One of our favorite places from the “modern” category of Parisian restaurants. We like Papillon because it’s creative but not as pretentious as some of the bistronomy style of places around town that often feel stiff and overconfident. Papillon is somewhat upscale but it’s also relaxed, and while the menu here is constantly changing, we’ve yet to walk away disappointed. The only thing we don’t love is the location in the 17th, which is a bit of a trek from anything else you want to be doing. We typically head east after dinner for a drink at Le Syndicat or Danico.
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