Top 10 restaurants in Lyon, France

August 7, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lyon has 2,000 years of history imprinted on its streets (yes, the cobblestone kind). Explore this history in Vieux Lyon (one of Europe's most extensive Renaissance neighborhoods) and Lyon's two Roman amphitheatres, which still stage rock concerts today. It's no wonder Lyon is a popular area for travelers, with its dynamic university, first-class shopping, antique markets, vibrant theatre and music festivals, and a range of interesting museums, such as the International Puppet Museum and the Museum of Miniatures and Film Sets. (When we say "interesting," we mean it.)
Things to do in Lyon

1. L'inaTTendu

95 rue Bossuet, 69006, Lyon, France Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$432 +33 4 37 24 13 44
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 374 reviews

L'inaTTendu

Reviewed By FordPrefectII - Metz, France

Service was good and the atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely. Waiting time was not long before we had our orders taken and were served.
Dishes were beautifully presented, that much I will say. However the was disappointed by the lack of originality of the dishes on offer, and found the beef tataki too salty while the sardines were tasteless. The quantity was also on the "light" side so it was a meal of 50% bread. For the price paid, it wasn't really good value for money.
Having eaten in many gastronomic restaurants this one was okay but truly nothing stellar.

2. Le Musee

2 rue des Forces, 69002, Lyon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 4 78 37 71 54
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Le Musee

Reviewed By FoodTraveller2016 - Canton of Valais, Switzerland

This typical lyonnaise restaurant makes you „think“ when you read the menu at first. There are many cuts of meat or offal on the menu you would not naturally go for at first sight. Take my advice and be bold! Go for it and expect to be truly surprised! Just about everything I ate was to the point, super tasty and delicious. Don‘t be taken back by some of the service personelle either. It seems to be „cool“ here to be a bit „offish“. I know this from Cologne where I was born. It‘s about attitude, style but also humor. Relax, laugh and enjoy this place. It‘s truly „real“!

3. Au 14 Fevrier Vieux Lyon

6 rue Mourguet, 69005, Lyon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 4 78 92 91 39
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

Au 14 Fevrier Vieux Lyon

Reviewed By QuentinYoknapatawpha - Yoknapatawpha

We visited several Michelin starred restaurants in Lyon. This was easily the best. The food was superb. There is a standard menu of eight courses (plus a plentiful supply of amuse bouches). Every one of them was first rate, a beautiful mix of classic French and Asian influences. Every one of them was also amazingly inventive. The atmospheres was warm and intimate. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. And the whole experience was without the pretension of the other restaurants we visited in Lyon (even though those other restaurants were, in our opinion, not nearly as interesting or good).
My wife and I have visited Michelin starred restaurants in many countries. This was among the very best.
If you are spending only one night in Lyon and love fine dining, go here. But take care to book well in advance. The restaurant is tiny and the news about its status at the top of the list of Lyon restaurants is starting to spread.

4. L'Instant Fromage

31 rue Sainte Helene, 69002, Lyon, France Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$16 - HK$243 +33 4 78 92 93 54
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 478 reviews

L'Instant Fromage

Reviewed By Crazycat

We visited here on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The selection of cheeses was awesome, meats were delicious and service was fabulous! The cheeses were all labelled and came with a tasty accompaniment to bring out the flavour of the cheese. We had things like Apricots, Pumpkin Seeds, Crispy Onion and Chocolate. The taste when you ate them with the extras were incredible.
The wine recommendations were spot on and the dessert was amazing. We chose the Cafe Gourmand and had a mini Pear Clafoutis, Lemon Curd Pud and an Apple Cake. All homemade and all delicious!
The service was excellent too - the guy who served us also gave us a top recommendation for a restaurant we went to in the evening and it was also fabulous!
You must visit!

5. La Bouteillerie

9 rue de la Martiniere | 1er Arrondissement, 69001, Lyon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating French, Wine Bar Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$110 - HK$212 +33 6 60 99 35 27
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 256 reviews

La Bouteillerie

Reviewed By Cayle C

My girlfriend and myself came here on our last night in Lyon. Christoph was extremely nice and gave us great information about where to go on our backpacking adventure. His food was delicious and the wine selection was even better. This is a must go in Lyon.

6. L'Archange

6 rue Hippolyte Flandrin, 69001, Lyon, France Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol French, European Dinner, Late Night +33 4 78 28 32 26
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 898 reviews

L'Archange

Reviewed By aender - Chicago

I really can't say enough about our experience. From the food to the service, from start to finish it was a fabulous experience. I'm not going to go into each item we had but I will say that every time they place a new item on our table my wife and I would just look at it first to appreciate the creativity. This is a must for anyone who knows food.

7. Le boeuf d'argent

29 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner +33 4 78 38 11 20
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 401 reviews

Le boeuf d'argent

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Reviewed By Stuart R - Ottawa, Canada

We had dinner here twice in January and wanted to return on this trip. If anything, the meal was better than we remembered. The presentation was super and everything was so fresh and enticing. Odile, the chef's wife, is so welcoming. We felt like we were coming home again. Such warmth. The place was so busy but she took the time to help us with everything and made she me wonderful suggestions. You REALLY must eat here but reserve early. It is very busy, justifiably.

8. Burgundy Lounge

24 quai Saint Antoine, 69002, Lyon, France Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$283 - HK$918 +33 4 72 04 04 51
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 628 reviews

Burgundy Lounge

Reviewed By MajaBos1966 - Toronto, Canada

I enjoyed this dinner so much that I might go to Lyon again just for this reason. The service was absolutely fabulous and food was beyond amazing. We had difficulty choosing the wine but they helped us (the book with wine list is huge and it only has names of families and no explanation about the wine- so help was needed for us). The restaurant itself has great setting.

9. le Neuvieme Art

173 rue Cuvier, 69006, Lyon, France Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$824 - HK$1,405 +33 4 72 74 12 74
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 540 reviews

le Neuvieme Art

Reviewed By Jerome_FR - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Wondering how to spend a privileged moment with the ones you love? Search no more, here is your home.
Low key, indistinguishable from the outside, if you don't know it is there, you won't see it.
And the kitchen is all about that: subtile, delicate and unpretentious, even playful.
Service is net, Sommelier full of respect for the kitchen and Maître d'hôtel doing everything for you to have the moment you expect.
3 Amuse bouche to start the meal, first one being an unforgettable sardine.
Chef Roure is surprising, mixing textures and flavors on his own harmony. Each ingredient hold is own power, you feel them individually or mix them infinitely.
5 dishes meal with wine arrangement is the only option you want to make.
I hope there were a 10 dishes options and we can sit and eat for hours, feeling and enjoying every bite of a single gastronomical experience!
Thanking you for an everlasting moment.

10. La Gamelle de Montchat

29 cours Richard Vitton, 69003, Lyon, France Wheelchair Accessible French Lunch, Dinner +33 6 22 35 29 11
Excellent
79%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 105 reviews

La Gamelle de Montchat

Reviewed By Frinni - London, United Kingdom

The menu changes almost on a daily basis depending on what's available and the table set warns you thatthe food is not gluten-free, nut-free, taste-free... This is French cuisine like it's supposed to be. Heart-warming and fulfilling your every needs. I loved it and I have recommended it ever since.

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