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Les Papilles

#32 of 13,822 Restaurants 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
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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 737
    Excellent
  • 220
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 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
Most recent review
Wonderful atmospheric french bistro

We booked a table online and confirmed by phone on the day of the booking. Would definitely recommend booking as it was full the night we were there. From the moment we walked in the door we were warmly greeted and there was a fab warm atmosphere. There is a set meal of 4 courses. You don't know... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We booked a table online and confirmed by phone on the day of the booking. Would definitely recommend booking as it was full the night we were there. From the moment we walked in the door we were warmly greeted and there was a fab warm atmosphere. There is a set meal of 4 courses. You don't know what will... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We were staying around the corner (literally 90metres) and we tried here on our first night, we totally lucked it and got in without a reservation. The format was a set menu of four courses, you pick the wine from their extensive collection and it is opened at cost with a corkage charge of €7. The ambience and service are... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

From start to finish, this was a really great dining experience. I loved everything on the fixed menu, but the soup and dessert far surpassed the main course. The portion sizes are very generous. The cafe is crowded and small but very well managed. Service can be a little slow so leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the experience.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Unpretentious, delicious, subtle, rustic and vibrant. Take your time and choose a bottle of wine from the shelves, and settle in for an unforgettable experience. Do NOT miss this place when you're in Paris.

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Parker, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent dine! we got recommendations from friends that reside in Paris and it was everything they said. The food was a fiesta of tastes: great soup to start, excellent entree, a nice tray of cheese and desert. Paired with a chef's recommended bottle of wine - and there fly an hour and a half without noticing! The... More 

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Rome, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

very good experience. to much food, but really tasty. entrees ok with special mention for sweet potatoes vellutée. great main course lamb (but in my region when you say lamb is a really baby lamb). good cheese, dessert and wine. i'll be back as soon as i can

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

it's 1 fixed menu per night, no choices. 1 starter, main course, cheese and dessert. All done and presented in a very fashionable way. Portions are also large for french standards, you are in for a treat. The restaurant is very small so It's recomended to reserve a table. You choose your wine from the celular directly where they have... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Sorry, but not much to fight about. This place is great. No choice but today's menu. And why should there be? Excellent selection of wines. Friendly staff. Great athmosphere. OK, it'll cost you a bit over 100 euro for two, but great value. Just go there, OK? And be nice to them. You get it in return.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really really enjoyed our meal here. Made reservations for dinner and had a wonderful evening. Even though most of the nights features were not some of my particularly favorite foods, everything was really delicious. Beautiful presentation, great service (very friendly, attentive and helpful - some of the best we've had during our time in Paris) very tasty food - we... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Loved everything about this experience - the set menu, the coziness of the space, the decor. Food was fantastic and dinner was leisurely. Book a day or two in advance or walk in.

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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: French, Delicatessen, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.