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Les Papilles

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$ - $$$
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Quartier Latin
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30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My - I sound like this is a paid advertisement, from my title. BUT IT ISN'T! My husband and I have been here many times (twice on last trip in the fall of 2016) - I don't remember how we found it - but you should go! You have to make a reservation - oh it is marvelous. Rather small... More 

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Thank judyb113
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this little gem on our first night and it is amazing!! Set menu on each evening of 4 courses, each course tasted divine. The staff all spoke amazing English and were incredibly helpful and attentive. We would go back in a heartbeat!

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Thank Claire D
Toulouse, France
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this small restaurant on Tripadvisor before we made our trip to Paris and booked it based on its close proximity to our hotel and the reviews we had read. It is very small .. and you need not mind sitting very close to the couple beside you ! The menu is set 38 euros in an evening which... More 

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West Hartford, CT
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always an excellent, superb meal, the owner is very friendly and explains the plates that they are serving that night (when we went it was broccoli soup, roasted lamb with vegetables, blue cheese and carambar panna cotta, all delicious) and the staff speak english pretty well. The selection of wine is great, its €7 above the price listed for the... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well, it's ok. They have 2 sittings and you feel they are trying to rush you. The temperature in the restaurant was very very warm. No need to wear a turtleneck. Yes it is a fix menu, offered today was broccoli soup, then the main was lamb shoulder prepared with small potatoes carrots turnip, your regular stew you would prepare... More 

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CT
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are planning a trip to Paris, book a meal here in advance. You will not be disappointed! The food is among the best I have had ( I've eaten at Michelin starred restaurants in France and USA and this is better than most!!) The staff are warm and welcoming. Don' t be picky, just accept the meal of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cosy bistro is very popular so you really need to make a booking or turn up early, otherwise you risk being turned away. It's a 4 course fixed "market-style" menu (€38) with no ability to make any choices. We had a beautiful carrot soup, followed by melt in your mouth slow-cooked beef with sweet baby potatoes & carrots, then... More 

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Managua, Nicaragua
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner at Les Papilles, everyone is so friendly and ready to answer questions... very welcoming and really delicious food. Recommend it 100% if you have no problem with the menu-fix. Everything was great and super flavorful!

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've eaten here 3 times in the past 5 years and it has always been the same 'menu du marché". First, a cauliflower soup, followed by roasted duck breast with vegetables, then a slice of brie cheese with apple compôte, and for dessert a vanilla pannacota with clementine purée and caramel mousse. A great meal, as they certainly know how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The single menu suited us just fine, we absolutely out of this world soup and Entree. Cheese plus desert afterwards made a walk back to the hotel a requirement! A must-go. The meal is absolutely worth every Euro. Wines are very good, a bit on expensive side, but not marked up much from what you would pay in store. Make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$141
Cuisine
French, European, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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
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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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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