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.
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.
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.
The two-Michelin starred La Pyramide restaurant is set in Vienne in France. Since 1992, this sophisticated restaurant has been headed by Chef Patrick Henriroux. The a la carte and multi-course menus include a variety of dishes that are influenced by various international cuisines. These dishes are prepared with carefully-selected ingredients that are sourced from local farms in the area. This restaurant features a well-stocked wine cellar that is home to hundreds of wines and other spirits.
Although founded in 1921, La Mère Brazier caters to Lyon's most elite dining circuit to this day and is continuously recognized for its incredible and inventive cuisine. The kitchen, which has been run by successful chef and restaurateur Mathieu Viannay, is always churning out classic dishes with a fresh twist to delight even the most discerning palettes. The dining room decor is crisp and modern with white table linens and printed walls with art-deco accents on the windows and molding. The specialties include Grand Marnier souffle, Bresse chicken with truffles, and crispy pike bread.
With a world-renowned chef and cuisine that has Lyon's most prestigious and powerful people filling the tables, Christian Têtedoie is a great place to find yourself if you like to be in the thick of the foodie crowd. The outdoor terrace boasts one of the most spectacular views in Lyon and the service is impeccable. Come here to taste flavorful dishes including entrees of foie gras or escargot while overlooking a spectacular scene. The outdoor seating is highly coveted so recommendations are highly recommended.