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Le Papillon

410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
+1 408-296-3730
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pear salad” (9 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“tenderloin” (7 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
French, Contemporary
410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

To start, the food here is amazing. I had the pan roasted beef tenderloin with maitake mushrooms, potato gratin and bone marrow and it was excellent. What was really amazing, however, was the service. Apparently there was a delay in getting menus to my husband...More

Thank TeacherandTravelerCA
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Le Papillion prior to attending the Bette Midler concert. The staff knew we needed to leave at a certain time and they made sure our food was out in a timely fashion, yet not rushed. Staff also went above...More

Thank CaseyJ469
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We have tried both the tasting menu with wine pairing which was fantastic and worth the steep price however we did not get the wine advertised as they had run out and the a la Carte menu which is ,reasonable. Both highly enjoyable and we...More

Thank Rusby1
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I thought this was supposed to be the best French restaurant in San Jose. I went with my husband for a rare date night. It was so sad and disappointing. The best things we ate were the soup and the free cracker they give you...More

1  Thank Unellie
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This restaurant has been the standard for a special occasion dinner out for many years. It's consistency over the years really says much for it (we've all seen the next best thing restaurant come & go). From food to service it is a lovely experience,...More

1  Thank C N
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Wow, once in a lifetime dining experience! The food was absolutely stunning and very delicious, and the wine pairings were spot on. Not a weekly destination for sure, but on a very special occasion, go here and be pampered by the super attentive staff and...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Went for the holidays with my father in law and husband. The service was attentive and welcoming from the moment we stepped in the door. The meal was exquisite. The amuse bouche selections were incredible. I can't think of the last time I had a...More

Thank CAndrewSemon
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We went there and expect to have a wonderful dinning experience, and we did. The appetizers are beautifully prepared and the entree was delicious. Service was excellent and the wine list is extensive.

Thank David P
Reviewed 24 January 2015

Enjoyed a truly special dinner for a birthday. We had a selection of dishes created by Chef Scott. An array of flavorful, unique, creative and beautiful dishes. Surprisingly not discussed in the same breath as Manresa, French Laundry etc. which Le Papillon certainly deserves. Perhaps...More

1  Thank 927EricB
Reviewed 14 January 2015 via mobile

As a gift, some good friends took us to Le Papillon to celebrate a big life event. It was a great time and we had a great time catching up with wonderful appetizers and a deliciously satisfying entree. I decided on the foie gras which...More

1  Thank travlkat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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