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La Gargotte

#12 of 2,591 Restaurants in Lyon
#12 of 2,729 Places to Eat in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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15 Rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 79 20
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 282
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  • 84
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 13
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Lyon restaurant so far!

My friends and I had been in Lyon for a couple of weeks and somehow hadn't had any really stand-out food experiences yet. La Gargotte changed all that! Honestly the best service I've had in France, and seriously delicious food. We all got the 3 course menu where you could choose any of the dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
battlerabroad92
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had been in Lyon for a couple of weeks and somehow hadn't had any really stand-out food experiences yet. La Gargotte changed all that! Honestly the best service I've had in France, and seriously delicious food. We all got the 3 course menu where you could choose any of the dishes, not just a small selection.... More 

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Thank battlerabroad92
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Last weekend, we had dinner at La Gargotte, and it was amazing! Each of us enjoyed the three course dinner. The staff was very friendly. Not all of my friends speak French, but they did a nice job of explaining the menu to us in English. I would go back to this place on a future trip. Highly recommend!

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Thank mra1028
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was lucky enough to visit all of these places during the first week of November - Maison Villemanzy, La Garrotte, Mère Brazier, Chez Mounier, L’Orson qui Boit. I feel I can provide good feedback and comparisons of the various places. I ate here with my wife, father and 8 year old son. We were greeted warmly at the door... More 

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Thank Rdkf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable food, service and all round dining experience. It's not often that i'm so surprised by a restaurant...but this time i was!! Often friends give you suggestions where to go and often that can be very personal. However after hearing from various couples i decided to give it a go. The atmosphere was so homely and put you at ease... More 

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Thank Stephen M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I spend half of my time on the road, and being a foodie, often at great restaurants. On this particular night I was a bit "weary" and bored of restaurant food. Gosh was I in for a pleasant surprise! The food was honest and "simple" as in no fuss, but exquisite and delicious, ate all on the very generous plates.... More 

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Thank Louise V
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Good food, that's a little different without being 'out there'. The owner struck the perfect balance of small talk and leaving us alone to enjoy our evening. Welcomed immediately at the door with a friendly handshake he made room for us (recommend reserving a table) and patiently explained the menu. Being the head chef he knew it inside out and... More 

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Thank Miles B
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My meal was worth the trip to Lyon on its own, a starter of foie gras main course of fillet steak as well as desert and wine all at a cost I'd expect to pay for just a steak in many other countries, the owner is extremely personable and obviously cares very much about what he offers. He has very good... More 

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Thank Ciaran k
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I was in Lyon on a business trip and really wanted to have a very unique dining experience on the very limited time I was in the city. Concierge recommended La Gargotte and I have to admit that it was the kind of dining experience I hadn't had in a while. The ambience was as gorgeous as the dishes prepared... More 

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Thank CamilleBowman
Burbank, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

The food was just incredible. Chef Ivan has a real talent with cooking. The service was excellent as well. I was a tourist visiting from the USA and i was treated like family. Thank you for this fine dining experience!

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Thank Nick P
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9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I've been there at least 3 times. 2 times in couple and 1 time for business. My best experience was with my colleagues. We had a warm welcome, and oral menu translation, and a very good table. Our dinner was Excellent, and my colleagues really loved the french food for once ^^ On the other hand coming back with my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 79 20

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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