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Les Papilles

#23 of 13,702 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Quartier Latin
Delicatessen, French, Bistro
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30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 216
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful experience

This is a charming restaurant/wine shop in the Latin Quarter. There is a set menu nightly which was very reasonably priced . The food was delicious and fresh. The wine was great. I highly recommend this place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Rmttravel
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a charming restaurant/wine shop in the Latin Quarter. There is a set menu nightly which was very reasonably priced . The food was delicious and fresh. The wine was great. I highly recommend this place.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A very intimate location, with everybody eating the same. Its a combination of a wine shop and bistro, you get to choose your wine or the staff are happy to provide a recommendation. Once you have picked your wine, you pay a very small charge for corkage (€7). Food is a combination of a starter, main, cheese and dessert at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Most certainly Les Papilles lives up to all it's great reviews. It surpassed my expectations. From the moment we stepped inside (on a wet, gloomy evening ) we were greeted by friendly staff, and a cosy atmosphere. One of the best meals I have had. No decisions, no choices, each course well presented, and quite delicious. The best duck I... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having seen positive reviews for this bistro we booked a table for our first night in Paris. Tiny tables are cosy and packed into a long narrow bar and dining area, but you just need to go with the flow, it's all part of the experience. You have no decisions to make about the food, it's a fixed menu, superb... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best meals of my life. I would fly back to paris for the sweet potato soup. Owner was very friendly, and I enjoyed watching him plate many of the courses. Cannot overstate how delicious everything was. Will 100% be on my list for any return visit to paris. Reservations a must.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We managed to book a table for 6 at late notice (mid-week) and they were very accommodating. Admittedly we were seated downstairs rather than the more atmospheric upper level, but we really couldn't complain. The staff were very good. The owner was happy to take the time to make some wine recommendations for our group despite being very busy. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited Les Papilles last time in Paris and were delighted to get a reservation at this very busy restaurant. Went for the Chefs market selection, though you can do a la carte.A delicious tureen of endive soup was followed by slow cooked beef cheek casserole, with chunky vegetables, then a perfect Camembert dipped in chives and a dessert. All... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have little experience in France having only spent 4 dys in Paris however dinner at Les Papilles was fantastic! Generally I am a somewhat finicky Midwest Americana but the only option was a set menu and everything was incredible! The food was delicious and not terribly expensive as was the wine recommended to us by the owner. The place... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Paris is the type of city where you can pay an awful lot for fairly average food and so I was keen to get it right. After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor we booked Les Papilles and the experience, evening and food itself only surpassed expectations. It is a real and rustic Parisian bistro with a fantastic atmosphere. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was my first visit to Paris, and my wife and me we were looking for a nice restaurant on Valentines Day. Les Papilles have got some nice reviews in Trip Advisor, and we were really lucky to get a table when we booked the same afternoon. The restaurant (Le Bistroy) is not very big, quite small but very cosy... 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 0 - 141
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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.