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Le Lyonnais

947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
+1 412-697-1336
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (43 reviews)
“sonoma salad” (13 reviews)
“tempura shrimp” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
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11 - 20 of 535 reviews

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Stopped in for lunch, ate at the bar (alone). Bartender was friendly and polite, asked me if I wanted anything besides water and I told him I would see what's on the menu and maybe order some wine. Got the menu and a glass of...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 13 August 2017

I love eggs and when I can get them other times than breakfast I always do. I can honestly say the Le Lyonnais omelet is the best Ive ever had. It was perfect and I wouldnt change a thing. Two of us went for lunch...More

Thank TeamPA
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I first chose this restaurant because it was in the same building as my hotel. I came back because the food was tasty and inventive, while the service was attentive without being intrusive. For lunch, I had the goat cheese and grilled chicken salad. For...More

1  Thank RuNanS
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Celebrated a wedding anniversary here.....my husband is from Lyon and we were anxious to try it and were not disappointed! We were seated immediately upon arrival on a Friday night. The server (I believe it was Bobby) was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We...More

Thank ExploringPA
Reviewed 17 July 2017

After reading the reviews I was hesitant to go here, but I do like French food. I stayed for a while in Lyon, so I know that bistro food in that city is not the same as in Paris, so I was prepared for the...More

Thank writerteacher001
Reviewed 2 July 2017

French comfort, so delicious. Wonderful flavors, not too fancy. These are foods you wouldn't make at home- we will return! Wow- the QUENELLE LYONNAISE was certainly unique- loved the light dumpling and the lobster sauce!. Service was very good. The only negative is that it...More

Thank JohnDoe727
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Le Lyonnais used to be the Sonoma Grille and that was always good. We went back to try the new place that replaced it, and let's just say that the change was for the worse. The service was "interesting." The waiter would not offer much...More

Thank bbwex
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We came here and got a table outside on a fine summer evening. The weather was great and the table right on the street. Observing the scene downtown, I noticed many people dressed as animals. Seems it was Furry week in Pittsburgh. This was cause...More

Thank catchyginger
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Superb French food, perfect presentation, knowledgeable wait staff, good service. Crusty bread started things off well, the onion soup had a delicate but delicious broth, the steak tartar was excellent. The triple house made pates offered three distinctive tastes, the beef bourgoinne was fork tender...More

Thank Devorah33851
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Ate here last night. Excellent service. Not quite a French Bistro but close. Good bread, affordable. A good Kir, but no Kir Royale. Good wine choices. Only a few French places in Pittsburgh but this one is worth the best.Very relaxed and quiet.

Thank Art S
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23 January 2017|
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Response from Steeler_Pens_fan | Reviewed this property |
The Theater square garage (entrance on 7th Street) or the Ninth and Penn garage would put you between the Benedum and Sonoma Grill.
12 June 2016|
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Response from pyshie | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. But, if you ask, the worst thing that could happen is that they say, "No!"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3802
    (Tenth St.)
  • Public Transportation: yes
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 412-697-1336
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“French comfort food”. These three words may not seem like they belong together but they do here at Le Lyonnais. Our concept is one of simple, affordable, yet delicious dishes inspired by time honored recipes from my hometown of Lyon some of which have been in my family for generations.
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