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“do not go”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Les Chandelles

Les Chandelles
Ranked #2,602 of 3,229 Restaurants in Lyon
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
Oostende
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“do not go”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

everything that has been told in the previous reviews is true, we should have checked trip advisor before going there. the mere fact that they try to drag you in, and give discounts says enough

  • Visited February 2014
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Chardonne, Switzerland
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Typical tourist trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

The restaurant is nicely situated in vieux Lyon and from the outside looks like a cosy place to eat. Once inside the decor is OK but a disappointment. The service is also OK not particularly friendly or unfriendly. All aspects of the food are poor; presentation, raw materials, and cooking. I chose steak au poivre and my wife chose foie de veau. The steak was served on a very small plate with a sauce consisting of cream and a few peppercorns that slopped over the edge with the slightest movement of the plate. The meat was 30% gristle. My desert of creme caramel was probably a frozen product.

Not wanting to be boring I can just say that I will definitely not return there and would not recommend it to anyone.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Pswiss25
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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No problems, no complaints”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

Reading the reviews of the Vieux Lyon you know that it's the old town area, and as such is a bit of a tourist trap, but the old town is certainly a "must visit" part of the city.

Les Chandelles is one of many restaurants in the area, the bonus of this place is they offer a 30% discount for the early diners - families with small children, and people like us who had had a very long day (our first day in France, and we had driven from Paris that day and been walking around for approximately 5 hours, so we were ready to eat). We looked at the menu and decided "why not?" At 7pm there is certainly no discount offered in Australia, so we took the offer.

Momo, the maitre d is exceedingly charismatic, speaks enough of several languages to get people in, and waits out the front and directs the staff inside if they seem to be getting off-track in the service department (or at least that's what he was doing when we were there).

We ordered from the fixed menu, which in hindsight, was a mistake. You can't truly appreciate provincial French food from a tourist-trap menu. The error was realised when we lingered over the starter - while the waiter had asked how we would like our steaks cooked (I like mine rare, hubby medium-well), I didn't realise that these would be cooked immediately after the salad was dished out, so when we lingered the steaks were a little, well, let's just say they probably weren't in the condition the chef intended. All things being even and in all fairness though - I've eaten far worse steaks that were (allegedly) cooked 'fresh'.

Dessert was okay, and the wine was perfectly suited to the meal.

We had absolutely no problems with the service. The staff were attentive, courteous, prompt, and while they did not speak English (and my French is poor at best), were knowledgeable enough to recognise our native language and bring the menu in English for us as soon as we sat down.

Overall, I can say that it may not have been the best meal of my life or my trip - but it certainly wasn't the worst by any stretch of the imagination. A little above average to be fair.

  • Visited August 2013
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Bergen, Norway
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

The food was good, We did not have to wait long to get our dishes. We were sitting outside and there seemed to be some problem with either waiters or tables. He was serving Wine and the the glass just rolled over, the wine and water from another glass was everywhere and they hand to change the tablecloth and cutlery. It happened with another guests on the table next to us. We were just laughing but it could be annoying for some people.

  • Visited September 2013
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milano
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“bad experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

サービスも味も最悪でとっても残念だった。
I could not find out any good points at this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank hamster845
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