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Brasserie Francotte

Place des Celestins, 69002 Lyon, France (Bellecour - Hotel Dieu)
04 78 37 38 64
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Ranked #326 of 2,147 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $23 - $45
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Bellecour - Hotel Dieu
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Milan, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Naples, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We arrived to this Brasserie following the TripAdvisor suggestions and the history behind this restaurant. The food was good and also the personnel is really careful of the persons. We eat an 'entrecôte' and a dessert. The meat was on the average while the desserts were superb. The wine, easy, was excellent. The price of the dinner was a little... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Excellent but not outstanding. The brasserie is good, good wine and good food too. (But I would have expected better) Interesting location and tipical environment.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

We went here on the basis of tripadvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Imaginative cooking well executed. A la carte or fixed menu. I had 3 course fixed menu at 29.50€, basically choice of meat or fish. Service efficient and pleasant. Good French wine selection. Would certainly recommend.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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117 reviews 117 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We had dinner here our first night in Lyon so were very tired from @ 30 hour trip from our home to here. Server spoke excellent English taking that brain work from us. We enjoyed an addictively good hazelnut liquor while deciding on dinner choices. My wife started with a veloute from heaven-perfect cream base with lardon and large, tender... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a really good meal here at what we regard as a reasonable price for the city centre. The menu went well beyond the traditional Lyon specialities, good though these can be. A cut above the popular places on rue des Marronniers nearby. Handy for the local theatres too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We ate at Brasserie Francotte twice during our recent stay in Lyon, initially because it was a short walk from where we were staying and was recommended by our hotel. We went back because we enjoyed it so much. Staff were helpful and welcoming, and spoke English. The food was of good quality ... perhaps a little pricey, but very... More

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