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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 #251 of 2,157 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $31 - $39
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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Portland, Oregon
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108 reviews 108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We ate our 3rd meal at Cafe Des Federations last night. The first two were 7 and 12 years ago. I still remember my first Salade Lyonaise here back in the early years of the century. We both have such fond memories of our meals here that I was afraid that they could not live up to our expectations. I... More

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Bay Area
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578 reviews 578 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

8 Rue Du Major Martin
 Tel: + 33 472 73 04 27
 Nearest Metro: Hotel de Ville One of the best Lyonnais bouchons; has a Michelin star Have online reservation service; reservations are needed! A little difficult to find; on a narrow street; very close to the Musée Beaux Artes Owner is very gregarious; has a brother who is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I have never eaten a fish with that delicious sauce before! The starters are perfectly satisfying. For lunch and dinner they served different starters. Lyonnasse salad is awesome as a starter! for the main dish "Pork cheek" is also delicious. Traditional Lyon dessert is a bit overly sweet but delicious. Their serving system is so nice. The restaurant reminds you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This was our first meal (ever) in Lyon and the Bouchon experience did not disappoint. We were a little intimidated by the idea of 4 entrees, a main + cheese and pud, but the composition and quantities of all the dishes were just right. The pike quenelle and sauce were delicious as were all the cheeses (so many varieties) and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a typical bouchon - so not perhaps for the unadventurous and stay away if you are a vegetarian. You don't get to choose your starter - they just bring it; Lyonnaise salad, terrine, charcuterie, a puy lentil dish and am pretty sure there was something else, i just can't remember. Anyway, everything was delicious - especially the salad.... More

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New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place was everything we had hoped for and more. We went (near opening) for lunch and received good service. All the dishes were excellent, but definitely do not miss the quenelles in crayfish sauce -- those were truly sublime. We were only in Lyon for 1 day, but we have already decided we need to come back again mostly... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Terrific traditional Lyon food, but be prepared, it's very heavy! Really good prices also. You get a whole menu with several fantastically prepared dishes for 27€. Good quality of house wine also... Atmosphere and service are also top notch!

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Raleigh, NC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This bouchon nonpareil exceeded expectations. The meal was perfect. We had lunch and the Cafe was filled with locals. The platter of starters was wonderful, the quenelles were the gold standard, and the baba au rhum was revelatory. Service was correct. One was dining with gastonomic history.

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