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Eating in Lyon

smkit | Aug 22, 2010 05:17 PM

I have been reading a lot of posts on places to eat in Lyon, and I have found many useful recommendations. Thanks to all those who have posted and added to the food dialogue here at Chowhound -- especially those familiar with Lyon.

I used to visit Lyon semi-frequently about 6 years ago, and I will finally return again in two weeks with my wife. I will have six nights and six days to eat some good food. From previous posts, I have come up with this tentative list of places to try:

LA VOUTE CHEZ LEA
LA MERE BRAZIER
EN METS FAIS CE QU'IL TE PLAIT
LE GARET
BRASSERIE LEON DE LYON
LE SPLENDID
GIRAUDET
LE BEC
L'ALEXANDRIN

My second line of eating that I may or may not include or substitute with are:

Le Comptoir du Boeuf
Les Retrouvailles
Le Gourmet des Sezes
Au Bouchon du Vin
L'Ourson Qui Boit
Au Jardin des Saveurs

I may switch some restaurants depending upon feedback, so if any of you feel there are better places then please send your recommendations. Nothing is set in stone. But I would also be very interested if people had recommendations for lunch versus dinner at any of these places or if any of the eateries absolutely require reservations.

I'll be arriving on Sunday, so I'll have to look into which restaurants are open on Sunday and Monday, but I can worry about that later.

Lastly, I remember eating at those Bocuse Brasseries back in 2004. I ate at three of them, and I was wondering if they are still good or not, and if so, which ones are best. I have seen mixed reviews on this board and I noticed there is another one called Argenson which I hadn't heard of before.

Thanks in advance.

k.

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