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La mere Jean

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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$$ - $$$
5 rue des Marronniers, 69002, Lyon, France
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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
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by a colleague to visit this small eclectic restaurant... service was great and all the food was outstanding... Local favorites from Head Cheese, Lamb feet, to the deserts were prepared as if we're cooked at home by your grandmother!!!!!

Thank Donald C
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Our apartment was nearby so I walked in the previous afternoon to reserve for lunch the following day. Small and close quarters, staff friendly and helpful, and food exceptional and nicely priced. All inside tables filled with locals shortly after opening. The day's special was...More

1  Thank walras1
Reviewed June 14, 2016

Went here following reading reviews on trip advisor whilst in Lyon for Euro 2016. We arrived at 7pm without a booking and were shown to a table. We heard however that they were fully booked for later. Food was excellent the onglet of beef with...More

1  Thank Mark R
Reviewed June 6, 2016

Brilliant restaurant serving local cuisine. Very popular, so you need to book in advance. Good choice of menus and good atmosphere

Thank ianjfree
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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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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