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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to stop by a day early to see if there was space and they were happy to accommodate us with a socially distanced out door table for 2, with staff wearing masks! Thank you!! We enjoyed the escargot (perfectly served, not over garlicky,...with wonderful baguette. Then the Bouillabaisse special, with an abundance of seafood in a tasty blended sauce that we thoroughly enjoyed. Add the French wine and we had a terrific meal with a super server Viktoria P! Merci for a great evening!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I grew up going to the Delaware beaches and have frequented many restaurants in Rehoboth for many years. We were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by La Fable, we’ve traveled to France and other European countries and it compared to some of those meals!...From the service to the food and ambiance, it was absolutely incredible. The cheese board was top notch, but the duck with gnocchi and chicken cordon bleu were incredible. Wine and drinks selection really nice. I highly recommend this spot for a night out/upscale meal, it had the perfect atmosphere outside on a beautiful end of summer night and a wonderful Parisian indoor dining room feel. Don’t think twice, get here for dinner ASAP!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have gone twice for dinner this summer, sitting at the bar both times. The service was efficient, and everyone was so friendly! The food was absolutely delicious. The Caesar salad was perfect - not too lemony or fishy, as was the...carrot soup of the day. The canard (duck) had all sorts of different flavors - what a medley - and I especially liked the different textures between the tender meat and the crunchy hazelnuts. The beef burgundy is rich (as it should be), and I was happy to enjoy some leftovers the next day. One improvement I'd suggest, because I'm a beer snob, is to offer some craft beers.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our time in Rehoboth Beach was coming to an end and we knew we had not yet found that very special restaurant. It was then that we began driving around the Rehoboth Avenue area since our phone calls from the beach did not result in...securing a dinner reservation. As I cruised in and out of surrounding streets, my wife would get out of the car, enter a restaurant to find if we could get a dinner reservation. Just when we had given up, she spotted La Fable. We got the reservation and could not wait to go! With 7PM reservation in hand, we were greeted by a very friendly host, shown to a lovely table and somehow knew we were in for a special treat. Most other tables were already being filled by a distinguished, yet jubilent array of dinner guests. We ordered cocktails, were shown our menus, ordered, and enjoyed the ambiance. Our food arrived with little wait. I will state now that ALL was over the top in preparation, cuisine, presentation, and flavour. My trout was AMAZING! I have never had such a delicious dish, EVER! My wife also enjoyed her dinner. This restaurant is a must to experience. We WILL be back during our next trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and to La Fable. Highly recommended to all!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

I really wanted this meal to be excellent. Maybe I set my expectations impossibly high. I will try to be constructive in my review because there’s no point in being derogatory without any constructive criticism. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by the hostess...who showed us to a lovely table. The decor was very French and fun. Our waiter came over and was immediately attentive and Informative. Unfortunately, the food was the problem. One of the nights specials was seafood stew, and we could smell one of the orders going by, and not in a good way. We decided to start with escargot . The herb butter sauce was delicious, but the escargot was a little rubbery. My husband‘s duck was ordered medium and it came out medium rare at best, it was difficult to cut, especially in the bowl that they served it in, and very difficult to chew. The gnocchi on the dish had a goat cheese filling, it was cloying and gummy. The dish was covered with some sort of shredded radicchio. It was a strange assortment of things on a plate. The scallops in my coquille St Jacques were mushy, although the mushroom leak cream sauce was quite good, and I did love the lemon cauliflower on the side. We had made scallops at home two nights prior, ordered from the Browne trading company, and they were 10 times better than what we were served here. Maybe they could use Browne trading company as their purveyor, to get the freshest fish? The wine list was good and those prices were about right for a high-end restaurant. The prix fixe entrées at $38 were like paying Manhattan prices without the quality. Can’t comment on dessert because by then we were ready to leave. We tipped our waiter well, because it wasn’t his fault that the food was disappointing. We wish Fable well, but the quality of their food needs work.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

From the welcome by the owner, to the impeccable service, to delicious entrees and dessert, our dinner last Friday night was exceptional. The star of the show was the food, in particular the pan-seared duck with a cherry wine sauce, homemade gnocci, and charred broccolini....There's a nice wine list as well, and the Cahors was a perfect complement to the duck. Generous portions! So we ended up ordering one dessert with 3 forks. We dined outside, and were glad the restaurant is on a quieter side street. Live piano music was a pleasant bonus! Highly recommend. Send the teenagers out for pizza (we did!)More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 13 July 2021 via mobile

Delicious food. Excellent service by Gregory. Warm, French bistro atmosphere. After more than a year of being away, it was great to be back at one of our favorite restaurants! Scallops and Steak Frites- yummy!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

A sibling’s weekend in Rehobeth Beach ended with dinner at La Fable. When we walked through the door I was happy to hear they had live piano music (even if it was an electronic keyboard) . Since the pandemic it had been so long since...I had been to a nice restaurant with live music - I had really missed that! As the evening progressed what started out as nice unobtrusive accompaniment to our meal turned into an ear splitting, hands over the ears, occasionally off key, decibel levels hovering in the danger zone, SHRIEKING into the microphone from the bar where the musician was located. The restaurant is contained in a very small space with the bar immediately adjacent to the dining room. The din coming from the bar was so loud we could not have a normal conversation without shouting. I’m sorry, but if the music is hurting my ears and I can’t converse with my companions it’s too loud! And turned what was an otherwise pleasant dining experience into a race to get out the door. I asked our sever to please have the manager do something about the volume but was ignored.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

My wife and I had a delicious and pleasant dinner here. The staff was friendly and attentive. We really savored our food and and appreciated the service

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about La Fable. The atmosphere is terrific — not cramped at all, with furniture and music that give it a real French feel. The staff is very attentive and professional. And the food? Incredible. We had the cheese plate,...both salads on the menu, the chicken cordon blue and and the beef bourgenone. It was all perfect. Larger portions than we expected, and delicious. Best spot on the Delaware Beaches, by far.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Roslyn P
27 August 2021|
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Response from Ken D | Reviewed this property |
A daily fixe pricing was not noticed on the menu at the time we dined there.
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I've never saw horses on the beach in Rehoboth
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5