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“Our Anniversary dinner was superb” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Beau-Rivage

Cafe Beau-Rivage
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Ranked #44 of 672 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $71
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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218 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Our Anniversary dinner was superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We celebrated our 33rd anniversary one evening and had a wonderful meal. The lobster, avocado, grapefruit cocktail was memorable. Everything we tried was delicious and presented uniquely. The staff was very attentive and professional. We chose to eat outside . The chairs were comfortable and the patio area was exceptionally clean, warm and pleasant.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Always warm, welcoming and efficient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

There's never been anything but an exceptional experience in the twenty years I've been visiting this delightful spot. As my life transformed from business to pleasure and recreation, it became a reference point for reliably good food and ambience.

Visited June 2012
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41 restaurant reviews
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“Worth every cent”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

As everyone knows. Lausanne is not for the budget conscious. Once you get over that, you can make reservations at restaurants like the Cafe Beau Rivage. Its name is a misnomer as this matches the equal of Paris' better brasseries. The welcome and service on a snowy evening were both well done. The food choices we made were excellent. It was amongst the best dining experiences we have had in Europe in three weeks. It is worth what you are asked to pay.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

We had lunch the other day. We all had a salad to start with and after a very long wait and after calling the maître, the second course was eventually served.The ladies had the "Plat du Jour", a lamb shank, which was very nice, well prepared and very good tasting.
My friend had some game in form of "civet" which was dry, the dumplings darkbrown and hard, all in all too long cooked or too long a wait under the heater before being served.
A pity, it is a very nice place with great views, typically in summer.

  • Visited December 2012
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“A quick lunch at Beau-Rivage”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

As explained on my hotel review, we were very hungry upon our arrival and the receptionist quickly proposed and booked a table for us at Beau-Rivage.

We were two adults and a child, which opted for a plain pasta with tomato sauce from the kids menu, while we went for a fish (can't remember which, sorry) and a steak tartare. Menu large enough but not excesively large, so good.

The pasta was of god quality and the sauce delicious; the fish lacked a bit of "power" but was really fresh and accompanied by a lovely sauce; the tartare was perfectly seasoned at my taste (I was given a test before).

I honestly believe the fish "power" was just a matter of the dish itself, which was soft and warm, very comfy for winter time, rather than a matter of flavour. Portions were just perfect. I would have loved a small salad on the side to come with the tartare, only regret.

Desserts were very good, we opted for a tiramisu, a chocolate mousse and an apple tart which came with vanilla icecream. All delicious.

We didn't have wine, so cannot comment.

Service was very polite although I felt it a bit slow, or maybe we were too hungry.

Overpriced, maybe, but as everything in Switzerland. They had impressive seafood plate for around 90 CHF, which may be seen as a lot, but I have no doubts about the quality.

The room is beautiful and it was kept at a perfect temperature despite being busy inside and cold outside, great.

All in all, a lovely "brasserie" style restaurant.

Visited November 2012
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