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Le Papillon

590 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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le papillon in San Jose, features tasting and prix fixe menus with sustainable organic ingredients. The cuisine is modern French, with a bit of inspiration from California. The menu changes with the seasons, so no matter what time of year you visit, you can count on something exciting.

Just a few examples of what you might expect to find for starters at le papillon are mushroom salad with bay shrimp, artichoke soup, corn chowder and Dungeness crab souffl�. Entr�es could include herb crusted halibut, braised sturgeon, roasted breast of pheasant, grilled noisettes of lamb and bison tenderloin. le papillon also offers a full catering service with many menu options to choose from.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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French, Californian
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Phone number
(408) 296-3730
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Cooper
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Private party facilities
Le Papillon offers four private dining rooms accommodating from ten to fifty guests, or the entire restaurant can be reserved to seat up to 100 guests. Our private dining rooms are separated by sliding French doors, offering versatility in seating while retaining the comfort and relaxed elegance of the main dining room.
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Private party contact
All Managers: (408) 296-3730
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Le Papillon Restaurant has been one of the top premium caterers of northern California for years, catering to corporate, social and weddings in most of popular and beautiful venues of the Bay Area. Our goal is to provide the same quality of food and service to our catered events as we provide in our dining room.
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Parking details
Self parking in our own parking lot and assisted vallet on when necessary.
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Public transit
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Light Backround Music.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Birthday (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Expensive but worth it for a VERY special occasion! The wait staff was very nice and knowledgable BUT a little too many many people while we were being seated an getting organized. We did not need bead on the table 5 seconds after being seated etc. Could not pick a wine until we knew what we were having for dinner.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

Incredible food! Definitely a great dining experience!

vipdaxgirl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2016

Le Papillon is our most favorite restaurant & always where we go on a special occasion. The food is always sumptuous, the wine list is wonderful and the service impeccable. We've sampled everything on the menu & like it all. The Grand Marnier soufflé is a wonderful finish to a fabulous dinner. Can't wait for our next visit.

vipAnnaMugg (London)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

From the lavender lemon drop cocktail to the treats delivered by the chef's amuse-bouche, from the first course to the last, it was absolutely delicious. Textures, sauces and flavors were absolutely in harmony. Presentation was also elegant. But even with all those qualities Papillon menu is not self-conscious The good taste is present in how they name their plates with simplicity. Always on my favorite list of restaurants.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 13, 2016

We came here for special family gathering. We came in at 5:30pm when dinner starts. It was quiet and nice and comfortable. We were talking softly and enjoying the atmosphere. Appetizer was good, service was good.

At about 6:30pm, there were 2 groups came, one 5 and another 10 people. People starts to talk loudly and suddenly it lost the upscale environment. We didn't expect a super quiet place, but definitely not group gathering and laughing cheering.

The main course is okay. Good portion, and the quality is good, though not exceptional. But it's definitely good.

The price is good also. Much cheaper than many other French restaurants. Worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2016

My girl loves to go out for fancy restaurant, and this is the one she loves and was very satified for her BD. All the foods were decorated beautiful, and the service are so nice. We did not expect that we could have a private room for our family and my daughter's BD flan cake cheering on this special day. We loves the France Wine, and my three kids really like the Deer Disk. We had a great night. Will definitely coming back for other occasions.

Gilroydiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Lovely restaurant, excellent food. Be prepared for a prix fixe menu that's un peu cher.

Badger (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

We have dined at this restaurant about 6 times over the past 2 years. The food is consistently creative and delicious. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is wonderful for visiting with a small group of friends. It can also be very romantic for celebrating a special occasion. This is possibly my favorite restaurant in Santa Clara County!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 21, 2016

Wine pairings were outstanding and innovative. Courses included more cheese than I prefer, which is maybe a French thing.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Love the Hamachi and swordfish!