A traditional Lyon folk restaurant
Le Laurencin is a "bouchon," a traditional Lyon folk restaurant located in the old quarter, specifically in the Rue Saint Jean, the old medieval quarter's main street. The building is a historical monument and the rooms are very dark, cool, and compact, which gives it an amazing atmosphere. While other bouchons now hustle the tourist side of the district, providing expensive, low-quality food, the Laurencin offers a very good price-quality ratio. The menu is ample and reasonably priced. The décor could be a little nicer, but the tight quarters let you start talking to your neighbors and it's not so bad.