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30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
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Ranked #27 of 13,620 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $141
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French, Bistro
Neighborhood:
Quartier Latin
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

So let me start this by saying that I don't eat meat. And I left incredibly FULL and happy. After reading reviews for Les Papilles, I knew my husband and I had to go, so this was our first dinner in Paris. We were both delirious after a red eye flight and then walking around all day in Paris, but... More 

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Check out the kitchen here and marvel at how they feed a full restaurant with such fabulous food. Their trick is to have no menu choice -- they just serve beautifully prepared food, cooked with passion. There is also an excellent choice of wines. Best to make a reservation as they are very busy!

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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

After some research and wanting fine dinning Parisian experience but without the knock out price we found Le Papilles. It is simply stunning. On arrival the staff were friendly, explaining the 4 courses, how to choose the wine etc. it's 35 euros a head. You see, it has no menu. You sit down down and over the course of 2... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We saw Les Papilles recommended in the FT and thought we'd try it out. It was a busy Friday night, Les Papilles was full but it didn't seem crowded. Bertrand introduced the menu; 4 courses for 35€ and a fantastic wine selection. The celery soup with curried vegetables was amazing and lots of it; the slow cooked pork was excellent... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

If I could own a restaurant in Paris, this may be it. But if I was to recommend a restaurant in Paris, I have reservations. Great looking small room. Zinc-topped bar on the right, library shelves of wines on the left. Small tables – very small tables – in between. Small kitchen in the back. Basement table for large groups... More 

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Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We found this hotel by looking at the reviews and the food was very delicious and good wine recommendation and I let the waiter help with the choice of wine and he looked at our food order and came up with two recommendations and based on the price we picked one and it was strong but it was really nice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We rented an apartment 50m from Les Papilles (the Tastebuds) a fortuitous stroke of luck, because this restaurant is a gem. Any place brave enough to run a set menu in Paris only ever does so because they know they have great food...and Les Papilles does have great food at amazing prices to boot, we paid €35 each for four... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Returned to Paris and Les Papilles and still as great as we remembered from our last trip. Food was delicious and the wine recommendation was spot on. Definitely worth a visit and bookings are essential (remember to confirm as well). Just disappointed a migraine prevented us from enjoying all courses, but there's always next time.

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Pleasantville, NY
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220 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Les Papilles is the antithesis of those Parisian bistros that offer huge menus and gives its customers no choice at all, but when food is this good who cares? An appetizer of Vichsoisse - warm, creamy, and chunky - was a meal in itself but was followed by a slow-cooked fillet of beef served in red wine, baby potatoes and... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was our second visit to this place,which is special because the menu is set by the owner and you have no say what soever about what you eat except the wine.If you are lucky you get what you like if not you will pay for it anyway.Our second time was not so lucky as the first time and frankly... 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
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 0 - 141
Cuisine: Delicatessen, French, Bistro

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