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Le Lacustre

5, Quai General Guisan, Geneva, Switzerland (Rues-Basses Longemalle)
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Ranked #634 of 1,180 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $55 - $111
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rues-Basses Longemalle
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165 reviews from our community

35% Recommend
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

To give more emphasis on my review, I live in Geneva and most of the restaurants here serve good food. However, Le Lacustre should be the only restaurant in my natal city to serve bad food in addition of having expensive prices and a very bad quality service. I went there with friends. The waiters were rude and served the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The position of Lacustre is perfect, and let's face it there isn't many places to sit eat and drink by the lake without visiting one of the super expensive hotels. Unfortunately it's position is probably it's only plus point. The food is bland, cripplingly expensive for what you get and the service is poor. The view of the lake and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You can find much better place in Geneva to eat. Everything we got was overcooked. Desserts were very average. Would not recommend to anyone.

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The Lacustre we always visit is the one in Bellevue on the way to Lausanne, at Route de Lausanne 336. Wonderful perch from the lake and some beef as well. It's right on the lake outside Geneva about 3 miles or 6 km. This Le Lacustre must be new since I've been back to Geneva. (Used to live there.) We... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If your goal is to have a good view on the lake and eat in the restaurant, LE LACUSTRE IS THE TYPICAL TOURIST TRAP where you will pay a lot of money for a very bad food. Walk a bit more in the direction of "la Place du Molard" and choose a restaurant there. It will be 100 times much... More

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Lyon, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Choose this restaurant for the view. The food is decent but nothing out of the ordinary and considering the price, there is room for improvement. I find it amazing the differences in staff behavior when it comes to Geneva establishments. Either they are professionals with excellent training, or either rude " je me fais chier" kind of attitude. Although we... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The only good thing is the location. Mixed sea grill was uneatable dry nearly paper taste. Friendly waiter but bad service too slow. Lousy overall. Unless you hate food and you prefer a nice location.

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have been here several times. Sort of spot my foreign friends just adore. Generally speaking the food is good, that is until there is a problem. When things go south it seems that the only option for staff is "denial" Last time we were served a different, cheaper, wine than that ordered. No mention to us. We noticed and... More

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Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

On reading some other reviews it makes me wonder if we were in a different restaurant. Location of this restaurant is great. We had a lovely table outside, under the shade and overlooking the lake. The service was good, a friendly waitress, and we didn't have to wait. We both had chicken and shared a green salad and potato dish.... More

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Melbourne Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Yes it has great location and looks classy... On our first day, decide to stop for a beer, which we managed to order after waiting so long that we were about to walk away (something noticed immediately by restaurant staff), beer was refreshing and cold, should have left it to that. In the evening we walked back, OUR MISTAKE. Service... More

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