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#16 Orik

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 02:08 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)
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#17 Rail Paul

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

The NY Times has a 36 Hours feature on visiting Lyon.

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



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#18 voyager

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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.