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Restaurant Lyon

#110 of 1,140 Restaurants in Helsinki
Certificate of Excellence
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Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
16:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had a 5-course menu with wines. The amuse bouche were plated beautifullu and differently and were quite tasty. Every one of the 5 courses had several ingredients but worked together very well and the wine pairing was spot-on. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Helsinki.

Thank 787lassew
Helsinki, Finland
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stepping into this restaurant is like moving in space to France, but still meeting Finnish flavors. Menu itself was excellent, but what made it even better was truly outstanding match of food and wines. And small welcome dishes from the kitchen teased us to wait the menu itself. Serving is vibrant and fluent. Recommended to thrust to the surprise menu.

Thank Janne K
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had the four course surprise menu with wines. If you are going to the restaurant and choosing the surprise menu, stop reading if you want to be surprised. First we had two really beautiful amuse bouches. Tastes were quite mild. The first course was artichoke porridge with whitebait roe. This was very nice dish and one of my favourites.... More 

Thank Jenni K
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a seven course menu with wine package. Astonishing food. Additional to the seven courses we had six greetings from the chefs. Young chefs had made fantastic dishes of local ingredients in a french manner. Outstanding. The wine package was full of pleasant surprises. Great wine pairing with food. Wines were not mainstream, but in the contrary unknown but... More 

Thank Kulist
Helsinki, Finland
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

A Very Strong Recommendation. Lyon leans on Scandinavian ideology of cooking with a French heritage. Definitely one of the few great restaurants in Helsinki. We had their 50th anniversary menu, which was one of the most beautiful things I ever eaten. The executions and preparations where made with great passion and love for food. The ingredients where of extremely high... More 

Thank Marcus M
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for father days' lunch. Because of dietary restrictions we selected the three course option. Taste was very good, no surprises there, but portion sizes would have been ok for a 5-course meal, not for 3. The result was that once home we had some more to eat.. ;)

Thank GiEspoo
Helsinki, Finland
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170 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I've had their 50y anniversary menu now twice and have to say, both times have been perfect, certainly belonging to the best dinners I have ever had. The menu basically was a 5-course surprise menu, but after all, we ended up having 11 different dishes, each like small piece of art. Only one dish on the second time was the... More 

Thank Purjelentaja
Helsinki, Finland
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Restaurant Lyon is a traditional gourmet restaurant in Töölö. They offer several surprise menus and a'la carte. Surprise menus come with numerous small greetings from the kitchen and even though portions are small gourmet dishes, the total meal is more than enough. We had the four course surprise menu and it was super good. All portions are so full of... More 

Thank Laneva
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The "surprise dinner' was absolutely delicious. A string of small dishes, adventurous and all looking small plates of like artwork. The foie gras with raspberry and beet root is very, very good.

Thank Ann M
Manila, Philippines
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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Dinner at Restaurant Lyon was truly a treat. Each course was meticulously explained by the attentive staff. The wine pairing greatly enhanced the menu. My personal favorite was the foie gras with beets. An unlikely combination, at least for me, but the results were spectacular.

Thank SydneyVaughn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$97
After-hours, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mannerheimintie 56, Helsinki 00260, Finland
  • Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Uusimaa  >  Helsinki>  > Taka-Töölö
  • Neighbourhood: Taka-Töölö
  • Phone Number: 358103281560

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