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Les Papilles

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Quartier Latin
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30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Second good dinner in a row... Im loving dinning in Paris! This restaurant was very hard to find table but after some attempts i finally got it and it deserved all the time spent trying to get it. The soup was a great surprise, first time ive eated cheese on a soup... And the funny was that initially i didnt... More 

Thank ruisilva78
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 12 and were fortunate to be sat downstairs in their "private" room. (Maybe to keep the rowdy English away from there normal diners upstairs) They provide a set menu of 4/5 courses. Charcuterie on the table to start, followed by a blue cheese and prune starter, a fantastic broccoli soup and pork loin in a... More 

Thank maddentist2016
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent choice for a romantic dinner. Price was very reasonable for not fine dining but close to it. Bottle of wine cost as much as dinner but was very good and complimented dinner well. Menu is unique in that you don't chose your meal. There is a set menu each night and that is what you get. Was a little... More 

1 Thank Link1776
Broussard, La
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Les Papilles is a bistro that serves a set meal at dinner, based on what the chef sources fresh that day. To us, this was a win-win, as we didn't need to decide on what to order, and we experienced an excellent meal! The cost was 38 Euro per person, which included a full meal, excluding wine. As the bistro... More 

1 Thank TadTolouse
Berkeley, California
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Les Papilles offers the highest quality meal with a warmth and casualness. It is a small space so reservations are strongly recommended. Meals are fixed price and meat heavy; therefore, it is not a place for vegetarians. The food is perfectly prepared and the portions very large. Come with a big appetite and let yourself accept whatever indulgence the chef... More 

2 Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I had an amazing meal here. This Bistro has one Prix Fixe menu for the evening. We started with a Pumpkin Chestnut soup which was absolutely delicious. Our main course was a filet mignon with fresh vegetables au jus, wonderfully flavored with fresh thyme and garlic served with a creamy Parmesan polenta. It was excellent. Cheese course... More 

1 Thank elizabeth19982014
Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charming little bistro with very friendly owner! Menu is a surprise, which is a nice idea. Only wine can be chosen! Food was really good, but not the most original we have had in Paris! Waitress was running around a bit nervous and coughing a lot! Dress lightly as the place feels like a little oven! Also quite expensive, count... More 

Thank eugenzz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paris is crowded with good reataurants. This one is the best. Service is good and the food is like from heaven

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit this wonderful little restaurant with my husband. We hade a great set menu, everything tasted so good!! The only little remark I can make is that we were sitting with our empty plates (after finishing a meal) a little to long. Food is really worth its price but the wines are quite pricy. I will definitely go back next... More 

Thank Anna E
Woodbury, Minnesota
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saint Germain is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Paris. Great cafes and shopping. Les Papilles epitomizes the cafe scene in this area. The menu was "Henry Ford Style"- I.e you could get anything you want as long as it was soup, chicken, and pudding. I say this tongue and cheek. They only serve 3 course meals with one choice.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 25 20 79

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Staying in Quartier Latin

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Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour 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 neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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