Chef Chris Leahy of Lyon - New York, NY

118 Greenwich Avenue
New York, NY 10011
(212) 242-5966
Hours: Mon-Thu, Sun 12pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat 12pm-12:30am

Diving straight into homage territory is a risky business. But Lyon, “New York’s first true bouchon” doesn’t imitate so much as gently update, bringing the rich, rustic, familiar culture and cuisine of its certified (really) Lyonnaise forefathers into ever-so-slightly more exotic relief. Waiters decked in authentic garb skirt around the restaurant space, which is cozy and inviting, with warm woods, chalkboard specials, and low—romantically low—golden lighting. Chef Chris Leahy completes the homage with reserved twists on the culinary culture he loves, carefully incorporating new dimensions (and wisely abiding by some key traditions) into classic (and decidedly anti-Nouvelle) bouchon cuisine.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Veal Tongue Salad, Haricots Verts, and Horseradish Cream
  • Snails, Sweetbreads, Fava Beans, Gnocchi, and Morels
  • Skate, Toasted Couscous, Capers, Fava Beans, White Anchovies, and Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Braised Lamb Shank, Quinoa, Currants, Ramps, and House-made Merguez Lamb Sausage

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