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“Parfait” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Papilles

Les Papilles
Ranked #35 of 16,717 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $141
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Parfait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We visited this restaurant in early January 2013. We loved the idea of the market menu and the food was absolutely delicious. On the evening we were there they served a cauliflower soup, roast duck, fourme d'ambert and mandarin panna cotta. Our waiter recommended a reasonably price Cotes du Rhone which went very well. All in all, a hearty and tasty meal in relaxed surroundings.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Eamojo
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Gatineau, Canada
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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“Really wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Decided to reserve here based on TripAdvisor reviews. We arrived early for our reservation on a Tuesday evening, but were greeted very warmly by the proprietor and our server seated us right away (it was not very busy at the time). There is a set menu each day, dictated by what is fresh and in season. Our menu was zucchini soup, tenderloin of pork, blue cheese with prune garnish, and a clementine panna cotta (divine).

The zucchini soup was served from a tureen, onto a bed of sautéed zucchini, croutons, and pieces of bacon, with a dollop of cream. Soup was velvety smooth and tasted delicious! We would have finished the whole tureen, but we had to save room for our mains.

Silly me, I did not inform the proprietor that one member of our party could not have pork, but they were very accommodating and offered to serve him a tuna steak instead. They even remembered to skip the bacon in the soup course!

Both the pork tenderloin and tuna steak were cooked to perfection, and the sauce for the tenderloin was wonderfully complex, with thyme, dried apricots, and toasted pine nuts. Tuna was seared on both sides, and rare but warm in the middle - delicious!

The blue cheese was served with a sweet prune and red wine reduction. The cheese itself was creamy, a smooth texture and pleasant aftertaste. Strongly flavored, as blues are, but with some bread and a bit of the sweet garnishes, very tasty. Even someone who is not a "blue cheese lover" can enjoy it.

Dessert was clementine panna cotta with a caramel foam on top. A delicious experience! First the sweetness of the caramel foam, followed by the creamy flavor of the panna cotta, finished with the fragrant citrus zest. Truly amazing!

If you want a great dining experience, you must visit Les Papilles. Only thing to be aware of is it is a very small space and a tight squeeze during your meal. If you give your coat and bags at the door, you will be much more comfortable.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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339 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“One of my favorite bistros in Paris”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have visited Paris over 40 times and have been to this restaurant over 10 times. Ever since I discovered it I have gone here on every visit and everything has always been excellent. The problem is that it is small and it has been discovered so reserve well in advance. A true bargain for the quality.

  • Visited February 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

The good food, extensive wine list and attentive service makes this restaurant excellent. All four courses of the set menu were delicious. Only one imperfection - Tables are set very close together. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Visited February 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous French food in classic Parisian bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a great lunch in this buzzy cosy bistro.
The service was friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and plentiful.
Fresh ingredients, the use of fresh herbs enhanced the quality of the cuisine.
We had the menu du marche, market menu, which changes daily . It was value for money and we will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Marilyn1972
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