There's really no competition. Le Papillon is Silicon Valley's definitive French restauraurant. Once inside, mid-town traffic feels a million miles away. And the food presentation matches up to the restaurant's namesake, seen in butterfly portraits around the room. Full bar.
When owner Mike Mashayekh opened Le Papillon in 1977, he had one thing in mind: creating one of the finest restaurants in the Bay Area. Mission accomplished. A whole generation of techies has grown up on this fine French cuisine.
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