The new jewel in the crown of David Bottreau, illustrious owner of the renowned Comptoir des Fables and Christian Constant’s right-hand man, Bistrot des Fables blossoms on the site formerly occupied by Café Lignac, rue Saint-Dominique. We’ll be carrying on the long-established tradition of the Parisian bistros that preceded it. In the kitchen, Chef Guillaume Dehecq conveys the emotions of the traditional tavern with fervor and respect, shaping a timeless culinary experience…Solid wood tables, a welcoming counter, everything recalls the golden era of places where people gathered to share a well-turned glass.

Once upon a time…


The story of Fables de la Fontaine began in 2004 when Mr. Constant purchased this establishment to turn it into a small fish restaurant. After an evening spent together searching for a restaurant name related to the Fontaine de Mars, the name “Table de la Fontaine” was chosen, and later “Fables de la Fontaine” was adopted for a playful wordplay.

In 2006, I partnered with Mr. Constant, and he allowed me to manage this establishment. Two months later, we were awarded a Michelin star, which lasted for 12 years. This name means a lot to me due to the history with Mr. Constant, who is like a spiritual father to me and who greatly assisted me in my journey as a young owner at the time. Le Comptoir des Fables was born in 2019, and the Bistrot des Fables in 2023.

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