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Les Papilles

30 Rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 25 20 79
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“panna cotta” (163 reviews)
“fixed menu” (68 reviews)
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French, European, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
30 Rue Gay Lussac, 75005 Paris, France
Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Call ahead to reserve. You get what is served for the night - no choosing from a menu. We had potato soup, beef with vegetables, cheese plate and caramel pancetta. Excellent! Got the bottle of wine recommended, but you can pick out anything if you...More

Thank wlehm77
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very small Parisian bistro, tiny in fact, with wonderful food. No choice of food, you get what they serve. We have been twice, had some things we probably wouldn't have ordered, but absolutely loved everything we had. Think it's considered a wine store, too, so...More

Thank mfranke770
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us had dinner in early May here - and loved every minute of it. We really enjoyed putting ourselves in the hands of the chef, and the dishes were excellent. We started with mushroom soup, then a seven-hour braised lamb shoulder in Provencal...More

Thank rosemaryoz
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a nice meal at Les Papilles. It was good but I do not think we would return. They serve the same thing to everyone and I prefer to order unless it is a tasting menu.

Thank SLH123456789
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The concept of Les Papilles is quite fun, it's a wine shop by day and restaurant by night. That means when dinner starts you have the chance to look around the wall of wine and choose your bottle for the evening. Note though, the bottles...More

Thank isableski
Reviewed 6 days ago

The best meal I had in Paris, and likely the best meal i've had during wider travels around Europe. The dishes were relatively simple in nature but superbly delivered. Cream of cauliflower soup, one-pot chicken and penne pasta and caramel panna cotta. Generous portion sizes,...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my dinner. Bertrand, the proprietor, runs a bustling bistro but makes all diners feel special. I told him it was my birthday and along with my desert the waitress had a candle and sang happy birthday. Thank you Bertrand for providing a...More

Thank marlene b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easily the best dining experience I've ever had. I cannot fault any part of my night at Les Papilles from the exquisite food and wine recommendations to the super friendly and helpful staff, it is a must do while you're in Paris. Just to mention...More

1  Thank Courtney P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this based on it being an "Absolute favorite" on Paris By Mouth, and highly reviewed by CNN. We loved it. They serve a 4 course fixed price meal in a packed and quaint bistro. You choose your own wine bottle from many on...More

Thank mitbar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Creamy cauliflower soup = 9/10 Roasted Duck confit w/ potatos/carrots = 8/10 (Wife's duck portion wasnt trimmed well. We understand the crisped skin can get soggy bc the sauce, but hers had extra sinew which made it hard to cut through) Bleu Cheese and prune...More

Thank hopefulnomad
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is it possible to get halal meat here?
7 May 2017|
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Response from bertrand B | Property representative |
Hello No sorry Thank you
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I have sent two emails regarding a reservation and have not received a response. Is it better to call? Thanks!
11 April 2017|
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Response from Cowboyup317 |
Thank you everyone. We had a response, and a reservation has been confirmed. Looking forward to dinner!!
Hello, do we need reservations for lunch?
15 March 2017|
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Response from Travel2307 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It is safer to reserve as the place is small. You can write an email to the restaurant, address on their website. English works fine and in case you have any allergies/intolerances they are able to adapt the fixed menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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