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Les Papilles

#28 of 14,177 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Quartier Latin
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30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 996
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  • 280
    Very good
  • 62
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  • 25
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  • 8
    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
Just one menu, what else do you need

Very nice little restaurant. You only can choose the wine, the menu is given. The food was excellent. Unfortunately I had a late lunch so I couldn't really enjoy all the nice dishes till the end. I'll certainly come back to this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Michael R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice little restaurant. You only can choose the wine, the menu is given. The food was excellent. Unfortunately I had a late lunch so I couldn't really enjoy all the nice dishes till the end. I'll certainly come back to this restaurant.

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Thank Michael R
Stenungsund, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No menu, no choice - you just have to eat what the chef serves. But boy what food: 100% perfection, nothing but perfection. Real traditional French cooking. Can't get better simply. The atmosphere of the place is almost also 100% perfection: small, cozy with bottles of wine everywhere. Not a big place, informal, but very very genuine. Probably the best... More 

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Thank Lava-Christian
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a restaurant where there is no choice on the menu . You buy your wine from them, all 'special' wines and pay 7 euros corkage. Its all around 30 euro + which for me is expensive and whilst i can't compare like for like from the supermarket or caves its top class wines. You can buy a bottle... More 

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Thank brilandhen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu changes every day, the food was amazing, very nice staff, would definitely come again next trip

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Thank ohanochi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was indicated over the phone quite rudely to "send an an email". The reply to the email was equally rude and threatening to cancel my reservation if I didn't confirm on the day. Perhaps an unfair review, but it wasn't a good start.

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Thank Alan G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch and discovered this lovely little place with excellent food. We took the cauliflower soup, which served in a big full of hot soup bowl and two plates (we ordered for 2). The texture and taste of the crotons, the various vegetables and the cream in the plate mixed with the soup was absolutely great. For the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had an absolutely wonderful time at Les Papilles. We had reservations for 9:30 on a Friday evening for two of us. We weren't sure if it would be bustling or empty at that time and it was the perfect mix of the two. The restaurant is relatively small - with only I'd say maybe 10 tables or so. The... More 

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Thank WorldIsWaiting
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A superb dining experience that you must try while in paris. The food is unpretentious and delicious, plus the house wine is always ace.

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Thank Michael Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This little resto has the best food and service in a cosy atmosphere, at reasonable prices! what more could you ask for in Paris! There is no menu only one choice! But everything was wonderful. The cauliflower soup, the braised beef, the cheese and dessert were incredibly delicious and well presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, wine, nice atmosphere, and the staff really seemed to care about their customers wellbeing. I would very much want to recommend les Papilles to everybody! Great value for the money also. Wohoo!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

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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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