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Papilles

4.6
4.6
487 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

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 and natural wines in a fun, relaxed setting.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner

    Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Phone number

    (323) 871-2026

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Rosas

  • Neighborhood

    Los Angeles / Orange County

  • Cross street

    Argyle

  • Parking details

    We offer Valet service in addition to our parking lot.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 487 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. GA

    GimmeAllOfTheFood

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    I think they changed chefs since the last time we were here. It shows. The first time we were here. Everything was great. This time around nothing stood out. Food was mediocre at best. Too bad. We really liked this spot.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved this place, such a gem find in an unassuming strip mall. Food all had balanced developed flavors, pacing for dinner was relaxed and service was thoughtful. Will be back!!

  3. S

    Sarah

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The food and wine and service were all excellent, but the noise level is very loud. It's a small place with tables very close together and I still had to shout to my friend sitting across from me at a two person table.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome meal! One of the true food gems of LA. Great wine list and excellent upscale bistro fare. Every plate was fantastic.

  5. C

    Cucinamore

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    The food is tasty, but it's not the giant bargain it's billed as. Portions are not overly generous, and there's nothing luxurious about the food. For example, the bavette steak (essentially flank steak) consists of about eight thin slices of meat served on an otherwise empty plate. Even with a side of haricots vert or pureed potatoes, this is no great bargain at $24 if ordered a la carte. Don't get me wrong--it tastes good and I cleaned my plate. But the $35 charged for the three-course prix fixe meal is just about right for what you get.

  6. M

    Martha

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Papilles is more than a neighborhood treasure. It is well worth the drive from locations further away. The food is creative and delicious. Claudio, the new chef, creates terrific dishes. The service is personal and gracious. Manny, the manager, is charming and helpful. Jose is kind and attentive. Not only a fantastic place to dine, but also a great value. There are many good reasonably priced wine selections displayed along the back wall.

  7. R

    Raos

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fourth time dining at Papilles. This time we went with our friends who are actually French. They loved it. Reminded them of a bistro in Paris! Each time we've been there we've had a different meal, which is the style of the restaurant , and each time it was wonderful. Check their website for that evening's menu, or better yet just go and be pleasantly surprised. The service is also great and very attentive and they have a great wine list. Highly recommended!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was exquisite, the sommelier recommended a delicious wine.

  9. w

    wolf

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyable, neighborhood French bistro. We've been many times. We love this restaurant

  10. HV

    HarutV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It's a great little restaurant, nicely hidden away. The food is always fantastic. The staff knows the food and the drinks; their answers are very in-depth and knowledgeable.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Drove from Orange County to eat here and it was definitely worth the drive. We will be back !!!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    this is one of our favorite restaurants in LA. Reasonably priced and absolutely delicious. We love the staff and the relaxed service and atmosphere.

  13. F

    Frank

    Los Angeles

    241 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    241 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great prix fixe options and appetizers. Creative, flavorful. Salmon was one of the best that I have eaten

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience2

    Really liked this place. The service person was attentive, friendly and very helpful with wine selection. The food was good and just the right portions. Not too much nor not enough. Their spice wall could use a little re-decorating but this will not stop me from going back. Overall it's a little gem.

  15. T

    Tequilasue

    Palm Springs

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2017

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Very good food and value. Not for everyone but a delight for foodies

  16. B

    Bean

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent as always. Duck was amazing and the amuse certainly amused our bouches! Only demerit is that the corkage fee is a little high.

  17. F

    Franciscco

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    You'll find it in a small strip mall but they do their best to change the environment with some herbs Drying on the wall and Tin ceiling. The kitchen is open and you can watch the chefs cook with care the food is fabulous. For example the potato soup and a soft-cooked egg yolk no white perfectly made. The one you're fake wood Shimmer and Shake on top of the shashito peppers.

  18. TG

    TGDiner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quaint restaurant hidden in a strip mall. Locals love it. Great service. Delicious food. A gem.

  19. l

    luvegreatfood

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is a classic case of "you cannot judge a book by its cover". It is located in a rather rundown looking strip mall but upon opening the door, you enter something special. It is small and rather rustic looking, but the service and food are fantastic! The food is almost too pretty to eat but it was delicious! I can't think of anything negative to say. I definitely plan to return, with friends or family, or both! Amazing food and truly artistic presentation. Loved, loved, loved it!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great food and excellent service. We ate here before a show at the pantages. Easy walk down to the theatre. Don't let strip mall location keep you away

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Portuguese wine pairing was well executed; delicious wine and great set menu. Every course was matched beautifully with the wines and exquisitely served on handsome tableware! Second time here and will definitely be back. Most of what they make is naturally gluten free, which was a real blessing.

  22. E

    Emel

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Papilles has interesting winemaker dinners every month or so. This was Portugal wine night. Always excellent food Friendly service. Easy parking out front.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Superb meal for casual business dinner. The food was absolutely beautiful, and as delicious as it looked. Run, don't walk, to a memorable meal here.

  24. VT

    VenturaTraveler13

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Naomi, or waitress, was perfect: friendly and helpful.Food was very good. Tasty, light sauces.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All restaurants should be like Papilles. A small menu with really good and thoughtfully prepared food, and an incredibly nice and efficient staff. I loved everything about the experience!

  26. LG

    LauraG

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food. French but not heavy at all - beautiful presentation. Nice portions! Quality ingredients and great wait staff! Love this place!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful gem. The food was outstanding. Great for a special occasion.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delish food, impeccable service, insanely good baguette and butter.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Always delicious and attention to detail. Carefully disguised in a strip mall but a reward for people interested in food quality and an intimate setting. Not corporate or cookie cutter.

  30. YL

    YaromL

    Palm Springs

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Legit french bistro food. The bread was outstanding and a good start. Cozy small intimate. Choices a tad limited, as I'd of liked to see more options , especially meat. Still, all good and Ill return

  31. C

    Californian

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We go to Papilles often; it's our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood.

  32. EC

    ElaineC

    Los Angeles

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous, Best Buy in town, Jidori chicken out of this world, so moist and flavorful!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful, great food, service and ambiance.

  34. MF

    MartinsFontes

    Portugal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In my opinion, Papilles is simply one of the best restaurants in L.A. Unpretentious and sophisticated, a very rare combination. Friendly service, great selection of European wines, terrific food! Papilles is a must. Don't miss it!

  35. E

    Essly

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Love this hidden little restaurant. The food is creative, delicious and excellent. I love the price and the quality of food served. The bread and butter alone makes me happy. The service there is always excellent and I hope everything stays that way. I see myself coming back to this little Gem often.

  36. P

    Perrywink

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Fine but for the service. Ordered the add-on specials; after the first course was served, we were told the specials were gone (by 7:45 pm). Then we watched as "friends" of the server were seated... and served the specials. Make sure you're in the cool kid clique if you want to enjoy the full experience, I guess.

  37. H

    Hollywood

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, relaxing, friendly neighborhood bistro. I should come here more often!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    pork loin flavorful,salad delish, potatoes with bacon and creme , sorbet yum

  39. SF

    SFeater

    Los Angeles

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite neighborhood spot....never disappoints. I love the changing menu and the fresh ingredients. I love that you sort of feel like you're eating at someone's house instead of a restaurant. It's not for everyone but if you want a unique and delicious dining experience in a small setting, you should try it.

  40. j

    jaknellor

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Still can't they couldn't serve a cup of hot water!!! But it was very good and will got back and byo hoteater

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  • Cross street

    Argyle

  • Neighborhood

    Los Angeles / Orange County

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner

    Monday - Friday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Saturday & Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer Valet service in addition to our parking lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Rosas

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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