Papillon 25 spreads its wings in South Orange

by Teresa Politano/For The Star-Ledger

Panache is not a word to be cast about frivolously. It's rare to find something that truly fits the definition, something stylishly confident, with real flair and verve.

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From the New York Times "...Stylish, stunning room with intimacy and grandeur". The Times continues "The Cajun chicken brochettes were juicy and full flavored. Tuna sashimi, with a seared peppery crust, was a fine specimen" "The real desserts were especially moist, cinnamon scented brioche bread pudding" Our cuisine is an infusion of French, Italian, and American cuisine. Award winning and Master Chef Yanick Ranieri, has created an array of unique sauces, and gourmet dishes for your dining pleasure. More than 70 martinis and over 500 wines are offered to compliment any dining experience. On and off premises custom catering.


By Cody Kendall

A fusion of French, Italian, American, Asian, Caribbean and New Orleans cuisine, with a few soul food touches, offers something for a wide range of tastes and pocketbooks.


Dining Out
It's love at First Bite
South Orange's Papillon 25
By Grace Russell, A Real Crowd pleaser.

"Adding it's presence to the dining renanissance taking place in South Orange, Papillon 25 shines as one of the most upscale and popular village newcomers."

Suburban Essex Magazine - 2005


Ca Cao

Choculat de Courverture
Papillon 25
Best Dessert
The Art of Chocolate


North Essex Chamber of Commerce
Taste of Essex 2006
Awarded Best Overall



Lions International
"Great Chefs Night"
Papillon 25
Best Appetizer
April 24, 2006