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“cozy family run place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Hedoniste

L'Hedoniste
12 rue Micheli-du-Crest, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
022 328 09 09
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Ranked #398 of 1,251 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“cozy family run place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

they have nice food, friendly service and no surprises. It's a small place and easy to miss. Been there a few times and it's always been great!

Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Wollongong, Australia
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The meal here was to dream about and was unforgettable. Delicious food, I had the foie gras followed by the duck. Everything was beautifully presented and accompanied by a good serving of perfectly cooked vegetables We were a group of four and all of us were extremely happy with our great night out. The service was without fault the waiter spoke perfect English and was very helpful and pleasant. We had such a hard time deciding on dessert we chose 4 and shared them between us - all were divine!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“fabulous food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I took 3 friends using a Buy-Club voucher and did not know what to expect. What we got was outstanding service by a young man who was the perfect waiter - attentive and informative, even in English. The menu was superb and the choices of starter, main and dessert were not limited by the voucher. We had crevette and salmon salad and a foie gras as starters - perfect. Filet des perches; duck with framboise jus and filet with mourilles for mains - all were perfectly cooked, well dressed and sauced (perhaps the duck could have a been a little more rare). Desserts were fabulous - isle de flottant, tiramisu, pannacotta and creme brûlée - which we all shared to taste. No problems with space that we felt, although the restaurant was full. It was a great experience and one to repeat. Highly recommended

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Genf, Geneve, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Choose another restaurant”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I wish to start with the food. This was the only positive point, cooked perfectly, the dishes were savoury and well presented.
Now ... I have never seen such an unpleasant and unfriendly service in a restaurant. This coming from what seemed to be the owners wife. Never a smile and just about enough words to put us uncomfortable. If eating in a restaurant resumes to the food, this would have been fine, however this place is not cheap and we felt unwanted to such an extent that we chose to have coffees elsewhere. Clearly one of the waiters, more fiendly, had resigned and therefor was jolly, at the same time part of the staff in the kitchen was being fired, and we all where very much involved in that. This is not acceptable and did not enhance the atmosphere with any positive aspects.
Definitely a place I shall never return to. And this restaurant does not deserve the name it gives itself!
So, for that kind of money, do go and enjoy yourself somewhere else if you wish to have a joyful evening.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“Avoid the Jazz night”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

To do justice to the restaurant, I have to say that the food was good and the service very friendly.
However, the tables were barely 5 cms separated from each other so that we could not avoid to overhear the conversation of our neighbours, who told us quite rudely to shut up once the music started,while the other guests continued talking. We spent 45mins sitting and eating in silence. Our neighbours continued hushing up the sourrounding tables (I can still hear the hisses in my ear). We decided to ask for the bill (quite overpriced) and left.
Maybe on a normal day it is better. The place is a bit run down and needs some fresh paint. The interior is very sober, no decoration, no pictures. I won´t go back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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