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“Oh no, not Cafe de Paris again!”

Chez Boubier Cafe de Paris
Ranked #28 of 1,705 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $42 - $85
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cornavin
Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Oh no, not Cafe de Paris again!”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

That's my answer when someone says "Let's go to Cafe de Paris". It seems like there is something magical about these entrecot places in Geneva, and quite frankly, the only thing magical is how high the price can get. The steak is fair, at best, ok, they have GREAT french fries, but the wine is overpriced as well as other items on the menu. I've been there about 5 times over the last 15 years during trips to Geneva (mostly due to peer pressure) and I still am not sure what is so great about it. So, if you must go, go. Just be prepared to know that objectively, this place is really just average.

  • Visited October 2013
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katonah
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Only one choice but it was delicious”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

The menu consists only of one choice--entrecote et frites- which is steak and fries [all the fries you can eat]
It was tasty and abundant and worth the money.

Visited October 2013
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Kings Lynn Norfolk
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Unusual food!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

One of the more unusual restaurants I have visited. Very busy ,somewhat crammed in but a good atmosphere.
As long as you like steak and chips it is great, served on a salver which sits on a warming burner. Puds good too.
However not cheap by UK standards but this is Geneva

  • Visited April 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Restaurant with one dish only, steak and chips”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

I've been to this restaurant about 8 times over the past 20 years. Frankly, it was better 20 years ago, more generous portions and cheaper prices. It's still ok -- in summer in the part outside. Inside it's far too noisy, at least when the restaurant is busy. Last time I went, it was cold, so we had to sit inside, could hardly hear each other talk. The place needs renovating with special fabrics etc to absorb the sound. I will never go there again in winter but will maybe consider it in summer. However there are other restaurants in Geneva with a similar menu, and they're better.

  • Visited November 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place, but wouldn't go again.”
Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

If you want your meat medium rare, then say well done. No one pays attention to what you need/want. It's a busy place, but not great service what so ever!

  • Visited October 2012
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