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Les Papilles

30, rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 25 20 79
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Ranked #28 of 12,461 restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $141
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French, Bistro
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Paris, France
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I have been here multiple times with many different palates. As you can see from the many reviews, the dinner menu is fixed and includes an appetizer, main dish, cheese plate, and dessert. Each time I have been, the courses have all been incredible. From warm soup to gazpacho, beef to veal, goat cheese to bree, the quality is always... More

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South Miami, Florida, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I were lucky enough to get a table on the same night we discovered the restaurant / wine bar in Zagat. The owner was very generous in explaining the menu (blind menu, no choices) and suggested a wine for the meal. We loved the hearty food, amazing flavors and smells. We also enjoyed watching the orchestration of... More

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San Diego California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed dinner here. The bistro is very small, lots of charm and wonderful food. There is only one menu served each evening -- the evening we were there we enjoyed carrot soup, duck breast, cheese plate and pistachio pancetta -- and a great bottle of wine. The plating of the food is as beautiful as the... More

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New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Another restaurant with a great mention in a NY Times article. The day we went the entree (starter in a France) was a choice of salad or Foie gras. Both were excellent, the latter better. The plat was lamb shoulder cooked for 6-8 hours with a ratatouille like vegetable melange, mostly really tasty tomatoes. Many such restaurants are so hyped... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Absolutely smashing place for lunch. The locals eat here. The menu is limited but go with the plat du jour and you won't be disappointed. Also try the escargots - probably the best and freshest I've ever had anywhere. Terrific wine inventory. Go with what's on offer by the glass.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Everything about this restaurant is classically Parisien. I dined here with my two daughters, ages 17 and 12, along with my boyfriend. I was a bit concerned about my 12 year old as she can be a rather picky eater at times. I shouldn't have been worried. The staff was warm and welcoming. I loved the assistance picking out the... More

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Toronto
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We first went to this restaurant in 2005, returned in 2006 and now 2014. It is strictly prix fixe, 4 course dinner for 35€. The potato leek soup was delicious. Next came the braised lamb shoulder and vegetables, very delectable. The cheese course was a blue cheese with a red wine reduction and a prune. Dessert was a caramel panna... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

On TA great reviews, we were there after a 3 hour muse de orsay visit and boy were we hungry. Hubby had the menu which was cauliflower soup, beef roast and I had the tuna and blue cheese plate. The house red and white was mediocre but when we spotted a lovely mersault at €45, we had to order it... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We chose Les Papilles on the recommendation of the concierge at our hotel (she gave us a few suggestions for French Bistros). When we arrived at 7pm, the opening time, we were surprised that the place was empty. (Within 30 minutes it was bursting at the seams. The restaurant is small, but had that local bistro feeling we were looking... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Here's the 1,2,3s... 1. Everyone eats the same set menu. There are no choices. If you like food adventures, you'll love this place. Menu on the day we were there was: -- Broccoli soup -- Pork Loin with vegetables, a great sauce, and mashed polenta -- Small wedge of cheese -- Chocolate/Espresso type pudding Nothing overly fancy or pretentious, just... More

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