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“high class” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Caveau des Lys

Le Caveau des Lys
Ranked #2 of 148 Restaurants in Fontainebleau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“high class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

I would say out of all the restaurants I have been to in fontainbleau this is definitely the most ‘high class; one so far. Its in a lovely setting in this vaulted room downstairs. The service is spot on and the food is perfectly presented and of excellent quality. The price is about what you would expect for this quality, (we spent 65 euros each including wine). If you want a change from ‘estiminet’ food then this is the place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Excellent food, winelist and service. If you love good food and a good wine this is the right place situated in the middel of the old town. The staff is very friendly and professionel. I was there with some colleges and we were all very satisfied with the restaurant.

Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, great service (and actually kid friendly)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

We've had 2 meals here with our family and visitors, and the restaurant does a very nice job. The setting is cool, the food was very fancy and high end, not quite Michelin starred quality but close ... and they did a great job with our kids. The kids got 3 courses with their "kids meal", they liked all of them, and they were eating real food (and a dessert you'd even call fancy). Doting service too.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bichelsee Balterswil, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great food - poor service ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

To start with the good news: the food is good, sometimes even very good. The service is really a desaster. First time I've been there I thought it might have been an exception. But as the second time brought the same disappointing experience (we spend 900.-€ and are served from a completely lost and stressed youngster that can't even handle the basic orders). It is a shame - the kitchen is really ok, the food is innovative and fresh but the service destroys everything. No sensitivity, no customer orientation, no value creation, nothing.
Either you don't go there or you just go for the food and prepare yourself to ignore the service. Wine & Food would be worth it, there are not many alternatives in Fobtainebleau with the same quality....

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

When you first arrive, it appears completely deserted. But the dining area, kitchen and bar are all downstairs. It was such a nice evening so we chose to sit at street level and outside.
At first, the service was slow and we didn't see anyone. We were worried that we would be forgotten because everyone was downstairs and we wouldn't be able to get anyone's attention. But, once we ordered, a wait-person came upstairs regularly and service was better. The menu was small but there seemed to be a choice for each one of us. Once the food came, we were all pleasantly surprised. We agree with a previous TA review about the attention to detail in dish presentation. The flavors were so well mixed with each other, everything fresh, and nothing was heavy and saucy. A nice modern touch to French cuisine without being over-done and fluffy.
If you want to get away from the Main Street and touristy restaurants, dine here.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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