Papilles

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36 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
East Village standby Papilles is a purveyor of fine French dining, helmed by Chef Andrea Calstier. Classically trained in France and formerly of multiple Michelin-starred restaurants, he has created an innovative menu using inspirations and ingredients from around the world which he calls “cuisine vagabonde.”. In addition to the food, Papilles boasts a scene: thanks to an open kitchen, guests are treated to direct views of the chef, from their velvet, royal blue seats.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal and wine pairings. Agnolotti was outstanding.

K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They did a very nice job helping us celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Would recommend and will go again!

r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious, wine pairing was perfect and waiters were very nice

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fabulous and the service was just perfect. It was a memorable anniversary dinner for sure. We'll be back soon!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible value for a 5 star meal in nyc

DL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic food & service, though a bit small

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this restaurant and come here for all our special occasions. The food is creative, spectacular and divinely delicious. It is small and intimate and feels like you’re dining with a wonderful — and talented!!! — French family. It’s a gem!

m
New York Area
219 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a very charming place with a tasty and beautifully served prixe fixe tasting menu with three, four and five course options. The service is excellent and the food really good. Interesting mixes of flavors and ingredients. They are also very helpful if there are allergies. The wine list is not very extensive, mostly French, but quite adequate. It is also possible to have a wine pairing with the prixe fixe tasting menu It is quite small so the noise level is generally low which is a huge bonus. I would certainly return.

f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were amazing!!!!

B
New York Area
818 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Amazing food! Know that the choices are limited, really limited. We'll definitely return.

e
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience! Gourmet French food without all the butter. We had such an amazing experience - service was wonderful. Will return soon!

5
Hawaii
70 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Papilles is a restaurant with an extremely small and narrow dining area. There are 10-two top tables that can be rearranged to accommodate larger parties. The restaurant's decor is rather plain which affects the ambiance; however, when it comes to food and service the restaurant scores 5-stars. The dinner is offered prix fixe with a choice of three, five or seven courses. No matter how many courses you select, the food is delicious. Each course is beautifully presented and the food is delicious. There were three servers that provided courteous and excellent service to all diners. I highly recommend Papilles to anyone looking for an upscale delicious dining experience.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant provided an experience just as if it were in France. Every bite of every course was perfection. The agnolotti was feather light and intensely flavored. The lamb chops could be cut with a fork. The strawberries were perfectly ripe. The selection of wines was well chosen.

MC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The space is modern, minimal, and tiny - made for millennials - not a 70th b'day dinner. But the food and service won us over. Lovely meal.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The cocktail, pampolamousse, a terrific, subtle use of grapefruit juice. The five course dinner is worth every penny. The interweaving of flavors in each dish makes one realize French cuisine remains the gold standard for food. Served European style with time between the courses for conversation and relishing what you just ate. The wine pairing is worth the extra money. They were spot on for each dish.

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Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Tasting menu options provide good value and opportunity.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quaint, excellent food, great service. Highly recommend this little gem of a restaurant.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service & attention to details
Creative, well presented & tasty food
A very good experience

U
Los Angeles
122 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in the country with an incredible focus on ingredients, service and creativity. We enjoyed the five course tasting menu and the leek tart was an excellent first course followed by tuna ribbons that were so fresh they had to be hours old. The fish and veal courses were light and flavorful and the desserts though limited were equally delicious.

This is a true jewel and we wish the owners great success

F
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It’s a trendy little understated place serving light phenomenal well orchestrated both in flavor and presentation kind of modern French food.

It’s a Lilliput place with a Goliath superb flavor. I would rather eat here than the pretentious super expensive place. I will go back and definitely noted in my list of go to restaurant.

FK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is absolutely amazing and worthy of at least a Micheling star. From the cocktails to the cooking and the wine, no restaurant I went to so far beats the experience, especially at this price entry!! Thank you for yet another amazing evening Papilles!

k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Interesting cocktails, good wine. The food was fantastic. We did the five-course tasting menu and ordered cocktails and wine a la carte. Really overall one of the best meals we've had in the neighborhood in quite a while. Very attentive (but not hovering) service also. All around, a real gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Food and service!

HW
New York Area
954 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A shoestring ambiance in which excellent food is served at generous prices. Choices are limited but options change every few weeks. Vaux le voyage.

k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Creative food, wonderful service! Tiny but lovely.

M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return for more!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Papilles est une excellente adresse que je conseille vivement. Un accueil chaleureux des plats très fins pour une excellente soirée. À refaire lors de notre prochaine visite

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JS
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend and I dined at Papilles for the first time on Saturday and opted for 4 course tasting menu. We had Leak(appetizer), Striped bass (main) and Lamb (main), followed by Clementine for dessert. Portions were not small for tasting menu. So, we took one of the desserts to go. We were very impressed with every dish. Each dish was beautifully presented, perfectly prepared and all ingredients tasted so fresh. We also loved the sauce that came with each dish. Chef is extremely talented. Cocktail was just as creative and equally beautifully presented and tasty. Service is efficient and friendly. We just made another reservation to go back in 4 weeks. Papilles definitely stays on our list of favorite restaurants and we cannot wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place!

J
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Can’t say enough good things about this place. We were four people celebrating one’s birthday. Everyone LOVE LOVE LOVED all the dishes.
Better than the food at Le Bernadin. Perfectly prepared. And no pretension. Service was SO friendly and relaxed. No attitude here.
Thank you Papilles for one of the best meals I’ve ever had. My tastebuds are so happy!
Please don’t ever change the way you do things there. You are a very special place. Perfect.

t
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! Everything was delicate, light, and savory. Another wonderful time and meal. They didn't disappoint yet again. Each and every visit, I've brought new friends and they've all been equally as wowed by the food as I've been. Can't say enough other than book a reservation stat and see for experience it for yourselves!

OT
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful experience ! When papilles gets it’s three stars from the New York Times I hope they will save us a table. Ambiance is informal ; food and service anything but...looking forward to next visit

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner here on New Year’s Eve and it was a great experience. Cozy atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic food full of surprises.

1
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific, charming little restaurant. From the amuse-bouche to the dessert, everything was beautifully prepared and graciously served. Good wines by the glass. The owners never hover but are always nearby — very French. Highly recommend it.

s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

fantastic! every dish felt spiritual, that's how delicious everything was. well portioned, beautiful execution, great wine list, very friendly and thorough service without being brash or making you feel rushed. can't recommend enough!

Papilles
Responded on 10 December 2018

Thank you very much.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

What a neighborhood gem! WOW! Amazing food, great service and no pretense makes this a bistro I will definitely be returning to ASAP

Papilles
Responded on 10 December 2018

Thank you very much.

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