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Les Papilles

30, rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
01 43 25 20 79
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Ranked #31 of 12,565 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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Staffordshire, England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I'd never been to one of these "spontaneously created daily menu" places before so was excited about my visit to Les Papilles, and it didn't disappoint. There was a nice, relaxed atmosphere and the menu was explained to us as we sat down. We were then asked what wine we'd like or if we'd like a recommendation. We went with... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Quaint little restaurant with one set dinner menu every night, changing seasonally: entree, main, cheese and dessert for 31 Euros. View my food pornography and full review at http://thegingerbreadarchitect.wordpress.com/

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

First let me say that we had one of the very best meals I've eaten six years ago here, and our recent trip to France it was a place I wanted to go back to. The food was not quite as amazing, but quite good anyway. The main course of the prix fixe dinner was cabillaud, a North Atlantic fish... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited here to celebrate a birthday on a family trip to Paris and none of us were disappointed. You are warmly welcomed and shown to your table and introduced to the menu which is a set menu at 35Euro per head. There is a vegetarian or fish option for those that don't eat meat. On the evening we were... More

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Scarsdale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not a fancy-looking place, but really marvelous and memorable food. As others have indicated, you eat what you're served, not what you choose. On our recent visit, we were particularly bowled over by the main course -- boneless lamb that had been cooked for eight hours with fresh vegetables and wine. I'm not a foodie, but I expect to dream... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Amazing meal and service - the kind of rare dining experience where you're sorry when you're full! It feels like an intimate neighborhood restaurant but the cuisine is sophisticated. It's one menu with the chef's choice for the day and his "choices" were perfection. (A bonus is that it is very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity - €35... More

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Paris, France
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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a real nice restaurant. It is small (better book a table in advance) but has a really nice atmosphere. The staff is very friendly and attentive. They only serve one fixed menu but that was pretty good. Starting with excellent gazpacho. The main course was slowly cooked lamb and vegetables. After that some cheese was served. And last... 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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34 reviews 34 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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