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“A Pleasant Experience.”

Le Canut et Les Gones
Ranked #31 of 3,377 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My wife and I had dinner with the locals on a rainy saturday night at a table with an open window and had very good, friendly service. The young man running the restaurant accomodated english if you need it. The fish was beautifully presented and delicious...I cleaned my plate. My wife didn't feel much like exploring and ordered a steak...I don't recommend it.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We always try to visit 'Le Canut et les Gones' when we come to Lyon, and it never disappoints. Interesting, locally sourced, fresh produce and an innovative style make each meal very enjoyable. And the decoration is fun!

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

We had the lunch menu with a lovely lamb, squash and couscous starter. A subtle, interesting mix of flavours and textures with hints of the spices you would find in a Moroccan tagine. This was followed by a faux-filet de boeuf. The beef was 'humble' (in line with the price), but it was cooked to juicy, pink perfection that gave it a flavour and texture worthy of a much finer cut. Served with roasted carrots and baby potatoes along with a really tasty savoury jus that I couldn't resist mopping up afterwards with crusty hunks of baguette. We ended the meal by sharing a very enjoyable selection of cheeses along with a good, simple 'chocolate brownie' style dessert with a dollop of ice-cream.

As a well-priced, value-for-money bistro experience in a place that has a wonderful ambience and a quirky, retro originality, you would have to go a long way to beat this place. The fact that it's packed with local regulars rather than tourists also says a lot. Highly recommended.

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Thank Greig C
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We went with friends who have frequented this restaurant many times. After our dinner last night, I can see why. Located in the bohemian (BoBo) and hip Croix Rousse neighborhood, it looks like any other Lyonnais bouchon from the outside. But the interior is trendy/eclectic.
Service is warm and welcoming. The menu is fresh and reflects products of the season and the area. The chef and pastry chef are both Japanese. It's not obvious when you look at the very French menu, but the presentations reflect the Japanese attention to composition, finesse and detail.
Several of us had fish - all of it excellent. Portions are ample but not too much. Make sure to save room for the desserts. The dessert menu is extensive and they are just exquisite.
And the wine list is ample, as would expect heavily weighted toward Rhone wines.
Finally, the price is eminently reasonable for the quality of the food we had. This is definitely one we're adding to our list of places to go back. Often.

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Thank SFExpat
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Lovely little restaurant full of character tucked away in the 4th arondissement. Came recommended by a local Lyonnaise and did not disappoint. I had a lovely velout of asparagus with crispy chorizo and a poached egg to start with. Mrs A went for a lovely pan fried mackerel salad. We both had goose breast with puréed betroot for mains, followed by a selection of artisan cheeses. Lyonnaise gastronomy at its best, with wonderful service thrown in. Mrs A was asked to move aside at one point to let the waiter access the wine cellar through a trap door under our table!! All part of the character at this lovely restaurant!

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Thank Paul A
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