Review: Le Garage, Lyon

1x1.trans Review: Le Garage, LyonDon’t you just love it when you’re expecting nothing and your meal ends up being quite good. This is exactly what happened with Le Garage. Starving after a four hour drive to Lyon (apparently a millimeter of snow is enough to shut down a Parisian airport), Antonio and I needed a place to eat. Le Garage was the closest restaurant in our area that was open. We felt this was merit enough to try it.

1x1.trans Review: Le Garage, LyonThe restaurant has interesting decor. It is in an old 1930′s deco building that ties into the Grand Hotel Mercure Saxe Lafayette. At first I thought it was kind of cheesy, but the longer I sat there, the more I enjoyed the decor.

1x1.trans Review: Le Garage, LyonOur server came by (he spoke English…but I tried my best to speak French) and we ordered a 1/2 bottle of Trenel Macon-Villages (every restaurant should offer 1/2 bottles). It was fairly priced and quite tasty. The stress was starting to melt away.

1x1.trans Review: Le Garage, Lyon

While the restaurant offers some very attractive “formules” (a.k.a prix fixe menus), it was super late…so both Antonio and I decided to order just one dish each. Antonio opted for the roast veal kidney casserole, with candied shallots in port (that set us back €20.90). Think of small, perfectly cooked bundles of umami in a butter and red wine sauce that was rich, but somehow managed to feel light and elegant.  Did I mention a cocotte of shoe string fries? Great dish.

1x1.trans Review: Le Garage, LyonMy dish was fried Saint Jacques scallops with vegetables and cream of hazelnuts (€ 23.90). The scallops were perfectly cooked. They were sweet, juicy, and felt great on the teeth. The sauce was everything you love about French food. Butter….butter…cream. The vegetables were a bit overdone for my liking, (I like them to give a challenge to the bite) but still delicious. I’d order this dish again.

1x1.trans Review: Le Garage, LyonService was prompt, friendly, and professional.


Le Garage is located at 67, Avenue Maréchal de Saxe – 69003 Lyon – Tél. : 04 72 61 29 79 – Fax : 04 72 61 17 54

Blanca Valbuena
I am one of the co-founders of FriendsEAT. Obviously, I love to eat. Other passions include A Song of Ice and Fire, Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, and Aldous Huxley.
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