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Bistrot de Saint Jean - CLOSED

3 Place du petit College, 69005, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 15 81
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“quenelle” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, European, Mediterranean
££ - £££
3 Place du petit College, 69005, Lyon, France
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Small bistrot in the old town in Lyon. 3 place du Petit College. Very traditional interior. Great food as with many of the restaurants around here but the service is much better. The owner who is due to retire welcomes you as if you were...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great traditional food that is freshly prepared, daily sourced from local produce. Fantastic helpful staff who helps with the menu, even for a vegetarian . Very affordable price. Great atmosphere.

Thank 130hughes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was not the best meal we had in Lyon - that was Les Lyonnais Bouchon further along Rue du Boeuf - but it was nice. The Salad Lyonnais was good and the wine was fine. Good service from friendly staff bring the level up....More

Thank Angus M
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Off the main drag after an energetic yomp up to the Basilica this little beautifully set restaurant gave us a great lunch. Great salad starter. The plat du jour my wife had - hake - was great and the what my son and I wanted...More

1  Thank Fred d
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was between museums on a Sunday lunch time so many places in the old town were shut, but a friend had recommended this place, and it was great. I went with the plat du marche which was a faux filet with a Saint Marcelin...More

Thank PCB1976
Reviewed 15 November 2015

This restaurant is exactly what we were looking for. Tipical Lyonnais food, with great taste and good portions, good atmosphere and the price is ok.

Thank Lorenzo A
Reviewed 30 October 2015

It was recommended by the locals (and an experienced tour guide). Although you may not like Lyonnais food, this is a true and authentic food of the region. It is a must to try for tourists who may not visit Lyon in the near future....More

1  Thank TOURtheWORLDMexPal
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Had the menu. They didn't have the plat du jour when we went but still some great local choices. I saw a non-meat option on the menu as well. Loved their quenelles.

Thank WAnnika
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We were in Lyon in December 2014. It was cold and windy, the trees were bare, and we were hungry. We just happened upon Bistrot de Saint Jean as we were trying to avoid the obvious touristic places (which very often have very good food...More

Thank flphoto
Reviewed 12 November 2014

We had found this quite ,local restaurant in a Rick Steves book . I was glad to see they had a Trip Adviser decal on the window . My husband had a Chicken and mushroom sauce dish , that was one of the specials ,...More

Thank Cheryl M
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place du petit College, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 15 81
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