Lyon is the foodie capital of France, and the city has a restaurant for everyone. Whether you want a Michelin-starred dinner, a casual lunch, or a great view from a rooftop restaurant, you can find it there. To help you decide where to eat while you are in town, below is my list of the best restaurants in Lyon.
Le Cafe des Federations
Address: 8-9-10, rue Major Martin, 69001 Lyon, France
Le Cafe des Federations is one of the best traditional restaurants in Lyon. It is a bouchon that serves great local Lyonnais cuisine, including quenelle, a fish puff pastry that the city is famous for. The series of small dining rooms has a rustic atmosphere, and the service is friendly and expedient. Le Cafe des Federations offers a multi-course set dinner menu with several choices along the way.
Les Trois Domes
Address: 20, quai Gailleton, 69002 Lyon, France
Located on the top floor of the riverfront Sofitel Bellecour hotel in Lyon, the Les Trois Domes restaurant offers spectacular views of the city. The award-winning Michelin-starred restaurant serves classic French food a la carte at both lunch and dinner. Make sure to book a table by the window for the best views.
Address: 2-4-6-8, rue du Boeuf, 69005 Lyon, France
Le Cafe-Epicerie at the Cour des Loges hotel offers a good balance between great food and casual dining. The quality of the ingredients and skill of the chef are excellent, and the dining room and outdoor terrace offer a more casual alternative to hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Les Loges. Even better, Le Cafe-Epicerie is open 7 days a week.
La Mere Brazier
Address: 12, rue Royale, 69001 Lyon, France
The famous La Mere Brazier restaurant in Lyon has two Michelin stars and is a great choice for a special dinner while you are visiting France. The restaurant has a series of dining rooms, each of which has an intimate ambiance and features a pleasant balance of historic and contemporary decor. The menu offers everything from abalone to foie gras, and the service is excellent.