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6221 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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French, Contemporary European
Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
A word from Papilles
Papilles (pronounced “pah-PEE”) means “tastebuds” in French. We are a casual bistro inspired by the bistronomique movement in Paris. We strive to serve elegant, sophisticated food in a fun, relaxed setting.
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Wonderful attention to detail,
great service, every bite was delicious and considered."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Cant say enough great things about
this place. Hidden GEM!!!"
Dined on 2/22/2014
Good for small groups. Food was
excellent. Menu is limited but that's ok because it was all great! It was like eating dinner in someone's home. The wines we drank were excellent as well. Will definitely go back."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Our waiter was on it!! He knew
that if we were eating at 6pm that we were probably going to the Pantages for the 8pm show. Yep. The food was lovely, the ambiance is NYC french and the desserts were probably to die for if we had indulged. We were too full sadly. We'll go back, especially if we are going to the Pantages again."
Dined on 2/27/2014
The food was excellent... Cordon
Bleu quality, but the menu was fixed (only two choices in each category). Excellent wine list and a very friendly staff. On the whole, a very enjoyable dinning experience."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Expensive night, but worth it.
Would not recommend to someone interested in a "scene," but to someone who really cares about good food and wine. Our server was great at recommending an incredible bottle of wine, and the service throughout the night was very smooth. He faltered slightly in failing to address both my boyfriend and I, possibly because he assumed that my boyfriend would be paying. The food is what made the experience here. We will be back."
Dined on 2/16/2014
I would never have thought that
such a wonderful little restaurant would be in a strip mall next to the on ramp to the 101 Freeway. The food is always amazing. The menu, which undergoes changes frequently, is refined without being pretentious. The atmosphere is very intimate and even when the restaurant was full I had no difficulty maintaining a conversation with the other people at our table. No one had to yell. The chefs are right there and interact with customers in a very friendly way, particularly once you've gone in there a few times. It feels like they are genuinely happy to see you. Our server knew his wine pairings and was able to guide us on the menu when we torn between some options. I would whole heartedly recommend Papilles!"
Dined on 2/16/2014
Place is great, been there twice
now. Only complaint is the food was not hot enough and I wish the menu has just a few more choices."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Tucked away in the corner of a
tiny shopping center, Papilles would be easy to miss - but you shouldn't. The food was creative and delicious. The place was packed, so obviously word is out: Papilles is terrific."
Dined on 2/12/2014
Loved Papilles when it was prix
fixe only, often a wiht surprise on the menu--sweet breads, or tongue with stone fruit--and now the menu provides more options with still the same excellent quality and surprises: Octopus with boudin and orange gelée, soup, their soups are sublime!) or salad with market vegetables. The menu changes weekly, sometimes more often; expect a meat, fowl and fish/seafood option. Great cheeses for third course, but I always default to the sweet; this time is was chocolate pot de creme. Love dining here, attneitve service, great wine selection, and best of all amazing food. OMG, hedgehog mushrooms!!"
Dined on 2/7/2014
It was really excellent food.the
plate comes out and you don't expect it to fill you up.but by the end of the plate, you're really trying hard to eat those last few bites. And nornally, I wouldn't put myself thru that, but the food is so flavorful that you just wanna eat it even if there's no more room for it. Also, excellent service"
Dined on 1/31/2014
We were on our way to Pantages and
wanted to eat someplace other than the W hotel or other soul-less restaurant. We were very lucky to find this place. Food was great and service attentive and helpful."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Excellent French food. Quiet and
small restaurant. It is in a mini mall so not the best ambiance, but the food is outstanding!"
Dined on 1/21/2014
Although the menu at first is
somewhat discerning...i.e. not too many choices. My husband who loves choices , at first glance gave me a look like "where did you bring me too?" Everything we ordered albeit was delicious and changed his initial demeanor. They only had one salad - we ordered it - lovely....they had maybe 3 appetizers - the one we ordered was divine, Pork Rilletes, I believe and it was divine and our flank steak cooked to a medium rare was delicious. Its a quaint hole in the wall the inside was very bistro like and intimate. Overall would come back to dine."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Incredible wine menu featuring a
variety of worldly labels. A great little gem amongst the mix of larger, more well known restaurants. Highly recommend, great for couples or small groups! The food was fantastic across the board!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
We've been big fans of Papilles
pretty much since they opened, but I have to say, I love the expanded menu choices. Except for the part where I have to choose, because I love pretty much everything Chef Tim does, which makes narrowing things down tough. Our dinner the other night was no exception - I had the smoked sea trout (yum!), hubby had the pork rillettes (double yum!) but we had to leave the veloute and salad behind. See, tough choices! The entrees weren't any easier, in choosing the flat iron with escargot (yay!) and the black sea bass (wow!) we had to forgo the Mary's chicken and the vegetarian plate. But I'm not regretting the road not taken, because the road taken gave us a fabulous feast. Thanks again, Papilles!"
Dined on 1/22/2014
We went to Papilles for the first
time on Saturday night. The food was amazing. My fiance had the chicken because the waiter highly recommended it recognizing the skeptical look from us. It was absolutely fantastic. Nice thing about it was that while it was a half chicken, the chef boned it so every bit of it could be enjoyed. We also ordered oysters for an appetizer and these were the absolute freshest I have ever had. Can't wait to return"
Dined on 1/18/2014
Everyone should go at the very
least twice. They change the menu all the time."
Dined on 1/8/2014
MY HUSBAND AND I, WHEN IN PARIS,
VISITED LES PAPILLES MANY TIMES. THIS IS NOT QUITE THE SAME, INSOFAR AS LES PAPILLES HAD ONE SET MENU, FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS, THAT WOULD THEN CHANGE. ALSO, ONE SET PRICE. THIS HAS A COUPLE OF CHOICES OF MENU AND IS A MORE EXPENSIVE, HOWEVER, THE FOOD WAS VERY GOOD. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. IT IS SMALL AND IN A SMALL STRIP MALL, BUT WORTH THE TRIP - DEPENDING OF COURSE ON WHERE YOU ARE"
Dined on 1/2/2014
Chef Tim really knows how to whip
up an excellent meal. I have been there 4 times now and have an excellent ( not just good) meal each time. The menu is limited but don't let that scare you away. Also, try the soup - always the best!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Fantastic chef in his Dodgers cap
and charming host/waiter - coupled with the changing pre fix menu and atmosphere - it's one of my favorites"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Really good meals. Very attentive
and friendly atmosphere. Funky (in a good way) atmosphere. But the choice of only two price fixe dinners was too limiting. The menu needed a bit more variety."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Our second Christmas Eve at
Papilles, and I think it's a tradition now! We love the intimacy of this restaurant almost as much as we love Chef Tim's food, so it's the perfect place to celebrate. Thanks for another great evening!"
Dined on 12/24/2013
We made a reservation at Papilles
through OT because it was near our house. The restaurant is tucked away in the corner of a small, unassuming mini mall in Hollywood. The feel inside is that of a tiny neighborhood bistro. There is a limited daily menu to choose from. Wine is selected by perusing the stock on shelves in the dining room. Service was casual but friendly and informative. My wife and I both enjoyed our meals and felt the quality and overall experience exceeded our expectations. We'll be looking to return to try what Papilles is cooking next!"
Dined on 6/1/2013
We went for Papilles 2nd
anniversary dinner celebration (they grow up so fast!), and had another wonderful meal. In honor of the first meal they served, they did it again: braised beef cheeks, oh so tender and oh so good. We started with the escargot with puff pastry, and frogs legs, both of which had us reaching for the bread to sop up the sauces! Desserts were butterscotch and chocolate pots du creme - we couldn't decide which one we liked better! Service, as always, was relaxed and friendly - really, this is one of those restaurants to just come and hang to enjoy a good glass of wine, a great meal, and the pleasure of a loved one's company."
Dined on 12/19/2013
Such a great dinning experience.
Incredible food. Great service Cool atmosphere. Love love love"
Dined on 12/14/2013
The rib eye was cooked to
perfection. The butterscotch and caramel dessert was a delight! My husband loved the fish ( I was worried for a moment he would lick the plate). Going back soon. Tim is such a marvelous chef. Very lucky to have him in the neighborhood and kudos to the wait staff. It is truly one of the best restaurants!"
Dined on 12/13/2013
Great dining experience with
excellent service! Anytime a chef notices how his patron eats is extra starts for me. Great set up, very attentive staff. Very light, not really sure what French food is suppose to be like, it had more of a contemporary American style menu. The only French thing I can resemble May have been the cheeses at the end. Nevertheless, if your are looking for a good dining experience with the open kitchen, try this place out!"
Dined on 12/6/2013
The food was absolutely amazing.
Had an excellent dining experience as well. Love their French cuisine. Very satisfied and will definitely be back."
Dined on 11/21/2013
This is the second time I went to
Papilles, and I loved it again. The food is outstanding and consistently interesting without being precious or fussy. Presentation is lovely, portion size just right. The kitchen is right out there in the room where you can watch and interact with the chefs . The servers are informed and helpful without being intrusive. It is a warm atmosphere, friendly and charming. Everything a special night out should be. Parking can be a problem but it is well worth the trouble."
Dined on 11/23/2013
My favorite restaurant in LA.
Every dish is hand made with love from Chef Tim. The food is so fresh and full of flavor. If you live on the East Side than Papilles should be your second home."
Dined on 11/19/2013
Just go. Eat what they offer.
You'll be glad you did."
Dined on 11/17/2013
I love their scallops, prepared
exactly how it should be done!"
Dined on 11/14/2013
I love this place. Papilles, gives
your taste buds great fun! The kitchen and dining room are in the same room, so you get to see the chefs hard at work! The dishes change weekly based on the produce, so you get something new and exciting everytime you go, thrilling :)"
Dined on 11/9/2013
This restaurant was truely a one
of a kind, unique and delicious find. The menu was amazing, the food was delicious."
Dined on 11/6/2013
Casual spot serving excellent prix
fix menu. Great sweetbreads starter the night we were there. Casual but friendly service. Would not be out of place in Paris..."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Located on a little shopping
center at the foot of a Hwy you 1st think you made a mistake! Papilles is a casual bistro serving a very fresh and tasteful cuisine. Selection of 2 appetizers and 2 entrees makes it easy to choose from . No winelist but the bottles can be handpicked directly from the shelves . Best quality for the price in LA ."
Dined on 11/2/2013
This was our second visit to
Papilles, and we enjoyed it thoroughly again. The room has a warm, lively atmosphere. The service is very good but comfortably casual. The food was excellent."
Dined on 10/30/2013
We ate at Papilles prior to
attending Pantages theater while visiting LA. Early reservation so we were first customers on a Thursday evening. Wonderful food and service and most interesting wine 'list' , just their collection on one wall. It is prix fixe, but perfect for what we wanted. Would go again if back in Hollywood area"
Dined on 10/25/2013
Truly a hidden gem! This was our
fourth visit to Papilles. The first was for Valentine's Day, the second for an anniversary, the third for New Year's Eve, and this time, it was for my birthday. We've never eaten the same meal twice, which is both a delight and a tragedy; the ever-changing menu is exciting and refreshing, but you'll always yearn for the dishes you've had before as well! This time around I had market squid with spanish chorizo & golden raisin; pork belly with yam, butternut squash, cameo apple, wilted kale, & jus; and ended on a perfectly balanced cheese plate and a chocolate pot de creme. Between the amazing food and the warm, charming ambiance, I can always count on Papilles to put me in a good mood with good company."
Dined on 10/26/2013
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