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“Like being in a family friends kitchen”
Review of Les Retrouvailles

Les Retrouvailles
Ranked #113 of 3,498 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Reviewed July 26, 2012

What a beautiful restaurant. Lovely owners running the place with delightful food. The homemade desserts topped off a fantastic evening.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

This restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel and we certainly would second the recommendation. Six of us each had a Prix Fixe menu and the food was not only spectacular, it kept on coming! This appears to be a family run restaurant and no one ever stopped moving although they were friendly and seemed to be very happy with their work. Everything from the Foie Gras through to the floating meringue including the beef, scallops, salad and all were superb. But do make reservations or you won't get in.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed the excellent cuisine at this Vieux Lyon establishment, reputed to be among the best Lyonnaise menu restaurants. We were not disappointed in the family operated restaurant's ambiance, conviviality and attentive, professional service. Though our command of the French language isn't great, we were assisted by diners at the adjacent table who were local and knowledgable of the house specialties. We were rewarded with delicious, well prepared selections, including salads and dolces. This meal on the eve of our departure from Lyon added greatly to our appreciation for this area regarded as the true center of French cuisine.

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Reviewed October 1, 2011

This meal will stand out in my mind for a very long time to come. Delicious beginning to end, we had the salad with foie gras, and the beef with mushroom sauce which was incredible. I have a seafood allergy and they were very accommodating to help me find a fabulous meal without seafood or fish. Pierre and Odile are delightful; my next visit to Lyon will definitely include another much anticipated meal at Les Retrouvailles!!

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Reviewed July 1, 2011

This restaurant is perfectly placed on the picturesque and aptly named rue de Boeuf in Vieux Lyon, quite simply one of the chiquest collections of tempting eateries and bars to be witnessed. Our hotel was kind enough to place the reservation for us and on arrival we were treated with congeniality and friendly familiarity, as if we were returning patrons. The space is a vaulted wood-beamed affair with quaint and comfortable seating for a perfect number, allowing the chef and his supremely capable maitre d' / dessert chef to deftly circulate and attend to every guest's needs. The closest description is that it was like visiting someone's home and being treated to a multi-course extravaganza! A la carte was possible, but the two set menus were intriguing and both yielded delicious surprises and courses with individual flare and ingenuity. Yes, there is also a dessert table with pride of place in the centre of the restaurant and yes, it was laden with an unimaginable selection of delectable creations. An overall goldmine this restaurant, one which we hope to return to regularly!

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