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Le Bistrot de Lyon

$$ - $$$
French, Soups, Gastropub
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64 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 38 47 47
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 01:00
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Sun 19:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Thu 19:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 01:00
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Nova Scotia
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159 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After six weeks of restaurant meals I cannot remember what we ate. However I know we had a decent meal and decent service in a traditional setting.

Thank maryann-ns
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A traditional restaurant with an extensive menu. I had salad lyonnais to start with dorado as main dish and profiteroles for dessert. The wine was excellent, a Chateau neuf du Pape. My sons enjoyed steak as a main dish with a charcuterie for entrée. Way too many calories for dinner but the food was well prepared and the service was... More 

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New Delhi, India
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been several times in this restaurant. It is well located in the well known rue mercière, the heart of the city. The waiters are always kind, attentive to your comfort. I had taken the oyster ( 6 fine Claire N°3, a nice steak rare with pepper sauce and an amazing "St Marcellin" from La Mere Richard. The food... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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270 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food in a traditional setting. very popular with both locals and tourists. Tried the set menu option at a very reasonable price: lentils were amazing, lamb was also juicy and perfectly cooked. Service was kind but a bit distant and aloof.

Thank Marco R
New York City, New York
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187 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful decor, great menu, great food. A very good comfortable easy choice, just what the tourist wants. Friendly. Not the true Lyonnaise bouchon experience, but definitely a good choice if you are nearby. They claim the decor will plunge us back into the Belle Epoque and the 1900s, and it does. Carefully wordsmithing there - this location can claim authenticity... More 

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La-Baule-Escoublac, France
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276 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Superb environment, service is great, food is freshly made and tasty, a real bistrot ! Not a bouchon lyonnais, but a good brasserie. Typical.

Thank Groovemasterjay
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84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Me and my husband ate one dinner here an evening in March. We really liked the starter and the wine, but the main course and the dessert was so so. We still enjoyed our evening there, though, although I am not sure we would return.

Thank Bobadilla
Paris, France
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had the lunch menu (starter, main and coffee, which included a glass of wine if you wanted). Waiter was friendly, efficient, and food was of a good standard. Enjoyed the traditional ambiance and the food - I would recommend this place.

1 Thank Nurul W
Santos, SP
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I'll start this review mentioning my disappointing and anger trying to get a decent food at that place. There should be a sign "Only French Native Speakers Will be well Treated at this place". My wife and I've been there last night and although our poor Frençaise we've been really well treated in France before. But not there. The staff... More 

1 Thank ThiagoBilli
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a really fun evening at Le Bistrot de Lyon last Friday. The waiters were really helpful with suggestions regarding local food and which wines to pair for the meal. We had a great experience overall. Plus, this bistro allows well-behaved dogs if they stay under the table.

1 Thank Miss_Molly_by_Golly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 44
French, Soups, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 38 47 47
Beautiful 1900 style brasserie Lyonnaise specialties. A seafood bench winter and a summer terrace. Created in 1974 by Jean-Paul Lacombe.

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