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Au Chat Noir

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French, Bistro
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rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 (0)21 312 95 85
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  • 17
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, reservation a must

This is a restaurant within walking distance from the train station, and while approaching it one can stroll through one of the nicer residential streets of Lausanne. If you have reserved you will get a table, but only during the week (closed Sat/Sun). The restaurant has around 15 or 18 tables... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Stefan S
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Munster, Germany
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Munster, Germany
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is a restaurant within walking distance from the train station, and while approaching it one can stroll through one of the nicer residential streets of Lausanne. If you have reserved you will get a table, but only during the week (closed Sat/Sun). The restaurant has around 15 or 18 tables inside, also some out-side, and I found it busy,... More 

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Vevey, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Good place for lunch - and I am told also in the evening. A booking is a must, as it is bustling (and noisy) with activity during the Lausanne lunch hour. Good menu, but also excellent Menu of the Day, which will not disappoint and provides good value. At its peak at a lunch be prepared for a bit of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The people serving you are too serious and too polite. They lack spontaneous behaviour and take them selves too seriously. One lady who serves there used to work in Restaurant du Theatre where she was so nice. But now she has to abide by these 'professional' rules. Pity the owner does not allow his employees to just be themselves.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very good food and service. A - French like - relaxed atmosphere in between a Brasserie and a café. In one of the nicest streets of Lausanne, walking distance from the train station.

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Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

the food was excellant very well prepared. The wine as well as the deserts were great. Service was wonderful.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The ambiance is very serious.They portray them selves as a restaurant of business people. You will always find many non plane vanilla fillet cuts. if you like lungs and these starnge cuts I am sure you will enjoy it. Their salad is fantastice.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Writing a review about dining "Au Chat Noir" is not easy, because each time I went there, I was both frustrated and delighted. At first sight, the setting is pleasant. Then you realize it is really small, the seating is tight and the lack of air ventilation can be a problem for those who enjoy breathing. If that is your... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Nice little decent place with food that's correctly presented and cooked with acceptable service though slow at times on a busy Friday night we were there. But good grief, the prices ! Even by Swiss standards, it was crazy expensive compared to what you get. The entrées on average were CHF20, the mains CHF40 and desserts CHF15. So with wine... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

one of the best restaurants in Lausanne :) very attentive and professional staff. atmosphere of the restaurant was very cozy and comfy. food was absolutely amazing!!! highly recommended!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This was a busy, bustling bistro, with very attentive and friendly staff and some of the most delicious food I've had in a long time. We have their autumn special of game meat with full autumn trimmings, and it was cooked beautifully. Highly recommended.

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Address: rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 (0)21 312 95 85
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
Average Prices: USD 45 - 120
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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  • Address: rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 (0)21 312 95 85

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45 - 120
  • Cuisine: French, Bistro

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