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Les Papilles

#29 of 13,462 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Quartier Latin
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30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The perfect place to celebrate our anniversary - the food was stunning and the service excellent. I can't fault our evening at Les Papilles. Reservations are essential and I'll be making mine as soon as I book my trip to Paris

2 Thank Richard J
Libertyville, Illinois
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My cousin had been in Paris earlier in the summer and recommended this restaurant. We were unable to get reservations for dinner so we went for lunch. This is a small cafe with limited seating that gives off a warm inviting vibe. The restaurant has a set menu each day. That day's menu started with sweet potato soup served over... More 

Thank VickiLGreenOaks_IL
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic restaurant with great atmosphere and excellent food - servings are generous - we still talk about our experience here three years ago

Thank Glenn P
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Better have a reservation, this place is quite small and popular. By chance, my wife and I managed to have a table for 2 at the last minute. The menu is set in advance by the chef and it's quite large. For example we had amongst other things a warm vichyssoise, roasted chicken served with pesto penne. Everything was delicious.... More 

1 Thank mtlminou
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We came for lunch. It is a fixed menu and it was very good. Menu changes very often, but this is what we ate. Gazpacho to start which was great on a hot day. Followed by roasted lamb with vegtables. The lamb was fork tender. For dessert was a layered berries and creme. By the time we were finished we... More 

Thank worldup
New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

I have mixed feelings towards this place. Had a late dinner Friday night, at which point most people dining there looked local. Owner was courteous and explained the set menu in English very well. However this place is not kids friendly. Don't come here with kids! The tall waitress assured us twice they don't have a kids menu. From there... More 

2 Thank lunalee90
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place is amazing - it was recommended to us by friends and it didn't disappoint. We booked 2 or 3 weeks in advance, but saw people being turned away on the evening as they hadn't booked. You need to call the day of your booking to re-confirm. This was truly the best meal we had during our stay, and... More 

Thank Ali A
Paris, France
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

I am French and I lived in Paris for 8 years, so are my friends. We have tried together hundreds of restaurant in Paris, and we always have enjoyed our nights. We were really looking forward to go to Les papilles as a Canadian friend recommended that restaurant to us. But unfortunately it was a very BAD experience ever in... More 

2 Thank Christophe C
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Great family atmosphere. They serve one dish daily for dinner. Just be prepared to not choose what you what for dinner. Had the lamb shank and soup. Dinner for two with a glass of wine was less than 100 Euro. Great value and good food. The atmosphere is wonderful.

Thank Bill N
Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We went to Les Papilles after seeing a great review on Paris-by-Mouth website. It's a chef's menu place--you just eat what he makes that night, which was, in this case, an incredible treat and a great deal. We ended up getting back late from Versailles and called to see if they could take us later, which Bernard Bluy, the chef,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, European, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighborhood Profile
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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