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La mere Jean

5 rue des Marronniers, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 81 27
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
5 rue des Marronniers, 69002, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a misty December night in Place Bellecour, the top of the brilliantly lit blue Ferris wheel that dominates the square barely visible beneath the low-lying cloud cover. I was thinking about our meal just a few nights before just around the corner on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

I went to this tiny restaurant because of the reviews but was very disappointed. The staff is friendly and service is good. But the food is not that good and some practices of the restaurant are not sanitary, hence, watch out if you are traveling....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Funtravel602010
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Nice and friendly restaurant. Food was good expect for the desserts : the praline tart was too sweet to my liking, the plum tart was too dry - It was just plums and pastry (no custard!) The starters and the main courses were very tasty...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FMSh
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This is a cramped restaurant, compared to everything around it. It's clearly preferred by the french because there were only 2 tables including us, that weren't locals. And it's also clear that what I consider excellent food is not the same as the people sitting...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Dan S
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We tried to get a table for lunch on a Saturday without reservation but had to return for dinner since it was completely booked for the earlier meal. Glad we did. We sat outside (tables are very close to each other) because it was still...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Westcoastboy181
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We found this after looking at the reviews and we were not disappointed. The staff were so nice and tried hard to explain the French menu to us. The food was delicious and generous - I loved the lyonnaise soufflé. It is an authentic, original...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank joyandrich
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We were looking for a soufflé restaurant and for some reason this came up on google. They do not have souffles! Instead we found a small restaurant frequented by locals and serving authentic Lyonnaise food. Little English spoken here. We had a series of appetizers...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank GreentreeMA
Reviewed June 4, 2018

My wife and I were directed to La Mere Jean , unfortunately, the day before our return home to Louisiana. We would have been there every day if we had gone at the beginning of our 4 day stay in Lyon. The meal was wonderful,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Our local relatives wanted us to experience their favorite Bouchon for dinner upon our arrival in Lyon. We arrived at Le Mere Jean and realized it would be an amazing experience as soon as we were shown our corner table near the kitchen. It was...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank nicolegD9271HZ
Reviewed May 14, 2018

La Mere Jean is a truly genuine Bouchon Lyonnais. The service is very friendly. All dishes are generously served and everything tastes fresh and home made.The Assiette de la mère Jean is great to taste the Lyon specialties, and one of the best we ever...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue des Marronniers, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Bellecour - Hotel Dieu
  • Neighborhood: Bellecour - Hotel Dieu
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 81 27
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