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This Moroccan restaurant has the great advantage of being able to welcome its customers into magnificent surroundings; you will feel like you are in Marrakesh. You can even eat seated on the ground for an added dose of authenticity (this is not compulsory). The specialties are chicken with almonds, onion and raisin couscous, and oven baked fish tajine. The menu isn't very large, but everything on it is delicious.
Léon de Lyon is a chic place to grab a gourmet lunch or romantic dinner either outside on their sunny patio or inside in their red-themed dining area. The decor inside is Parisian-influenced with elegant red leather chairs and large banquettes with white linens adorning the tables and artwork covering the walls. The exterior is ivy-covered and small tables line the outside wall attracting passersby as they smell the gourmet cheese plates and delicious wine. Walk in for a shot of classic Lyonnaise dishes like the Gougeres au Saint-Marcellin, Quenelles de brochet and Perdu et Doree au Miel, that never fail to be an absolute delight for the taste-buds.
If you like to experience the gastronomy of the entire world, then rush to Alyssaar. This is a Syrian restaurant which is quite rare in the area—all the more reason to come and dine here. The food is good and the prices are very competitive. Menu choices include beef with cherries, marinated chicken kebabs and hummus. This dining experience is truly a refreshing change from the usual French fare.
You might just miss this gem if it weren't for the brightly painted exterior in red. Tucked away in an old building on a quiet street in Vieux Lyon, Les Fines Gueules serves traditional Lyonnaise food with endless charm and warmth. The restaurant is divided into two spaces, upstairs and downstairs, and is kitted out with cozy interiors and soft lighting. A large communal table occupies the space upstairs, welcoming large groups and families. Once seated at the table, the restaurant will start you off with a bread basket and an assortment of cooked meats. Order the set menu with wine for a more cheaper option, although a la carte is available too. The poached egg preparation and the terrine in particular are highly recommended.
Located North of Lyon, L'Auberge de Fond Rose is a popular place for family get-togethers, weddings, and special events. With two dining areas, including a picturesque terrace filled with flowers overlooking a beautiful garden and a romantic interior dining room, the restaurant attracts an elite crowd of locals and travelers looking to escape the city. As for the food, the seasonal French delicacies on offer will not only your tantalize your taste buds but will leave you content and satisfied. Reservations are recommended.