I will admit that Le Jean Moulin was my 2nd choice for lunch on this date. I had originally planned to visit L’Ourson Qui Boit because I had heard that the chef uses Japanese influences in his cooking. I’m kind of glad I did not make it to L’Ourson because Le Jean Moulin turned out to be spectacular.
The restaurant is located off the river, not too far from Le Bourse on a corner. It is a 2 floor structure, and tiny, like a jewelry box. When we arrived we were thankful to hear that they had a seat for us.
Small details suddenly jump out at you. The place mats are filled with words on eating and drinking. There’s a champagne dispenser with a single Perrier Jouet flute. The door to the kitchen is automatic (kinda loved that). The kitchen, while not open, is still visible from the dining room. The kitchen looked tiny, but completely efficient, and the young team that prepared our dishes seemed completely in synch.
We ordered a half bottle of Lucien Thomas St. Veran Domaine de la Feuillarde 2010. Gorgeous wine. I can’t wait to have another bottle.
The restaurant offered two lunch menus; one at 19.50€ (appetizer, entree) one at 24€ (appetizer, entree, dessert). We both opted for the two course and set to ordering.
We both started off with a gorgeous egg on a bed of cream sauce and cheese. I know my cholesterol went up a few hundred decibels, but it was worth it. Rich, delectable…EGGS SHOULD BE SERVED AT EVERY MEAL!
As if I had not done enough damage, I went for veal kidneys for my second course. I have to admit I preferred the kidneys at Le Garage, but the sauce here was spectacular. I had to fight myself not to eat my entire dish of mashed potatoes and the bread that was put on the table just to enjoy this delicious sauce.
The whole meal came to 68 euros, not bad for the high quality of food, delicious wine, and great service we received (keep in mind that France has no tipping…so when you compare this to NYC pricing, it is quite fair).
Le Jean Moulin is located at 22 Rue Gentil 69002 Lyon, France.