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Les Retrouvailles

#83 of 2,627 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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38 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
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Warragul, Australia
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145 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Christine F
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Calgary, Canada
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

A lovely meal served by a friendly husband-and-wife team. Amuse-bouche - delicious creme de lentilles -- who knew the lowly lentil could be elevated to such deliciousness? appetizers -- rabbit terrine in jelly - delicious and generous portion and lovely presentation; large green salad with smoked salmon, foie gras and a large prawn Mains: scallops with the coral roe attached... More 

Thank chinookgal
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 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 

Thank Alex H
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 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.

Thank airman74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: 0478426884

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