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Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge

#4 of 1,407 Restaurants in Geneva
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17 Rue Alfred-Vincent, Geneva CH 1201, Switzerland
022-732-7537
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Mine de rien" as the French say

It may not look like much from the outside but the old world ambiance of the interior tells you this is what bistros are supposed to be all about. The menu is full of traditional choices and the set lunch menu is reasonably priced and excellent to boot. Chèvre chaud salad to start followed by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Charles R
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It may not look like much from the outside but the old world ambiance of the interior tells you this is what bistros are supposed to be all about. The menu is full of traditional choices and the set lunch menu is reasonably priced and excellent to boot. Chèvre chaud salad to start followed by a proper pepper steak. Brilliant.... More 

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1 Thank Charles R
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very unique and quaint ambiance, wait staff very professional, cuisine never disappoints. Prices are reasonable and location is excellent.

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1 Thank Mary S
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mushroom-stuffed pork chop in mustard sauce was delightful, and my husband is still raving about his sauteed perch fillets (caught locally in Lake Geneva)! We had a most delightful Swiss Pinot Gris that was rich and mellow, almost like a Chardonnay. The English-speaking patrons come in early (the restaurant opens at 7), but later on, the French speakers arrive.... More 

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1 Thank SuffolkAnn
Groningen, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you want to have a feeling of traveling in time and would like to see ho old French bistro was looking 30 to 50 years ago than you should visit Bistro du Boeuf Rouge. You can sit with locals who are obviously regulars here, waiters look like they work here fro ages and food is great. I like especially... More 

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1 Thank EbnerMilo
Aarhus, Denmark
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Bouef Rouge is a brilliant French brasserie. You can have all the classical dishes, and is is very delicious. Good service. Very popular and busy, so you have to book in advance. Highly recommendable!

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Thank ChrTF
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302 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Very nice selection of food, mostly french inspired food, very nice and very tasty as well. The staff here is very friendly and welcoming you.

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Thank Louise G
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

French bistrot with very good food. The only problem is that it does not open on weekends. It is a little expensive, but everithing i Geneva is.

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Thank Brunavdp
Athens, Greece
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Visited in October with friends who live in Geneva. Service was informal and efficient food excellent and good value, I had the chicken liver salad followed by wild boar. A relaxed atmosphere also helped make for a memorable evening. A must visit. Thanks

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Our business contact brought us to this restaurant but it was also his first time. It was my first genuine French dining experience and I was not disappointed. I had salad for starters and it was so fresh I didn't need the dressing. For the main dish, I had the lake perch. Very sizable serving and tasty with or without... More 

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Thank Diwata L
Geneva, Switzerland
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Where to start? The food is simple, straight to the point Lyonnais food! The service is good, friendly and efficient. Had the beef rib for two. It was presented to us then taken back to be prepared. Two services. The sides where perfectly cooked and in sufficient quantity. Will definitely be returning. However the only downside was the over priced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Rue Alfred-Vincent, Geneva CH 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: 022-732-7537

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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