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“Excellent traditionnal food”
Review of Cafe Universal

Cafe Universal
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Ranked #600 of 1,716 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $23 - $92
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Description: Born in 1903, The Café Universal is one of the oldest Brasserie in Geneva. From the Murano Chandeliers to the old benches of the CGTE, the ancestor of the public transport of Geneva (TPG), the restaurant offers a unique and atypical atmosphere. Homemade, local and seasonal products is our philosophy. For 2, groups or professional dinner, our team will be delighted to customize any offer!
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent traditionnal food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Café Universal is a nice place. I tried it several times for lunch. The good is good, and service also. It is a place I would recommend

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent funky restaurant”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Great gourmet food, a killer wine list, and a very fun decor inside. A very complete menu, friendly staff and great quality food and drink make this a prime spot for Geneva - lunch & dinner.

Visited January 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Just okay”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This restaurant used to be very popular because of trendy people were going there, probably also driven by the original interior decoration. Now there are many other place that could compete with this one. The food has always been ok but not breathtaking. A bit pricey to my taste.

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1 Thank Fabrizio45
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“Super”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Excellent restaurant and excellent service!
The entrecôte was simply delicious and the st Jacques were perfectly prepared.
Very good choice of wine.
I Will defenetly comme back!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Raph J
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Used to be excellent - has become poor and overpriced.”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

One of these restaurant that lives on the creativity of its creators. Food was fairly simple but good. They adapted the original dishes. Some of them are still good (my dish was excellent), some other very poor. Beef, very good, poultry overcooked and bland, goat cheese salad way too strong in taste, salad not fresh.
Respectable wine choice, but staff insists on selling the most expensive ones.
Overpriced.
Great decor in a great, old, place. What a shame. Hope it will turn around.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Elfinst0ne
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