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Les Retrouvailles

38 Rue Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)
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Ranked #31 of 2,101 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The food and service were superb. Great value for the money. This was my best dining experience in Lyon.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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415 reviews 415 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
269 helpful votes 269 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Found this wee gem at the top of Rue De Boeuf and had a wonderful meal. It is run by a husband and wife team, he cooks, she serves . The food was wonderful and not as touristy as the restaurants nearby . We opted for the 25.50 Euro menu with a 1/2 litre' pot' of house wine for 11.50.... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Les Retrouvailles is special in any meaning - once You enter, Odile greets you as a dear expected quest, she remembers your name and takes so good care of you like the miracle-mum. This lady is a real charmer - and she's enough for all the restaurant. But there are more miracles to happen - the cuisine - exceptional! You... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

All prepared in plain view by the chef, served by his wife, the food is original, fresh, French, and real. It is obvious they take great pride in what they do. Some unusual offerings, some tried and true, there is enough choice to appeal to all. Desserts were amazing. The staff and environment complemented the great cuisine. Price better than... More

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Buderim
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This small restaurant at one end of the Rue du Boeuf in Lyon is operated by a chef, his wife and his mother and they do everything. There is effectively only one sitting and a small choice but this limitation is more than compensated for by incredible taste and a great atmosphere. The desserts, which are set out in the... More

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Killingworth, CT
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148 reviews 148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

What a find! Les Retrouvailles is a cozy, almost kitchsy mom-and-pop restaurant that was just simply superb. The wife runs the front and the husband cooks--in plain view of the diners, and the creations are extremely well-prepared and beautifully presented. We started with amazing home made pate and a celeriac salad with fresh shrimp, followed by the most delicious scallops... More

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Merles, France
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

It's a great pleasure to find a restaurant in a new city which makes you instantly feel comfortable and welcome. This one does. The pleasure increases hugely when your first taste of the food tells you that the chef knows his proofession. That happens here. When the bill arrives and is less than expected, you are very happy. As you... More

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Lyon, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My family had a wonderful French food experience at Les Retrouvailles. They tasted flavours they had never had before and they were absolutely wonderful! Warm, homely atmosphere, plenty of space, the desserts were amazing, it was the perfect place for a special occasion. Another gem in Lyon that we will definitely be visiting again.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I had walked by this restaurant several times but only after it was recommended by foodie Lyon friends did I venture to make a reservation. The location is very convenient, just steps from the Vieux Lyon metro station. The décor is most agreeable and airy. The menu is sufficiently varied but not overwhelming. The prix-fixe menus are a good value... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We came across this restaurant by chance after being turned away from another restaurant in the same street. Look for a bright green-fronted restaurant at the beginning of the little street, rue du Boeuf. Let me add that this neighborhood (Vieux Lyon) is worth a visit because of its old-world atmosphere with narrow, cobbled streets. Les Retrouvailles is run by... More

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