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Cafe de Paris

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Cornavin
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Rue Mont Blanc 26, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
022 732 84 50
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 150
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  • 106
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  • 44
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Steak and chips since 1938

Excellent self finished steak in garlic butter sauce with skinny french fries .french fries topped as you wish ,great wines . Sorry I forgot the lettice starter with a lite dressing. Selection of ice creams to choose

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Ed B
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

They have no menu. Everyone orders the same thing. Lettuce appetizer. No tomato. No nothing. Fries and steak for dinner. Literally. That's all you get. No menu. Nothing imaginitive here. Wine is red or white. House. Good atmosphere sitting outside. Attentive service. Ok selection of desserts. Not for me. Way over priced for what you get. Oh yea, did I... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent self finished steak in garlic butter sauce with skinny french fries .french fries topped as you wish ,great wines . Sorry I forgot the lettice starter with a lite dressing. Selection of ice creams to choose

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Divonne-les-Bains, France
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29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Café de Paris has been serving up excellent steak/frites for decades. It's small, crowded and full of energy. When it's warm, there is also more spacious seating on the walking street in front of the restaurant. The service is always friendly and the only meal served - salad, steak & frites -- is always very, very good. If you've just... More 

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Oslo
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Entrecote with Pommes Frites, good wine. the restaurant is just like everyone else says, good food and good wine. Booking is not possible. Line up in the queue and wait.

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Nice, France
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I mentioned in a last review this was good but expensive. However, the last visit, it was just ok, but ridiculously expensive. The meat was beautifully cooked and the portion was sufficient, but whereas many of these styles of restaurants offer another portion of meat, Cafe de Paris offered more french fries only. The main gripe was the wine. We'd... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our hotel told us it was walk in, but we were very lucky to get a table, as it was raining outside, inside was almost full with booked tables. She found us a table and said we had 1.5 hours before it was needed. That's fine, because you only need to decide on how the steak is cooked and what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

The famous sauce was invented here. This old fashioned restaurant near the main train station serves perfect meat and French fries. Good wine and desserts. The service is quick and friendly

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Carcassonne, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I guess the fact that a McDonalds within spitting distance to CdP, says it all about the eating habits that occupy the world we live in! I was in Geneva for some meetings and took the opportunity to take lunch. Of course, lunch is always going to be the entrecote, but a pleasant enough salad kicked things off before the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This restaurant is famos for it's only main dish which is sirloinbeef with herb butter. This dish includes a small green salad and three servings of french fries (Total cost: CHF 42.00) The food is ok but the service is a bit miserable as you don't get the feeling that your are welcomed by heart, if you are a tourist.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The beef was reasonably tender. With its signature butter sauce, it was delicious. Fries were crisp. On previous visits, I found the beef a little tough. But not this time. I enjoyed my meal,

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Mont Blanc 26, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cornavin
  • Neighborhood: Cornavin
  • Phone Number: 022 732 84 50

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 86
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?