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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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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 15
    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 good food, in a classy upscale neighborhood

This Brasserie located at Le Place Celestins , has been in business since 1920 . It has a small menu , plus daily specials , and has the same chef for many years . It's set across from , and on the sidewalk of a very Chic Place , with locals dining and many patrons knowing each other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This Brasserie located at Le Place Celestins , has been in business since 1920 . It has a small menu , plus daily specials , and has the same chef for many years . It's set across from , and on the sidewalk of a very Chic Place , with locals dining and many patrons knowing each other . The... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My colleagues and I came over from London for a conference. Based on Trip Advisor, we decided to come here. Great food and romantic setting, would highly recommend

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Vancouver
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had veal kidneys and my wife had the fresh cod. Both well prepared. The kidneys were ample and stronger than where I enjoyed them at home. The fish was excellent. Service friendly, helpful to us non French speaking customers. No trouble to recommend and to share our very satisfactory experience.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We ate at Francotte while staying at adjacent Hotel des Artistes. Service is friendly and helpful. Decor is pretty standard French Brasserie. The wine list is well-chosen and reasonable in price. We had a light meal of steak tartar and broiled cod. Both were well done and appropriate to a good brasserie. The outside seating is on the plaza in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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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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5 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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