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Le Lyonnais

947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
+1 412-697-1336
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (43 reviews)
“sonoma salad” (13 reviews)
“tempura shrimp” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations on a Friday evening but didn't need them, not many dining here. Overall, the food was ok but servers/service seemed inexperienced. Both my appetizer and entree were delivered to me within 12 minutes of ordering; received the entree about 6 minutes after...More

Thank Nano347
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall a pleasant experience. Very nice dining atmosphere. Staff was professional and courteous. Several in our party had the salmon and were satisfied. I had the new York strip. Was a very nice portion, but the best was the white truffle fries that came with....More

1  Thank frosty322
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great service, good wine selections, and the fromage tray! Stuff yourselves with wine and cheese then get a few of their small plates( appetizers) then call it

1  Thank drstubb1
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We stopped at the bar for a drink and a few appetizers on a Tuesday evening before the theater. The place was not crowded at 5:15 PM and we had no trouble finding a nice spot to sit. We did wait about 10 minutes before...More

Thank pdbarry1946
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Had dinner last night (Saturday, 7 pm, two couples). The service was very bad and spoiled the evening for us. It took about 30 minutes for the first course to arrive. Bread was not served. Wine was poured without being offered for a tasting. Waitress...More

1  Thank samodelka
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Made a 6 pm reservation ( although not needed) for dinner before the Opera. The timing was perfect, the service was excellent. Our meals were delicious. We had crab cakes for an appetizer and a side of Brussels spouts. I️ had the entrecôte frites and...More

2  Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Real Gruyere cheese atop French onion soup was the highlight of the meal and went very well with Penn Dark draft beer. The rich sauces are usually why we choose French dining but the brown sauce on the porc tenderloin entree was just OK. Excellent...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

I read reports of this restaurant and reports of fair service was noted but we (2 couples) thought we would give it a try. We were given a table at the very back of the resturant near the bathrooms and kitchen and only when I...More

1  Thank TRAVELNOW585
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Had a late business lunch with a group and we were literally the only ones in the place! I was really surprised but learned from the locals I was with that it had recently went through a metamorphosis from Mediterranean to French. Menu was decent...More

1  Thank bowtieguy42605
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at the end of the evening for a glass of wine and a bite to eat. Our server brought us several wines to try so we could have something we really liked. We then had a cheese sampler, some croquettes and duck...More

1  Thank JJBlondie
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23 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.
12 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
    (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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