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“Went last night. Amazing.”

Papillon Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Henri Charrière, one of the world’s most famous prisoners, would surely have had the time of his life at Papillon Restaurant in The Village, across from the Radisson Resort. Nicknamed Papillon because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, he was the first convict to escape from Devil’s Island. Charrière’s thrilling, gripping autobiography has been the concept behind Papillon Restaurant.Papillon Restaurant’s menu reflects the Frenchman’s arduous journey to freedom: classic French dishes have been dusted with daring Caribbean flair and are a culinary journey for your taste buds. The spacious outside terrace is perfect for casual fine dining or one may enjoy the air-conditioned inside dining space.
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Went last night. Amazing.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Typically - I do the recap reviews after we get back, but this warrants a mention now. My wife and I had a tremendous experience. For an appetizer, we had escargot in a puff pastry. We also had the shrimp/scallop risotto for our main course. And we had an outrageous goat cheese, pastry, beet, melon salad earlier. I never crave beets or melon, but it was one of the better salads that I've ever eaten. Also, great service and great recommendations from the staff.

  • Visited October 2013
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“amazing meal”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

this was our third year eating here and it still is amazing. the food is fantastic(love the duck breast). i could eat here all the time and will be back again when in aruba.

  • Visited October 2013
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Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An unexpected experience”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The atmosphere is charming, romantic and quaint. The olive tapenade and olive oil which was delivered to your table while you decide on your meal was delightful. We chose the early bird special which was a filet with a wine reduction over broccoli and mushrooms with a potato casserole. The service was attentive, but not overly so. Will return on our next trip.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Very good restaurant”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

As soon we came in the hostess seated us and was really polite. The waiter Marius knew what to recommend as in food, wine,drink & desserts. Which the recommendations were fabulous. I highly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited October 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“FINALLY hit the food jackpot on Aruba!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was charming and quaint. The service was pretty good despite having a full house on a Thursday night. The food was delicious and worth every penny. Even though I was full...I kept eating nonstop and that's not my norm!! I would definitely go back there in a heartbeat. LOVED it!!

  • Visited October 2013
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