1 rue Pleney – Lyon 3
Bistrot de Cuisiniers since 2008
The iconic restaurant in Lyon. A chic and inspired local brasserie that keeps up with the latest trends.
The interior décor is dedicated to the pleasures of dining and the French art of living. Léon de Lyon is celebrating its tenth anniversary, and its fourth incarnation. Léon de Lyon is without doubt a legendary establishment and a favoured haunt of epicureans.
Its many lounges, which offer the perfect setting for a quiet discussion, and the pictures paying tribute to the life of the restaurant, are part of the unique character of this establishment, which serves fine and authentic cuisine.
More than just a restaurant, Léon de Lyon is a local institution. Offering a luxurious setting and private lounges, this legendary establishment has been a venue for many fascinating discussions and is a firm favourite among the elite of Lyon’s society. Refined gourmet cuisine is served with meticulous attention and care. Be sure to browse through the excellent wine menu.
This 110-year old establishment stands out from the rest, and has attracted a loyal clientele, because of the excellent quality of the food it serves, and, perhaps more importantly, because of its unique personality and spirit. It is a place with a story to tell.
As soon as you step through the door, you are struck by the charm of this brasserie. Léon de Lyon has a rich past, which you can even smell with the pleasant scents of wax, wood panels and old wooden flooring
1 Ground floor | The lounge ‘Les Voutes’ | 30 to 50 diners.
2 Ground floor | The lounge ‘Confidentiel’ | 4 to 6 diners.
3 Ground floor | The lounge ‘Boiseries’ | 8 to 15 diners.
4 Ground floor | The dining room ‘La Salle des Glaces’ | 15 to 35 diners.
5 First floor | The lounge ‘Salon des Tableaux’ | 15 to 30 diners.
LE BISTROT DE LYON
64 rue Mercière
Bistrots de Cuisiniers since 1989
With its elegantly cluttered interior spaces, the main dining room and its marble tables, and charmingly mismatched café seats, the Bistrot de Lyon looks like it has witnessed a long and rich past, from the feathers of the roaring 20s, to the cloche hats and aigrettes of the 30s.
The menu is as ample as Le Bistrot de Lyon’s history is long. Local Lyon-style cuisine and more “progressive” dishes are served in a comfortable setting that brings to mind the great brasseries of the 1900s. The décor of this authentic 1900s-style bistrot takes diners back in time to the Belle Époque. An iconic establishment on Rue Mercière, with bistrot-style cuisine and classic local dishes served by a friendly and dynamic team.
Some will always spend their evenings at Le Bistrot when they’re in Lyon. Among these “regulars” are a number of down-to-earth and unpretentious theatre figures. André Dussolier, Catherine Jacob, Laurent Gerra, Pierre Arditi and Olivier Lejeune regularly frequent the establishment.
What attracts them to Le Bistrot? Its discreet, understated personality. They sometimes perform at the theatre for up to 10 days at a time and appreciate coming to a familiar place, which opens until late. This is all part of Le Bistrot’s spirit: lively evenings in a snug little watering hole where artists can gather, relax, have fun and enjoy authentic local cuisine. The friendly mood here is contagious.