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#89 of 2,818 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
As featured in Best Food in Lyon
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4 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 28 19 59
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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Livermore, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Other reviews speak of stars..we think they are right! We booked l'etage based on TA reviews. It was incredible! 6 courses for 50€ is a bargain for this quality. Asparagus with caviar, the best foie gras we ever had, cod with scallops dandelion greens, beef that melts in your mouth, and 2 delicious desserts. All served by a charming mustached... More 

Thank Kathy S
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116 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a food experience in Lyon that didn't cost a fortune and found a great one in L'Etage. A very unassuming entrance leads to a very cosy and cute dining room. We went for the tasting menu which was lovely and with only a 50 euro price tag was amazing. New season asparagus, caviar, scallops, foie gras, lamb... More 

Thank mynameisalwaystaken
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124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entrance to this restaurant can be a little tricky to find. The steep flight of ancient, well-worn steps add to the intrigue. But beyond the door is a beautifully decorated, wood paneled, intimate dining room that overlooks the square below. To start I had the foie gras with parsnip purée and also the scallops with salted fish eggs. Absolutely... More 

Thank ZanderAustralia
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Lyon has over 2000 restaurants so picking one for a birthday meal is quite a challenge. As we were just a couple we selected a smaller more intimate restaurant in L'Etage. Although not the most inviting of locations on the 2nd floor of a building with no lift and steep stairs once inside everything was fine. With only about 28... More 

Thank Dovinesque
Calgary, Canada
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant is located right in the Place des Terreaux so we were initially a little skeptical that this was one of those "tourist trap" restaurants. it definitely is not. A small door leads to a mysterious looking hallway and staircase up to the restaurant. Once you enter, you see the warm, charming and intimate restaurant (only about 8 tables).... More 

Thank KellyC_Canada
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very friendly host, lovely food, setting and ambience. It's a small restaurant upstairs with a view of the square and in a wood panelled room. French hospitality at it's best!

Thank Debs M
Paso Robles
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166 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

We have eaten our way all over France in 6 trips...our dinner last night at L'Etage has to rate among one of the best meals we've had. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor ( no elevator), so the location is very quiet. There's a maximum of 32 diners at 8 tables, and one of the things we liked... More 

Thank AbbyPasoRobles
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Out of this world restaurant, you will struggle to find a more welcoming restaurant anywhere in Europe. Mine host a wonderful gentleman with a patient and understanding view on life, well worth a visit.

Thank Bob N
Burlingame, California
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent food in a very welcoming and cozy environment ! The tasting menu was inventive and gave you a broad sample of the chefs abilities . The host , who was also our waiter , had a fantastic sense of humor and kept a good pace with the food. He was knowledgeable about wine pairings as well as the dish... More 

Thank russeyes
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I start by saying I really mean the title. It's wonderful. It started when I sent an email for booking a Saturday dinner for my wife's birthday , got response it's full but offered Friday dinner instead. We didn't took it but I asked if it's possible if there will be place for Saturday that I get contacted and so... More 

Thank ammbar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$64
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Place des Terreaux, 69001, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 28 19 59

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?