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“great waiter, generous portions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Layon

Le Layon
52 Rue Merciere, 69002 Lyon, France (Cordeliers - Jacobins)
04.78.42.94.08
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Ranked #733 of 2,251 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $25 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
Description: Le Layon, found on the rue Merci��re in Lyon, is a unique bistro-style restaurant famous for its authentic Lyonnaise cuisine as well as its stellar jazz soundtrack which includes the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall. The owners of Le Layon are passionate about good food, wine and music, and all three have been woven together at Le Layon to create chic setting for relaxed and romantic meals. Classic dishes at Le Layon include the Bouillabaise cooked with rouille, croutons and grated cheese; fresh salad with French beans, foie gras and duck breast; and the steak tartare with raw egg, capers, onions and parsley. Le Layon has a fantastic boutique wine list which changes monthly.
marin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“great waiter, generous portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We loved our waiter, he was a doll. I had the mussels - a huge portion, almost overwhelming. My husband had the boudin noir with apple and said it was the best he'd had in France. Their Oeufs a la Niege are really good too.

Visited June 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

An excellent service and a very good meal. Not that expensive for the quality. I highly recommand it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tilbury, Canada
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Great french food, easy to locate in the old city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

This place was highly recommended and rightfully so. Smaller place with traditional atmosphere, quaint street location and inside / outside seating. The staff were very attentive and accommodating. Meal was excellent and price reasonable. Would stop here again when in Lyon

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Stopped for quick lunch and stayed on.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great spot,food is excellent - we stooped to get a bowl of mussels on the way home and ended up ordering not just the mussels but Gamba's and a good rosé. service was a bit slow but this was due to the popularity of the restaurant. We have a rule not to eat at the same place twice but are seriously considering it as the mains look excellent.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Popular restaurant so good to book ahead”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

* Pros: Food was very good & full of flavour plus use of fresh produce (see photo of asparagus); Mains well priced; helpful staff...they'll explain menu in English if you need that; not overly touristy-we sat next to a friendly couple from Paris; traditional French & a couple of lighter/contemporary choices on menu; a modern decor (loved the use of mirror) with mood lighting & music that created a romantic ambience.

*Cons: Entrees, while good quality, were costly compared to Mains; crowded & glad we booked (a Sunday night); their specialty dessert (translated to mean egg snow I think..for Aust'ns...like the soft part of a Pav!:) was mentioned by waiter but sold out early in night; we chose a Rum Baba to share...presentation just ok...lots of cream on top with a small slice of alcohol soaked cake below - have seen/tasted better with them made in individual cake tins.

In brief, a really enjoyable night...we were lucky to have such a warm, friendly waiter as well as a nice couple from Paris who were happy "to practise" their English with us over dessert.

Visited April 2013
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