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“French'touch”
Review of Le Musee

Le Musee
Ranked #6 of 3,460 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Le Musée... One name, and the occasion to speak about art and cultur with the chief. A taste of Lyon's kitchen, and also the occasion to laugh and have a good time.

Try the quenelles and one another typical french plate... The atmosphere is a small one, near the other clients and the "Patron".

1  Thank CedricTrotter
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Really enjoyed the food and experience.
Lyon is a great city and would certainly return to this restaurant when visiting again.

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Thank austinphilips
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Fantastic food, great ambiance. The whole thing in a 16th century building next to the museum of print.

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Thank Paladru
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Reviewed May 23, 2014

In order to understand whether a bouchon is a real bouchon you must try the quenelles, which are a sort of "toucjstone" in order to understand the quality of this kind of Lyon restaurants. Quite disappointingly, in many bouchons in Lyon the quenelles are... disappointing! Their quality quite often is so low that their taste, in average, is similar to the one of a piece of bread put in a tinned sauce. On the contrary, at "Le Musee" the quenelles are wonderful and extremely tasty. I and my wife were there two times. The first time was in April, with a group of 34 italian friends living in Lyon. The dinner had been organized by a french-italian couple. She is a french girl whose grandpa and grandma consider "Le Musee" their reference bouchon in Lyon. And they are fully right! We were perfectly and very kindly served, and you know that dealing with 34 hungry happy noisy italians is something like an examne for a restaurant ! However, they passed that examn with excellent marks. We had delicious starters aming them a very remarkable vegetable "terrine" and excellent saucissons brioche's. A selection of meat-based meals followed, among which a delicious andouillette, a very tasty poulet and various other delicious foods. And... the wonderful quenelles ! I am not a dessert-addict, but the "tarte aux pralines" was delicious.Also this is a dish that is somewhat a touchstone, by the way. We came back here on a special romantic day, and we had two superb quenelles. I also had creamy boudin noir (a pork blood-based sausage) with apples, which was outstanding. PS Our first visit was ended with a tour of the very artistic "traboule" linking the restaurant with the printing museum. The owner (or head waiter, I do not know. You can see some photos of him in tripadv) is a sort of stand-up comedian ! If you know french and history of France, please ask him about the Clemenceau's speech at the General Lyauteuil's funeral :-)

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Thank FuffoDeFuffis
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had dinner at Le Musee, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. We arrived early, so we walked by and waited awhile. The owner came out, motioned for us to come in, andf then offered to show us the traboule in back of the restaurant...all before the official opening time. Once seated,as explained in other reviews, the owner sat down with us and tried to interpret the menu on a carry around chalkboard. He was so much fun with facial expressions, gestures, etc. to get across what the menu offered. The place filled to capacity in minutes (all reservations..you can't get in without one.) and we were surrounded by boisterous locals who were out to have fun with their meal. The table next to us had a very friendly couple who talked to us throughout the evening. She was celebrating her 50th birthday, and the entire restaurant broke into Happy Birthday when the owner brought a cake with a candle to her. Except for one other couple, we were the only tourists there, and we were welcomed by everyone. We left the restaurant with big smiles on our faces. The food was typical bouchon food, so I won't rave about it, but it was hearty fare at a good price. the experience was priceless!

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