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Les Papilles

#25 of 13,324 Restaurants in Paris
#26 of 13,927 Places to Eat in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Très Bon!

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).... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Mike H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at Les Papilles, and it was a wonderful evening. There is no menu; you get whatever the set menu is for the evening. However, don't let that put you off because you can be sure that you are going to get the freshest and most delicious ingredients the chef could get to inspire a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We dined at Les Papilles because TripAdvisor reviews excellent. We really enjoyed our dinner. We requested a quiet area to dine because my mother is very hard of hearing. They accommodated us and we had a wonderful alcove - plus the food was excellent! Make reservations before you trip to ensure a table when you're visiting Paris.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I could tell you what I ate at Les Papilles, but it wouldn't make sense. The awesome part of this restaurant is that they give you a fixed menu that is chosen to be perfect for that day. For me, they did an excellent job of this! The food was extraordinarily well prepared at a very reasonable price (the restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This little Bistrot has a beautiful decoration, great food and great service. Although be mindful that there is only one choice, for instance I had the most amazing green peas gazpacho, then lamb, cheese and panna cotta, I suggest you ask when you make the reservation to make sure you like the options. I loved the food, good wines and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

From the instant we walked in and were seated, we were thrilled with the environment at Les Papilles. The food and service followed up this promising start excellently, and we were happy the whole meal. So fun and Parisian, would recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife came to Paris for a week to celebrate our anniversary. Our first night we came to this lovely little restaurant to kick start our week and so glad I did. It's the first time I've ever had an experience of the meal being set for us but I'm so glad it was here. The set menu... 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>  > Quartier Latin
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 141
Cuisine: French, Delicatessen, Bistro

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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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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