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Papillon's, Mandeville, LA

Papillon's

4.7
4.7
71 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Hidden gem located in Old Mandeville Town Center. Conveniently located on the corner of Lafitte and Woodrow, across from the Mandeville Trailhead, blocks from the Lakefront. Boasting Chef Patrick Merritt's take on Sicilian and French cuisine, where every dish is made to order with care and attention.

Papillon's consists of an intimate fine dining room located on the second floor, featuring house specialties such as the Elefante (a 16 oz bone-in veal chop, butterflied and pounded thin, battered and pan fried, topped with a lemon/butter/caper sauce) and the Beef Wellington (hand cut filet wrapped in phyllo dough and baked to perfection). On the bottom floor is Angolo del Vino Wine Bar and Gelateria, serving a small bites menu which features award-winning meatballs, and wine on tap.

Perfect for any special occasion, date night, or a simple evening out. An experience like no other.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, European

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (985) 624-2597

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Merritt

  • Neighborhood

    Mandeville

  • Cross street

    on the corner of Lafitte St. and Woodrow St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • $5.00 Classic Cocktails

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Join us everyday between 5 and 7 for $5.00 Classic Cocktails at our downstairs lounge Angolo del Vino! The atmosphere is laid back and loungy, and we also offer a small plates menu.

What 71 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Romantic

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality, service, staff outstanding
  2. A

    Angie

    New Orleans

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and great service! We will definitely be back! 🥂
  3. A

    Alicia

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Would highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great experience. Good food nice environment. Our third time there in past 6 mos. My only small suggestion to the very kind owners is to reconsider the music. The orchestra versions of pop songs really impacts the atmosphere - its not an elevator or geriatric ward. Suggest light jazz, cocktail lounge, more upbeat: think Oscar Peterson and even Getz/Gilberto.
  5. BG

    BeGood

    New Orleans

    51 reviews

    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    I hadn’t been to Papillon until today. However, I had been to Gio’s several times..which was in the same location and same menu as before. The new place does a very good job of stepping in the shoes of the previous owner with regards to the recipes and taste. However, the veal Rosa Maria was good but not as good as before. The bolognese was right on point as was the fettuccine. There was little to no unusual wait for food to arrive..which was an issue for the previous owner. The meals are pricey for the location. You have to go up some stairs into a small but nice dining room which is odd. The prices are up there with Commander’s, Desi Vegas and Emeril’s but the ambiance and location are lacking comparatively. Service was good..not Commander’s but efficient and friendly. Presumably the owner or manager comes around to check on you and helps to serve. I’m accustomed to paying top dollar at a nice restaurant. I had no qualms about the veal being $39.00 and the entire bill being well over $100 plus. However, I find a “service charge” for using a credit card petty and deceptive. There was no notice that I am aware of that there is a charge for using a card. My real issue is that the service charge is THE OWNER’s cost of doing business NOT the customer’s. We are all affected by supply chain issues, employee issues, inflation etc. It cost me more in gas to get there. Charge more for the meal but don’t charge the service fee. I could have paid in cash. There’s no doubt that most people eat out more because of the convenience of the credit card..so it is necessary to have the cards to compete..so it’s a business expense. Walmart takes credit cards but doesn’t include the fee. It’s the principle not the amount. It is sneaky and petty. Charge for the bread service or refills to make up the fee. It was a real turn off for me and ruined and otherwise nice meal. I’ll NEVER go back because of it.

    Papillon'sResponded on July 31, 2022I apologize for your experience. We do post on our menu about the service charge. It seems that you are unaware of what has happened in the last year. Every ingredient and paper product sharply rose, some more than doubling. We have raised prices to compensate, however the costs were and are still rising at a rate that we could not keep up with. In the long run, it's cheaper for us to charge the credit card fee rather than to keep raising prices. Walmart is a billion dollar company, we are not.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great date night ☺️
  7. SB

    StevieB

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience! Courteous staff, great food! Drinks were good too! Will definitely be back- couldn’t fit in dessert!
  8. DD

    DebbieD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was awesome!! I will recommend this to all my friends!!!
  9. PB

    PeterB

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very enjoyable meal. Drinks good; service good; entrees very slow in coming out of the kitchen, but were hot upon arrival. Became a bit noisy when dining room filled.
  10. JR

    JRPEM

    New Orleans

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The moment we arrived, we were greeted, and then seated. We had a 7:15 reservation for 4. The service was wonderful. If we lifted our head to ask for something we needed, someone was right there. The food was great! We had the Lobster Ravioli as an appetizer. Excellent! I would highly recommend it. And of course, the Elefante, and a couple of veal and pasta dishes. They were all truly wonderful!! We are very happy to have a good Italian restaurant in town. We will definitely dine there again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance and food
  12. JA

    JackieA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great date night vibe. Kitchen got backed up but that just gave us more time to enjoy the night out!
  13. JR

    JudyR

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, another awesome experience!!!
  14. N

    Nola551

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Delicious, Wonderful service from Elizabeth. Papillon has a great team, keeping diners happy!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite new dining spot!
  16. PB

    PeterB

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Food excellent, drinks and wine really good, service good. A lot to choose from on the menu, and what we had was well prepared. Pricey, but backed up by quality ingredients and preparation. We’ll definitely return. A hidden gem in Old Mandeville.
  17. BM

    BrookeM

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. Highly recommend!
  18. LR

    LeahR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    What a disappointment this dining experience was for our special occasion. We were crammed into a table next to the wait station. Literally the worst table and you can see all the staff and junk in the back. After waiting an hour for our entrees, the crabmeat was bad in my dish. I sent it back and they they informed me they “agreed with me” and would take it off the bill. The rest of the food was unremarkable. The kicker is they charge you an extra 3% to use a credit card after still paying 70 for two appetizers and one entree. No alcohol in that tab. I hope they enjoyed getting the extra 3% Will never go back.
  19. RR

    RonnieR

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very flavorful food with lots of options. An affordable wine list good service! Much improved from previous owner!
  20. MD

    MichelleD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Wonderful cocktails. Wonderful experience.
  21. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband bday here and it was a dinning experience to remember. Everything was presented in a timely manner and taste outstanding. Best marinara ever! My husband is very particular when it comes to restaurants but he says he can’t wait to return to this one. Mr Papillon stopped at our table a couple of times to make sure everything was to our liking. Love this place!
  22. LR

    LaurienR

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Father’s Day lunch.
  23. ST

    SherriT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It could be so much better if the staff was trained appropriately for a fine dining restaurant. Our server was very nice, but missed the touches that would have made it feel like a nice restaurant. We waited almost an hour and a half for spaghetti and meatballs and veal parmigiana. My husband ate with no water or wine for an extended period. The server and (I assume) the manager were apologetic about the kitchen delay and did comp one of my drinks. The French 75 was good. The food was not bad, but not worth discussing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Father’s Day and it was fantastic — best chicken piccata around!
  25. TM

    TimM

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the ravioli appetizer, veal piccatta and veal Rosa Maria. Everything was delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Service was a little slow but worth the wait.
  27. AM

    AMO782

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Nice meal overall. We were disappointed in the service at first. The waitress did not greet us for quite some time and when she did she told us to order everything upfront. We asked why and she stated that the kitchen is slow. She was absolutely correct! Our reservation was at 7pm(party of 4) and we did not leave until 10:15pm. I’m all for a relaxing dining experience but this was a bit much, especially for what we ordered. The whole restaurant has about 10 tables. We ordered 2 appetizers, one side salad and pasta entrees for each of us. My husband was disappointed that they were out of the charcuterie plate but was pleased with his salad and lobster ravioli. I would try them again for the brunch but would not run back for dinner. Heads up! They charge a credit card fee. When we asked the waitress she replied “no comment”. I found it a bit tacky considering we had a $300 bill.
  28. DZ

    DavidZ

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a private dining table outside on the balcony it was so nice. The wait staff went out of their way to make our dining experience as nice as possible. The food was amazing we will be back.
  29. MB

    MikeB

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    If you’re gonna charge for credit card use, you should tell the customers. Half the table was served and five minutes later the rest of the table served and was cold.
  30. ED

    ErinD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and food were fantastic. We started at the bar downstairs (highly recommended) and then went upstairs to eat. We had the bruschetta, lobster ravioli, linguini with clams, and tiramisu. Everything was top-notch. I’d even venture to say this was the best lobster ravioli I’ve eaten. Excellent service with the owners checking in frequently. We will definitely be back.
  31. BE

    BigEasyBigAsh

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. We had the lasagna and veal piccata. Will definitely be back!
  32. SL

    SusanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was amazing! The service was fantastic, friendky and helpful. The food--words can't begin to describe how good it was. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!
  33. SH

    SarahH

    Shreveport

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We waited over an hour for our food, and our server did not communicate with us about why it was taking so long.

    Papillon'sResponded on May 23, 2022I apologize for the delay. It should have been communicated that on Fridays and Saturdays, it's usually a two hour dinner service. We make every dish to order and nothing (other than the Lasagna) is cooked ahead of time. We do pride ourselves on service and great food. I hope I get the chance to make it up to you next time.

  34. S

    Steve42448

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and very attentive staff. Nice surroundings.
  35. MG

    MrsG311

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our first trip here. The mussels were fantastic, the Papillon martini perfect, and a fabulous dinner to follow. Highly recommend for a great date night!
  36. ML

    MelanieL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was excellent! Our second time there and everything was so nice and the food was spectacular!
  37. g

    gpizzle

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Small and quaint restaurant with big flavor. Ambiance and price point excellent.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful dinner. Everything was authentic Italian flavors and fresh. Definitely a top favorite restaurant on Northshore.
  39. L

    Lasparky47

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been looking for somewhere to dine after 11 am church on Sundays… this fits the billl on all levels!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Papillon's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (985) 624-2597.

Papillon's is rated 4.7 stars by 71 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Papillon's

690 Lafitte St, Mandeville, LA 70448-5200

Additional information

  • Cross street

    on the corner of Lafitte St. and Woodrow St.

  • Neighborhood

    Mandeville

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, French, European

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Merritt

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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