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Le Papillon

410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
+1 408-296-3730
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pear salad” (9 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
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French, Contemporary
410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I try to keep my reviews short and sweet. Le papillon is a San Jose treasure,its been around for so long and for good reason. The food is way beyond fantastic. Just remember it is a destination dining restaurant , so plan on at least...More

Thank Dphill01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. We choice one 3 course and one 4 course menu (shared the dessert). We loved the scallops appetizer, the pear salad and the aspargus, and the 2 types of fish that were excellent. We asked for help from...More

Thank Bubblechoc
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Relaxed and quiet ambiance with excellent service and food delicious and artfully presented. Will return

Thank FAC1509
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Love this place, very intimate with delicious food. We selected the 4 course meal which was for $90 per person. The food was simply delicious. we also sampled three chef compliments which were small bites of crab mousse, Smoked fish and Pistachio tarts. They were...More

Thank Leeemas
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I was recently invited to a business dinner at this restaurant. I had never heard of this restaurant before even though it is known as one of the finest restaurants in Silicon Valley, to my surprise. I guess I was in the dark about this....More

1  Thank SimbaTheExplorer
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here at least eight times. It always has provided suave service, high quality French style meals, and an excellent and fairly priced wine list.

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

It's been so long since we've been to Le Papillon that we don't even remember what year it was. I suspect is was around 1990! If it was so great, what kept us from returning? After dining there last week, I really can't think of...More

Thank CalifTravelerOne
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We live in San Francisco, so not strangers to exceptional dining but we were blown away by this place. The service was attentive but never felt we were being hovered over. The ambiance is peaceful, quiet and relaxing although admittedly, we were seated in the...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

As a treat for my birthday while in San Jose, CA, three of us went to Le Papillion for dinner. My brother suggested sports coat as appropriate attire. This is an elegant yet comfortable restaurant of fine dining. The appetizers, linguine and prawns and pan...More

Thank Mjhawaii
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

In town for a small business meeting and this restaurant is fabulous It's formal without being stuffy and the food is out of this world First they offer apps to die for - then a delicious Dungeness crab soufflé - then a delicious salad and...More

Thank Luckydog17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
  • Public Transportation: Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-296-3730
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