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Le Cafe des Federations

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Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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8-9-10 rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon, France
04 78 28 26 00
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 148
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    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local vibe

Great local food, no fancy plating but excellent taste and reasonable prices. Loved the quenelles and the dessert with chestnuts. Very friendly staff, we felt so welcome with our 4 month old son. Will definitely return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Tove S
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  • Local cuisine
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Great local food, no fancy plating but excellent taste and reasonable prices. Loved the quenelles and the dessert with chestnuts. Very friendly staff, we felt so welcome with our 4 month old son. Will definitely return!

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LONDON
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had an amazing experience here last Friday night at this traditional Lyonnaise Bouchon. Wow what a meal! My husband has always wanted to visit Le Cafe Des Federation and was not disappointed. The owner warmly welcomed us in and our waitress Celine looked after us so well, explaining all the dishes. Even the chef popped out to check we were... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Delicious dinner w many plates of local delicacies including poached egg in wine sauce, wild boar terrine, lyonnaise salad and cured meats. The braised pig cheek was stupendously tender and absolutely amazing flavor. Highly recommend for its friendly welcoming atmosphere and phenomenal food. Oh be sure to make reservations well ahead of time on web site.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You have to book, and for good reason. The service is entertaining- witty, pithy but not offensive. Food arrives because you have arrived and when you have devoured your oxcheek and egg soup, and salad, you may get to choose a main- we all had the pigs cheeks and why not, utterly superb. The cheese plate I would happily have... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Dear Yves, I am a gurmande, to start with and I will always remember the great time i had there. But more importantly, i will always remember the taste of your quenelle! the best i ever had! and the house wines...we couldn't help it and bought for home and friends. For me, Le Cafe des Federations is part of the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Warm cosy and inviting. Run by a family. Real neighbourhood restaurant. Far preferable to restaurants in the old town which feature spruikers and tourist menus with ordinary food. All dishes at des Federations were fabulous. Didn't want to leave

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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food, great ambiance. An authentic Bouchon Lyonnais. You get what you get and you don't get upset. We had a great time.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I had no idea about lyonnaise food, but was taken here when over on business and although not all the food would be to my personal taste the actual overall experience and ambience was really memorable and unique

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We went for dinner here and ordered from the Prix Fixe Menu. All the dishes were excellent. The dishes were quite hearty and tasty. The cheese selection on cheese plate was really good. We got to taste some really good and different variety of cheese. The red wine soup with egg was really good. The service was excellent and very... More 

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Lyon, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Wow! Our first dinner at a bouchon in Lyon. Incredible experience. Excellent traditional food...entre, main course and dessert. Very good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8-9-10 rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
  • Phone Number: 04 78 28 26 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?