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“Wonderful meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Papilles

Les Papilles
30 Rue Gay-Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
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Ranked #26 of 13,456 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $0 - $141
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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24 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had a great meal here. This is price fixe and no choices so that will not be for everyone. My daughter does not love cod.... That said the rest of us loved all 4 courses. The two wines suggested to us were great. Truly was a great meal.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great value set menu, friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Booked a table 2 for dinner on a Saturday night - it was fully booked and we could only get a table at 7 pm or 9.30 pm. Obviously a popular place!

Service was very friendly indeed, and our young waiter offered us advice on which wine to buy (it's in a wine shop, so the prices vary a great deal and you pay 7 euros corkage on top of the price of the bottle). We gave our budget and he advised based on that, so no snootiness at all.

The 3-course set menu was delicious. Cauliflower soup to start, served in a big tureen with a ladle so we could serve ourselves. The second course was duck served with mini new potatoes and other root veg. Then we had some cheese followed by a delicious dessert. The food was the best we had during our (admittedly short) stay in Paris, so it's definitely worth trying to get a table here.

The only very slight drawback is that it's not a particularly spacious restaurant - our table was up against the wine racks and in order to get out we had to ask the diners at our neighbouring table to let us squeeze past. But we didn't feel cramped or worried about that so this is really a very minor thing.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lawton, Oklahoma
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“Amazing food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We stopped by for lunch and the food was absolutely phenomenal. So much flavor and definitely one of our most memorable meals in Paris. Also cozy atmosphere and a great selection of wine. If you want to have dinner, must plan ahead and make reservation.

Visited September 2013
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“another great find in Paris thanks to Tripadvisor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

great great food, traditional French...small space (so reservation is a MUST)....good service (which is a rarity in some places in Paris I have to say). wine was good but not sure if the bottles on sale were worth the price. all over, had a memorable lunch at this place!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Irvine, California
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“Possibly the most enjoyable meal ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a late dinner ( about 9:30 ) and though we were expecting a good meal, it was amazing how delicious every course was. The flavors they are able to create for a 35€ meal is astonishing and the service is very accommodating and friendly as well. We chatted with the staff until closing and we were totally stuffed when we left. The meal started with a delicious pumpkin soup, warning, take it easy on the bread to save room for the huge main course, which were slow braised beef cheeks ( melt in your mouth delicious with carrots, baby onions and potatoes. Followed by a stewed prune and blue cheese, and a Panna cotta with caramel and bananas, my wife and I were so happy they were able to fit us in that night. Paired with a nice red wine which the owner suggested, made it a perfect meal. Total for two with a tip ( yes ) was under 100€. We have had meals for triple that amount that weren't as satisfying.

Visited February 2014
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