Chez Abel

Before or after your exploration of the 16th Lyon Biennale, a gastronomic break is a must in the oldest restaurant in the city: the Bistrot d’Abel.


The Bistrot d’Abel is the little brother of the famous café comptoir Chez Abel.

The Bistrot celebrates local dishes with panache and perpetuates the tradition of the Mères lyonnaises. Among the signature dishes, there is the traditional pike quenelle or the Dombe chicken with morels, generously served.

Every day, the menu changes according to the seasons, and products are chosen for their freshness and authenticity.

At the end of your meal, don’t hesitate to say hello to chef Bastien Depietri, assisted by Clément Dufournet; their good vibes are contagious and you will understand why their dishes have so many flavors.

Open Tuesday to Saturday
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Think Big
1 – Extra-ordinary
My Big Geneva writes about EXTRA-ordinary people, places, and things to do.
2 – Free of charge
Subscribing to My Big Geneva newsletter doesn’t cost a penny.
3 – Curious
Just like George (what? You don't know who is Curious George?)
4 – Open-minded
But not so open that our brains fall out.
5 – No spam
My Big Geneva doesn’t harass your inbox, nor the feed of your social networks.