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La Lyriste

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Cours de Taulignan, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine, France
+33 (0)490360467
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  • 45
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  • 41
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Classic Provencal Cooking in a lovely restaurant

La Lyriste sticks to what it does best which is offering traditional Provencal cooking in a perfectly nice (albeit not fancy) family based restaurant. This is pretty much Provence comfort food. The chalkboard changes daily and on our recent visit we had two great starters (a terrine and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2014
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

La Lyriste is unpretentious from the outside but serves excellent food with pleasant service. We had a superb lunch which was priced competitively. Marie & Benoit run a fine restaurant.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

La Lyriste sticks to what it does best which is offering traditional Provencal cooking in a perfectly nice (albeit not fancy) family based restaurant. This is pretty much Provence comfort food. The chalkboard changes daily and on our recent visit we had two great starters (a terrine and a rillette), and main courses of pigeon and pork joues (cheeks), and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Gracious welcome, quiet attentive service, delicious, interesting dishes. We were about to choose one of the higher priced wines, but when asked for a wine recommendation, Madame suggested a cheaper one as being a good match. it was perfect! A lovely option for a most pleasant evening out. We'll be back again!

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Surrey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I'm really surprised this restaurant is rating as highly as it is on Tripadvisor at the moment. The service was perfectly nice and the setting is quiet and pretty but the cooking skills weren't there for the gourmet style lunch menu we tried. I won't be tiresome with the details but it was a disappointing lunch for people who like... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've never had worse service. You know the stereotype of the French being very rude? Well this was perfectly exemplified by the server, who is also the owner. I would NEVER return to this place. My mom and I asked to split their three course special and she said that would be fine. Then left us at the table after... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We were originally looking for L'Epicurien, but the map location of that TA rated restaurant is way off. We then looked for La Lyriste, which just happened to be a block behind our hotel, the Burrhus. We were fortunate there were one or two tables that weren't already reserved. The appetizer/salad was a suprising treat, salmon mousse in a large... More 

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Sarasota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This small restaurant is located on a street behind the noisier square restaurants. As noted in other reviews, the service and food were tops. There is a nice wine list but you don't need to spend alot of $ in Europe on big names to get good wine. Unlike the USA!!

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Milwaukee, WI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We liked everything, but remember our dessert most. It was a caramel cake, similar to 'chocolate lava cake', but with caramel instead of chocolate. Exquisite. We made an early reservation and enjoyed our time here.

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Winters, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Each course of our dinner at this small family-run restaurant was inventive and perfectly prepared. The couple who own it are quiet and friendly, and we could tell that they take great pride in providing an excellent dining experience.

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Venice, Florida
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213 reviews 213 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This is a small restaurant, but great service and outstanding food. We each had an entrée and a main, plus a bottle of wine and all were excellent. We would eat here again. Come early or have a reservation as the place was full 20 minutes after opening....says something for their quality

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cours de Taulignan, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Vaison-la-Romaine
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)490360467

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 36

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