La Fable

4.7
687 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Bonjour! La Fable Brasserie, located on the beach block of Rehoboth's iconic Baltimore Avenue, offers traditional French cuisine with a bohemian Parisian street cafe flair. Whether you choose to join "Fable" for an early meal or cocktail during Leve-Tot, for an intimate dinner with friends, or to enjoy a late night rendezvous at our "piano" bar, we hope for each guest to create their own dining story. We look forward to seeing you. Merci Beaucoup!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation

Bonjour!

Thursday - Monday: 5pm - 1am

(Hours may fluctuate)

Merci Beaucoup!
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Phone number
(302) 227-8510
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st street
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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TS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So lovely, an authentic French Bistro.
Great cocktails, we all got different entrees & everyone loved their meals

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Unexceptional expected much more. Food was cold. Send back.

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CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We mentioned that we were celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary and were paid special attention from the moment we were seated until we finished our last sip of wine.

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DE
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant. They have excellent menu choices, fabulous wines, a terrific serving staff, and a very inviting environment. We started with escargot appetizers. My steak was cooked to perfection and so delicious, my husband and our friends had chicken cordon bleu and coquille st Jacques. Everyone loved their choices. It’s a delightful French restaurant that will give you a fabulous dining experience to remember.

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BR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Fable never fails to live up to its reputation as a delightful and delicious French bistro. The staff is exceptionally well trained and attentive. The kitchen knows how to deliver authentic French food.

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m
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, selections and service. Appeared to be a favorite of locals and that’s usually a good sign. Menu took me back in time - and that’s a positive. Dishes are classic French. The bartender makes a killer Cosmopolitan:-). We will return the next time we’re in town

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k
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved every minute of our dining experience. The staff was warm, accomodating (gluten free needs, special wine requests, etc.), and knowledgable. The food - fois gras, trout, and chicken - was perfect and memorable. The wines were lovely at all price points. The dining room is cozy and charming .We will be back.

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D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Rehoboth- this weekend while visiting the area, we went twice. The Coquilles St Jacques was astonishing - creamy elegant sauce, the scallops were cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck breast, an exquisitely prepared piece of meat. Normally it’s served with gnocchi, but my husband is gluten-free, so the chef served it on top of haricots verts. One of few places you can get good steak tartare. Great wine list by the bottle, fewer but adequate choices by the glass. Excellent and knowledgeable service by Victoria, hostess Nicole welcomed us back as old friends on the second evening. Make reservations - you’ll need them, especially on Saturday evenings.

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French, Terrific Staff! What more could you ask for.

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VA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time at Fable. It was fantastic! The food superb: the cauliflower creme with goat cheese was excellent; and we both had the duck with gnocchi! The martinis were spot-on and the wine list reasonably priced with a broad selection. Hostess Nicole made our evening even more pleasant, and server Russ was perfect.

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K
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We were very disappointed. The food was very mediocre. The trout was tasteless. They have several wines by the glass but they are not very drinkable. I will not return.

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ES
Miami
125 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a consistently good restaurant! We’ve eaten here 4 times and each time impresses with the quality of the food and service. The wine list, while not very big, offers some good choices that are very well priced. The b st in Rehoboth!

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FC
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

La Fable was recommended by a friend, and it was a good recommendation. Quite a nice French restaurant (not really what you expect to find in Rehoboth Beach DE), with a small bar and live piano music (at least there was on Saturday night). The Fable salad was very good. I love Roquefort cheese, but my friend does not and they were happy to make it with one of the other cheeses they had on hand that evening. My Coquilles St. Jacques (scallops) were delicious and I loved the golden fried cauliflower that came with the dish. My husband loved the duck and our friend wiped out his Boeuf Bourguignon. Everything was perfectly cooked and well prepared. The restaurant was very crowded even though it was October. We will definitely go back.

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DR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food especially the duck! Impeccable service! Perfect evening for our anniversary dinner! We will be back!

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JC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious steak tartar, excellent waiter, quite noisy.. my husband had the duck and i had the scallops. All very good. We also enjoyed our drinks.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the second time we dined here and was excellent again! Sat at the bar waiting until our reservation time. Bar is small, but cozy. Live keyboard and singing. Bartender made delicious drinks! Dinner was superb (they make a killer duck) all entrees (there were 3 of us) were tasty. So were the two apps we ordered. Peter was our server and was personable and knowledgeable. Bon Appetite!

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S
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This is a very small space where there is barely room to move so a bit claustrophobic; in addition there is a very noisy bar
One dish, the duck was very well received; the fish of the day was a bit blah. It claims to be crusty skinned; not so. The bread, however, is outstanding.
The dessert was just slices of bread moistened with rum and cream; not what we expected
It's a very popular restaurant in a very popular town, but there are others that would stack up well

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful French Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. It has a small, but well crafted menu with expert service. A true find for us. We enjoyed it immensely.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time dining and it was wonderful. I will be back.

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CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the attentive service to the excellent food made for a very enjoyable evening out. Their French(75?) cocktail was perfect. Not too sweet, but subtle in the mixture of tastes. Loved the romantic ambiance. Well worth a try.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. And great entertainment!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food Peter was wonderful.

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CB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy ambiance + great tasting food = awesome experience! Also- the singing bartender and pianist was a sweet fun treat:)

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IZ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had delicious, authentic French cuisine - everyone enjoyed his/her meal including: steak au poivre, duck, and coquilles St Jacques. The place is small and noise level is pretty loud especially with the keyboard player in the bar area. It is down steps so is not wheelchair accessible. The service was attentive and very friendly - no snobbery or pressure. It’s pricey but definitely worth it!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. Love the food, one of the best in Rehoboth, if not all of Delaware.
Love the service, and the piano bar is the icing on the cake.
Will be back as often as possible.

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JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The food was extremely salty - every guest at our table had the same comment

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J
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time there. The food & service was wonderful. The restaurant is quite small which makes for a tight fit. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fabulous. Chicken cordon blue was amazing. We’ll be back.

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LR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects but sound level. Noise dampening technology would improve dining experience.

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g
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

lovely spot. was like being in France. food was wonderful
best in a long time.

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BG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third time for dinner at La Fable. It's like a little bit of Paris at the beach. Perfect.

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PA
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Marvelous food. We shared the cheese board with a good bottle of wine. My husband had the
Duck and I had Beef Bourgeon. Victoria was a delightful server.

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VL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food wasn't special in any way and certainly wasn't French in preparation. We both had the special of the day and it was Boeuf Bourgignon. We were so disappointed in this brothy dish with tasteless meat and no deep rich flavors. It was like having some kind of forever boiled beef with undercooked potatoes. There were no onions or peas and the "sauce" was broth and boring in taste.

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JW
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good Rehoboth restaurant. Our server, Peter, was outstanding. Classic French fare. Pricey.

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ME
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Several locals we had conversation with mentioned Fable as one of the best in Rehoboth. It did not disappoint. The beef bourguignon was excellent as was the mushroom soup du jour. We had an excellent French Rose and finished up with a lemony dessert (made ion house). Definitely recommend Fable and look forward to a return visit when in Rehoboth again.

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B
East Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, chocolate mousse was the best we have ever had. Dennis ( our waiter) & other staff did an outstanding job!

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JO
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always this place NEVER disappoints!

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SI
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time in Rehoboth and to La Fable. Can't wait to return to both! Our server, Darryl, was awesome! The menu is small, but everything we tried was wonderful.We had the steak tartare, coquille St. Jacques and Steak Au Poivre. All were excellent. We had drinks at the bar before our meal and there was a fun crowd there.

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LD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

An overall enjoyable dining experience, although I was surprised & disappointed that french onion soup was not a menu staple, & the noise level was such that conversation was a challenge. Re the soup, it was explained that the kitchen is very small, but even so it's a signature for a french oriented venue. It was also a cold, rainy night so cold vicchysoise (sp?) seemed an unfortunate offering. On the positive side, both the proprietor & the wait staff went out of their way to be of service and could not have been more helpful or attentive.

PS: I was also surprised, that while we made our reservation through Open Table, we were told we were not eligible for any Open Table points . That seemed very odd.

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L
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being a windy, rainy Saturday following Labor Day, the restaurant was full by 6:30. Small cozy restaurant with excellent and attentive staff. Waiter made recommendations upon request but was not intrusive. Water glasses and bread plates watched and refilled without a second glance. Limited menu selections but there was something for everyone. Only recommendation would have been to switch out the cold soup for a warm one to match the weather outside. Would definitely return.

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