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Place des sens

#78 of 2,378 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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French, Organic, Vegetarian, Diner
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5, place Edgar Quinet, 69006 Lyon, France
+33 4 72 83 50 24
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: At the heart of Lyon, Place des Sens restaurant, owned by Matthieu Cesari...
At the heart of Lyon, Place des Sens restaurant, owned by Matthieu Cesari, propose you a natural & original cuisine.Cooking at low temperatures, crisp vegetables in a wok, poached fish, certain products of biological origin ... Matthieu works in respect of the product and the preservation of vitamins.In a Zen & cosy atmosphere linked to Feng Shui, Matthew presents you with a menu that changes daily to the seasons.Note that painters and ceramists are regularly exposed in the restaurant.
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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely, memorable and friendly dining experience--don't miss it

Finding innovative vegetarian-friendly French cuisine in Lyon is nearly impossible, so when we ran across the reviews for Place des sens we were convinced we should give it a try and we couldn't be more pleased that we did! My dining companion (a full vegetarian) and I (a pescetarian) found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
xtine27
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New York, USA
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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New York, USA
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Finding innovative vegetarian-friendly French cuisine in Lyon is nearly impossible, so when we ran across the reviews for Place des sens we were convinced we should give it a try and we couldn't be more pleased that we did! My dining companion (a full vegetarian) and I (a pescetarian) found Place des sens to be the perfect place for a... More 

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Lyon, France
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I select this restaurant for dinner with my husband for his birthday because they offer organic food. Their menu is short and simple. The food as well as the restaurant decorations are not fancy, but somewhat natural and creative as printed in their name card. The thing we like most is that they use some of the organic ingredients to... More 

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Ontario, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I wanted to sample some of Lyon's renowned cuisine during a short stay in town, so I reserved a 7:30 pm table using the Fork about 2 weeks in advance of our visit on Saturday, Sept 27. This is a small cafe with limited seating away from the tourist hotspots (about a 40 minute stroll from Place Bellecour).Our waiter spoke... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had an excellent dinner on the 6th of september. A three course meny that suited both vegetarians and others. We where very well welcomed and had a excellent servant who guided us through the dinner. Everything was top class. We highly recommend Place du Sense.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We showed up without a reservation (although I would suggest having one) after my friend did some research and knew that they had vegetarian options for me, etc. They were kind enough to seat us even though it was coming to the end of the night and we did not have a reservation. We sat at a lovely little table... More 

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Washington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, excellent food. All courses are artistically arranged and delicious. A very elegant restaurant.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The ambience was delightful, the service was friendly & helpful but the food was rather bland. Overall, we enjoyed the experience but it could have been much better if our food had been a bit more exciting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, place Edgar Quinet, 69006 Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 72 83 50 24

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Organic, Vegetarian, Diner

Description

At the heart of Lyon, Place des Sens restaurant, owned by Matthieu Cesari, propose you a natural & original cuisine.Cooking at low temperatures, crisp vegetables in a wok, poached fish, certain products of biological origin ... Matthieu works in respect of the product and the preservation of vitamins.In a Zen & cosy atmosphere linked to Feng Shui, Matthew presents you with a menu that changes daily to the seasons.Note that painters and ceramists are regularly exposed in the restaurant.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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