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Les Papilles

#27 of 13,494 Restaurants in Paris
#27 of 14,094 Places to Eat 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
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 855
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  • 248
    Very good
  • 52
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  • 23
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Best meal in Paris!

we went for dinner at end of August when everyone on vacation so had to reserve a month in advance via email. Our tab came out 77euros for 2 with 1 glass of wine. Had petite pea soup, lamb shoulder stew; camembert with plum and strawberry panna cotta. For this caliber of foods, it is a steal in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Huntington Beach, California
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

we went for dinner at end of August when everyone on vacation so had to reserve a month in advance via email. Our tab came out 77euros for 2 with 1 glass of wine. Had petite pea soup, lamb shoulder stew; camembert with plum and strawberry panna cotta. For this caliber of foods, it is a steal in Paris! If... More 

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Woburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restuarant does a fixed 4-course menu which changes everyday (so don't expect a choice!) its 35 Euros but its worth way more than that. We had pea and mint gazpacho, slow cooked melt in your mouth lamb, blue cheese and a pineapple pannacotta. Choose your wine off the varied selection on the wall. The tables are jammed together so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Love this restaurant. Reminds me of how French cooking was in the 80s before London started to catch up. Very friendly service and wines off the shelf for a corkage. It is a must for any food and wine lover.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It has all been said already so I won't reiterate the blindingly obvious. This is a slice of the real Paris, the Paris you hope you are going to find but never do. Busy, buzzy, friendly, amazing value and top notch food. Don't go if you are fussy about your food as there is zero choice, don't go if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My partner and I went to dinner here based on the reviews given . We were not disappointed . Everyone eats the same meal , we had 4 courses . Cauliflower soup was excellent , main was pork fillet and vegetables, cooked perfectly , a cheese plate and then strawberry panna cotta . We both loved everything about the meal... More 

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Miami, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a chef choice restaurant. The flat rate meal includes appetizer, entree, cheese course and dessert. They technique used and the quality of the food was exceptional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We spent a week in Paris and this was by far the best Parisian food we ate. We enjoyed it so much that we went back for lunch three days later (if you cannot get a dinner reservation, book for lunch at 2PM and skip dinner, it is the same 4 course set menu that is served at dinner sitting).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

What a fantastic little restaurant with friendly, helpful staff and delicious food! We particularly enjoyed the pea soup starter and the lamb main course which were both outstanding! What a perfect start to our Paris holiday!

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We made a reservation for six people for the last evening of our recent four day stay in Paris. When we arrived at the restaurant we were shown to our table downstairs in the wine cellar. It was set for ten people and the owner/manager informed us that four others would be joining our table later. As there is no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Following a recommendation, we managed to get a 10.00pm weekday sitting. There is no menu, just 4 courses of whatever they have freshly prepared that day (won't suit the can't eat this don't like that brigade). We had pea soup, lamb shoulder, cheese and a strawberry panna cotta. I cannot think of a more enjoyable meal in such a long... 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 141
  • Cuisine: French, Delicatessen, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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Staying in Quartier Latin

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.
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