Some fabulous courses, howeverSome fabulous courses, however our meat and fish were overcooked...6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ... but ...We celebrated my wife's 75th birthday at Le Papillon. The food was adventurous and delicious, a rare achievement in today's restaurant world ... but ... my wife's pork tenderloin was somewhat underdone. Pork has a very mild intrinsic flavor which is not enhanced by its natural juices, nor is its texture improved by rawness - pork is not beef. The service was excellent up to the point when we expected the bill. We were in no hurry, but we felt that the bill would appear at roughly the same pace as the interval between courses - leisurely, but not finding us looking around for the waiter. These comments are mere quibbles. We had a wonderful time and would return to Le Papillon in a heartbeat.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointedWe've been dine here at least twice a year for many years to celebrate anniversaries. The food is always excellent and the wait staff professional.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we were hoping for!!We went there for our 34th aniversary dinner and we got everything we were hoping for. We did the four course option with wine by the glass. The service was fantastic and the food was perfect. It was not cheap but we've also paid a lot more for no where near as nice of an experience. Really nice place, AAAAA++6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded even my high expectations!Went here for our 3rd wedding anniversary. Every aspect of the meal was impeccable! Excellent service and anticipation of our needs. The food was interesting and delicious. What I really appreciated was just how hot the food arrived each course -- I think they immediately put the food on a hot plate and then brought it to our table without delay! Truly special -- I would go again and highly recommend. :)6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMalways love it at le papillonimpeccable service, wonderful food, very convenient location (if only a bit unexpected)
we asked for a gluten-free meal and they accommodated us without any problems. the food was delicious. highly recommended!
two of us, with wine, $3005/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLe Papillion has become ourLe Papillion has become our favorite place to dine when we want to celebrate an important event, like a milestone anniversary. The food is always exquisite and the way their dishes are presented make you just want to admire the dish and not eat it. Thank goodness that urge doesn't last long as the food is to die for. And who can say no to the several "tasters", as we call them, that magically appear on your table. We will certainly return again and again and may not even wait for another event to do so. This restaurant is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys great food and outstanding service.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent for special occassionMy husband and I went for our anniversary. It was pricey but a lovely dinner - we did the tasting menu w/ wine pairing. Wine pairing was a little weak - two of the wines included a cheap sake and Belgian beer. Not quite the elegance of other places. I'm all for a flash of creativity in a tasting menu, but this was also a $60 wine pairing.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a Special Night. .We usually dine at Le Papillon on special occasions. . Anniversaries, Birthdays, etc.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeIf we want a special night out this is where we go!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA birthday to remember!I love the subdued, friendly atmosphere here for special occasions. We were a party of four who tried the red deer, sturgeon,and duck entrees. Each was unique in presentation and taste. Their souffles are the best anywhere.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMQuiet and SpecialCell phones are not allowed, meaning no ringing cell phones. They will give you a warning if your phone starts ringing. I guess this helps in a more quiet, intimate atmosphere. The service is polite and accommodating. We wanted less salt in some of our dishes and our waitress was responsive and made sure the cook did just that. The food was pleasant to look at and taste. It was overall a very good experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLe Papillon, c'est magnifiqueThe service is always friendly and prompt without being intrusive. The food is properly portioned, exquisitely presented, and delicious. I would recommend Le Papillon to anyone with a discerning palate and a love of the food experience.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely, special occasion place.Lovely, special occasion place. We had the 3 course fix-prix dinner, $70 PP. Lovely with some special addition such a tiny shot glass of Vichyssoise soup. I ordered the scallop appetizer, the salsify soup (whatever that means), and the sturgeon "Wellington" at the recommendation of the waitress. She seemed very knowledgable. My friend enjoyed her meal as well. We ordered a half bottle of Viognier wine which was terrific. It was only $25. Certainly a special occasion unless you won the lottery.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGets better each timeExcellent food and service. Better than many Michelin Star restaurants.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMElegant EveningMy wife and I were very pleased with our selection of Le Papillion for Mother's Day. It had been some time since we had dined at the restaurant. We spent much of the evening recalling our previous experiences. We won't let as much time elapse before returning again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalFlawless execution on decoration, service and food. We always love this restaurant and go there for many of our special occasions.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timeWe are from Louisiana and had never been here before. When we first sat down, we were in a higher traffic area and I saw a table against the wall. The owner came over and gladly assisted us Food was excellent and would definitely go back.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMost romantic restaurant southMost romantic restaurant south of San Francisco - Michael and staff are always amazing - a must dinning experience if you are in the Bay area.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Kept SecretI had forgotten about this restaurant and when I finally went back it was as good if not better than I remembered. The service is impeccable and love the way the menu is priced. You just can't go wrong here.
We'll definitely be back!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply the bestThe service is great, the attention to detail is amazing, the explanation of the dishes is outstanding.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite restaurant, althoughOur favorite restaurant, although the last several dinners we had were mediocre, this one was spot-on. Service was great, they moved to a prix-fixe model so the diner may choose a 3-course or 4-course meal. Wine selection was extensive, moderately priced, and a knowledgeable sommelier was very attentive and ready to describe boutique wines that were well-made and help with selection. Several "gift from the chef" morsels served while looking at the menu were interesting and delicious. A great experience.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a great restaurant, butIt's a great restaurant, but it's not a kid-friendly4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the Bay AreaThis is a restaurant you can rely on for outstanding cuisine, elegant decor and classic good service. You can bring a group or have a romantic meal for two. The experience is always memorable and outstanding. We will be back. Rosemary and David Adamson4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Birthday Ever!The birthday celebration we had at this restaurant couldn't have gone any better! The six of us got the price fixed menu for 4 courses and were treated to several amuse-bouches on the house! Perfect restaurant for a special occasion!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorableAs perfect a meal as I have ever had, anywhere at any price. It is not often you will pay over $100 for dinner and feel you have received incredible value. Memorable!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real GemThis is one of my very favorite restaurants. Have celebrated many special ocassions here including 2 dinners for 8-10 in their private dining room. They never fail to exceed our expectations!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI have enjoyed many dinnersI have enjoyed many dinners here, they are always spectacular. Top notch on all levels.
Bravo Le Papillon!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our "go-to" restaurantThis is our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions such as anniversaries or significant birthdays. The place is pricey, but wonderful. And the Grand Marnier souffle: priceless!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, 5 star service~The staff was excellent. The waiter was very helpful. Explained each dish and wine. Very, VERY nice. Went out of his way to make us feel comfortable. The food was amazing. We ordered the tasting menu and it was full of surprises, all of them fabulous. Loved the entire experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service and food was fantastic.The service and food was fantastic. The sturgeon wellington was delicious... but maybe a touch too much salt for my palette. The sturgeon mousse though was a phenomenal treat. Overall for my first time, le papillon was great. I hope to return soon.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was perfect as usual!Food was perfect as usual! Server was not quite as friendly and informative about the food as usual, but still very good.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant has the bestThis restaurant has the best food in the Bay area, the best service and the most relaxing atmosphere.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMnothing negative to say aboutnothing negative to say about this gem. Every entre was amazing. The service was superior and the wine list outstanding. For a restaurant of this caliber it was without pretense. We would certainly return for a special occasion.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFinally a night out to LeFinally a night out to Le Papillon. Service was very friendly and knowledgable. Food perfectly executed. Classic french, but there are some modern innovations on the menu. The wine list is very approachable. Overall, it was a quiet night out with my lady, a bottle of wine, and excellent food. Can't ask for much more.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth the lamb and beef wereBoth the lamb and beef were slightly overlooked but otherwise, everything was fantastic!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's a great place for specialIt's a great place for special occasions. In my case it was my wedding anniversary.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSave for special occasionsIt is always a pleasure to dine at Le Papillon. We reserve the restaurant for special ocasions only and have never been dissapointed. The food is great, the service excellent and the ambience divine.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best place to be for aThe best place to be for a romantic and special dinner. The food will take your breath away - it is so special and so delicious. NY Eve - a $110 prix fixed delicious experience. $30 corkage fee. Place was packed. Book it now.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM