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“Tourist trap”
Review of Grizzly

Grizzly
Ranked #21 of 1,819 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $75
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 13, 2012

I have come several times to this restaurant with a handicapped family member as this is one of the rare restaurants in Geneva that has a ramp ar it's entrance albeit unite a steep one. The restaurant is located very strategically next to the Palexpo exposition centre, making it one of the closest restaurants to the exhibits and fairs taking place there. Admittedly little taste and effort has gone I to the interior, which has a tourist trap like pretentiousness to it and a grandmotherly tendancy to overcrowding with useless objects from a former life. There are strange paintings on th wall, cheap wallpaper, and a giant stuffed bear at the entrance. Their star course is the Potence flambée which is basically good quality beef slices, rice and a standard set of café sauces to dip the meat into. The trick is that right before serving they flame the meat with whiskey and the meat is to served in a plate but hanging from what basically looks like a mid evil torture device. It's entertaining when you go with a group of people, however when you go as a couple you realise that there is a large black spike on fire in front of you behind which you strain to see the person you came there with. The service is generally quite good and the chef is eager to strike a conversation, however this last time we went the waiter a young Asian looking student seemed to without clear reason be reorganising the cutlery on the adjacent tabl, makingut feel as if he was listening in on our conversation. The whole thing without the wine for very little meat and not that much American style rice costs 40 CHF each, and you end up easily with over. 100. CHF bills.

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

The Grizzly is very well loacated either if you have to leave from GVA airport or you land. It is also located few meters from Crowne Plaza and main airport hotels.
The parking around is enough to avoid headache to look for free slots, in particular for dinner.
The setting is old fashion 70s type of and waiters and onwers are very kind.
The food is very good and the price is quite cheap considered the location (switzerland).
I strongly suggest to taste their speciality: pieces of beef cooked and then "burned" in front of you by wiskey!

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Reviewed September 2, 2011

Step back in time with Le Grizzly: their 'potence' (beef on a spit) and fondue sauces, frites and salads haven't changed in years. The restaurant may not have the greatest atmosphere, located as it is in a little Swiss equivalent of a strip mall. But the beef is excellent as is the service.

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Reviewed August 5, 2011

Enjoyed it and went back again the next night. The owners seen to know most of their customers and made us feel at home too. If you need a beef fix, this is the place.

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Reviewed February 17, 2011

Not much for ambiance but, get the house specialty 'Potence Flambe'. You will not be disappointed. It's a little pricey at 60chf per person but worth it. Comes with a starter and salad also includes desert. You know they have great beef when they do not put out any knife sharper than a butter knife! You could actually cut the beef with a fork!
Great service, freindly people. Ms Suter greets you at the door and the chef serves your meal, it dosen't get any more personal than that.

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