Lyon and the Alps Restaurants

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  • 1. Auberge de Père Bise

    $$$$ | French

    For those who've never dined in one of France's grand old restaurants, this would be a fine start. In a century-old chalet-inn in the tiny village...Read More

  • 2. Comptoir Abel

    $$ | Presqu'île | French

    About 400 years old, this charming house is one of Lyon's most frequently filmed and photographed taverns. Simple wooden tables in wood-panel...Read More

  • 3. Flocons de Sel

    $$$$ | French

    Emmanuel Renaut's Flocons de Sel ("flakes of salt"), located in Leutaz, brings new meaning to the world of haute cuisine—and, even with the...Read More

  • 4. Georges Blanc

    $$$$ | French

    In the village of Vonnas, a simple 19th-century inn with 30 rooms full of antique country furniture doubles as one of the greatest gastronomic...Read More

  • 5. L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges

    $$$$ | French

    Whether Paul Bocuse—who kick-started nouvelle cuisine back in the 1970s and became a superstar in the process—is here or not, the legendary...Read More

  • 6. La Mère Brazier

    $$$$ | Presqu'île | French

    This is a legendary location in Lyon—even more so now that Mathieu Viannay, one of the top names in the city's contemporary cuisine scene, has...Read More

  • 7. La Pyramide

    $$$$ | French

    Back when your grandmother's grandmother was making the grand tour, La Pyramide was "le must." Fernand Point had perfected haute cuisine for...Read More

  • 8. Le 1920

    $$$$ | French

    Part of the beautiful Domaine du Mont d'Arbois, Le 1920 offers an ultra-refined menu of classics updated to reflect modern tastes and using...Read More

  • 9. Le Garet

    $$ | Presqu'île | French

    From quenelles to the house favorite, andouillettes, this is the perfect primer in bouchon fare. The cozy and joyful atmosphere is, perhaps...Read More

  • 10. Le Neuvième Art

    $$$$ | Brotteaux | French

    Christophe Roure, who earned his chops with the likes of Bocuse and Gagnaire, opened his smashing new restaurant in 2014 and had two Michelin...Read More

  • 11. Le Passe Temps

    $$ | Brotteaux | French

    Korean chef Younghoon Lee brings a pared-down aesthetic to both his stylishly spare dining room and a menu of exciting, imaginative dishes that...Read More

  • 12. Ô Vins d'Anges

    $ | La Croix Rousse | Wine Bar

    He's an indefatigable champion of small-producer wines, and you'd have to be a stone not to be swept up in Sébastien Milleret's passion. But...Read More

  • 13. Prairial

    $$ | Presqu'île | French

    Culinary innovation runs deep in this food-centric city, and Gaëton Gentil is the latest young chef to shake things up, with a fruit-and-vegetable...Read More

  • 14. Takao Takano

    $$$ | Part-Dieu | French

    After barely a year on his own, Takao Takano's eponymous restaurant earned off-the-charts accolades and a coveted Michelin star for his imaginative...Read More

  • 15. Au 14 Février

    $$$ | Vieux Lyon | French

    Cupid's arrows don't quite account for the rapturous reviews garnered by Tsuyoshi Arai in his tiny chocolate box of a restaurant. The young...Read More

  • 16. Brasserie Georges

    $$ | Perrache | French

    This inexpensive brasserie at the south end of Rue de la Charité is one of the city's largest and oldest, founded in 1836 and housed in a palatial...Read More

  • 17. Café de la Table Ronde

    $ | French

    The second-oldest café in France, this was a favorite haunt of Henri Beyle (aka Stendhal) as well as the spot where Choderlos de Laclos sought...Read More

  • 18. Café des Fédérations

    $ | Presqu'île | French

    For 80 years this sawdust-strewn café with homey red-check tablecloths has reigned as one of the city's leading bouchons; however, it may have...Read More

  • 19. Café du Jura

    $ | Presqu'île | French

    The gateau de foies de volaille aux raviolis (chicken-liver ravioli) is a masterpiece at this eatery founded in 1864. Game and steak dishes...Read More

  • 20. Chez Hugon

    $$ | Presqu'île | French

    One of the city's top-rated insider spots, this typical bouchon with the de rigueur red-check tablecloths sits behind the Musée des Beaux-Arts...Read More

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