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Les Retrouvailles

38 Rue Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France (Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine)
0478426884
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Ranked #37 of 2,258 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This place meets a certain standard for restaurants in France run by an older couple. None of the clientele are very demanding quality-wise and the people keep rolling in. We found the food edible but there were no surprises and there was quite a lot of evidence of short-cuts in the cooking, eg "bouillabaise" made from basic bottled fish soup.... More 

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Sheffield
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

in a city of wonderful restaurants, this stands out. A family business the service is very personal and the food simple but with complex flavours and tastes. The cheese was outstanding and the cooked clementine dessert quite amazing. Wine was high quality and two of us ate for €90! Can't wait to return and recommend highly

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Worcestershire, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Rue Boeuf has a large number of good restaurants. We were recommended to come here by the owner of our apartment, and were most impressed. The €25.50 menu was excellent - I would especially recommend the duck in fig sauce - and the service was very friendly. The restaurant was full yet with only one waitress and two kitchen... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After 2 weeks in southern France, we arrived in Lyon for 3 days. We wandered one day on the Rue Boeuf, looking for a place to eat that night. At the end of the street, we came across Les Retrouvailles, with its green shutters partially open, the door half open and the chef inside. The place looked so inviting we... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This experience was like being invited into someones home. Someone who was an top notch french chef and host. We made a reservation (a must) early in the morning. The restaurant was not open but the owner was there preparing for the evening meal. When we arrived for dinner our server was very fluent in English and assisted us in... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A wonderful dinner on our first night in Lyon. Madame was personable, friendly, and patient with our halting French. The food was simple and satisfying, and the desserts (inviting displayed on a large table in the center of the restaurant) exceptionally good. A very pleasant and memorable experience.

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Toronto, Canada
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198 reviews 198 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wonderful place. We felt like we were in a movie...lovely decor, very traditional. Open kitchen let uscwayptch the unflappable chef who looked exactly like a chef should look. Friendly greeting from the Madame, who handles front of the house with competence and skill. Two fairly priced menus. Not a lot of choices but enough to satisfy most tastes. Wine list... More 

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Essex
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We spent 4 days in Lyon and ate here twice. We felt so comfortable here and thoroughly enjoyed both the food and the ambience. It was lovely to enjoy real cooking by someone who knows the value of sourcing excellent ingredients and then knows how to make the most of them. And we enjoyed watching the food being prepared and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

To some up: I ate there more or less by chance and it was so good I went back the next night (and my last in Lyon). This, folks, is cooking as it should be - no liquid nitrogen, no ridiculous combinations, no "look at me, I'm so clever". Really good food seduces, it teases and flatters, it doesn't shout,... More 

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Nottingham, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A delightful family-run restaurant. Booked on the phone that afternoon and glad we did as several people were turned away during the evening. They open 19.45 and only seem to let the tables once over. Home cooking, we had the 30 euro menu lovely ceps and 'rabbit cake' starter (terrine or brawn really, very generous), scallops with pasta and scorpion... More 

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Additional Information about Les Retrouvailles

Address: 38 Rue Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France
Phone Number: 0478426884
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Open Hours:
Monday 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

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