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Le Palais Saint Jean

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40 Rue Saint Jean | 69005, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 9 51 00 05 55
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Molnlycke, Sweden
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice restaurant in the old town of Lyon. It offers traditional Lyonnais cuisine but also other alternatives. I had a French onion soup as starter followed by ravioli for main and crème brûlée for desert. All dishes tasted well but not outstanding. The service was good and correct and left not really anything to ask for.

Thank hansvens
Curitiba, PR
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The menu presents several options of three course meal for an average price. Meal was very tasty. Vegetarian options are available even in the three course pre-selected menu.

Thank aledabul70
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you have time for a leisurely lunch, I found the slow pace of service an invitation to observe the activity both within this busy restaurant and on the the streets outside - amusing, enjoyable. The Lyonnaise Salade followed by the Pike Soufflé and finally a nice Creme brûlée accompanied by a coupe de champagne and later a glass of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

One of not many places where you can have a late lunch. Most of the restaurants are closed 2-6 (5/7)p.m In Lyon. The food is very good! Delicious! They have several 3 course menus for the price from €21 to €38 or regular menu, whatever you prefer. The deserts are home made, their tiramisu is so tender! I was super... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I find Old Lyon full of charm and atmosphere our best evening here was dining whilst listening to local students singing Opera. There are several restaurants here all viaing for customers so value for money is good a set 3 courses for €17 is not bad going. We were early diners because the locals all eat later than us Brits,... More 

Thank Trevor H
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to have lunch here , rather than just a drink as intended , because the welcome was quite friendly , and we were tired with the heat . However when the meals arrived one , my wife's chicken , was inedible as it was so dry and some of the potatoes were black ( burnt or kept over... More 

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Not a great place to eat. Waiter spoke English but was reluctant to help with the menu in any way, looked like he didn't enjoy his job much. The food wasn't great either, we'd had several great steaks in France and when they do it so well we thought why change? I usually like medium rare but thought I'd go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, right in the heart of Vieux Lyon! Great place to sit outside and experience the area. Our waitress was great, very helpful and went out of her way to communicate with us in English. We had a big group and were there for awhile, but never felt rushed out or hurried. The onion soup was incredible and so... More 

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Went here after one of the Euro matches and places were very busy so we were lucky to get a seat inside. The service was very slow and they were not very attentive. When we came in we did get menus but it was at least 20 minutes until they came to take a drinks order and also a further... More 

Thank Unar123
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269 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there. The service was ok. We sat on the outdoor part of the restaurant. Ordered several dishes everything to share including foie, salad from Lyon, and entrecotte. The quality/price wasn't good. You pay for the place, but if you are looking for good food I believe there are better choices.

Thank Juan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Rue Saint Jean | 69005, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 9 51 00 05 55

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