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Les Papilles

30, rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 25 20 79
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Ranked #32 of 12,782 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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My boyfriend had read about the place on TripAdvisor, we decided we would call in just to see what it was like- we thought a four course meal in the afternoon might be abit excessive but we loved it! It was pricey for our budget but it was well worth it for the quality of food we received. I do... More

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Charming bistro/wine shop. Epicurian delight. As the menu states, "Our wine list is all around you." Amazingly unique and delectable food. Bertrand (owner), Fanny (server) and Tom (chef) all aim to please. Simply choose a bottle off the wall, purchase it at retail price and pay a $7 euro corkage fee. Easy to miss on the outside. Make a reservation.... More

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santiago
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Aa people say menu is set and for what you get it's not all that expensive. Wine is very reasonable. But one goes for the food, at appetizer, entré, cheese, then desert were all amazing!

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Woodland, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
166 helpful votes 166 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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