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Les Papilles

#25 of 12,936 Restaurants in Paris
#27 of 13,514 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Quartier Latin
French, Delicatessen, Bistro
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30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 783
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    Very good
  • 51
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  • 22
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favorite meal of our trip!

I am going to recommend this restaurant to every friend that goes to Paris. Delicious food, friendly service, excellent wine, and a fantastic value! There is a set 4-course menu every night for 35 euros. We had a cream of cauliflower soup, some sort of a braised lamb shoulder (incredible!), a blue... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Melissa B
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I am going to recommend this restaurant to every friend that goes to Paris. Delicious food, friendly service, excellent wine, and a fantastic value! There is a set 4-course menu every night for 35 euros. We had a cream of cauliflower soup, some sort of a braised lamb shoulder (incredible!), a blue cheese and date with balsamic, and a pan... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

My partner and I tried to eat here on the first night of our holiday but was fully booked,so we arranged to come back a few nights later. Beautiful four course meal for a great price, and great choice of wine. Very friendly service and all round perfect night. Booking is a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Came here on a recommendation from a co-worker and I am very happy I listened! I took my husband here for his birthday and we both LOVED this place. At first I was a little weary because there is no menu and I am not very adventurous when it comes to food but everything here was amazing. We had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

where to start!? four courses of incredible food. the menu is what ever the chef has decided to make that day. The friendly host comes to read out the menu, 4 courses and offers you a choice of wine which you can take straight from the shelves next to your table, if you're not a wine expert, a recommendation is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I have been traveling to Paris for years. Each year we find a new gem and this year we found a diamond. We dined on May 6th and had the 4 course set meal. Each course was divine and left us wanting more visits to Paris just so we can eat here again. Besides perfectly served courses... More 

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Berrima, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This wonderful bistro was recommended by a Sydney-based French chef and it was a great experience. The food was excellent and despite the lack of menu appealed in every way. The kitchen is minute but the meals magically appeared without fuss or delay. The rugby-loving owner Bertrand was welcoming and his service first class. The small dining room transforms into... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A cross between an upmarket grocery and informal restaurant, Bistroy Les Papilles is an excellent find. There is no menu except the "Menu du Marché". What you get is what is fresh that day. It is quite small, very popular and booking is essential, including phoning up during the morning to confirm your reservation otherwise your table will be given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It is a fixed menu and it is perfectly created for maximum enjoyment. The selection of wines is incredible. The service is great. They speak enough English to explain the menu. You need a reservation and you likely won't get one same-day.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This was the first restaurant we visited in Paris, and it was wonderful! We came in for lunch on a Wednesday without a booking and were seated immediately. Our experience was rather amusing - we knew there was a set menu, but they also brought over a standard a la carte menu, which we perused. We discussed with the waiter... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited for lunch during brief stay in Paris. Took the full menu which included a light carrot soup, a roasted magret, a cheese dish and a pot de creme with apples and mousse de caramel dessert. Servers were very attentive and owner gave outstanding service arranging the reservation. Place is a lillte crowded and noisy as expected from a bistrot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 25 20 79

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 141
  • Cuisine: French, Delicatessen, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendor and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighborhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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