We ate here for Easter dinner and had a lovely time. The food was very good, although my steak was overcooked, it was overall very nice. I would recommend this to anyone for a nice, above-average dinner with moderate prices.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS
WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO THIS RESTAURANT FOR OVER 25 YEARS AND IT IS ALWAYS SPECIAL.WE NOW LIVE IN SAVANNAH GA AND WHEN WE COME BACK TO MASS. IT IS A DESTINATION WE ARESURE TO VISIT,AGAIN & AGAIN.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
France in Acton
Food was very good, some of the creams were amazing, but the veggies were overcooked a little, the people are really friendly, it is a nice find on a busy street
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef / owner Gerard (from Lyon as the restaurant's name suggests) has a thick french accent, enough to convince you this is the real thing! If you want genuine Provencal cuisine this is the place.
We celebrated Mothers Day there with three generations making a party of eight. Every dish was clearly freshly cooked, serve hot, and appropriately swiftly but not hurried. The Rhone wine we chose was reasonably priced and a perfect complement to the meal. Le Lyonnais is a small restaurant and we have in the past found it suitable for either a quiet intimate dining experience in one of it's four dining areas, or a large celebration where forty + people were "seamlessly" catered for.
This little gem is certainly worth a try.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
quiet, relaxing, delicious
Restaurant on a busy route, but inside is peace and quiet. We were seated in a room with a view of a lush green backyard.
We were greeted by a server and the owner/chef, who put us at ease & made us feel very welcome.
Pate appetizer presented with a small salad. Both were excellent. The salad was the freshest I have had in a long time, and the dressing was superb.
I ordered a simple chicken dish, which was tasty and was beautifully presented. The portion was so large that I could not finish it.
My husband ordered the lamb, which was tender and cooked to perfection. His dish was also beautifully presented with the side dishes and garnishes artfully arranged.
We declined dessert, but I am sure it would have matched the entrees in quality.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This French restaurant made up of four rooms in a house was a surprising find. Ask for a table on the sun porch for a nice view of the river. The service, food, and ambience are worth a second visit.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent friendly staff.
Excellent friendly staff. Excellent food (chicken livers are out of this world).
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow! I first visited Le Lyonnaise in 1974! I live in Boston b-now and haven't visited in years. YELP had a few very nasty reviews but I often have found that YELP only has nasty - disgruntled - reviewers. So, we gave it a chance for old time sake.
It was superb! The calibre of the preparation was outstanding! We both travelm extensively, abroad and know good cusine. The quality of the food and the care in preparation was truly astounding. The service was detailed and excellent.
Bravo for this gem.
Our experience was memorable.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treat it was to experience French dining so close to home. Gerard was our personal chef who spoke French to us while creating a lovely lunch of delicious crepes followed by dreamy meringues drizzled with raspberry sauce. Looking at the pictures of prior diners Julia Child, Jaques Pepin and Seiji Ozawa, made you realize dining here is the real deal. Authentic French food, lovely home atmosphere, a chef committed to serving your culinary wishes....all ensure a memorable European-like dining event right here in Acton.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lyon in Acton
Wonderful French cuisine. Intimate dining. Memorable desserts.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fine dining experience
We hadn't been back to this gem for about 6-7 years and we were happy to make the revisit. The food ( both of us had fish dishes) was excellent. It was prepared perfectly and presented well. The ambience was exactly what we were looking for -- a quiet dinner without a struggle to talk. The service was good but the server may may been a bit overwhelm. There's a lot of things Le Lyonnais is not, but what it is they do extremely well. We'll return in far less than 6 years.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, attentive service and a nice view of the ducks.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was superb
had one of the more quiet rooms. Absolutely fabulous food. Took a while but worth the wait. One on my favorite restaurants. Hadn't been there for years, still wonderful. Servers seemed to be understaffed. One of a kind.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Le Lyonnais to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was excellent as usual and we saved room for desert.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going there for
I have been going there for 40 years. The restaurant has been open for 41 years. The Owner and Chef Gerard and his wife Joan make you feel you are in their home. In fact you are. It is an old house with many small quite romantic rooms. In Fact it is their home as they live upstairs. It comapres with the best French cooking I have had any wherein the world incliding France. When I was in Corporate America it is whre I would take my important customers. Their food is reasoably prices and the service 5 star. The sertver we had the last time as been working there for 22 years. That in it's self says something..
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each course,each dish was superb. Well known dishes were experienced as novel, exploring new areas of taste,flavor.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good french food. Service
Good french food. Service was slow, but that was expected. The desserts were outstanding (berry mousse and fruit filled crepes).
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
A bit of France in Acton
If youve ever been to Lyon (gastronomic center of France) you will appreciate this place. A little French ambiance, a menu with a French flare, food well prepared - at reasonable prices.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM