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Le Musee

#5 of 2,471 Restaurants in Lyon
#5 of 2,553 Places to Eat in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Cordeliers - Jacobins
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2, Rue Forces, 69002 Lyon, France
04 78 37 71 54‎
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 375
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
An entertaining evening!

Although highly rated on TA, don't plan to dine here if you are expecting a formal French dining experience... quite the opposite! There's no set menu, but the host/owner comes to the table and runs through what's on offer for the night. Tables are shared, so not a spot for a romantic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
david1949
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Adelaide, Australia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Although highly rated on TA, don't plan to dine here if you are expecting a formal French dining experience... quite the opposite! There's no set menu, but the host/owner comes to the table and runs through what's on offer for the night. Tables are shared, so not a spot for a romantic tête-a-tête. Lots of traditional Lyonnaise dishes, with things... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

By far one of the highlights of lyon. We arrived towards the end of the lunch service. The owner gave his best English translation of the menu.... No written menus here. When I wasn't sure on the special, he got me to wait....what for, to get me a small taste....of course...delicious. After his menu rendition, spontaneous applause. I hadn't noticed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food here is SCRUMPTIOUS, incredibly generous and artful. The atmosphere was extremely jolly and the owner and host a charming pixy of a man! He took on a tour afterwards of a "traboule" ( inside passageway) which led to the Gutenberg-style centuries old printing press location. Fascinating and satisfying.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We had not intended to eat at a bouchon given the temperature was over 30C for the 3 days we were in Lyon. However, we sat down outside Le Musee for a late lunch without realising what it was and before we knew what had happened the larger than life owner had us going for the menu and ordering pigs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My family and I had a memorable meal at Le Musee. The owner was delightful and funny and explained everything on the menu to us. They served local traditional Lyonnaise Style cuisine. You must be adventurous eaters and try everything! The Quenelles were to die for! As well as the tripe sausage and veal snout salad. The lamb kidney entree... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We booked by telephone and were told that we must sit outside. That seemed OK but in fact the area was a scruffy backwater and we missed out on the floor show provided by the patron inside. The food was just OK but not memorable. The chef had apparently forgotten to put any fish in my quenelle which took all... More 

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Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been to this restaurant a couple of times already, and the only word we can use to describe "Le Musée" is: marvelous! If you are looking for an authentic culinary Lyon experience, then head straight to Le Musée. The ambience is 100% lyonnais, the staff is super-friendly, and the food is delicious. What's more, the restaurant is great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic little restaurant in Lyon serving typical Lyonnaise style food. No menu, and you choose from what the chef is cooking that night. I would recommend starting with a glass of Kir then quenelle, veal snout salad, tripe sausage, sausage in brioche and well as escargot. The waiter Roberto was patient and explained all the items, and had a great... More 

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

was there with my Wife very delicious very clean the dekoration is nice and very lovely and pretty service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

The good reputation of this restaurant goes before it. All of the previous superlatives are true. It is definitely best to book. We were clearly destined to eat here as, despite no reservation, we were fortunate enough to get the only two remaining covers available. Many were turned away as the place was full. From the exterior, there is no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, Rue Forces, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Phone Number: 04 78 37 71 54‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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