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Le Layon

52 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 94 08
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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52 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Reading many reviews and being undecided we walked around Lyon. This result had great atmosphere, was bustling and food smelled amazing. We were not disappointed and the service friendly and helpful. We ate steak, ox tail and marrow - best meal of the trip.

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My parents and I came across Le Layon by chance while walking in the area to look for a restaurant for lunch. We were looking for a traditional and authentic place. We tried our luck as we saw how nice and warm the waitress and...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Second night in Lyon and we decided to try Le Layon. Started well with attentive friendly service. My partner had the fish soup for starters, which was good. For mains I ordered the Rossini steak and my partner the duck breast. The steak was excellent,...More

Thank Maureenrose5049
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Visited Lyon and was recommended the Burgundy Lounge, but missed their last order (it was a Saturday and last food order was 13:15). They recommended Le Layon as a sister restaurant and it was an absolute treat. The food was out of this world, the...More

Thank Michelle E
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Really best food and service. Hiely recommended. Ask for lyon food. Everything was more then perfect

Thank arielae
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Menu a la Carte with fresh ingredients and according season tastes. French food and modern Style. The tables are very close each other (Of course, thits is France!) but service is always nice and friendly and the ambient is cozy. Possible full tasting menu at...More

Thank Tony3vis
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Rue Merciere is 'the' dining street in Lyon and we happened to be there on a Friday night before new year without a booking. First mistake! We'd been recommended Le Layon at a winebar down the road and somehow luck was with us and they...More

Thank Rah_Rah_HockeySticks
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Walked in on Sat for lunch, and were lucky to get a spot.As per the movies, we got the table between the kitchen and the toilet!!. TAKE it and don't complain.We were lucky, as ten minutes after us, the waiting list went to 45 minutes,...More

Thank Yavar K
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this wonderful french restaurant. We had the 30 euro menu, 4courses, all our dishes were delicious and beautifully presented by very professional and friendly waitstaff.

2  Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We enjoyed a nice lunch here with my extended family on a recent trip & our visit to Lyon. 9 of us sat down @ an outside table to enjoy a mixture of soup,pizza's & a range of cheesy type meals. Whilst it was cool...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 rue Merciere, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Neighbourhood: Cordeliers - Jacobins
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 94 08
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Le Layon, found on the rue Merci��re in Lyon, is a unique bistro-style restaurant famous for its authentic Lyonnaise cuisine as well as its stellar jazz soundtrack which includes the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Diana Krall. The owners of Le Layon are passionate about good food, wine and music, and all three have been woven together at Le Layon to create chic setting for relaxed and romantic meals. Classic dishes at Le Layon include the Bouillabaise cooked with rouille, croutons and grated cheese; fresh salad with French beans, foie gras and duck breast; and the steak tartare with raw egg, capers, onions and parsley. Le Layon has a fantastic boutique wine list which changes monthly.
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