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Les Papilles

#32 of 13,493 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
All hours
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank mtlminou
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank lunalee90
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Christophe C
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Dadof32010
Stockholm, Sweden
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking into Les Papilles feels like being a guest at friends. A 4 cours meal for 35 euros is good value for money. Everything is very well cooked with well defined taste which satisfies the taste buds i e Les Papilles.

Thank MrL123_13
Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner was very delicious. I loved not having to pick what I was eating! It was chef's menu choices, and you just come in, order, and enjoy! Price is on the higher side, but the food was plentiful and delicious!

Thank Andrea H
Salt Lake City, Utah
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third time going to Les Papillose and the food was amazing, as always. We started with celery soup, then had chicken with a pesto cream pasta, then blue cheese with a fig, and this pistachio mousse that was delectable. The owner gave us a great recommendation for wine and the meal was splendid. One small complaint... Les... 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, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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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