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Les Papilles

#31 of 13,590 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
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

2nd time I have eaten here and it doesn't fail to deliver. Easily the best food I have eaten in Paris, fantastic wine suggestions. Overall, a great experience and highly recommended.

Thank racht1981
Phuket, Thailand
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reviews raved, so we tried it! Ignored jet lag, and a bit of a hike from our accommodations, but we persevered. SO glad we did! There are no choices to make here, so if you aren't up for that, be warned. I thought that would bother me, but no! It was liberating to just sit and be served - no... More 

Thank Lesleysask
Portland, OR
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high hopes for Les Papilles but in the end it didn't live up to my expectations. The service, generally, was quite good. We were greeted and sat quickly, and shown the menu. The atmosphere is bright, and cozy, and has a distinctive bistro feel. First problem arose was with the wine menu. They do not offer wine by... More 

Thank well_traveled_b
Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three of us came right at opening hoping to get worked in without reservations, which they were able to do (and quite graciously as well). All there is to choose is the wine, a Languedoc was recommended by our server and did indeed pair well with the pork tenderloin braise that was the meal of the day. All aspects of... More 

Thank Glenn K
Hastings, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have just got back from eating a beautiful and extremely tasty meal at Les Papilles. We managed to get the very last table (lucky us), it was packed and we were prepared to be turned away. So do book in advance if you can. They do a set menu which varies each day of the week. Tonight it was a... More 

1 Thank alhroo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit as we came last year during September so we knew the plan for the night. We came for the 7:00 seating sat at a lovely table in front by the window. The restaurant is small but not as cramped as some restaurants where you are sitting elbow to elbow. Last year the main course included... More 

Thank Anthony C
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230 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at this delightful Bistrot, walkable from Jardin Luxembourg in the Quartier Latin. The fixed menu for our visit was Osso Buco, preceded by a tasty cauliflower gazpacho. We took the chef's red wine recommendation, though Papilles patrons can literally reach for their own wine choice from the "cave" above the tables. A cozy and charming... More 

Thank Gyrfalcn
Stamford, Connecticut
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was creative and delicious- I did not want my meal to end! The wine is sold by the bottle and they helped my fiancé and I pick out a good bottle for our meal. We enjoyed the menu very much (the cold cauliflower soup was probably one of my favorite things I ate during our entire trip!), but... More 

Thank Heather M
seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am still dreaming about our wonderful lunch we had what an experience. Amazing food, friendly service and delicious wine. Only disappointing thing is I couldn't try everything off the menu as I wanted to. The place was packed and for good reason the food was amazing. We ordered the fixed plate and from start to finish couldn't stop gushing... More 

Thank amiebfree
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great prix fixe lunch, with option to only have plat and dessert or other combo if you wish. If you're not good at French, when they tell you about the wine, note that you can order the house wine by the glass (red or white) without purchasing an entire bottle. Food was excellent; dessert was strawberry Panna cota-- tres bien!!!!

Thank ALP2013

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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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