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La Gargotte

#26 of 2,629 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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15 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 79 20
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Fri 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very small and quaint little restaurant. You will definitely need a reservation. The food was good, not great. It seemed like they were short of staff and perhaps the quality of the food may have suffered as a result. My fish was a little overcooked. My husband's duck was a bit rubbery. Panna cotta and strawberries with basil cream were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Great neighbourhood restaurant. If you like charming decor, you will like this place. Lots of very large mirrors and gold guilding. Dinner was great - there is a simple, posted menu and each dish was really good (see pics). Our host was great - lots of energy and he did an amazing job making sure that everyone was well served.... More 

Thank scho31
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Best meal of our trip! Chef Ivan has exceeded my expectations with innovative, visually creative and delicious dishes.Ivan's restaurant is cozy yet charming. We were able to make reservations by using Facebook messenger, and Chef Ivan welcomed us at the door. My wife had a delicious fish entree and plat, while I let Chef Ivan surprise me. With a bottle... More 

Thank Kevin W
Farragut, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I would classify this as the best meal we had in Lyon. A friend who lives in Lyon recommend it and made us a reservation. It's a bit removed from some of the more touristy areas but it's definitely worth seeking out. The atmosphere was authentic, the food was fabulous, and the service very friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank huey76d
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I was not convinced the first time I went there 2 years ago so I decided to give it an other chance as there are so many good reviews on this venue... Booked a table on a Saturday night, we had to queue 15 mins in front of the restaurant as the table was not ready, of course they optimize... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This was simply amazing. Across the street a Michelin 3 star rated restaurant. Do not bother with it. Paul, the owner and Chef of La Gargotte, jokes that he does not have the stars but the same quality food for 25% of the price. The meal was excellent. Presentation, flavor and value in one. In talking with Paul (he speaks... More 

Thank MaltMonster
Northern California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Our Airbnb host recommended this restaurant our first night in Lyon. We didn't yet know just how limited most restaurant "cartes" in this city of meat truly were! The chef/host Ivan is a still-gorgeous former model from Croatia who all but dances through the tiny dining room, explaining the dishes and bringing his inventive and delicious treats to his lucky... More 

Thank Birding_Fan
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My colleagues and I were in town for a conference and staying in the neighbourhood. We chose to try this restaurant on our last night and were very impressed - everything was delicious, from the tarte sans pates avec crevettes to the maigret a la moutarde to the creative desserts. The restaurant was very busy but we were treated well.... More 

Thank alis0nlesley
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal here - it was our favourite meal from our short, 3 day visit to Lyon. The menu was interesting and the food was delicious. Very friendly, helpful service too. Apparently this restaurant is not in a touristy area, but it was still only a 20 minute walk from our hotel in the Old Town, so... More 

Thank Sally T
Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

i was taken as a surprise for my birthday. honestly, i wouldn't wait for a special occasion to go back- i would just need to be hungry. it's tucked away up a small street, so you will need to seek it out. but when you do, you wont be disappointed. the dining room is busy but the atmosphere brilliant. the... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue Royale, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 79 20

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