Lyon recommendations needed
Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:08 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:04 PM
They like Magali et Martin, where the menu changes frequently, often includes game, and you can do well for 25 Euro. 11, rue des Augustins
Magali et Martin
Writer Seth Sherwood likes his cocktails, as well
Food claims the spotlight in Lyon, but drinks are doing their own diva act, thanks to a nascent cocktail scene. James Brown and Frank Sinatra haunt Soda (7, rue de la Martinière; soda-bar.fr). Their jailhouse mug shots and others’ decorate this dark, plush den, where 9 euros gets you a spicy Slum Dog Millionaire (Bombay gin, cherry jam, lemon juice, red vermouth and cardamom) or smooth Globetrotter (pisco, elderflower liqueur, lemon juice and Aperol). Nearby, the strains of old American jazz fill L’Antiquaire (20, rue Hippolyte Flandrin; 33-6-34-21-54-65; theantiquaryroom.com) where bow-tied bartenders serve up seasonal cocktails like Marco’s Bacardi Fizz (Bacardi rum, green chartreuse, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar syrup, cream, egg white and soda), a foamy citric blast.
For a taste of "Frapanese" the article suggests Au 14 Fevrier (6, rue Mourguet) Their website for
blood pudding sheathed in dark chocolate tubes, warm foie gras with strawberry vinegar and cooked figs, and roasted pheasant with colorful vegetables cut to resemble gumdrops
Contrast this to Rutt's Hut, an old school Jersey hot dog legend. You can't even get across the parking lot without encountering pigeons who are so bold that they try to take bites of hot dogs from people who are walking to their cars. These pigeons are so brazen that they routinely shake down rats for lunch money.
hotdoglover, describing the well known Clifton NJ dog house
Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:42 AM
By the way, while he's right that there are no real boutique hotels, you can book the good room at the Mercure Carlton - it's huge, the management is great, and pretty much any celebrity who's ever stayed in town used it (and it's not very expensive because it is, after all, Lyon)
We have stayed at the Hotel des Artistes, called a hotel de charme, of which we detected little, but I am fascinated by the boho Hotel Bayard located conveniently at Place Bellecour. http://www.hotelbaya...hotel-lyon.html
Also heartily recommend bouchon Daniel et Denise.