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“Expensive but will go back” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Flacon

Le Flacon
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Ranked #23 of 1,667 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Expensive but will go back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

First off, the restaurant is expensive. No doubt about that. When we arrived we were informed that all outdoor seating was taken but that we could sit inside, we had no reservation. Thankfully the inside is climatized so that was no problem. Other reviewers have spoken negatively about the decor, I thought it was nice and charming and french. My favorite thing about the restaurant and sitting inside is that you can see the kitchen and the chefs cooking through the glass surrounded kitchen. Very nice to see this. The menu selections are not ample, they do not have a million dishes but what they do have looked great. I had the Cod, which was really really Good and I would definitely recommend it. My mother and wife had a chicken with figs and other stuff and they really enjoyed it (I don’t eat meat so no chance for me to try it.) Nonetheless, my mother is a foodie and she said it was good so it must be. The service was friendly; we were waited on by a young lady. I would highly recommend this restaurant. As I said, it’s expensive, but the food seems to be made with love and every bite was enjoyable. However, definitely more of a “romantic” and not so much a “family with young kids” setting. Plus the location is great with Gelato right around the corner.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We went there with a couple of friends last Saturday and were nicely surprised. Very nice decor, attentive service and original menu with not a big choice what for us is always a good sign. Despite the food is very good, we hope that menu will be changed from time to time to be able to try new things... As we definitely feel like coming back soon!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mruszczyki
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“original menu and nice decor, but rushed and bit dark”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

the place is pitched somewhere between a grand-cafee and a top restaurant, but misses both; the food is original and good, but not top quality. tables are close to eachother, and place a a "rushed" feel. nice idea to be able to look into the kitchen, but it becomes the focal point for the whole restaurant. probably best for dinner with 4 friends or so, fairly expensive, compared to restaurants in Carouge. again, not a bad place, just not for me.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Witteveen_12
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Switzerland
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent... Great food original menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Very good excellent the first time, inventive. Second time less impressed but still excellent. A bit noisy. A bit too expensive even if we are in Switzerland. But will go again

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“Bad experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

We had a Christmas dinner at le Flacon and we were all "under-impressed" by the decor,
service and food.
The restaurant was dark and un-inviting and there was no attempt to make the atmosphere cheerful.
The proprietor/waitress informed us that what we ordered would take some time, in an attempt
to oblige us to order a starter. This did not prove to be the case, although the rest of the service
was slow (and un-smiling). We find it hard to believe that the atmosphere has been described as "stylish and romantic" by one reviewer.
The food was rather bland and very over-priced.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 1hotelreviewer
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