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Place des sens

#100 of 2,440 Restaurants in Lyon
#108 of 2,523 Places to Eat 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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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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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
Good food-better mood!

Excellent service and tasty food! Also non- vegatarian left the place happy. Menus give good choices and the portions are visually well designed. We enjoyed the main course and dessert more than the starter (too big portions for us, salmon tartar& sparragus soup itself were tasty).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and tasty food! Also non- vegatarian left the place happy. Menus give good choices and the portions are visually well designed. We enjoyed the main course and dessert more than the starter (too big portions for us, salmon tartar& sparragus soup itself were tasty).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While we are not vegetarian we prefer not to eat meat so we were very pleased to read about this restaurant and to make a reservation on-line. It wasn't hard to find and we sat outside in a small cordoned off area. The setting was simple but the food - for us the most important - was excellent, as was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After reading so many great reviews on TA, I made a reservation here for the weekend when my husband and I had friends in town. Overall, the experience was average: Although the service was great, the decor felt a bit cheap, the mixed drinks were poor, and the food was fine - definitely edible, but nothing to write home about.... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Place des sens

Address: 5, place Edgar Quinet, 69006 Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 72 83 50 24
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
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
Average Prices: USD 17 - 30
Cuisine: French, Organic, Vegetarian, Diner

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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 17 - 30
  • 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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