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“Thoroughly disenchanted”
Review of Le Passage

Le Passage
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Ranked #191 of 3,439 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Terreaux - Bat D'argent
Reviewed May 7, 2012

The service was terrible, although there were only 2 other tables occupied when we arrived, it took about 10 minutes just to get a menu and we had to flag down a waiter to do this. Our wine glasses were never not once refiled by the waiters, we did this ourselves. I had specified to have my meal broiled and instead it arrived 'boiled' which was quite inedible and I sent it back, big mistake, because I became very ill at night and broke out in like a hive the next day, I feared the cook may have been vengeful at having his food rejected so who knows what happened to the plate it was replaced with. In general I would not only never return there but would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Thank nimo5
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

Having had a delightful experience in Le Passage 10 years ago, we decided to try it again. The decor still has its Bohemian charm with lopsided lampshades, burgundy, velvet drapes and mismatched tapestry chairs. But, the service was simply awful. The waiters are very young and are like automatons--they make no conversation and rattle off the contents of your plate like a robot with no emotion etc. We sat downstairs and the waiters doing the upstairs service literally ran up and down the stairs giving the entire place the feel of a busy airport terminal rather than a restful, Saturday evening dining experience in a restaurant. One of the waiters tripped and crashed, scattering plates and food everywhere. The quality of the food was pretty mediocre. In Lyon, you can get far better food and service at a fraction of the cost.

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Reviewed January 17, 2011

This modern, trendy restaurant located in the passage of an apartment building is excellent. Another recommendation to us by the concierge at the Hilton. The food and service was excellent.

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Thank MarkM77
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

Had a wonderful lunch at this upscale restaurant. We reserved by e-mail in advance and they had a great table for us in the elegant dining room. The service was very professional and the food was superb. All tables were filled and the other customers seemed to be locals and some were probably having a business type lunch.

I order the 38 euro 3 course menu and selected rabbit terrine, plait (fish) with chive butter sauce and a dessert of 3 types of homemade sorbet with a delicately rolled Tuiles with Almonds cookie. I was most pleased and the portions were quite generous. My husband ordered a la cart,e the Duck Pate and the Ris de Veau. Both were absolutely outstanding. Our total bill was 74 euros for the meal, including a bottle of sparkling water and half a carafe of Macon which was great.

We wish we could go back right now. Their e-mail address is [--].

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Thank Lavande58
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Reviewed May 1, 2008

very friendly place

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