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Paris Restaurants

Aux Lyonnais

  • 32 rue St-Marc Map It
  • Opéra/Grands Boulevards

Updated 02/19/2014

Fodor's Review

With a passion for the old-fashioned bistro, Alain Ducasse resurrected this 1890s gem by appointing a terrific young chef to oversee the short, frequently changing, and reliably delicious menu of Lyonnais specialties. Dandelion salad with crisp potatoes, bacon, and a poached egg; watercress soup poured over parsleyed frogs' legs; and fluffy quenelles de brochet (pike-perch dumplings) show he is no bistro dilettante. The decor hews to tradition, too, with a zinc

bar, an antique coffee machine, and original turn-of-the-20th-century woodwork. There's a limited-choice lunch menu for €32, but the cacophonous dining room is jammed with traders from nearby Bourse. Tables turn relatively quickly, so despite the gorgeous setting this is not a spot for a romantic meal.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

32 rue St-Marc, 2e, Paris, 75002, France

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Phone:

/01–42–96–65–04

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun., Mon., and 3 wks in Aug. No lunch Sat.
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/19/2014

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