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Bistro Gentiana - Cafe des artistes

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French, Swiss, Central European
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Promenade 53, Davos 7270, Switzerland
+41 (0)81 413 56 49
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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice fondue

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Sandton, South Africa
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Sandton, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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208 reviews 208 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Geneva, Switzerland
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119 reviews 119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

the food is very good , i had the liver and it was cook perfect for the starter is must to ask for the scargot that is a must the restaurant have a good selection of wine , and is nice to try some withe wine from the region the only problem is the size of the restaurant , the... More 

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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We were a party of four and had a wonderful fondue here. Since we were not of big appetite, we shared one cheese fondue, 2 fondue Chinois and a raclete plus a bottle of Swiss Pinot noir. The food was well prepared and this is the best cheese fondue I even had. Service was excellent. Highly recommended if you were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Lovely setting and nicely laid out, warm and welcoming. Nice selection of Swiss food, including all sorts of fondue if you want to clog your arteries! A great selection of very tasty salads to start too. Very expensive though, ordinary meal for two (couple of beers each, no desert), CHF 130, about £85 which just confirms my comment about how... 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, Central European

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