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Le Papillon

Certificate of Excellence
French, Contemporary
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410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
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(408) 296-3730
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice, but others in category are better

Been coming here periodically since early 80's. Nice Place, good food, attentive, well trained service ... All basic requirements for restaurants touting themselves as the "creme de la creme" of restaurants ... Net/net: just the ante to this game of poker. Nothing wrong with this place - it's just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
ggrodhaus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Been coming here periodically since early 80's. Nice Place, good food, attentive, well trained service ... All basic requirements for restaurants touting themselves as the "creme de la creme" of restaurants ... Net/net: just the ante to this game of poker. Nothing wrong with this place - it's just that their competition has raised-the-bar and far surpassed Le Papillon. Thus,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Le Papillon has been my go to restaurant for over 30 yrs. If you are looking for a taste experience in a quiet relaxing setting this is the place to go. The wait staff is very knowledgeable and as professional as any you will encounter. I never leave there in under 2 hrs and am not even aware of the... More 

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Thank Doug M
San Jose, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

You can't do much better that Le Papillon. You will not be disappointed. The food is amazing, the staff is incredible and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Thank papabear1121
Los Gatos, California, Usa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Le Papillon is my favorite restaurant. It has a romantic atmosphere and even more importantly outstanding cuisine.

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Thank Jerry C
San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good food, good service, quiet, a little stuffy. Very pleasant if somewhat formal evening. Neighborhood gem.

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Thank Paul F
San Jose, California
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

we had great time dinning here, it is quiet and peaceful as well as romantic. we enjoyed it very much.

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Thank J G
Belvedere, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I am very fortunate to have discovered this French restaurant in this locale. The owner, Mssr. Michael Mashayekh, is an emigre from Tehran. He opened his restaurant here in San Jose 37 years ago. His restaurant is close to deserving a single Michelin star. His carte de vin has a limited number of decent domaines including a few puillacs and... More 

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Thank jamesjseltzer
San Francisco
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We have enjoyed this restaurant a lot. It has first class french cuisine with big variety of entrees and deserts. The staff is extremely friendly and goes above and beyond best client's expectations. Highly recommended

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Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Every time we go to Le Papillos, it is for a family occasion. So for over more than 20 years we have never been disappointed. The food, friendly, service is excellent. I would highly recommend it to all.

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Thank PapaLowe
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fantastic French food in very romantic, small setting with impeccable service. It was my dream romantic candlelight dinner. Reserve for a very memorable occasion. She won't EVER forget it! Sister restaurant to La Foret which is also great food but more casual and good for lunch, brunch or early creek side Sunday dinner. Both restaurants are pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
  • Public Transportation: Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 296-3730

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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