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Brasserie Francotte

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Place des Celestins, 69002 Lyon, France
04 78 37 38 64
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice, great wine, great food and quite attentive service

I went twice to this Brasserie on my recent visit to Lyon because it was almost next to my hotel and was highly recommended by a friend. The lunch was excellent (sweetbreads), and so was the dinner, a combination of shrimp and pork. It was excellent, and medium priced. The menu is not extensive but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
YMRob
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I went twice to this Brasserie on my recent visit to Lyon because it was almost next to my hotel and was highly recommended by a friend. The lunch was excellent (sweetbreads), and so was the dinner, a combination of shrimp and pork. It was excellent, and medium priced. The menu is not extensive but the food quality was wonderful,... More 

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Lyon, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

When we booked, the hosts told us they were used to having pre-performances customers for the theatre nearby. Although we repeated three times we were expected at the theatre at eight, we were five minutes late : we coudn't get in the theatre on time and we lost the seats we had booked. Finally we missed the incipit of the... More 

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Ardsley on Hudson, NY
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229 reviews 229 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

nice and freindly staff,, attentive - we both enjoyed the food and the location near our hotel - can eat earlier than traditonal restaurants which we like

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Yorkshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We are fish eaters and often struggle to find good fresh fish properly cooked (ie still moist inside). This restaurant succeeded on both accounts and we had a great meal which we thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommended.

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Napa, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We ate there two nights in a row, which is quite contrary to our "cannot go back policy". It was so nice.the first time that we wanted to return. The service was superb and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Our entrees were excellent and desserts were exceptional. Owner recognized us from night before and appreciated our return visit. I... More 

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mp090410, Propriétaire at Brasserie Francotte, responded to this review

We were very pleased to read that you had good tim in our restaurant. It was a pleasure to see you twice in our place. Thanks for your message on Tripadvisor, it was very kind of you.Hope to see you again. More 

Port Orchard, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had dinner here and it was one of the best we had while in France for two weeks. They accommodated my sister who is a vegetarian. My mother had the cod and said it was the best seafood she has ever had and we live in Seattle. They were very pleasant and helpful as we don't speak much french.

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Milan, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

really the best breakfast that you can have in town and anywhere home made marmalades, croissants, fruit salad, coffee in a nice potterie, with a warm atmosphere and a lovely waitress I've done it a lot of times, every time I go to lyon I have to take breakfast there. The thing I don't like is the new stuff on... More 

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Killingworth, CT
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169 reviews 169 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The Brasserie Francotte was good but not one of the best meals ever. Set on a pretty square in a pleasant part of Lyon, the restaurant seemed slightly formal. The dishes are prepared with great care and the presentation is creative and pleasing. Scallops were good but could have been more tender and sweet. The avocado pancake fell a little... More 

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Schaffhausen
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117 reviews 117 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We have spontaneously visited teh Brasserie Francotte during our stay in Lyon. We really got very surprised about it. The food was absolutely delicous. Probably the best food we had during our stay in Lyon. The staff was very friendly. We can really recommend the restaurant. And on our next stay in Lyon we will visit it again of course... More 

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Brasserie Francotte is literally around the corner from the Hotel des Celestins, which makes it a wonderful place for dinner after a long day of flights from the USA. The food and the service were excellent. My wife, who speaks French, had called prior to our departure from home to make a reservation for our group of 8, but although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place des Celestins, 69002 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: 04 78 37 38 64

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 45
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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