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Le Lacustre

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Rues-Basses Longemalle
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5, Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Doing business
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 34
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Rude. Snobby. Overpriced. "I get off at 5 hurry up"

Title says it all. Positives: The view Negatives: (!) Looked down their noses when we asked to just eat something small. Didn't give us a drinks menu. Gave us olive starter in a glass (?) with one olive pick between 3. Pizza special came without any of the ingredients listed. Didn't cut... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
DLakeUK
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South West England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
South West England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Title says it all. Positives: The view Negatives: (!) Looked down their noses when we asked to just eat something small. Didn't give us a drinks menu. Gave us olive starter in a glass (?) with one olive pick between 3. Pizza special came without any of the ingredients listed. Didn't cut pizza into individual slices. Started clearing plates before... More 

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Morges, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We went on a wintery day . The food was OK and our waiter, George , was very correct. The atmosphere was cool. When I tried to attract the attention of manager, he looked right through me. So I tried again and again.He continued staring over the top of my head. When he finally deigned to notice me , without... More 

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San Rafael, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1,177 helpful votes 1,177 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's all about location here. Situated right on Lake Geneva. We picked this place to have a quick bite to eat before our actual lunch. It looked casual enough to pop into just for coffee, hot chocolate and sweets for our kids. Tired after just arriving via train, then taxi, then taxi boat, with luggage in tow, I walked in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Took the family there for lunch. Lovely sunny day and on the river front Food was ok. Location is very good But the service was truly shocking. Needs to ask for coffee 3 times, bill 4 times ... Would not recommend at all

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

located in the centre of Geneva, tucked away between bridge, lac and shopping district, this place is always full with shoppers, tourist or business lunchers. the drawback is that the service is stretched, especially if the terasse is open. sort of good fall-back option, food is good but not great. pizza is ok, but overall fairly expensive.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The setting for this restaurant is great as a visitor to Geneva, being right on the lake. The food was fresh and tasty. I had the raw fish appetizer and grilled swordfish as my main course. Try the bread, it was one of the highlights of the meal.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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362 reviews 362 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Fantastic setting; great views of the river; good food - Al fresco on a beautiful sunny autumn day; sadly service was a bit "indifferent"......staff neither friendly or helpful - I felt they grudgingly tolerated the presence of their patrons. After an active wander around I must say I enjoyed that overall I enjoyed my experience here.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wandered by this place while out walking and looking for a place to eat. Loved the location on this beautiful September evening. There were 3 in our party and we each had something different. The gnocchi dish was really nice. The gnocchi were firm and cooked just right and seasoned well. My pasta dish with mushrooms was also very tasty.... More 

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Orange County, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Without a reservation on a Saturday night during the Davis Cup tennis tournament, the staff found a way to accommodate us. The location in Geneva is unparalleled; right on the water with outside seating. The food was excellent and served timely. The risotto is wonderful. The wine list is complete with good choices at most price point. Our waitress, Christelle,... More 

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Bridgnorth, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We each had a nice pasta dish in the lovely outdoor seating area, which is a great spot by the lake. The food really was delicious, and was reasonably priced. unfortunately I can't be as positive about the staff, very abrupt and unnatentive, took what felt a lifetime to take our order in what seemed like quite a quiet period... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Rues-Basses Longemalle
  • Neighborhood: Rues-Basses Longemalle

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 55 - 111
  • Cuisine: European, Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?