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Les Retrouvailles

#93 of 2,716 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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38 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 68 84
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Warm genuine welcome. Beautiful detail to food and service. Food and wine of excellent quality. A must for a perfect night in Lyon

Thank Rob M
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

A small, family run business. Husband is the chef and wife is the hostess/waitress. Atmosphere is so Lyon! Nice wine selection and menu. Food was superb. We had a wonderful evening and would highly recommend. Suggest a reservation as it is quite small.

Thank Kamainatraveler
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Located in the Vieux Lyon ditrict, "Les Retrouvailles" has only a few tables. I know it since more than 20 years, and never a visit has disappointed us. It is simply good cooking done with a lot a knowledge and honesty.

1 Thank Alberto G
Warragul, Australia
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148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Recommended by our concierge as a family restaurant with honest French fare. This was just fabulous. Madam greets you warmly and tends to you all night while looking after everyone else in this small place. The chef comes out when not cooking and clears plates and takes orders for cheese or wine. It was just so refreshing to see such... More 

1 Thank Christine F
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a quaint, romantic, family-run restaurant. The decor is classic and the food is delicious. We attended on the night that France played Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-final, and were one of only three parties in the restaurant. I'm sure that the owners would've rather been watching the game (as would my husband) but they made us feel... More 

Thank Darcey S
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Just a little way from the main tourist bouchons is this little famjly restaurant: friendly service with extra little tasters, delicious food at a reasonable price. Mouthwatering desserts. Get there by 7.45 for the only sitting for dinner as popular with locals.

Thank AlistairandMarion
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This restaurant appears to be run by a lovely couple helped by a grandmother. Service is friendly, with a smile, and the food is excellent. I went with a friend and we both took the cheapest menu, that offered a starter, a main course, cheese and a desert, for a very reasonable price. Do not expect a starred Michelin food,... More 

Thank Procaccia
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Lovely dinner at this very homey restaurant. The food was delicious and an excellent value. You will need a reservation as the tables were completely full. The desserts as noted in other reviews are amazing!

Thank Jonine F
Ballarat, Australia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We selected this restaurant on the recommendation of a local and tripadvisor. The ambience is pleasant. The restaurant appears to be run by a husband (chef) and wife (waitress). We had a house Beaujolais which was really good. In our opinion the food was average. We had the celeriac salad and duck and the salmon salad with the prawn. Mains... More 

Thank d0n67
San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

This restaurant is wonderful ! It is run by a husband & wife team who do everything themselves, and do it so well ! He is in the open kitchen, visible from the dining area, and she greets guests, takes orders, serves the delicious food and all the while keeping water & wine glasses full. Amazing. A truly enjoyable experience... More 

Thank Kay R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 68 84

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