Restaurant Paul Bocuse, named after its head celebrity chef, has garnered two Michelin stars for its exquisite French cuisine. It offers the ultimate experience in classic French dining, right from impeccable service and stunning decor to the presentation and complex flavors. The whimsical maroon and green façade belies the luxurious decor of the dining room, which features vintage chandeliers, regal art pieces, and a cozy fireplace. Truffle Soup, Loup en Croûte (crusted sea bass) with lobster mousse, and Rouget Barbet (red mullet) in layers of potato are just a few of the dishes on their elaborate menu. Complete with sumptuous desserts and delicate wines, dinner at this riverside restaurant is regarded as a must for all self-proclaimed gastronomes.
Located inside a beautiful bourgeois house, Pierre Orsi is one the best restaurants in the city. The dishes are delicious, of a fine quality and are accompanied by some wonderful vintages. It is worth noting that during the week most of the customers are business people. With a menu filled with some great French cuisine, including duck aiguillette and roasted rabbit, diners here are always satisfying. You also get to chose from a great selection of well known French wines.
This Lyonnaise restaurant will soon reach its centenary. The secret of its long existence is simply its authenticity. The décor may be sober, but the atmosphere is warm and the food is prepared according to the most strict Lyonnaise traditions and standards. You can find all the local specialties here like saucisson chaud (hot sausage), quenelles or tablier de sapeur (marinated tripe). Among the many Lyonnaise restaurants, this one simply offers you high quality food at a reasonable price.
The Café des Fédérations is truly an institution in Lyon. Frequented by locals, this place is like a meeting point for people of all ages looking for some tasty grub in a laid-back ambiance. Savor the fresh salads and fresh cold Meat: a Lyonnaise specialty! Main courses include local specialties that are sure to please even the most discerning diners. Though a little compact, this homey cafe offers great value for money and a cozy place to chat.
Bernachon is the gold standard among chocolate artisans in Lyon and indeed all of France. The cocoa beans are selected from among the best varieties in the world and processed in Lyon laboratories with the special care of the best chocolate chefs. They are roasted, grounded and finally blended with the finest dairy products (Isigny cream and Échiré butter) to produce the best chocolate candies. The Palet d'or (fresh cream and dark chocolate) and the Chocolate Truffle are their first specialties. On offer are one thousand one flavors including the Hazelnut Aveline, the Almond Princess, the Pistachio Round or the Mocha Round. Take a seat in the tearoom for a hot drink and enjoy pastries that are as delicious as the chocolate sweets. Orders can be placed by fax and emails too but not on phone.
Something of an institution in Lyon, this cafe has been in existence since 1864: it houses luxurious historical glassware, lush interiors and a brasserie-style menu. You can choose from rice and veal, mussels (when in season), sauerkraut and even filet of wolf! You can eat late in the evening, but during the day people go mostly to drink tea. You can also choose to sit at the terrace during the summer and winter months. A distinguished and serious establishment, the, "Négos", as it's fondly called by locals, is frequented mostly by people who know the cafe. With philosophy evenings every month, it welcomes great thinkers, and it must be said, those who like to show off!
Lyon's Le Musée is a typical bouchon that offers an intimate yet a laid-back setting to relish authentic Lyonnaise recipes like roasted pork, duck pâté and flavorsome sausages. The menu centers around hearty meat preparations soaked in rich dressings and inviting aromas. The décor is quite fuss-free, with neatly laid out tables draped with checkered tablecloths offering a quaint and a casual milieu. Along with the legendary Lyonnaise pork, Le Musée also serves up those toothsome trotters, foie de veau persillé and brawn salad.