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#129 of 2,797 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
12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
20:00 - 21:30
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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165 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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100 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

We had another great meal on our 2nd visit here. The location can be a bit challenging to find but the search is worth it. Lovely location in a 3rd floor apartment overlooking Place Terraux. Limited but excellent selections. We particularly enjoyed the pigeon entree, the scallops main and the veal main. Waiter is efficient but delightful. Fulfilled all of... More 

Thank schman01
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I loved L'etage. The food was great and the atmosphere and service were amazing, in particular our waiter was a gentleman and made us feel at home and welcome. He explained every dish in the tasting menu and was very helpful with wine recommendations also. L'etage has an old world charm and cosy romantic feel to it. It is small... More 

Thank globertraveller
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We've been there for a family event, and we were all blown away by the talent of the young Chef. Everything was delicious and prepared very well. The restaurant deserves a visit on its own, it is tiny and very charming. Definitely a restaurant to be recommended!

Thank Jean-Claude E

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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$23 - US$63
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?