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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Le Lyonnais fka Sonoma Grille

4.1
214 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
French comfort food that is simple and affordable inspired by time honored recipes from the chef owner's hometown of Lyon, France.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Global, International, Contemporary French
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(412) 697-1336
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Yves Carreau
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Tenth St.
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Parking details
Valet parking provided by Courtyard Marriott. Pay at Le Lyonnais.
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Public transit
Yes
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Special events & promotions
Please contact info@lelyonnaispgh.com.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Le Lyonnais can accommodate all your special event needs.

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What 214 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Our server was amazing, definitely knows his wine pairings!! The staff was friendly and attentive, I will definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Dinners a bit pricey--but quality of food is excellent. Not sure why the Valet Parking was added to the bill--that was a little confusing. Good quality/value wine sold by the 12 oz carafe.

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Gregory (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Aaron was a delight. He was a pleasure to talk with and knew when to engage and when not to.
The pumpkin spice old fashioned mocktail the bartender made was delicious. I didn’t hear his his name. And we enjoyed a superb meal but for the escargots. They started nicely but ended really flatly. Some garlic would have been helpful.
Other than that we totally enjoyed the steak tartare, salmon and crab tartine, beet salad, parm/truffle fries and salmon with sage spatzle.
And the desserts were divine: vanilla bean creme brûlée and lemon tart.
Thanks again Aaron for the great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The staff was overwhelmed and the service was awful.

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vipDonV (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Second time there and both times was terrific! We went for Valentine's Day and really enjoyed the food, service and ambiance.

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vipNinnie1995 (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful addition to Pittsburgh cuisine.
Appetizers so good they could be entrees. The Quellnelle lovster suace is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We picked this venue to try it out since it reopened and because we thought it would work before our 8:00 show.
I enjoyed my chx dinner and had great service! She even offered to keep my leftovers for me to pick up after the show. The hostess gave me her card, so we could call before arriving so it would be ready for us!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We went before a show the other night and the food and cocktails were great. This is a huge upgrade over Sonoma!

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed dining here. Came early before a show, leaving us ample time to relax, enjoy a terrific cocktail and many appetizers ( we were full!) before heading out. For those complaining about taking forever to get your food, just come early and relax! This is not McDonalds, it’s not going to be done fast!
We enjoyed every bite, and the service was terrific. The happy hour specials in the lounge are very satisfying and delicious. The only minor complaint was that the toasted bread served with the patè was a bit crispy, but a request for more of the fresh baked bread was honored, so all was good. We will return!

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Theraisin (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Wanted to live it but didn’t. Our server was MIA until the end of the meal when he finally chatted with us a bit. Food was ok but not great for the price. Got some bad mussels which were adequately apologized for but still left a bad taste for the whole experience

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was OK, I get that it is billed as “French Comfort Food”. It wasn’t great. Service was pretty terrible, but other tables around us weren’t having as bad service, so that may have been a fluke. Overall, however, we won’t be back. There are better options around. It wasn’t cheap, and it wasn’t great.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Enjoyed our meal but was very disappointed that although we clearly identified I couldn't eat Gluten the GF meal I ordered came with the Gluten topping. Seems small to some but to send the dish back and have a new dish cooked and make my husband wait and let his meal get cold or to have to wait for me to finish is not really top notch of a top notch restaurant.

The food is excellent! But disappointed that the wait staff was not attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Repeat customer. Came early to sit at bar. Bartenders are super friendly and knowledgeable, shrimp and meatball apps were amazing. Great wine selections. Dinner was great; beef cheeks were superb; salmon done perfectly; seafood fettuccini was excellent. Attentive server. Will return. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Was not very impressed. It wasn’t bad but the food and service wasn’t amazing. The ambiance was not very romantic either. The decor could’ve been Denny’s. The escargot was blah...it was however a lot cheaper than expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely delicious food & very friendly service. A huge upgrade from Sonoma Grille. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We went on a Friday night. Evidently people were there pre-show and in fact there was a pre-show menu. Many of the customers were yelling at the waiters that they had a show to catch and didn't have their food yet. We ordered drinks and appetizers of snails and quenelles. These arrived relatively quickly and were fair at best but in the middle of eating them a waiter arrived with dessert that we did not order. Our entrees arrived before our plates from our appetizers were removed. I had the cassoulet which was acceptable but not good and my son had steak frittes. The frittes were soggy and horrible, certainly not twice fried. The steak was somewhat overdone. We then ordered dessert and waited over 45 minutes. I drank a cup of coffee but was never offered a refill and never saw our waiter to ask for a refill. The dessert arrived after 45 minutes, an apple tart that was inedible. The pastry was soggy probably from sitting out so long and the whole concoction was way too sweet. While I did not expect the quality of food I found in Lyon, FR, this was horrible as was the service. There is no excuse for this and would recommend you cross this place off your list. Many other people in the restaurant were clearly upset by the service and food. The restaurant removed the charged for the dessert due to the 45 minute wait but the wait was a small issue compared to the overall poor food quality and poor service. Zero Stars!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

A busy Friday night, we were a little rushed to get our meal in before the show. Lisa worked very hard and the food was really great. Maybe a little high-priced, but we'll certainly return!

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Jeff (Pittsburgh)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was VERY slow resulting in not being able to enjoy the meal. I had told them we had an 8pm show. Reservation was at 6. Food did not arrive until 7:30. Very disappointing.

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RobertW (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This was a wonderful pre-theater experience. The Roasted butternut quash soup was served hot and had a great balance of spices...The Beef Cheek was way over the top awesome!!!!

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Charney (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely evening during Pittsburgh's Restaurant Week. We opted for a cheese course pre-dinner, which came with sugared walnuts, cranberries and/or cherry jam with baguette. The house red in a carafe was satisfactory, probably their bottles are preferable to wine connossieurs. The salmon course was superb, as was my husband's beef cheek. Also, the crème brulee was excellent. Great place for a quiet dinner.

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vipMaxx (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We wanted to try somewhere we haven’t been to for NYE and we were not disappointed. Many options on the menu. Appetizers and salads big enough to share. The lamb and beef dishes were both delicious. Specially cocktails were fun. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. We will definitely be back.

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Gordon (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Delicious entrees, generous portions, and quality service. Especially enjoyed the wRm reception.

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vipCE1959 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food is always exceptional. When it was Sonoma Grill we would eat there at least 2-3 times a year. It was a slow night so it wasn't crowded but there wasn't a lot of staff working. The staff did their best to accommodate everyone who did come in. The slow night was because of it being the evening before New Years Eve. I would definitely still go back again in 2018.

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vipSandraV (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good variety of rich food. Just ask to be seated away from door, we nearly froze to death.

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SJD1017 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

My husband and I had a great time here. We were there early in their dinner time frame when there weren't many people so it was a quiet environment. The service was fast and friendly. The beef was the most tender we've had out - he ordered the beef bourginon and I had the beef tartines with a salad. The bread and butter were amazing also! My only complaint about the food was an $8.00 side "salad" that was just romaine, parsley, and a dressing. It had an overwhelming parsley flavor. Otherwise, the food was amazing. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

High hopes for the food since we loved Seviche (RIP) but left disappointed. Nothing particularly bad, just not remarkable for $30 an entree. Service was excellent.

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DChesy (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was disappointing... 2 meals were good, 3 were not. The seafood basque style was terrible...pasta was overdone, stuck together, sauce was extremely spicy, overlooked, pork belly also terrible. The " Black Forest" gateau was barely edible as the chocolate covering was so thick and hard , we thought it was frozen. As stated, so disappointed as I was looking forward to great French cuisine but did not have it.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

I had a great date night with my fiance. The restaurant was lit just right and the atmosphere was just perfect. the waiter was wonderful and did her job great! Will definitely be back!

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JMet (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Menu was ok. Not many sides to choose from. Ordered a steak, requested medium, received medium well at best. Not pink at all. Parmesan frites were very good. They never brought my salad until after I told them they forgot and that was half way thru my steak. Had to flag down staff for another drink and water. Wife's pork was decent. Service / food was much better when it was Sonoma Grille.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Great service. But atmosphere is very disappointing. It looks more like some chain Italian cucina than a french restaurant.
The food Ingredients are good but everything was served almost cold. Mash potatoes and beef Cheeks: both came out almost cold (barely warm ). Steak: the same way. Oxtail was delicious but again: almost cold. Soft shelf crab was really good( little oily but great otherwise)
Great cappuccino. I also ordered crepes with bananas: perfect Crepe but cold and bananas were too green and so chewy....
Drinks and wine are delicious.
I love french food. Good french eatery would be a great gem which pittsburgh really lacking and I had high expectation.
Again: service is great.

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