Romantic Restaurants in Lyon

The romantic tendencies of the French are renowned, and they don't fall short when it comes to romantic restaurant, particularly in Lyon, where the ambiance of 'amour' can be felt in many of the city's 1000+ restaurants. But if you want to find that really special place, perfect for a romantic dinner for two; a little digging around is well worthwhile. Here, we've saved you the time and done the digging for you!

Terrace dining is a lovely way to enjoy a romantic dinner during the summer in Lyon, and with so many restaurants opening up special terraced areas when the warm weather arrives; visitors have plenty of places to choose from. Top of the list, Les Terrasses de Lyon, Maison Villemanzy and Restaurant de Fourvière are all wonderful restaurants for a romantic dinner. All three restaurants have highly rated French menus, and all three are located hillside (on Fourvière and Croix-Rousse hills), so terrace dining at any of these restaurants will afford spectacular views across the city of Lyon.

Back down to the Presqu'Île (peninsula between the Rhône and Sôane rivers), and into the grandeur of the area Terreaux, three notable romantic restaurants include La Luz, Le Passage and Café de Fédérations. Selected for their intimate surroundings, romantic ambiance and consistently good French menus; romancers looking for that special place to dine will not be disappointed with any of these three special restaurants.

For those who need a bit of spice to heat up that romantic dinner date, there are a number of restaurants that fit the spicy bill while including all the romantic requirements of ambiance and decor. Top of the 'spicy and romantic' pics; Le Petit Persan is a lovely and intimate restaurant that offers a serene dining experience and some delicious Middle Eastern dishes, Le Touareg offers African and Middle Eastern dishes with equal romantic appeal and Thê Van (Vietnamese food) is a restaurants with Asian romantic charm that includes a lovely terrace area during the summer.

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Caro de Lyon (Le)

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25 rue du Bât-d'Argent

Sophisticated French and Lyonnaise menu... read more

L'Alternative

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101 rue Moncey

Romantic and sophisticated dining... read more

La Nonna

29 rue Ney

Northern Italian cuisine... read more

Petit Persan (le)

8 rue Longue

Serving authentic Iranian food for 20 years...
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Le Victoria Hall

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33 Rue du Repos

Very chic sushi restaurant and lounge bar... read more

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Maison Villemanzy (La)

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25 Montée St-Sébastien

French Cuisine on Croix-Rousse hill... read more

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Le Quai des Arts

8 Quai Saint-Vincent

Creative arts space, bar and restaurant... read more

Café des Fédérations (Le)

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8 rue Major-Martin

Try Some Wines from Lyon... read more

Buldo

2 Quai Raoul Carrie

Riverside restaurant... read more

Restaurant de Fourvière

9 Place de la Fourvière

Nice restaurant next to Fourvière basilica...
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La Tassée

20 rue de la Charité

Les Loges

6 rue du Boeuf
In the Hôtel la Cour des Loges

Le Bistrot de Lyon

64 rue Mercière

Café Cousu

19 rue René Leynaud
Passage Thiaffait

Friendly Neighborhood Cafe... read more

Épicerie Culturelle

3 rue des Pierres Plantées

Discover Mediterranean Gastronomy & Culture...
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Eden Rock Café (L')

68 rue Mercière

Café in the Heart of Lyon... read more

Montana (Le)

7 rue des Pierres Plantées

Traditional North-African Cuisine... read more

Restaurant Le Mercière

56 rue Mercière

Authenic Lyonnaise Restaurant... read more

Messob

85 rue Massena

Cozy Ethiopian Restaurant & Gallery... read more

Tandoor

10 rue de Marseille

Indian Restaurant in the Heart of the Guillotière Neighborood... read more
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