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This time-honored bistro at the corner of rue Merciere exudes a charming vibe, with its 1900s decor and classic French elegance. Adding to the charm is its culinary prowess, reflected in the traditional Lyonnaise dishes that bring many a celebrity here. Unpretentious and cozy, Le Bistrot de Lyon is most well-known for its Pie with sweetbread and Foie Gras. Set menus are also available at decent prices. The restaurant also has a lovely outdoor area under its front awning during the summers, perfect for a view of the streets and for idle people-watching.
Tucked away on the first floor of the Musee des Beaux-Arts, this quaintly decorated alfresco restaurant provides a charming dining experience. Les Terrasses Saint-Pierre is set in an open space, replete with cozy armchairs and coffee tables, as well as wrought-iron chairs and parasols that shelter you from the summer sun. This serene cafe serves contemporary light French cuisine that includes dishes such as Marinated Mackerel with raspberry vinegar and Beef Cheek Terrine with pickles.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Les Arcades SMLXL is a lively French bistro and cocktail bar serving up toothsome French grub and a choice of chilled libations. A breezy terrace dining area is one of its key highlights, even as it attracts diners from far and wide during all seasons of the year. Les Arcades offers an extensive menu of aperitifs, popular French standards, along with an equally impressive list of fine wines, liqueurs and cocktails. Soak in some majestic views of the city opera house and enjoy their inviting preparations like the foie grass and other specialties.
Set in a beautiful contemporary space with spacious interiors and bold red and black accents, the M Restaurant is as much an architectural delight as it is a culinary one. The restaurant menu features classic French dishes with a wonderful creative twist. Seasonal ingredients make an appearance in every dish, and the menu changes with the turn of every season. M Restaurant features resplendent wine racks that include impressive wines from several regions of France. The indoor dining space spills on to the outdoor terrace, where you can dine under the shade of the trees.