finesse... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We'd been here many years ago and stumbled across it one evening on a walk around this part of town. The appetizer and my wife's beef bourguignon were great. Owing to a mixup in the kitchen, my duck took a while to arrive and it wasn't worth the wait. Bad luck.

Thank MammothBob
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Not a gourmet experience but lovely folks with okay food. No wine list, wine by the glass only. Probably fun for those visiting Paris for the first time.

Thank Devi F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue de l Ecole Polytechnique, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 26 10 40

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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