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Au Vilain Petit Canard

#619 of 2,882 Restaurants in Lyon}
€€ - €€€French, European
41 Rue Franklin, 69002, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 62 34 77
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (17 reviews)
“salt” (3 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
All hours
French, European
€€ - €€€
41 Rue Franklin, 69002, Lyon, France
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1 - 10 of 26 reviews

Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stumbled along this restaurant having tried to eat the the Two Amigos, who were apparently away at the beach and closed their restaurant. What good fortune! This place is a hidden delight. Obviously it specialises almost exclusively in duck which in itself was a...More

Thank Andyabz
Cebrian M, Gérant at Au Vilain Petit Canard, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you guys, it was real pleasure

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

On the night of July 14th (French National Holiday) we were wandering the streets if Lyon looking for a nice dinner. We stumbled onto this small restaurant on a side street and we decided to have some duck! We had a very pleasant experience. The...More

Thank yorom
Cebrian M, Gérant at Au Vilain Petit Canard, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

HI, Thank you for the review. Sorry for the delay, it was a bit busy on that night.

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the foi gras / duck liver entree and salt duck main. Burger and duck breast were both really good too.

Thank Bison72
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Do yourself a favour, Get the salt crusted duck for 2 with the 5 sauces... even my 3 year old daughter devoured it! It was crazy good. the owner was the only wait staff on the saturday night we were there .. he is super...More

1  Thank HaliCat
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We are here tonight as our 'pinnacle' last dinner before departing Lyon. What a delightful treat! If ever there was a boutique restaurant where the owner himself does all the front of house service, this is it. Everything from the name, to the menus, to...More

1  Thank Picky_Girl38
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I happened upon this wonderful restaurant while walking around Lyon. It is a gem! I had the best relaxed lunch of my stay. The duck is from their family farm in the Perigord region, and they even offer a wine from Cahors! If you love...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I was shouted at in front of all the people in the restaurant because I dared ask for bread with my main course after the waiter had removed the basket after the starter. Apparently he does this (the only waiter in all of France) so...More

Thank williamdfr
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Good food, not too cheap but reasonably priced. Friendly waiter and relatively quick service. If you like a nice magret de canard this is worth a visit. The style is simple but sympathic, possibility to sit outside on a small terrace. The location is not...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly and English-speaking.

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

The duck was amazing, service attentive I can't fault this place. It had good sized portions which presented good value for money.

Thank Frances S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Rue Franklin, 69002, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Carnot - Gailleton
  • Neighbourhood: Carnot - Gailleton
  • Phone Number: +33 4 78 62 34 77
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Au Vilain Petit Canard is a piece of heaven for any lover of French south-west cooking. Take a seat and get ready to be delighted in a welcoming atmosphere!You will discover unique specialties around duck and foie gras directly delivered from the owners’ farm in south-west of France. The side-dishes are elaborated with vegetables from the local market depending on the season. A traditional cooking that might surprise you!And if you want to bring back home a little bit of French south-west, the shop corner is here to propose our products from the farm.
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