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The Sylmar

#114 of 1,187 Restaurants in Lille
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2 Place Sebastopol, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 20 57 14 39
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at The Sylmar. I opted for the pigeon and it was delicious. I wanted to try so much from the menu. Shame we didn't have time to come back.

Thank Maclean93
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Small family run bistro located in the Place de Sebastopol, which is quiet and away from busy tourist areas. The dishes are French with a few British and American deserts thrown in for good measure. The food was well presented; tasty and served promptly. The server and the proprietors spoke to us and we're friendly and helpful in advising us... More 

Thank Andrew T
St. John's, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We love the Sylmar! We've been to Lille several times and always make sure to visit the Sylmar. It's a classic French restaurant with a fabulous English flair to the menu. Service is friendly and attentive. The dinner menu includes such lovely surprises as Irish beef and English cheeses - beautiful marriage of food cultures. On weekends the Sylmar serves... More 

Thank nh709
London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and excellent food. Restaurant off the main tourist drag but well worth a visit. Cuisine French but with British twist which worked extremely well.

Thank Coleen C
New York
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We went there lunch and had a wonderful time. The beef tartare is fabulous. The chef is Michelin-star trained with an easy approach to the freshest ingredients and an educated sense of flavor. This is a modern, bright Parisian restaurant with an English twist, in the heart of Lille. Highly recommended.

Thank daffido
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We were there at a quiet moment. But it is a gem. Food was really nice. Asparagus, oysters, entrecote and lamb. Prices are quite reasonable. Service was friendly and fast.

Thank Jeroen M
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Nice food, friendly people, it was great! We went there as a large group (more than 20). The kitchen and service are dealing perfectly with the number.

Thank OliRo
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Yann the chef and his English wife Emma and their young family moved from Paris (it was my neighbourhood restaurant so sad for me) to Lille where their friendly new restaurant maintains the same high standard with good, fresh daily produce, its menu suitably limited to maintain that level of cooking at reasonable prices. True they became friends but my... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012 via mobile

The food was simply delicious, and unlike many restaurants here, the vegetables were also stars of the meal. The service is relaxed but efficient, and the menu had few choices, but all freshly cooked,( and it shows!). Would happily revisit this restaurant, and probably will, as the prices are very reasonable for this quality of food.

Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Place Sebastopol, 59000, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: +33 3 20 57 14 39

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