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“Good lunch in the old town”

Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville
Ranked #186 of 1,816 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: European, Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Cité
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We were three adults and a baby girl. Would call it a family friendly place nicely located in the old town by l'hotell de ville.

We had the moules frites, onion soup and Cesar salad, all were good. Would reccomend it for lunch.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We ate three times in this restaurant: once outdoor in the spring, once with a couple of friends and once with a business colleague.
This last experience was the worst, with a waiter spilling wine on the clients seating at the table next to us (luckily we did not get any on our clothes!) and not even saying he was sorry and then complaining with us because he hadn't understood our order for the desserts and was blaming us for it. Moreover, over time the quality of food definitively decreased...
I do not think this place will list us again among its clients. It is a pity because it used to be a nice place to take friends visiting from other parts of Europe and it is open also on weekends.

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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We went there at lunch time and ordered 2 fondues and 2 venison pies.
When the waiter took our order, he interrupted us in the middle of it to talk to one of his mates on the other side of the street and we never saw him again. The order was placed but took over 50 minutes to arrive. The fondue was okay but the venison pies were luke warm, having obviously lingered in the kitchen for a while before being served to us.

All tables around us were served with a minimum of 50 minutes delay. Many complained and several customers were bluntly told by the waiters "We don't have to attract clients. They come to us". Basically it's on the tourist trail so they know many mugs will eat there regardless.

Avoid this place. it is terrible.

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1  Thank OYP-London
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

I was in Geneva for a work meeting, and a colleague who lives in Geneva recommended this restaurant. It's in a lovely spot in the old town, and we ate outside, which I would highly recommend. We ordered pumpkin soup, and filets de perches meunières et pommes frites. Both were excellent. The waitstaff were sort of imperious and not very attentive, which would have irritated me at a restaurant in the U.S., but when I mentioned it to my colleague he said, "Oh, I should have warned you, they're all like that in Geneva." Since we had an excellent meal in a lovely location, I would definitely return.

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1  Thank Mephista
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Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Sunday lunch with friends, arrived at 12:00 finished at 15:30. Ordered "tartare de boeuf" and all of us have been sick the next day. Only the gorgeous weather saved a very bad and expensive experience. Yes, it's among the few restaurants open on Sunday in Geneva and yes it's in the middle of the old city with its charm but that's about it. Sub standard service even for Geneva. Avoid if you can.

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1  Thank Dragman64
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