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Le Lyonnais

947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
+1 412-697-1336
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (43 reviews)
“sonoma salad” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (34 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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11 - 20 of 521 reviews

Reviewed 20 May 2017

It literally took 20 minutes to place a drink order -- and that includes water. The service was exceptionally slow and our waiter was less than knowledgable about the menu. (We were told an appetizer was vegetarian that turned out to have pork in it.)...More

1  Thank blevans
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Excellent food, great service, and helpful staff. Yummy french bread with a very tasty butter and spice spread. Haven't heard of the french wine - not a problem -have a complimentary taste. Menu composed of many delights; you'll find something you like. Recommended and we...More

Thank Dr. Chuck Bauer
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Interesting. Went from Southwest to French with a change of name but the same decor and wait staff. I had Poulet Dijonnasie that was very good. Juicy with a Endive salad which was also very good. Marilyn had the Bourginon, which she did not care...More

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This was our first time dining at the relatively new Le Lyonnais restaurant. It is located on Penn Ave. where Sonoma Grill used to be and part of the same restaurant that Sonoma belonged to. The food was very good. I had the lamb shank...More

Thank Steeler_Pens_fan
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Very disappointed with lunch service and kitchen timing. Ordered drinks, soups, sandwiches. Drinks and soups arrived - soup slow to come out and we waited 50 minutes from ordering and finally had to ask the server about the sandwiches. (She hadn't checked back with us...More

Thank GaleN536
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A great welcome to an interesting room (have a look at the bar). Food first class and not too pricey. When warm the glass front is drawn back. Nice touch.

Thank Kipper_11
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Visiting Pittsburgh and attending a conference a block away, we planned in advance to have Friday's lunch at Sonoma Grille. As the trip approached, our contact person learned the restaurant was changing menus and name and would be Le Lyonnais, serving Lyon-style French food. We...More

Thank ProfOrganizer
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Sonoma has changed their image to a new restaurant called Le Lyonnais. They are now serving french food of the style of the Lyon area of France. The service was extremely good with consistent attention to our needs. The food was unique and tasty. The...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My college roommates were in town for our annual Girl's weekend. It was the first time they had been to downtown Pittsburgh and we planned to have dinner and go to the Symphony. I booked a table at Sonoma Grille for 6pm because I had...More

1  Thank Erin O
Reviewed 21 March 2017

To be honest, the eight of us were coming from the convention center and only had an hour for dinner. Sonoma Grille said that they could accommodate our request for sandwiches/burgers and have us out in an hour. They seated us in the bar area....More

Thank Susan Z
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22 January 2017|
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Response from Steeler_Pens_fan | Reviewed this property |
The Theater square garage (entrance on 7th Street) or the Ninth and Penn garage would put you between the Benedum and Sonoma Grill.
11 June 2016|
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Response from pyshie | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. But, if you ask, the worst thing that could happen is that they say, "No!"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    (Tenth St.)
  • Public Transportation: yes
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-697-1336
  • E-mail
“French comfort food”. These three words may not seem like they belong together but they do here at Le Lyonnais. Our concept is one of simple, affordable, yet delicious dishes inspired by time honored recipes from my hometown of Lyon some of which have been in my family for generations.
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