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Cafe Comptoir Abel

#71 of 2,833 Restaurants in Lyon
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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25 rue Guynemer, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 37 46 18
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Showing 207: English reviews
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The traditional Lyonnaise "Boucherie" food served by Abel is noteworthy and craveable. The service is friendly and helpful. English speakers , like in much of Lyon, will have no problems communicating with the restaurant staff, and finding a dish that you each adore. take advantage of the small carafe of wine option so that you can sample a wider variety... More 

1 Thank Heather D
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cafe was recommended by staff at our accommodation in response to our request to avoid the tourist traps close to the city centre. A reasonable walk with good directions led us to the cafe. Like many eateries in this area it didn't open till 7.30pm. The menu was extensive and very french. The helpings were very generous - the... More 

1 Thank Stephen J
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really excellent meal at Cafe Comptoir Abel, we may have liked it better than Cafe Federations.

1 Thank SLH123456789
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A cold windy day and a lot of walking with my 85 year old mother. Found this nearby on Trip Advisor and they took us in for lunch without a reservation--but making a reservation would be a wise idea. This is a very popular spot, mostly with locals. The wait staff was extremely kind, knew we needed the english menu... More 

1 Thank marston568
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by the owner of the apartment we stayed at, this was a great little place to eat. Service was friendly and relaxed. We all ate the three course lunch menu. Lyonnaise salad and the girls ate the sausage and lentil, both were fab. We all shared chicken as the main, ice cream and the tarte to finish.... More 

1 Thank Dean L
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on our first night in Lyon, in a very cosy traditional restaurant. Traditional Lyonnais food is a little "heavy" for our taste but we enjoyed an artichoke and green bean salad to start followed by gratin d'ecrivisses and calves liver which were all well cooked. Busy friendly atmosphere on a Friday night.

Thank catherine j
Manchester, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken in morelle sauce and vegetables was a wonderful dish. The traditional warm, cosy setting was great. However the gateau was in fact a tart and not that pleasant. The wine was appalling Setting and main course mean I would return and make different choices

Thank Stephen D
Warwick, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good meal, heavy lyonnais classics so rich and filling, no foraging or edible flowers here! Cosy and would be especially good on a cold, wintry day. Comptoir Abel has a long history so really good to try it.

Thank Mariettanina
Princeton, New Jersey
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent restaurant, from nice location to good service to excellent food. The foie gras and the beef with mushrooms in sauce were both excellent. When in Lyon next time I would not hesitate to go back.

Thank Mathieu A
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge recommended this Bouchon to us. It was a great recommendation. We sat amongst French families, tourists, young and old. It has a great atmosphere. The food is very hearty and typically French. We enjoyed our overall exprience. It is not fine dining and if you go in with that in mind you will enjoy the experience. We... More 

1 Thank Sotto K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$148
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 rue Guynemer, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 37 46 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?