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About Le Lyonnais Restaurant

November 4th only. Restaurant 45 year anniversary special. All food items 20% off !

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.

416 Great Rd
Acton, MA 01720
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Seasonal 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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(978) 263-9068

Website:
http://lelyonnaisacton.com/

Additional:
Full Bar, Private Room

Le Lyonnais Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (16)
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Good for a Date (14)
Romantic (14)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Casual (4)
Scenic View (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Waterfront (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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Tapas (1)
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Thank you to Gerar the chief for a wondeful food ! I’ve immediately booked another visit there but this time with the children .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fun
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

the food was fabulous!!! Quail, rack of lamb, beef, great different choices. great ambiance, nice find.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Charming, and lovely place. delicious food! Gérard the Chef, came to greet the remaining customers at the end of the night. My wife is also from lyon and talked to him in french. memorable dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent restaurant and food, and the decor was unique and charming.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The place has been operating for 46 years. I wish I had been there before. Excellent meal and wonderful experience overall.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Both of us chose the fixed price (option 2) menu which was an extremely good value and offered several good choices for each of the three courses. Out waitress Gail was very helpful, attentive and knowlegeable about the menu and French culture. We even received a visit from Gerard, the owner and chef. Try it - you'll like it!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here on our anniversary, and the relaxed, homey, cozy ambiance of this place was perfect, as was the food. The salads we had were large, very fresh, tasty, and imaginatively assembled. Our entrees -- a beef bourguignon and a monk fish -- were tender and tasty, beautifully prepared and complemented with a variety of delicious accompanying foods. Desserts were picture-perfect, heavenly and oh-so-French.
The restaurant itself is the converted home of the chef and his wife, and here you're treated like guests in their home. You're encouraged to linger and chat as your individually prepared courses are presented to you during the time of your stay.
This outstandingly good, unique restaurant is something to treasure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Onion soup tasted of nothing but garlic. Barely any onions or cheese. Chicken grand manier was bland and watery, side vegetables were cold.

Very disappointed.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent meal - exquisitely prepared by a master chef.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

We enjoyed the place, the food, our waitress was very warm and attentive and the owner, Gerard, came by to greet us and made sure we were happy with all
Background music was tango, once they learn we're argentinians, nice touch

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The best way to describe this restaurant is it is like a high end restaurant in Maine or some other rural area. This is not a restaurant for people that are foodies or like interesting drinks. I'm sure my parents would like it at 70+ years.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It's difficult to criticize a privately-owned restaurant that has been a life passion for the owner/chef and is likely beloved by locals. So I won't. Instead, will focus on the preparation of our main courses, which was excellent. And the attentiveness of the servers, which was genuine. On the flip side for those who want full feedback, the space, presentation, ingredients, cocktails and vibe is all dated. But you may be in the mood for a meal that was first prepared when men wore a tie and jacket for dinner. We wouldn't go back, but glad we tried this local institution once. Any business that survives and thrives for 40+ years deserves congratulations.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been going to Le Lyonnais for at least 25 years. It is our go-to place for special occasions and dinner with friends. The food is outstanding and we never feel rushed. It's a lovely evening every time we go.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious French cuisine! Loved this quaint restaurant. It was perfect for a date night for my significant other's birthday. He had duck a l'orange, I had duck breast with raspberry coulis. The duck breast was cooked to perfection - just a bit pink. And both were accompanied by a wonderful assortment of small portions of sides - haricots verts, roasted potatoes, rice with a hint of curry, sautéed zucchini. I had a salad and my dining partner had onion soup, both excellent. We shared a chocolate mousse for dessert, which was the only part of the meal that left some room for improvement. It was doused in cognac - a bit too much for my taste. To be fair, this was disclosed on the menu, but I discounted how much the cognac would detract from the taste of the mousse. This might be fine for those who don't mind a boozy tasting dessert. The bites that didn't have the cognac were delicious. Next time I'd ask if they could do it without the booze. The chef came to everyone's table to chat after the meal - a nice touch. It's super quiet in there. It's a nice place to go if you want to have a conversation with someone. I'd definitely go again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was decent....service was awful. After waiting 25 minutes for a second glass of wine, our waitress insulted us saying "some people inhale their food". My advice to the restaurant...get new servers ASAP.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Great ambiance. Delicious dinner - we both had 3 course dinner special and everything was wonderful. Great place for classic French good but portions were good sized. Would recommend!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2017

So glad to see that this restaurant is still going strong and maintaining its high quality of French homemade cuisine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Very good French menu and food, old fashion pleasant , friendly service, nice table overlooking a pond.....relaxing. I will return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A little gem getting ready to celebrate it's 46th anniversary. For a restaurant to do that they really need to cater to their customers and put out an excellent product.
Le Lyonnais does both: They pay great attention to the customer and provide an excellent, high quality product. We sampled our way through the menu from appetizers to salads, mains and desserts and every course was excellent.
Looking forward to my next visit!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very poor service.
Wrong drinks. Brought out salads with guest appetizer.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This cozy French restaurant is a hidden gem. Lovely home style setting on a small tree shrouded pond providing attentive personal service and excellent French cuisine. This is NOT ostentatious Parisian.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Le Lyonnais is the place to go if you enjoy fine dining. If noisy restaurants or fast food is your pleasure, you will not be happy with the Le Lyonnais. Only go there if you are in the mood to savor delicious French cuisine in a lovely, relaxed and comfortable setting. I have dined there several times and have never been disappointed. The food is always top-notch. It is freshly prepared while you enjoy the ambiance of the fine restaurant, a good glass of wine, and the people you are with. If that is the experience you are looking for, I highly recommend Le Lyonnais.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great food and a nice ambiance.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

a perfect place to meet with friends to enjoy the creative menu, beautifully presented & delicious at a good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My husband and I treated my mother to dinner on the occasion of her 96th birthday. We were sure that she would love the place, and we were right. Our table had a view of the brook running behind the restaurant. The rolls were piping hot and fresh from the oven. A nice selection of French wines: my Malbec was wonderful. The salmon-scallops special that my husband and I ordered was not only delicious but visually beautiful, accompanied by saffron rice and brightly colored vegetables; my mother's selection from the prix fixe menu of sautéed chicken livers in a wine reduction was so tasty when I sampled the dish that I am seriously reconsidering my decades-long avoidance of liver. Desserts were the perfect ending: soft meringue with raspberry coulis and a fresh fruit tart with whipped cream. A great place for special occasions, and a real treat at any time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Very good service, very good food - nice portion sizes, good homestyle french food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

In the Westford, MA area on business from Wash DC. Very nice ambiance and great food. Fixed price menu was a very good value. First found this place in FEB-2014 and have been back three times when in the area on business. Menu has a wide range of French cuisine and the food is consistently excellent. Chef make rounds after dinner and is very personable, a nice added touch. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This place is a local gem and one of our favorites. The food is amazing / home made and authentic / very old fashioned and wonderful ambience. So worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great dinner tonight.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food here is exceptional. We usually go here for special occasions because of the wonderful food and ambiance. This is definitely a place to go for a leisurely, excellent meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Exceptional as always. The food, ambiance and desserts are all worthwhile, with lovely views of a local stream and nature all around.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Chef Gerard is amazing! And so is his creative French cusine! The adorable French country themed restaurant and family staff is so inviting and enjoyable! The flavors and notable wine list is also a win win! Love it here ! :) keep up the great work be back soon! <3 jessica and family

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We had a wonderful meal for 5 to celebrate a family birthday. The food was delicious with just the right authentic French je ne sait quoi. The wait staff were helpful and courteous, and the atmosphere relaxed and inviting. This restaurant is an oasis: What a lovely surprise to have this little piece of France right on our doorstep.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My wife, my two daughters (young women in their early twenties) and I were in the area for a family wedding on Sunday and chose Le Lyonnaise because we all love traditional French cooking. We were very impressed with the warm and welcoming service, the creativity and quality of the menu offerings, and the home-like ambiance. The vegetable vichyssoise, the salad Gerard, the paella, the rack of lamb, the seafood crepe Bretonne and the desserts were particularly memorable. A wonderful evening for all of us. Our only regret: We live five hours away.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

I love this gen! The chef 👨🏼‍🍳 is amazing as well! It's my favorite place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We love Lyonnais for its serenity: it is surrounded by nature. This is slow food of high quality in a quiet, relaxing and elegant setting. The owners and staff are lovely people.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have been customers of the restaurant for many years. It is one of our favorites in thee area.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Went here for our anniversay and had a great meal! Food was wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Wonderful French meal with great service. I loved the quail.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had had a bad experience here, one Christmas Eve, when the service was abysmal--the staff even forgot to bring us a bottle of wine we had ordered. Granted, one of the waitstaff simply hadn't shown up for work, but nobody managed to cover for them. The food was excellent, but the service was almost non-existent. Before we left, the chef came to us and personally asked us to give them another try, and I am happy to say that we did and we were not disappointed! The food was as good as the previous time, the service was excellent, and we felt they really did redeem themselves. We would go back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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