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Les Papilles

30, rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 25 20 79
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Ranked #36 of 12,745 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $141
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Woodland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We weren't able to get in for dinner, but we walked in just as they opened for lunch one day and they were able to seat us. The menu is pre-set which is fine with us, and the food was fantastic. They made a gazpacho that had all the chunky things (veggies, croutons, etc.) mounded up in the bowl and... More

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went for the fixed price lunch (very hard to get dinner reservations on short notice). Had a fantastic meal of zucchini soup served form a tureen over fresh garnishes in the bowl, followed by a pork cassoulet, a cheese course, and dessert of a mango mousse with passion fruit sauce. Absolutely delicious, and the service was excellent, with very reasonable... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

?35 euro for a 3 course meal in Paris, reletively cheap we thought so we gave it a try. This is by far the best meal we had in paris. Absolutely amazing, every dish. Also great service all night. Had the owner go thru menu with us and recommend a nice wine which was very well priced also. Seriously dont... More

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Roskilde, Denmark
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I like the concept of this small and informal restaurant: you want good food and the chef de la cuisine decides what you are going to eat. All four dishes that were served were tasteful and lived up to our expectations to a good bistrot in the fifth arrondisement. Table reservation is mandatory. The only downsize is the wine policy... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I visit Paris two to three times and year and every time, make my way back to Les Papilles. This is a wine shop that turns into a charming bistro in the evening. The chef chooses what looks the best at the market and voila - that's dinner. A set menu with a deconstructed soup every time. The soup is... More

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new york
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Friends had raved to us about Les Papilles so we were very much looking forward to dinner here. Granted, these are friends who had never before been to Paris and do not speak French. But they do enjoy good food so we were surprised by the poor quality of the meal we were served and wonder whether perhaps we hit... More

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Gothenburg
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117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is not the best meal I have had, but it's definitely among the top 10. Les Papilles offers a set menu with beautifully prepared food. It's not fancy (small dishes, odd tastes, etc) but rather four dishes where each dish is nicely served and truly delicious. This was the fourth time I (we) had dinner at Les Papilles and... More

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Staffordshire, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I'd never been to one of these "spontaneously created daily menu" places before so was excited about my visit to Les Papilles, and it didn't disappoint. There was a nice, relaxed atmosphere and the menu was explained to us as we sat down. We were then asked what wine we'd like or if we'd like a recommendation. We went with... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Quaint little restaurant with one set dinner menu every night, changing seasonally: entree, main, cheese and dessert for 31 Euros. View my food pornography and full review at http://thegingerbreadarchitect.wordpress.com/

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First let me say that we had one of the very best meals I've eaten six years ago here, and our recent trip to France it was a place I wanted to go back to. The food was not quite as amazing, but quite good anyway. The main course of the prix fixe dinner was cabillaud, a North Atlantic fish... More

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