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Les Papilles

#31 of 13,181 Restaurants in Paris
#34 of 13,781 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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First night in Paris went somewhere local......everyone was a tourist. Didn't matter, a fixed menu of pea gazpacho, lamb stew, blue cheese and strawberry pannacotta; accompanied by an organic cold Beaujolais. Food was tasty, service attentive and on a hot night the place had emptied by 9 ready for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

First night in Paris went somewhere local......everyone was a tourist. Didn't matter, a fixed menu of pea gazpacho, lamb stew, blue cheese and strawberry pannacotta; accompanied by an organic cold Beaujolais. Food was tasty, service attentive and on a hot night the place had emptied by 9 ready for the 10pm sitting. Well worth a try

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a very simple concept. Each day a different fixed menu, and everyone has the same fixed menu. Simplicity at its best! The food we had was really great, the peas soup for appetizer, the lamb for a main. The cheese and desert were OK. The price was extremely fair, 35 Euro, without drinks. The only downside is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Back in Paris we returned to one of our favourites from our last trip, and it was well worth it. Bertrand is still here weaving his charm and skill. Our dinner started with a pea gazpacho, followed by slow cooked lamb with eggplant, cheese and a panna cotta. Bertrand suggested a lightly chilled Languedoc that was a good match with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Charming restaurant, very good food, great value. We reserved months ahead of our visit and it was a good thing. During dinner many people, without reservations were turned away. The menu is fixed, every morsel delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

What was that? Tiny room. Packed. No airconditioning. Sweaty staff. Sweaty guests at tables 10cm away. Water without ice. Who cares about food, the dinner was a terrible experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

1) Next time I am in Paris we will be back. I can guarantee you that if I have 2 nights in Paris, one of them I will spend eating dinner here. 2) Did I say that I will go back and eat here again? :) 3) For the price, this is probably the best meal that you can find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful amazing! Can't say enough about it. We come here every time we are in Paris. We had cucumber soup (who knew cucumber soup would be to die for??!!). Well, it was. Also had cod, mashed potatoes, cheese plate and passion fruit/mango Pana cotta. This place is a must. Do make reso in advance

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is important to know that the menu is fixed. Everything is served family style in a very compact restaurant. We enjoyed the soup appetizer and succulent chicken that had been braised beautifully. A cheese serving and excellent panna cotta finished off the meal. Wine is "off the shelf" at retail prices plus 7 euros. Overall, a very nice meal...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very unique experience with set menu that changes every day, staff are super friendly and responsive. Be sure you are available to confirm your reservation the day of the booking or your table will be given away.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I first visited this bistrot three years ago and loved it. I was a little wary of visiting again, as repeat experiences are often not as good as the first time. I needn't have worried, because it proved to be another great evening. You often need to book in advance and to make sure we were assured of a place,... More 

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Additional Information about Les Papilles

Address: 30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 43 25 20 79
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
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
Average Prices: USD 141
Cuisine: French, Delicatessen, Bistro

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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: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Romantic
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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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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