First day in the wonderful city of Lyon. Went in search of a good Bouchon to start our stay. Stopped outside the Cafe des Federations to read the menu and noted it did not open until 7:00 pm (it was slightly after 6:00 pm at...More
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We had waited so long to visit Lyon and eat at Cafe des Federations. Sadly we were less than impressed. The greeting from the 2 waitresses was cheerful and they were helpful in explaining the menu but we were left feeling that the experience was...More
Been twice and this place is famous for a reason the quenelle is incredible. The Fromage Fort is out of this world. Almost confusing.
I lived in Lyon for a few years and it was a real pleasure to going back to my favourite bouchon and enjoy the great food they prepare. Beware the place is packed with local business people at lunch time and a reservation is a...More
A fixed course menu that changes often provide you with a very local and tradicional experience. It started with Eufs en meurette, Poached egg cooked in perfect point into red wine sauce with bacon. Then we went for a variety of appetizers of Caviar de...More
If you want to enjoy food from a unique menu of old fashioned French cooking in a Lyonnais "bouchon" (pub/tavern), this is the best place to go. Constructed over 100 years ago with a stone underground tasting room that was originally used to age wine...More
When visiting Lyon I like to explore the different bouchons at at least try one new place. I had eaten at the bouchon across the narrow street previously and this trip A visit to the Cafe des Federations was on the agenda. The menu was...More
I am glad we reserved our table in advance as the restaurant was completely packed when we walked in for lunch. We asked for one of the menu combinations put together by restaurant and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality. of all the food....More
Tourist trap? There were no other English-speakers in the entire restaurant. This is the most authentic, most traditional, the best tasting lunch we had in Lyon or believe it or not, elsewhere in France. The waitress sat with us and went over the menu (her...More
Traditional restaurant, with very nice atmosphere. Food is great and traditional from Lyon. Staff is amazing (some staff can speak English => Amelie) and very welcoming. Let them guide you and enjoy your dinner!