Lyon and the Alps Restaurants

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  • 1. 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

  • 2. 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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. Christian Têtedoie

    $$$$ | Fourvière | French

    Star chef Christian Têtedoie's rocked the culinary world when, after 20 years, he shuttered his Michelin-starred gastronomic temple to open...Read More

  • 16. Daniel & Denise

    $$ | Vieux Lyon | French

    Among other honors, chef Joseph Viola has distinguished himself by creating a world-champion pâté en croûte (foie gras in a pastry crust)...Read More

  • 17. L'Ame Soeur

    $$ | Vieux Lyon | French

    Just behind the Palais de Justice, this little néo-bistrot (think comfortable vibe but contemporary design) has a €22 prix-fixe formule ...Read More

  • 18. L'Étage

    $$$ | Presqu'île | French

    Hidden over Place des Terreaux, this semisecret upstairs dining room in a former silk-weaving loft prepares some of Lyon's finest and most daring...Read More

  • 19. L'Ouest

    $$ | Seafood

    Set in a stylish industrial loft-style space in a quiet neighborhood on the banks of the River Saône, L'Ouest's sun-drenched interior and beautiful...Read More

  • 20. La Famille

    $$ | La Croix Rousse | French

    As the name would suggest, family photographs adorn the walls of this low-key bistro high on the Croix Rousse hillside. The simple cuisine tends...Read More

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