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Cafe Comptoir Abel

#74 of 2,802 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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25 rue Guynemer, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 46 18
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Toronto, Canada
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183 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and the food was amazing. The night we were there it was full of locals and our waitress was very helpful translating the menu for us. The quenelles were perfectly cooked and the chicken with morelles was delicious. This is probably the most traditional/authentic bouchon experience you can have in the city! I am... More 

1 Thank BERFB
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a really enjoyable meal in a packed dining room at Café Comptoir Abel. It is French. It is a Bouchon (I think). However, we were given an English language menu without asking (we're perfectly capable of reading French). And that kind of reflects the international trade a restaurant like this attracts in Lyon. I guess around half the people... More 

1 Thank abingtoncanary
Bullock, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Recommended by hotel owners, food was very good limited for gluten free options but what I had was very well prepared and delicious.

1 Thank Dorie D
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice decor, but a bit disappointed by food... Atmosphere was a bit cold and maybe more for a date than for a group of friends. Food was a bit disappointing, not bad but not so yummy.

Thank Gajjju
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91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

I had been given a recommendation to try this place from a shop assistant at Hermes. The dining room is full of character. I felt that time had stood still, and a fond memory of the past continued to live on in this restaurant. And perhaps that is the case. The food was good, but not great. The salad lyonnais... More 

Thank ZanderAustralia
Halifax, Canada
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had one night in Lyon and the owner of our hotel recommended that we try the Cafe Comptoir Abel. We looked at the menu online and made a reservation on their website which was very easy. Having read several reviews about how some people had been treated a little poorly after arriving late for a reservation we made sure... More 

Thank SeanFromCapeBreton
Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Go to Abel's for the sort of traditional food that the lucky Lyonnaise can get just by dropping in, as many of the diners did tonight. What a great local to have! They don't come here for exciting cuisine, for a reason. But my salade lyonnaise that we shared and my steak with morel sauce were beautiflly executed, my daughter's... More 

Thank epsc007
Ottawa, Canada
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a big reputation and the dining room was a typical Lyon bouchon. The room is fascinating and busy. But the food was boring. The tradition of the bouchon was to have good atmosphere but simple food. That was the case here as the food had little seasoning. The sauces were rich but lacking flavour. Go for the... More 

Thank Stuart R
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We were staying with friends in Lyon, and they took us here for a traditional meal. Make a reservation, it was a Wed night & they were full. I had a Quennelle de Brochet (not sure what exactly it was, but it was delicious!) and my husband had a steak. The sauces for both dishes were just excellent.

Thank ellrigg
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Perfect place for an authentic bouchon experience. Decor is traditional and old-timey (my favorite decor/ambiance during my lyon visit), food was authentic (they don't make quenelle like that anymore!), and service was good. For some reason, I didn't feel as comfortable here as I did at other restaurants. Maybe it was the not 100%-friendly/attentive waitress, or because we were seated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$148
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 rue Guynemer, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 46 18

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