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Le Petit Carron

#69 of 2,398 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Voltaire - Saint Amour
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48 Avenue Felix Faure, 69003 Lyon, France
+33 4 78 60 00 57
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: NOUVEAUTE PARKING GRATUIT RESERVE A LA CLIENTELE SUR DEMANDEl le...
NOUVEAUTE PARKING GRATUIT RESERVE A LA CLIENTELE SUR DEMANDEl le retaurant accepte les cheques vacances
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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best restaurant in town

I visit Lyon at least once a year and alway go to Le Petit Carron at least once at every stay. It is really very good and with a good athmosphere....I will continue to go there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I visit Lyon at least once a year and alway go to Le Petit Carron at least once at every stay. It is really very good and with a good athmosphere....I will continue to go there.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Went there with colleagues for a dinner. The restaurant itself was pretty little but cozy. Nice people and a nice setting. I just had a Chateaubriand (medium-rare). One of the best I've had in ages! I should definitely go back to have another one when in the neighborhood. The desserts are a most order as well. Can't go wrong in... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were stumbling around Lyon centre hoping for a good feed with minimal stress. Considering the horrific gastronomic and cultural nightmare Lyon has been, we were really after something honest, good and relaxed. So, stumble stumble stumble, we decided to try our luck at le petit carron. Asked for a table and as luck would have it, they had tables... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a lovely little place situated very near the main city centre in Lyon, serving wonderful regional food. It is busy with local people so booking is best, but I cannot praise it enough. The staff are attentive and they even have the menu in English for those with poor language skills. You won't be disappointed by your visit.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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288 reviews 288 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I'm sure restaurants don't like bad reviews, but diners don't like to write bad reviews, either. For the diner this means a disappointing evening, a bad experience because of bad food or bad service. In our case, it was both. We arrived a few minutes before our 8 PM reservation to a very brusque greeting. The 30 euro menu is... More 

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grimbergen - Belgium
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Thanks to tripadvisor we had a wonderful evening/dinner again. We booked this restaurant 30' in advance, which is a must as the place is totally sold our every evening. Many local people populated the resto, always a good sign for quality. Tip: If you like chocolate, the "redoutable" is amazing!

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France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Is is a neighbourhood place that is very family friendly. We were impressed by the ratings but quite disapointed by the food and decor. At 22 and 29 euros, the menu is inexpensive, but several of the dishes were clearly not made in the kitchen and there is really no excuse for serving frozen tasteless vegetables in a place like... More 

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New York City, New York
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326 reviews 326 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is a very pretty small restaurant with excellent food. It is right around the corner from the Garibaldi Metro stop, and is a part of Lyon not often frequented by tourists. They have a relatively inexpensive fixed menu, several more expensive fixed menus, and an extensive list of things you can pick from the a la carte menu. The... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We walked a few blocks from Loft Vintage Lyon and enjoyed the best meal during our stay in Lyon. Le Petit Carron is really petite! Only a handful of tables. You will likely need reservations. The service was professional but comfortable. Everything we had was exquisitely prepared. No one was trying to rush us out the door. The bottle of... More 

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W. Hartford, CT
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138 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This was a crowded and busy place, so we figured the food and price must be great, but it was just average. Staff was friendly, but a bit in a rush and very little english spoken. We still enjoyed ourselves but didn't feel like we would return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Avenue Felix Faure, 69003 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Voltaire - Saint Amour
  • Neighborhood: Voltaire - Saint Amour
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 60 00 57

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 41
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic

Description

NOUVEAUTE PARKING GRATUIT RESERVE A LA CLIENTELE SUR DEMANDEl le retaurant accepte les cheques vacances

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