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Au Vilain Petit Canard

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Carnot - Gailleton
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41 rue Franklin, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 62 34 77
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the foi gras / duck liver entree and salt duck main. Burger and duck breast were both really good too.

Thank Bison72
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Do yourself a favour, Get the salt crusted duck for 2 with the 5 sauces... even my 3 year old daughter devoured it! It was crazy good. the owner was the only wait staff on the saturday night we were there .. he is super attentive and detail focused. I was glad we made a reservation because the place is... More 

1 Thank HaliCat
Alberta, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We are here tonight as our 'pinnacle' last dinner before departing Lyon. What a delightful treat! If ever there was a boutique restaurant where the owner himself does all the front of house service, this is it. Everything from the name, to the menus, to the decor of this restaurant is light hearted and cared for. The duck breast was... More 

1 Thank Picky_Girl38
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I happened upon this wonderful restaurant while walking around Lyon. It is a gem! I had the best relaxed lunch of my stay. The duck is from their family farm in the Perigord region, and they even offer a wine from Cahors! If you love duck the way the French prepare it, you can't go wrong here. It was superb!!

Thank Susan K
Montpellier, France
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130 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I was shouted at in front of all the people in the restaurant because I dared ask for bread with my main course after the waiter had removed the basket after the starter. Apparently he does this (the only waiter in all of France) so that patrons don't stuff themselves while waiting for the main courses. The worst customer service... More 

Thank williamdfr
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Good food, not too cheap but reasonably priced. Friendly waiter and relatively quick service. If you like a nice magret de canard this is worth a visit. The style is simple but sympathic, possibility to sit outside on a small terrace. The location is not very scenic, but a relatively quiet road with not too much traffic.

Thank Robert L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly and English-speaking.

Thank Nancy E
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The duck was amazing, service attentive I can't fault this place. It had good sized portions which presented good value for money.

Thank Frances S
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

My husband and I dont speak french, but the staff were really friendly and they have english menu too! The food is really good.

Thank Aline2712
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely 3 course dinner for only 25€ Well coked weĺl served. Nice staff and good atmosphere made it a nice evening. Would ceartenly recomend this

Thank Håkan N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 rue Franklin, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Carnot - Gailleton
  • Neighbourhood: Carnot - Gailleton
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 62 34 77
Au Vilain Petit Canard is a piece of heaven for any lover of French south-west cooking. Take a seat and get ready to be delighted in a welcoming atmosphere!You will discover unique specialties around duck and foie gras directly delivered from the owners’ farm in south-west of France. The side-dishes are elaborated with vegetables from the local market depending on the season. A traditional cooking that might surprise you!And if you want to bring back home a little bit of French south-west, the shop corner is here to propose our products from the farm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?