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“Excellent beef in a busy atmosphere”

Chez Boubier Cafe de Paris
Ranked #27 of 1,715 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $42 - $83
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cornavin
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Excellent beef in a busy atmosphere”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is an interesting restaurant. I have been here at least 10 times. There is no menu since they only serve one thing: Entrecôte. But that is a very good entrecôte. The only question get from the waiter is how you want your meat cooked. The meat comes on a large tray with the meat surrounded by a delicious sauce (Sauce de Café de Paris). With that you get French fries and a small green salad. This is a busy place and you will most likely be seated close to strangers. Service is efficient. This is brasserie style. The main course is around 43 CHF, so not really cheap, but quite typical of good Swiss restaurants. Highly recommended if you are hungry and want some real beef.

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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
233 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“OK, not great.”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

A mixed impression.
The good:
- handy location, next to the train station
- good service
- fairly good steak
- they serve until 11pm (RARE in Geneva)
The bad:
- WAY over-priced
- over-seasoned salad
- fries not fresh
- kind of dingy atmosphere.

I wouldn't return, but Geneva is a tough town for restaurants unless you're willing to spend a LOT of money.

  • Visited April 2013
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York, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Rude and indifferent service”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

After many enjoyable meals in the Cafe de Paris restaurant in Geneva I took my nephew and his wife there on Saturday 13th April to sample the exquisite sauce. Despite arriving shortly after 7pm we were instantly made to feel unwelcome and appeared to be irritants to both a lady who appeared to be the manageress and a particularly objectionable waiter. We were shoehorned in to a table by the front entrance and were instantly asked to state our cooking preference for the steak. No opportunities were given to choose an aperitif but were cajoled into ordering wine to accompany the meal. The salad duly arrived but before we had finished our plates these were arrogantly pushed out of the way to make way for the main course plates. Our entire dining experience for which we had specifically flown from the UK to enjoy lasted 43minutes because, as soon as we had declined the dessert, this somewhat obnoxious waiter had literally thrown the bill on to the table, a feat he was to repeat with our credit card once payment had been received. Accepting that Switzerland is an expensive place to live and certainly eat out, we all left completely cheated and humiliated for paying nearly £200 UK pounds for such a short and unpleasant experience. Certainly we will never visit again and I will no longer be recommending this establishment to my friends and colleagues who frequent Geneva regularly.
A very bitter customer from North Yorkshire.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cessy
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tender”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Absolutely amazingly tender beef, with the most delicious sauce you could imagine. The wine is really good too. Tables are very squashed together, tho...

Visited April 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Steaks! Steaks! and Steaks!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Their steaks are really tasty, big and full of love-sauce... If you're a meat-lover, that's the place to go.

Not expensive, good quality, good atmosphere place. In the center...

  • Visited May 2012
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