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Les Papilles

#21 of 13,168 Restaurants in Paris
#23 of 13,768 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
Fixed Menu, Cheerful Service

It is important to know that the menu is fixed. Everything is served family style in a very compact restaurant. We enjoyed the soup appetizer and succulent chicken that had been braised beautifully. A cheese serving and excellent panna cotta finished off the meal. Wine is "off the shelf... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is important to know that the menu is fixed. Everything is served family style in a very compact restaurant. We enjoyed the soup appetizer and succulent chicken that had been braised beautifully. A cheese serving and excellent panna cotta finished off the meal. Wine is "off the shelf" at retail prices plus 7 euros. Overall, a very nice meal...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very unique experience with set menu that changes every day, staff are super friendly and responsive. Be sure you are available to confirm your reservation the day of the booking or your table will be given away.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I first visited this bistrot three years ago and loved it. I was a little wary of visiting again, as repeat experiences are often not as good as the first time. I needn't have worried, because it proved to be another great evening. You often need to book in advance and to make sure we were assured of a place,... More 

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Lowestoft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

What a find !!! We were so very lucky to get a table without a booking, it was absolutely delicious. It was actually a really good experience not having a menu to choose from & just eating whatever was on offer that day. We had 4 courses, an amazing soup, some melt in the mouth lamb cooked with veg in... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have tried to dine at this restaurant a couple of times previously but have been unable to secure a reservation, so we were delighted to finally secure a booking even though it was at the earlier seating (7pm). The restaurant is very small with seating limited to 24, and during the day sells gourmet foods. The staff were friendly... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a recommendation from a friend and I can tell you that you cant go wrong. We walked in around 3 on a Tuesday and they were fully booked already for the evening. They would have been able to offer the second seating, but as we had done a lot of travel we decided to book for another day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Myself and my boyfriend ate here 5 years ago and were blown away by the food. We always talked of returning and did so last night (as husband and wife!). Food and experience was just as delicious and amazing. Something lovely about not having to choose from a menu....like going to a friend's house for dinner! Tastes and combinations were... More 

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Annandale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

this restaurant was literally right across the street from our apartment. The meal was absolutely delicious and service was wonderful! The price was unbelievable at 35 euros/each for a four course dinner and a bottle of wonderful wine made the total bill at $114 euro! Best meal yet in Paris!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was a bit ambivalent about going to a place where I could not choose what I wanted to order, but boy am I glad we went. It was such a delicious menu and the food was so memorable, we had a zucchini soup with feta, bacon and croutons, that I'm still dreaming about, braised lamb and vegetables, blue cheese... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Friday lunch after a walk in Luxemburg gardens was a perfect choice, 4 courses for 35 euro and half liter pot of house rose for 16 euro were great value for money ( carrot soup, stewed lamb with polenta, goat cheese and pistachio creme brûlée with nuts& dried fruit), the dishes were huge, could easily feed two. The owner, Bertrand,... 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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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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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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