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“Great Place for Entrecote!! Slightly Overpriced.”

Le Relais de l'Entrecote
Ranked #73 of 1,810 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $102
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Rues-Basses Longemalle
Reviewed November 25, 2012

I ate at the Relais de L'entrecote for the first time way back in the 80s. It was great then and it is great today.
I have eaten there some 30 times in between then and now.
The taste is always the same and is always something to look forward to again.
Don't mess with the menu. Take the regular dish - Entrecote with French fries. This is what they're best at. Just order "The Usual" (That is if they ask, which they seldom do, knowing that people usually come for "The Usual").
Don't be disappointed with the small serving!! They give you half of your meat and fries and keep the rest heated, which is a nice touch, until you are ready for it.....
Desserts are very scrumptuous - Go for the Profiteroles!!
I have found that the prices have somehow soared beyond normal over the years (relative to normal inflation and what have you....), but because it is so good, I'll probably keep coming back.
If you are in Geneva, make sure to dine there once!!!!!!

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Thank Shaked007
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

sono stato diverse volte in quasto ristorante; tuttavia recentemente la qualità è decisamente scesa.
Decisamente troppo caro per il servizio offerto, si puo' mangiare molto meglio con meno!

I Have been many times in this restaurant however recently I have been there and probably I will never come back again! Too expensive for the quality and quantity of food served.
In Geneva you can have better meals with less money!

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Thank P1971RM
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I fantasize about the sauce that this steak-frites restaurant puts on everything. I would be happy just to eat a bowl of the stuff without the meat and potatoes. There are whole websites devoted to trying to discern the secret ingredients in this old family recipe. You will not be disappointed!

I come here every time I'm in Geneva, and it's always just as good. Great atmosphere, simple meal (all they serve is steak and fries), and the sauce...to die for! Plus a fabulous list of desserts and a good selection of wine. Get there early if you want a table. It opens the doors at 7, and you should be standing in line if you want to eat on the first shift!

YUM.

Thank D'Arcy R
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

We used to quite regularly eat there but on latter vists we thought the standard of steak had gone down - it was tough with smaller portions. Decided to give l'entrecote one more chance. It has improved although salad was small and sauce now s bit acidic. Will go back although very pricey now even more considering the exchange rate
chf 42 per person for meal of one course

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Thank HazelHampshireUK
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

As in other reviewers comments, you don't get a menu here...it's all about beautifully cut, grilled and presented "Steak/Frites", a French classic with sublime Cafe de Paris sauce. We found the staff friendly and fun and amazingly patient with us considering they serve upwards of 500 dinners in an evening and the place only sits 120! Anyone wanting leisurely charm is looking in the wrong place but that is part of this restaurant's whole raison d'etre!

They do not accept reservations at the weekends but if you are there from 7 on, you are more or less guaranteed a seat and quickly too. Lunchtimes and during the week, I understand they do accept reservations.

A real bonus is the fact you don't fight through one steak but get it served in two helpings with wonderfully crisp chips (fries or frites) each time. This is not announced, it simply happens.

Everything done on proper china, silverware with linen tablecloths and napkins and correctly dressed staff.

We will definitely be back to this brilliant institution!

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Thank kateluke
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