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“French Crepes and Cafe in Old Town”
Review of Fontaine

Fontaine
Ranked #62 of 879 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 33
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Join us for breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch. Fontaine is a locally owned and operated causal European style restaurant located in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. Fontaine serves classic Steak Frites, Mussels & Frites, Duck Liver Pate, Pan Roasted Trout, Imported Cheeses, Vegetarian dishes, authentic savory and sweet French crepes that can be paired with traditional French Cidres. Our carefully crafted seasonal menu, extensive craft and import beer along with a boutique wine selection, friendly service, and elegant, yet cozy, atmosphere makes Fontaine the perfect place to rendezvous with old friends and meet new ones. Where the locals eat!
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you like crepes, this is the place. A small bistro with tables very close together, serving savory crepes, some salads and dessert crepes with a full bar and wine list. A European atmosphere with attentive servers. The savory crepes are made with buckwheat and thus are gluten free. Buckwheat is a strong flavor and can overwhelm the ingredients. A salad of mixed greens is added to the plate. This is not the place for someone with a hearty appetite who likes meat and potato meals.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Service was fine, kept coffee and ice tea full. French toast and omelet were made with local, fresh ingredients and tasted as such. I could see where seating could be a problem but for a Saturday morning it was quite manageable. Atmosphere somewhat eclectic but the food is good and the service friendly.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Thank Rich W
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Super yummy! We waited about 20 minutes for a table, but definately worth the wait. So cute inside and lots of menu choices: quiche, crepes, omlets, eggs, pancakes and more. Everyone in our party of 4 had a different and delicious, generously sized meal. The service was good. They were really busy but we were not rushed at all, even though there was a line waiting for tables. Interesting history of the restaurant and chef on the back of the menu. A family business, with a unique menu and decor as compared to all the seafood places in town. Probably my favorite restaurant and meal of our long week-end.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Our book group of six people had dinner here on Friday night (Bastille Day). Even though they don't officially take reservations I had called and was assured they would hold us a table. We had cocktails, savory crepes, a bottle of wine and even dessert crepes. All were delicious! The service was friendly and efficient and we felt well taken care of. I think we will be back!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Thank Jig72
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We got the Parisian (Parisanne?) savory crepe and the Lemon Drop sweet crepe. Both were absolutely delicious and my iced chai latte was very good. I wish there was a location near where I live! If you come to brunch on a Sunday, however, be warned - not only will you wait for a table, but you will also wait quite a long time for your food.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Susanna B
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