The best restaurants in Lyon

Instead of giving you a massive list of hundreds of restaurants, we've done the hard work for you and found the 35 best places to eat in Lyon recommended by locals, separated by price range.

Restaurants curated by our travel team

The top rated affordable Restaurants in Lyon

Out of our selection of local recommended affordable restaurants, these are rated the highest.

La Tête De Lard

⭐️ 4.4 (900)

Price Range: $$

Flair Restaurant

⭐️ 4.8 (824)

Price Range: $$

Aromatic Restaurant

⭐️ 4.7 (738)

Price Range: $$

Les saveurs du Bistrot

⭐️ 4.7 (650)

Price Range: $$

Le Comptoir Des Cousins

⭐️ 4.7 (607)

Price Range: $$

La Mère Léa

⭐️ 4.4 (601)

Price Range: $$

Local Affordable Restaurant Favorites in Lyon

Extremely well rated, and affordable, local favorites.

Restaurant Imouto

⭐️ 4.4 (583)

Price Range: $$

L'Atelier des Augustins

⭐️ 4.7 (571)

Price Range: $$

Le Poivron Bleu

⭐️ 4.8 (568)

Price Range: $$

The top rated luxury restaurants in Lyon

These are some of the best rated local recommended exclusive restaurants in the area.

Restaurant Gastronomique Christian Tetedoie

⭐️ 4.4 (2794)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 3.9 (2007)

Price Range: $$$

La Mère Brazier

⭐️ 4.7 (952)

Price Range: $$$$

Restaurant Léon de Lyon

⭐️ 4.2 (949)

Price Range: $$$

Le Petit Carron

⭐️ 4.3 (693)

Price Range: $$$

Le Neuvième Art

⭐️ 4.8 (637)

Price Range: $$$$

Recommended fine dining experiences in Lyon

Our favorite fine dining restaurants, recommended by locals.


⭐️ 4.7 (556)

Price Range: $$$


⭐️ 4.7 (521)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Pierre Orsi

⭐️ 4.4 (496)

Price Range: $$$$

Frequently asked questions:

Our goal is to provide you with a curated selection of the best dining experiences a city has to offer. By narrowing down the list to a maximum of 40 top-notch restaurants, we aim to save you from the overwhelming task of sifting through hundreds of options. We understand that too many choices can lead to decision fatigue. That's why we've done the hard work for you. We handpick these restaurants based on a variety of factors, including food quality, ambiance, service, and customer reviews, so you can make an informed decision easily and swiftly. Rest assured, with our curated list, any choice you make will be a great one.

Our selection and ranking process is a thorough and comprehensive one, ensuring that we provide you with only the best recommendations. First, we gather data from a variety of trusted sources including online reviews, local guides, food critics, and culinary websites. Our algorithm, which we continually update and refine, processes this information and assigns a score to each restaurant. Restaurants are then ranked based on these scores, ensuring that our top recommendations represent the very best that the city has to offer in terms of dining experiences for different price ranges.

Our role with is to find the best selection of restaurants, and then let you have the final decision on the best restaurants. But from customer reviews, we'd say that the must-try restaurants that fit within a sensible price range are: La Tête De Lard, Flair Restaurant, and Aromatic Restaurant.

From customer reviews, and our research we'd have to say that the top 3 fine dining restaurants are Restaurant Gastronomique Christian Tetedoie, L'Institution, and La Mère Brazier.

A large majority of these restaurants are well known in the area and will most likely require a reservation to get a seating. That's why whenever available, we've included the website of the restuarant so you can get in touch with them directly.

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