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Review of Les Papilles

Les Papilles
Ranked #77 of 18,020 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $141
Cuisines: Delicatessen, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Quartier Latin
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We made a reservation on recommendation of friends. When we arrived, we were very disappointed to learn that the dinner for that evening was pork, which we don't eat. But not to worry. The chef had some ahi, and prepared it absolutely perfectly. We've never had better. The first course was a cucumber soup, which was heavenly. We took their recommendation for wine, which was very good and very reasonable. The whole meal and the service were excellent. We'll return there next year when we're in Paris again.

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Thank Chuck_C2013
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

If you love wine like me, you will be in heaven picking wine from the shelves vs a list. The prices are excellent as is the selection. From the best pommard to hermitage. The menu is set each day so there you get no choice. But it's like dining at a goo friends home (one who is a great cook). One day it was pumpkin soup, pork and veggie stew, cheese and pana cotta. The next was zucchini soup, duck with braised veggies, Stilton and a fruit dessert. I really tell everyone to go we have only been for lunches, but its a great way to spend an afternoon in Paris!

Thank Desiree F
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

My husband and I made a reservation at this restaurant on the recommendation of David Lebovitz's blog. It was a fun experience...we ate at the early seating and were served a 4-course meal. The green bean cold soup was wonderful as a first course. We were then served a lamb stew. It was good but nothing special. We were then served a cheese course....fun to see this served and enjoy-a blue cheese with wine reduction and a glazed plum. The dessert course was a caramel panna cotta. We enjoyed it...just felt like it would be a little more incredible than it was.

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Thank jetb18
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

A lovely and well decorated bistrôt in the heart of the city. The food is great and the wine came at the right temperature (quite rare in France). The service was perfect, the owner very friendly and we could take a few bottles with us. Also you can buy other articles like soups, sardines and sauces. Everything is top quality. A place to visit. Don´t forget to book a table before showing up. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

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Thank Rita1970
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

The other reviews do a good job of describing what to expect at this restaurant. The room is charming and intimate, and the servers are friendly and very comfortable speaking English. Most of the other diners seemed to be English-speakers, which can detract a bit from the overall experience (at least for us) but does not change how good the food and wine are. While it is certainly possible to select your own wine from the extensive collection on the shelves in the restaurant, it seemed a bit awkward to do so because other patrons are sitting at tables in front of the shelves and you would have to lean over them in order to consider or select an individual wine.. In any event, like most other patrons we elected to let the host select our wine to pair with the menu, and the wine he chose was excellent and seemed reasonably priced. The menu was fixed, starting with a wonderful green bean gazpacho over crouton, followed by roast pork tenderloin in a light but fruity sauce. I am not a huge fan of pork tenderloin (as opposed to lamb, veal, duck, etc) but this was a very good and the sauce was perfect for the meat. The portions are large and, as others have said, you really do need to pace yourself or it will be hard to enjoy the cheese course and dessert! For us, the dessert was perhaps the highlight of the meal--a coffee flavored panna cotta that was creamy and substantial and delicious. My wife doesn't even like panna cotta but loved this. We were very pleased with our experience here, although would not go as far as some others have in saying that this was our best meal in Paris. It was very good, and would be especially recommended for someone who is perhaps a bit less adventurous and does not want to contend with French-only menus or intimidating wine lists. Overall, despite being heavily populated with English-speaking tourists, the food and wine were excellent and the experience was very pleasant. A great choice for a fine casual meal in Paris.

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