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Le Cafe des Federations

8-9-10 rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon, France (Terreaux - Bat D'argent)
04 78 28 26 00
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Ranked #289 of 2,217 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $31 - $39
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was a fabulous dinner we had there. 8-course meal (5 appetizers, 1 main, cheese and dessert) at €27. The food is very flavourful and the bouchon bustling with people. They have an English menu and was able to take care of my food allergies. We were so full after the dinner! A must try in Lyon!!!

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Moscow, Russia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Do not ask for the menu, they'll voice it, once you are settled at the table. This 'bouchon' offered us lentils in mayonnaise with onions, some snack made of pork (very tasty btw), some veggies and then the main course that you choose - either meat or chicken or smth else. All tasty, all traditional, all home made. The only... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved everything about this place: the friendly girls on the floor, the old photos on the walls, the delicious food, the hustle and bustle - ahhhh lovely. Great meal (the best I'Ve had in France so far), great price, great place!

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A great experience and wonderfull surprise.Service was awesome and everything we had to eat was truely a great tasting trip down a gastronomic road to heaven.One of the highlights of our visit to Lyon and a great reason to want to go back again as soon as possible.Wine was superb.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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561 reviews 561 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Genuine, superb value, great traditional Lyonnais food, fun. Excellent service and vg wines for the price. One of the few remaining authentic bouchons in Lyon that has kept to its roots. Book - it is usually very crowded.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

In short: if you choose to eat only in one Bouchon during your stay in Lyon, Le Cafe des Federations should be the chosen one! Their Generosity is amazing - you get 5 huge plats with a good Lyonnaise food for the price of 27 Euro! (check their dinner "menu classique"). For the first course you don't even have to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We loved our lunch at Cafe des Federations. This cafe has a fantastic atmosphere and great service! Love the decor and vibe. The food was intriguing, we loved the wine, the lentils, the chicken and the black pudding was pretty nice too. It was great to try some different foods and get out of your comfort zone a bit. Would... More

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Los Angeles
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217 reviews 217 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My hotel told me this is a touristy place. Maybe, but not when I was there. I only heard French. This is one of the oldest and most famous bouchons in Lyon and it was a treat. Bouchons feed you very well for an amazing price. I had as part of the prix fixe meal: an amuse bouche of broth... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is my second visit to Cafe des Federations - and I think it actually exceeded my memory. I was initially taken there by the family of my brother in law, and are so much I felt I was going to burst. This time I told myself, I will pace my meal - and you must, there are six courses... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had a celebratory dinner here last night: our son's receiving his master's degree and our 40th anniversary. The food was very good, served informally. Noteworthy were the quenelles and the molten flourless chocolate cake, worth every bite for dessert. However, do be careful if you are not accustomed to eating in the Lyonnaise way: all that fat can be... More

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Additional Information about Le Cafe des Federations

Address: 8-9-10 rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 04 78 28 26 00
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
Cuisine: French

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