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Les Retrouvailles

#83 of 2,644 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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38 Rue Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
0478426884
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7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Family business and lovely food

This place is perfect for taking your friends or family. The couple who is running the place is really nice and you feel like you are going to eat at your grand parents' place. You can see the kitchen from your table and you can see the passion in your dishes. Wonderful food, delicious wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex H
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is perfect for taking your friends or family. The couple who is running the place is really nice and you feel like you are going to eat at your grand parents' place. You can see the kitchen from your table and you can see the passion in your dishes. Wonderful food, delicious wine - anyone going to Lyon... More 

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Thank Alex H
airman74
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140 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Went there with friends in a business trip. It's location is perfect. They have a wonderful open kitchen which makes you feel involved with the owners... Very good home made food. Perfect choice in town.

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Thank airman74
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Excellent restaurant starting with a meeting with the chef, cozy atmosphere, great food, fast service, it is reasonable priced, located in the old town (a bit difficult to find the street). The restaurant is designated in the guide of Michelin but it is strange that he has no real star. Unfortunately we were in this restaurant on our last night... More 

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1 Thank tatyanak581
Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Family run restaurant, good value fixed price menu. Extensive choice of deserts. Interesting open kitchen, great traditional food served by friendly staff.

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Thank Mappa360
Marlton, New Jersey
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love the concept. Love the owners. Love the Lyonnaise food. The dessert table is spectacular if you love desserts. I ALWAYS make this one of my dinner nights when I visit Lyon. Make a reservation! The other customers are often fun to interact with too.

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Thank debeileen
Camberley, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of a local friend and were not disappointed. All 6 of us went for the €32 set menu which offered good value. We were offered amuse Buche and the owner and wife were extremely welcoming and supportive. It will go on my "recommend" list !

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Thank OpalSurrey
Palo Alto
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

You will love eating here. This is a family run restauant where everyone you meet takes incredible pride in what they put in front of you on the table. Even the person in the kitchen washing the dishes holds up each glass to the light to make sure it is crystal clean. The food was wonderful. We had the Retrouvailles... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were welcomed by the smiling and genial owner, who spoke English and was patient with our French. There was an amuse bouche of spiced, chopped beets, which we finished every last bite of--and we don't even like beets. Our starters were chicken liver mousse and a salad with duck liver mousse, smoked salmon, and a large shrimp, both very... More 

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Thank Olga_W_1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Make sure you book in advance. Mainly locals. Lovely ambience. Superb food. Excellent service. The chef and his wife are a couple well used to service. Fantastic. A superb meal.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brisbane, Australia
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292 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was just around the corner from our apartment, run by a husband and wife team. They had two set price menus as well as a la carte menu. DH ended up ordering a duck salad and guinea fowl pie from one of the set price menus and I chose a salad and scallops from the other set price menu.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Rue Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: 0478426884

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm

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