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La mere Jean

) #46 of 2,831 Restaurants in Lyon $$ - $$$ French, European
5 rue des Marronniers, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 81 27
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef steak” (2 reviews)
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French, European
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5 rue des Marronniers, 69002, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the worst visit inbthe restaurants in Lyon. Starting ith rhe smell of sweat of the waiters (terrible for a woman) ,the food was the worst from the lyonnaise buchon that we visited in 5 days. The sausage is untasty, the tarte of chicken...More

Thank akiko13
Reviewed May 8, 2017

This is my favorite bouchon in Lyon. Really great food and the atmosphere is nice. Not so big, though so be sure to reserve in advance.

Thank MFSB
Reviewed February 8, 2017

The place looks authentic, offering traditional local dishes. Meal was ok, service was ok, however I haven't been amazed. Felt like in a factory, probably due to the number of tourists at the restaurant. Had the feeling to be at a good canteen, nothing more.

Thank Nyckolson
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Very small restaurant. The staff was nice and kindly. We did not wait a lot between the several dishes. The food was simple but really good. The fares are very reasonable. I strongly recommend, especially for the ones with limited purchasing power.

Thank Navaja F
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Authentic setting and menu in the heart of Lyon, we also enjoyed the very generous portions and the friendly service. Although we would have loved to order the famous "gras double" which was unavailable.

Thank Marie-Hortense C
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Although in a tourist section of town, we did not feel like a tourist here at all. The clientele were all French. The menu was in French only-hurray. It is a tiny, narrow restaurant amount the "bouchons" restaurants on Rue Marroniers. We began with a...More

Thank j25aj
Reviewed September 23, 2016

I had done my research and discovered that La Mere Jean would be the best biuchon in Lyon to enjoy a memorable experience. We did not have a reservation but walked to the restaurant from our hotel and was advised a table was availsble outside...More

Thank dmcgee1
Reviewed August 26, 2016

We were staying at the Le Royal Lyon on Place Bellacour, found this restaurant on Tripadvisor & after confirming it was good, the front desk got us a dinner reservation and we walked over. As the reviews mention, it's on a small street full of...More

2  Thank RickBrosseau
Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

The street is full of traditional restaurants, and this one, pretty small and almost hidden, might go unnoticed. There is a great amount of dishes from the 'Lyonnaise' tradition to choose from, from salads to entrees to desserts. Superb!

Thank Marco C
Reviewed July 16, 2016

The restaurant is rather tiny, and not for the regular squeamish anglo-saxon. The pride of Lyon is on sending the best portions of beef and pork to Paris, and from the remainders, i.e. noses, tripe, knees etc to make fantastic food that is the pride...More

1  Thank Procaccia
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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