Fodor's Expert Review La Mère Brazier

$$$$ Lyon French Fodor's Choice

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 honored gastronomy pioneer Eugénie Brazier—the founder of nouvelle cuisine and the first woman to gain three Michelin stars in 1933—by opening a restaurant in her former space. A winner of the coveted Meilleur Ouvrier de France prize, Viannay continues to experiment with taste, textures, and ingredients in this carefully restored and recently remodeled traditional house. He describes the menu as "mixed" between completely modern cuisine and "Mère Brazier recipes revisited" such as the poularde de Bresse demi-deuil (Bresse poultry in "half mourning," that is, with black truffles under the breast skin).

French Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

12 rue Royale
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  69001, France


Known For:
  • Upscale authentic Lyon dining
  • Pricey but worth it
  • Bresse chicken with black truffles under the skin
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends, Reservations essential

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