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Auberge Rabelais

) #693 of 2,859 Restaurants in Lyon $$ - $$$ French, European
39 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 07 43
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
39 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

This cafe near the Cathedral has inside and outside seating. We were inside which was very comfortable and nicely decorated. There were several set menus from which to choose dinner and all looked good. The food we chose was excellent. There's a good wine selection...More

Thank Peach P
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

If you can get a walk-in seat at a Lyon restaurant on a Saturday night then it is not going to be a great restaurant. Having been unsuccessful at trying to book our preferred choices we took a table here almost out of desperation. It...More

Thank Mal H
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This restaurant is a tourist trap. The wine was undrinkable, the 15 euro salad was pathetic and the main course of sausage and lentils was micro-waved. The waiter was pleasant enough though. Please avoid this establishment.

Thank Raggaration
Reviewed June 23, 2016

The food was delicious. The location was very convenient in Vieux Lyon. Th restaurant has excellent options on the prix-fixe menu. I had sausage in puff pastry in a beaujolais sauce. Not adventurous, I know, but the sausage was excellent and the wine sauce very...More

Thank retrofuturistic
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I really apreciated the restaurant's decor and the friendly staff. However the food was average and did left the impression that it came from à can. Also we had à major problèm with the toilets as they were clogged! We payed à total of 114...More

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed January 11, 2016

We just walked in after a visit to a museum. Did not have reservation but we manage to be accommodated in a lovely spot in the restaurant. The menu seemed attractive so we choose from it plates topically French. The portions we elegantly presented although,...More

Thank TamaraMississauga
Reviewed January 5, 2016

We have great memories of the restaurant from a 2006 visit. On revisiting this week we were delighted to find that it still provides excellent French food in a warm ambiance with good service. Great value for money too.

Thank J Robert G
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

After an hour wait for the apetizers and a glass of wine, the food was excellent. Buy our experience was completely ruined by the extreme rudeness of the waiter, who brought us left over bread from an other table (1 piece and a half). After...More

Thank GiulioAG
Reviewed September 18, 2015

I stumbled upon this place after just arriving in Lyon. In an area packed with restaurants and quiet touristy for whatever reason I went for Auberge Rabelais and I was not disappointed. I went for their set lunch menu (13.50euro I think). Starter was Beef...More

1  Thank Highbury14
Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A trip on a Saturday night before a beer or two. Busy place with pretty chinzy music (but not overpowering). Good service and pretty good food. Had their €18.50 Menu Lyonnaise and can't complain for what I paid for.

Thank Torsten_Guise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 rue Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 07 43
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