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Le Papillon

$$$$French,
410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
+1 408-296-3730
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (11 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“tenderloin” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Contemporary
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-1332
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here at least eight times. It always has provided suave service, high quality French style meals, and an excellent and fairly priced wine list.

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been so long since we've been to Le Papillon that we don't even remember what year it was. I suspect is was around 1990! If it was so great, what kept us from returning? After dining there last week, I really can't think of...More

Thank CalifTravelerOne
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We live in San Francisco, so not strangers to exceptional dining but we were blown away by this place. The service was attentive but never felt we were being hovered over. The ambiance is peaceful, quiet and relaxing although admittedly, we were seated in the...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

As a treat for my birthday while in San Jose, CA, three of us went to Le Papillion for dinner. My brother suggested sports coat as appropriate attire. This is an elegant yet comfortable restaurant of fine dining. The appetizers, linguine and prawns and pan...More

Thank Mjhawaii
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

In town for a small business meeting and this restaurant is fabulous It's formal without being stuffy and the food is out of this world First they offer apps to die for - then a delicious Dungeness crab soufflé - then a delicious salad and...More

Thank Luckydog17
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Wonderful dining experience. It takes a real chef to prepare scallops perfectly. A rare talent. Papillon did it. Not sure if I know anyone else who I could trust to do it. Sommelier at Papillon has some very great discoveries on the wine list, that...More

Thank DarthAnonymous
Reviewed 19 June 2017

3.5 stars if I could for the service. But I'll settle on 4 because the food was so good. Outstanding, everything was simply outstanding -- that's what my wife said, and she was correct. Started with 3 amuse bouche, which were wonderful. Followed by terrific...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 2 June 2017

While in San Jose, my wife and I dined at Le Papillon to celebrate our anniversary. What a find! We want to go back. The décor was beautiful and welcoming, giving the feel of elegant French country dining. Our staff was amazingly attentive, knowledgeable, gracious,...More

Thank DCBart2016
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A beautiful marriage of décor and food. Attention is given to every detail and the food arrives both delicious and well plated. A quiet place for conducting business or celebrating a special occasion. Harkens to the olden days when you dressed for dinner and got...More

Thank citraf
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Went there for an anniversary. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Highly recommend for anyone looking for an upsacale meal.

Thank bubba65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
French, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
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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