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Le Papillon

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410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
+1 408-296-3730
Today
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:00
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing. Expect to spend a couple hundred at least - it is worth it though. The service is amazing, very knowledgeable and happy to help. The food was exquisite and the combinations were on point. The serving sizes were just right. Overall, a great, romantic experience hidden in a building without much character on the outside.

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Thank Andrew V
Santa Clara, California
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We tried this restaurant for dinner and had the 5 course meal - while all dishes were really delicious (the seared foie-grois is a must) and service was really good, the ambiance was a bit of a letdown. It was raining and there is no covered parking nor valet which is a bit disappointing considering we had to get quite... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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288 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I hadn't been to Le Papillon in years. I remember it as being very classical and stuffy. They have updated their menu and it is excellent. At $85 for a four course meal it is expensive but not for this quality food. The chef served several amuse bouche delights and the red deer meat was excellent. It is known for... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

2nd time back and frankly we were wondering why haven't been sooner. Everything was excellent, nice romantic ambiance, delicious food, ample portions, excellent value ($85/person prix menu. Restaurant is located in a safe, but "out of place" neighborhood, but don't let that stop you, everything's great.

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Thank Greg P
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

I have dined at Le Papillon many times over the past few years - the food was always good but the service was always so-so. Lately, however, the service has degraded noticeably, particularly with the management. I'm now wondering if it would be better to no longer frequent Le Papillon and instead dine elsewhere. We went for my wife's birthday... More 

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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Celebrated a birthday at Le Papillon, best French food in San Jose. The service was friendly, quick, with plenty of staff to cover the tables. They added about 5 additional small tastings of great items in addition to the fixed price menu items. The sauces on our various dishes were wonderful. However, a few even overpowered the main ingredient on... More 

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Thank Dan R
San Francisco, California
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152 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

They hit this one out of the stratosphere!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG . Go there and just wait for the MAGIC to begin. It was so incredible, we cant wait to go back. The ambiance, the service, the wine, and oh that miraculous food, BRILLANT!!!!! Michelin star here it comes. It's that GOOD and more!

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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The owners are amazing they smile when you walk in great quality and food. Way better than any Starbucks or coffee place I have ever been to.

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Hollister, California
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Excellent service, Corey was our waitperson and was so very helpful and generous with his time. The food was outstanding. There were six of us and everyone's meal was perfection! Can't wait to return!!

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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86 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I had visited this place some weeks ago. Now it was time for the big party (70 people). The organization upfront (including the seating) was easy and well assisted, although finally there were some last minute changes due to lack of fresh products. When we arrived the cocktails and finger food were served on the fly. Settlig down we found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
  • Public Transportation: Bus
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-296-3730

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?