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Papillon's, Mandeville, LA

Papillon's

4.7
4.7
53 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 2 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,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:00 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 53 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

    Neighborhood Gem

  • New Orleans / Louisiana

    Italian

  • Northshore

    Most Booked

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  1. RR

    RonnieR

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    MichelleD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Wonderful cocktails. Wonderful experience.
  3. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  4. LR

    LaurienR

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Father’s Day lunch.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. AM

    AMO782

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.

  16. S

    Steve42448

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and very attentive staff. Nice surroundings.
  17. 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!
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. L

    Lasparky47

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Prepare for an evening at the restaurant as dinner was about 3 hours for appetizers, dinner, and dessert.
  24. TR

    TiffanyR

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exquisite and the ambiance was quaint and quiet. We did eat very late though.
  25. D

    Diner27

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and service.
  26. N

    Nola551

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal. Great service.
  27. SM

    StephenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice restaurant with very good service. The prices were fair & affordable. The food was delicious. I had the Redfish Mediterranean, which was excellent. The serving size (fish & pasta) were large. Wife had the special, Salmon. She said it was outstanding and cooked to perfection. Would definitely go again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    04/23/23. Delightful evening! Food delicious and the timing between appetizers, salads and entrees was perfect as well as our server, Brooke. Loved that we could still enjoy Gio’s great marinara sauce on familiar dishes. Ambiance perfect and upscaled overall. Strongly recommended.
  29. 3

    30alocal

    Tallahassee

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Easter! First time here. Immediately met with a high level of noise because of large tables surrounding our table of 2. Should have asked to be moved, but it was Easter, lots of families dining. Beet salad, lasagne, Caesar salad, delicious sandwich and cocktails. All very good!!! Just too loud this particular day. Will definitely be back and be wary of seating in this small venue.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch was amazing!
  31. b

    beebeck

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best restaurant in the area! Exceptional food and service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, attentive service
  33. RH

    RonH

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beyond the wonderful food, the staff and owners go above and beyond expectations to treat you like an invited guest in their home! Anesthesia kept secret in Mandeville! Ron and Barbara Hamilton
  34. c

    captain

    New Orleans

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit. Great atmosphere, service, menu selections, etc. A real Old Mandeville gem. We will definitely return.
  35. AW

    AmyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful surprise! Incredible food - every dish was delicious!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great food and great service!
  37. b

    beebeck

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You won’t find a better restaurant in this area! Food is the best you can get, drinks spectacular, service impeccable and constant improvements to the facility! Papillon bends over backwards to please, along with his staff! Amazing experience!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were first time customers. Thank you to the Chef/Owner noticing we were having issues with our food without us asking. The staff and him made everything right. I can’t wait to make my next reservation. The food and dessert were outstanding.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Everything from the ambiance, to the service, the perfect cocktails and the food. OMG the food!!! If you’ve not tried this lil gem you need to asap!! Our new fav place
  40. MN

    MichaelN

    New Orleans

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food in a nice location. Brooke, our waitress was delightful and very attentive. The bar service for our cocktails was slow with the cocktails coming after our appetizers. Will definitely come back.

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 53 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 2 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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