Fodor's Expert Review Le Passe Temps

$$$$ Lyon Modern French Fodor's Choice

Korean chef Younghoon Lee brings a pared-down aesthetic to both his stylishly spare dining room and a menu of exciting, imaginative dishes that has made this one of Lyon's most sought-after tables. The house Champagne-and-yuzu aperitif is a perfect send-off for a scintillating starter of pressed foie gras and smoked eel, followed by monkfish in a crayfish-and-shiitake bouillon or Wagyu beef with sweet onion puree and crispy hazelnut tuiles. For dessert, an ethereal almond cake with poached pear and cider ice cream is almost too good to be true. With an inspired list of small-producer wines and a well-priced five-course prix-fixe dinner menu (€68), there's plenty to discover.

Modern French Sophisticated Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice $$$$

Quick Facts

52 rue Tronchet
Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes  69006, France

04--72--82--90--14

www.lepassetemps-restaurant.com

Known For:
  • One Michelin star
  • Beautiful presentation
  • Great wine list filled with small producers
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon., Reservations essential

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