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Restaurant Lyon

#156 of 1,099 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
French, Scandinavian
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Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Helsinki, Finland
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153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've had their 50y anniversary menu now twice and have to say, both times have been perfect, certainly belonging to the best dinners I have ever had. The menu basically was a 5-course surprise menu, but after all, we ended up having 11 different dishes, each like small piece of art. Only one dish on the second time was the... More 

Thank Purjelentaja
Helsinki, Finland
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant Lyon is a traditional gourmet restaurant in Töölö. They offer several surprise menus and a'la carte. Surprise menus come with numerous small greetings from the kitchen and even though portions are small gourmet dishes, the total meal is more than enough. We had the four course surprise menu and it was super good. All portions are so full of... More 

Thank Laneva
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The "surprise dinner' was absolutely delicious. A string of small dishes, adventurous and all looking small plates of like artwork. The foie gras with raspberry and beet root is very, very good.

Thank Ann M
Manila, Philippines
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94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Dinner at Restaurant Lyon was truly a treat. Each course was meticulously explained by the attentive staff. The wine pairing greatly enhanced the menu. My personal favorite was the foie gras with beets. An unlikely combination, at least for me, but the results were spectacular.

Thank SydneyVaughn
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Design of the restaurant is quite eighties and average but if you want best food with good service go to Lyon. These chefs know what they are doing. They handle all your special request example allergies with great perfection. Highly recommended.

Thank Kimmo H
Kauniainen, Finland
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Yesterday was one of the best dinner experiences ever. We had 7 course surprise menu which included in additiom 5(!!!) greetings from the kitchen. Service was great and matching wines were excellent. Portions looked as good as they tasted. Favorite dish was duckliver & beetroot combo. I will most definately visit here again.

Thank MinkkiP
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We had a surprise menu with my friend after a concert. Firstly we received an "amus bouche" to rise the appetite: mushroom marengue filled with flavored sauce and beetroot prepared with lot's of imagination. The first main course was roasted nuts, raspberry and beetroot. What a combination! The second course was a heavenly slightly salted egg yolk served on salad... More 

Thank TournedosRossini
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

We have been to this restaurant 2 years ago and must say that it improved tremendously since then. The food is very creative and before the first course of our set menu started we had already indulged 4 amuse geuls. Small dished kept coming in between the set menu courses and were a very pleasant surprise. Very complex and fragile... More 

Thank davidder87
Helsinki, Finland
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This was my second time in Lyon. It's a fine and expensive restaurant where you always get to taste something extraordinary. We got the four course surprise menu and got three extras. Wine was so expensive that we only got one glass, it was good. We didn't like all the courses but some of them were excellent. The waiter didn't... More 

Thank hannatalonen
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

I have mixed feelings about Lyon. The restaurant has a long history in Helsinki, until lately it used to be a sort of reliable old school French upper middle scale slightly outside of the center corner restaurant. Now the kitchen has been taken over by a group of ambitious chefs, who clearly aim for a Michelin star and judging by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 54 - USD 95
French, Scandinavian
After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Taka-Töölö
  • Neighbourhood: Taka-Töölö
  • Phone Number: 358103281560

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