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Bistro Gentiana - Cafe des artistes

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French, Swiss, European, Central European, Fondue
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Promenade 53, Davos 7270, Switzerland
+41 (0)81 413 56 49
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fondue!

If you want to get a good fondue in a small cozy space this is the place to go. The service (was there a long time ago) was friendly and the salads were good. Didn`t try any of the desserts. Very cozy and great when it is snowing. Will visit this winter again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you want to get a good fondue in a small cozy space this is the place to go. The service (was there a long time ago) was friendly and the salads were good. Didn`t try any of the desserts. Very cozy and great when it is snowing. Will visit this winter again!

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

After reading some of the reviews on Bistro Gentiana, I decided to have dinner on a Sunday evening. The restaurant is small, about 6 tables inside and about 4 outside. The interior is decorated to the local taste, very nice and quaint. I ordered 'raclette' and it was indeed a good choice. The size was just right and it was... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Everything was very good. I have been there for two dinners since i enjoyed both the place and the served dishes. The alpine cheese fondue with herbs and bacon deserves to be tried. On one hand generally the servings are generous, while on the other the bill is always quite high (it's weird for an italian to pay 44chf for... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The fondue was quite nice but very pricey. I was impressed that the restaurant went out of its way to accomodate some of the special dietry requirements of our group. The waiters were friendly and while they couldn't really speak English they made a good effort to explain things and help us navigate the menu.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We didn't enjoy the cheese fondue at all. Maybe as we're Australian and we're not use to it, but it tastes like it had alcohol in it and left a bad taste in our mouths. It was so expensive ave - 38 franks per portion. Also we weren't advised on the size, we bought one each as it had per... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This restaurant in central Davos Platz next to the casino offers fondue and local snail specialities. The best about the place is the interior design and the artworks from various artists. The food was also good: I had the peasant's salad and Gentiana-style snails, my GF the Wienerschnitzel. It is also a good place to have a cappuccino or tea.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My wife and I went here on recommendation from our hotel. We thought we would try the snail soup as it was the specialty of the house. It was bland, missing flavour depth and had a big dollop of whipped cream just added to the top. Then we had the a cold meat plate with a porcini mushroom cheese fondue.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

During this time of the year many restaurants in Davos are closed after a long winter season. But not this one. Small restaurant with a couple of dining rooms. Service was okay. Our fondue with mushrooms tasted very well. Pricey though. We had a good time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had lunch at the Gentiana. While most people eat fondue or snails here we had Cordon Bleu which was excellent. True, the restaurant isn't very space but the service personnel tried to accommodate us as best as they could. We had a stroller with us. When the table next to us started arguing about whether the fondue they had... More 

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Veyrier, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We came a nice big group after a win at the Spengler cup. They placed us upstairs, a room with an amazing wall size ad from the early 20th century. I had deer and my wife beef. Both were so tender and the sauces very tasty. Our friends had fondu, and was very good even though they kept of compering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Promenade 53, Davos 7270, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Graubunden  >  Davos
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)81 413 56 49

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 41
  • Cuisine: French, Swiss, European, Central European, Fondue

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