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papillon brasserie - CLOSED

615 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1003
+1 610-376-0601
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
20 Feb 2016
“Sad it's gone”
1 Jan 2016
“Not at all worth it.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
615 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1003
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

My husband and I loved this restaurant; some of the best food we've ever eaten. Sad it's closed. Good luck to the chef who's moved onto bigger things!

Thank paves2
Reviewed January 1, 2016

I'm not 100% sure but I believe this place is or has gone out of business. Good thing imho. I visited twice this past year and each time was a disappointing experience. The owner and chef is not personable, and that is a bit of...More

Thank winter599
Reviewed October 26, 2015

One of my favorite spots in the Reading area! Anything the chef serves is sure to be a treat to your palate!. Get a reservation on weekends, cuz it fills up quick....

Thank Craig B
Reviewed October 1, 2015

I second the review that said Paris in Berks County. This is as close to a true brasserie as you will find outside of France. The atmosphere is intimate and this encourages you to make new friends as you dine. The food is perfection and...More

Thank mountainmare
Reviewed August 26, 2015

The meal was excellent both times we visited. First time ate inside on weekend and was loud & noisy. I don't like places where I feel I'm sitting on top of someone. That visit was when Papillon first opened. Today 08/26/15 sat outside, much better...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed August 17, 2015

I made the mistake of reading all the reviews before I wrote mine ... I will try to not be reactionary. I tried out Papillon based on its curb appeal. It's in an old house and looks the part of a nice restaurant. It is...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had the Wednesday special of rabbit with pasta and root vegetables, so delicious. The starter salad was fresh and well seasoned. Dessert was crepes/blackberries. The chef also waited on us...it was early(5:30pm). The place is small but not crowded. If you order the daily...More

Thank gwenrich8
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough about Papillion. Great food, nice atmosphere, attentive service by the owner. The clientele was even friendly as we chatted about the food and how much we were enjoying it. I'll be back!

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

As soon as my wife and I stepped through the doorway we were greeted with a friendly smile and hello. First off This place is BYOB, score!! We started with the escargot and the mussels petite plates and we loved both of them great portions...More

Thank Pie93
Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

The low scores in some of the reviews for Papillon are simply ridiculous. You will not find better food in the area. Period. There are many restaurants whereupon leaving, you might think to yourself, "I could probably do that at home." This will never be...More

Thank Seth M
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-376-0601
Excellent French restaurant in the quaint Pennsylvania suburb of Reading. Truly a gem and definitely worth writing about.
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