Le Lyonnais Restaurant
Le Lyonnais Restaurant

Le Lyonnais Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lelyonnaisacton.com/
  • Phone: 9782639068
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday and Thursday: 11:30am - 1:45pm (Any day for party of 6 or more); Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Le Lyonnais Restaurant
Chef Gerard's cuisine reflects the natural setting of Le Lyonnais Restaurant. Dine in the comfort of our home, or by the windows overlooking the brook which is frequented by ducks heron and other wildlife. Choose from the many creations that float from the traditional to the modern "aromatise" by "les herbes du jardin." Your hosts will be Gerard and Joan who have been operating Le Lyonnais since 1971.
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Le Lyonnais Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (11)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • It has been many years since
    GeorgeVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    It has been many years since we went to Le Lyonnaise and we were pleased to find it on OpenTable. It has changed for the better. The ambiance felt like an upscale French outside-of-Paris restuarant. The food was well presented with ample portions and the service was eager to please. I enjoyed a unique ham and sourkraut appitizer served on a scollop shell and the Marseille Paella was excellent with plenty of seafood. My partner was very pleased with the pate' and was overjoyed with the scollop dish. Certainly a go-back- to restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    I've lived in Acton for about 25 years and have dined here occasionally, always with satisfaction. I hadn't been here for awhile and came with a new significant other who is both a foodie and somewhat of a wine expert. We arrived fairly early on a Friday evening, so had the place to ourselves for a bit. Service was nicely relaxed. The portions were more generous than I remembered from past visits. My partner was thrilled with his fish soup. I had a great pear sald. Our entrees, coquille st. Jacques and a veal curry were excellent. We also shared a nice dessert crepe. Overall, a lovely experience and we will return for sure.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I kave llived in the area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    I kave llived in the area for 54 years. This was my first visit. I don't know why I waited so long.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If you enjoy classic french
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    If you enjoy classic french food and fine dining, Le Lyonnais is the perfect spot. Chef Gerard personally comes to the tables throughout the evening to ensure all diners are enjoying their experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Older but appropriate decor;
    Viking
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    Older but appropriate decor; absolutely marvelous food; desserts to die for; attentive but not over-bearing service, knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list; a definate repeat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great place! Homey,
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    What a great place! Homey, quiet, yet very warm! The food is superb, the service is gentle, discrete and effective. The best part: the prices. And also the owner / chef. What a gracious gentleman. Came from France (Lyon of course) and opened this restaurant 41 years ago. A loss for France, a gain for America.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    The food was okay... but the overall experience was not very good due to the poor service we received. We had a reservation, but still had to wait 15 minutes to be seated, even though they did not appear that busy. Once seated, we sat with no water in our glasses and no wait staff in sight to even order a cocktail for 20 more minutes. When it came time to order the dinner, my wife asked the waiter to describe one of the meals, which she then ordered. When it came, it was not at all what was described, but was a "kitchen sink" type of meal with every possible shellfish placed on it. Even empty lobster shells... Overall, it was a letdown, because we were hoping to find a nice French restaurant in the area... We will keep lookin
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fantastic evening.....perfect
    PJMJR
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    A fantastic evening.....perfect food, service, menu......a complete evening of dining out. We have already spoken often of Le Lyonnais.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much to like, much to not like.
    OmnivoreVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    The food is outstanding. The front of the house is a mess. The restaurant looks like Mayberry on the Seine, and that's not a compliment. We waited about five minutes to be greeted, then many more minutes to be seated, etc. It took half an hour to get our cocktails. We'd go back for the food, but with patience and time on our hands. The price point is excellent for the quality and quantity of food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A touch of refreshing touch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    A touch of refreshing touch of France in Acton. A country French atmosphere with menu to match. We come back time and again for special occasions and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous French Onion Soup
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    Fabulous French Onion Soup and wonderful crepes. We were the only diners there, and the waiter's gaze was awkward.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If I can cook better then
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    If I can cook better then where I'm eating why go out. Disappointing food ... Suppose to be french...
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Le Lyonnais - a little gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Even though I had lived in the area for 30+ years, I had never been to Le Lyonnais for dinner. My friends and my wife and I had a very good time. We ordered from price fixe menu and still had plenty to eat. The waitress was responsive and personable. The chef visited at the end of the meal and asked how our meal was. Overall, the food was very good. The French Onion soup was tangy. I had pork loin, medium rare, and it was cooked correctly, which doesn't always happen. We will definitely be going back for dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Why hadn't I been here before?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Nothing too fancy or complicated, just very well done. Everyone enjoyed their meal, which was served in a relaxed and comfortable setting. A great value restaurant - good-sized portions, and wine selections at very reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was only our second visit
    ICouldEatVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    This was only our second visit in four years and we must think to come more often. Menu II from the prix fixe was an exceptional value and the food (pate starter, veal curry, creme caramel) was fantastic. The 2010 Autard chateauneuf-du-pape was a great value at only $70, not that far above average retail. Our server was attentive and while entrees arrived slowly, they were worth the wait. Overall another great experience from an underappreciated resource in Acton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, it felt like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Excellent food, it felt like taking a trip to the quiet side of lyon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Acton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Our first visit, and a pleasant surprise. Friendly, intimate atmosphere. Excellent food. Dessert crêpe was the highlight.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was delicious and
    Meganmom
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    The food was delicious and there were so many tasty choices on the menu that I had a hard time selecting what I wanted. The dining room was very nicely decorated and the waiter was attentive and helpful!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, great atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Excellent food, great atmosphere, great overall experience
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food and wonderful
    Foodie22
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    Delicious food and wonderful service. A true dining pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We visited this lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    We visited this lovely restaurant for a special occasion-- the combined anniversaries of three couples, us and our two children! We all loved it. Wonderful food and plenty of it! We ate off the Prix Fixe menu which was very reasonably priced and afforded a good number of choices. The service was great, and the owner and chef came out to speak with us when we finished. The restaurant is beautiful in a charming old house with barn at the back. It has its own herb garden where we saw the chef collecting the herbs for our dinner. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to anyone, and in fact I have done so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was interested in the vegetarian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    I was interested in the vegetarian special, but the waitress couldn't get the chef to tell us what would be in it. So, I opted for the omelet, which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet