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Les Ventres Jaunes

#83 of 2,818 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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2 Place Neuve Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 42 16 49
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

After a visit in Fourvière and Vieux Lyon, we popped in this bouchon. A lot of locals and french were already in so this was a good sign. Portions are very big so i would suggest to pick a menu if you are very hungry, otherwise only the main was enough for us. The staff is friendly.

Thank Pascal T
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I visited this restaurant for dinner with some of my French colleagues and it was a great experience. There were some great set menus to choose from with something for everyone. It has a nice, homey feel to it and was full of French locals which is always a good sign. Staff were polite and friendly but did struggle a... More 

Thank Lucy N
Rudkoebing, Denmark
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Despite it's location in the tourist hotspot of Vieux Lyon, this restaurant still manages to feel "local" and serves nicely prepared traditional dishes with a real "home cooked" vibe. We visited on a Monday night in January, so perhaps the restaurant was not at it's busiest, but we enjoyed prompt, friendly service in a very nice atmosphere. I particularly enjoyed... More 

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Galena, Maryland
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We were looking for a small, non-touristy restaurant when visiting Veille Lyon and were well pleased. I think we may have been the only non-locals. Menus feature local specialties and were only in French, but the waiter helped with English descriptions when needed. Food was wonderful and service great.

Thank Aerie703
Nottingham, England
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here for the second time. Sat upstairs. Had the 17€ menu plus a pot of white wine. Salad Lyonase and Quenelles de Brochette. Very good quality. Wait staff exellent. Recommended.

Thank Andy_the_Birder
St. John's, NL
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

After a morning hiking around the heights of lyon, we dropped in there for lunch. My wife had the daily special, a pork dish, and I had the boudin noir. This was very good and tasty, the onion soup, not so good. The wine by the picket was good and the service a bit ragged. Prices were very moderate.

Thank UNTD
Troy, Michigan
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

After walking nearly 3 miles from our hotel to get to this restaurant in old Lyon... I think my review is probably a bit biased. Overall I found the food to be OK. I ordered the snail soufflé for my main course and I found it to be much spongier than I was expecting. The snails also had a very... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very disappointed to be honest as the restaurant has a high rating. The ambience upstairs may contribute to the rating as it looks lively when busy. The food wasn't as good as other meals that we had in Lyon & the steak was disappointing - we both odered medium rare but the cooking wasn't consistent - my steak was rare... More 

Thank steve r
Brussels, Belgium
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I went with a group of colleagues and we all had the three course menu. I had gazpacho and duck. The gazpacho was perfect for a warm evening, the duck was perfectly prepared, very tender with lots of flavor. The desserts were fine but I'm not much into sweets. I suggest you skip dessert and go for nice sorbet to... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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385 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is a very busy restaurant, right in the heart of the Old Town. We both enjoyed the set lunch at €20: the Gaspacho was good, but please note that this word seems to be used in Lyon to describe any cold soup. A main course of duck was excellent, but the fish was a bit dry (slightly overcooked?). To... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$27
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Place Neuve Saint Jean, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 42 16 49

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