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La Chimere

#234 of 2,711 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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14 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 01 87
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 19:00 - 23:00
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to eat relatively early and yet the restaurant was already quite busy. Our table was on the ground floor but if that level had been full we'd have been dispatched downstairs into a "cellar" type eating area - still well, if quaintly, furnished and no less welcoming. However, for anyone with walking difficulties the stairs down would have... More 

Thank cantuccinibiscuit
Lyon, France
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good restaurant in the old town of Lyon. Good homemade food with friendly service. Excellent pumpkin soup and prawn risotto and wonderful cervelle de canuts. Well worth a detour for this good value for money restaurant.

Thank lyon_traveller
Dublin, Ireland
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176 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service here were excellent. I had a lovely steak, superb frites (chips) and a wonderful dessert. By eating early, I also benefitted from a great value early bird menu. There are lots of good looking and expensive but poor eating restaurants in Vieux Lyon. The location of La Chimere is a little off the beaten track, but was... More 

1 Thank Bones6t
Montreal, Canada
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lamb and it was amazing and tender! Loved it. The waiter brought bread and when I asked for butter, he acted as if it was the end of the world saying We don't do that here. I can't give you butter. Having butter with bread is a universal habit in all restaurants ANYWHERE in the world ...

Thank Gracie_Roberts
Orange County, CA
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was fortunate to be rewarded with a table soon after La Chemire opened, without reservation on a Friday evening. The desk staff at my hotel steered me here and I was very thankful. The interior is unique and comfortable, the food is fantastic and plentiful.

Thank Paul F
Zurich, Switzerland
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378 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 583 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We arrived for a late dinner, the restaurant was over flowing and we were warned we would have to wait. That being all said, I was so impressed with the professionalism of the staff and their diligence in trying to serve everyone and keep all the clients happy. We chose from the tasting menus - menu Gormand, and we were... More 

2 Thank LesleyJM2014
Walldorf, Germany
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471 reviews
459 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

If this were only about the food, it would be a 4, but due to many service issues I have to go down significantly. We went with the high-end menu (35€) with a carafe of White for the starters and a bottle of Red (42€) with the mains (beef fillet). It started with the waiter always talking to us in... More 

Thank dkbe
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Got last table on a Tuesday night 8pm. Was busy and waiter said will take time for food. We said - fine we'll drink wine and relax. The atmosphere was quiet and contented. He took our order when the kitchen was ready to freshly prepare our food - much better than ordering and then waiting 45 minutes for starters to... More 

1 Thank Slackhammond
Chimere2016, Gérant at La Chimere, responded to this review

Thank you very much, hop to see you back again More 

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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Lovely rich colours on the walls with very original wallpaper/paintwork, mismatching tables and chairs, a stone staircase lit up with bottles of wine - this is fab place to go if you want to get away from formatted menus and standard design. The food is all freshly cooked and very tasty. We had the Lyonnais menu. My eggs poached in... More 

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Brit in St Albans
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is a great choice for quality French food at good value in the old town. Book ahead - Sunday was a busy evening for service with many who had not booked turned away with a 'je suis desole'. Three simple menu options we went with the middle one and were not disappointed. Highlights were the asparagus starter and crayfish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 rue du Boeuf, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 01 87

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?