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“Where you go to get your steak on!!”

Chez Boubier Cafe de Paris
Ranked #31 of 1,678 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $40 - $80
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Cornavin
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“Where you go to get your steak on!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I visited Cafe de Paris while in Geneva during my "around the world in 90 days trip" (see my blog: www.toscanoworldtrip.blogspot.com). If you are a steak lover, this is the place for you (and perhaps if not a steal lover, it will make you one.) Their menu is simple, primarily steak frites. The steak comes sliced on a hot plate with a heavy helping of delicious fries. they also give you a delicious lettuce and tomato salad and hot rolls to die for. But what you come here for is the mouthwatering steak they serve. It was among the best I ate on my around the world trip!

  • Visited June 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Crowded, noisy, food makes me sick”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

If you don't like feeling like an anonymous customer this is the place to avoid. Hordes of people come here, tables turn with incredible speed and the waiters are not friendly at all. The menu is the same for all (entrecôte with fries and salad), you just choose drinks, type of cooking for the meat and dessert if you want it. The food is good, but the problem is that I have eaten there three times and all of them I ended up being sick afterwards. It never happens to me in other restaurants with the same menu, and then I figured out why. The meat is covered in herb butter and brought to you on a metal tray that stays on your table the whole time with a candle below. As a result, unless you put all the meat on your plate at once, that which stays in the tray overcooks, and so does the butter, making the dish incredibly heavy to digest. In those other places where I eat the same but do not get sick they give you half portion first, and they keep the other half aside, covered and kept warm but in such a way that neither the meat nor the butter keep cooking. For me this place is a tourist trap.

Visited April 2012
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United Kingdom
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“Ok but nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Ate here on Sunday night and thebsteaknwas ok, but I have certainly had better food than this in geneva. It was expensive, as everyone warns, so be prepared to drain the plastic.
Would I go back - probably not.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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“For meat lovers”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Very good but a lot of money for one sole meal, even if it may be worth it.
No menu, the only thing you can choose is the wine.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Awful Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Steak good, fries ok. Service could not have been more unfriendly and unhelpful. One young woman was excellent but unfortunately we were served mainly by a couple of surly middle aged men. If they hate their job and customers so much, they should get another job. Fortunately good steak is not hard to find anymore so no reason to go back to this restaurant

  • Visited January 2013
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