My wife and I had dinner at Seven on a spectacular evening. Considering the fame of Ivo Adams and the cost of the dishes we had very high expectations.
Location is beautiful, especially outdoor. The problem outdoor though is that we were seated by some high tables designated for drinks and as a smoking area (cigars). This smoking area should be kept in the bottom lounge, not near the dining tables.
Service is friendly and kind, but not as professional as you would expect in a place like this. We had four waiters alternating which at times was chaotic about who was eating what. The expensive sparkling water was warm and it is unacceptable at this price level that waiters do not know how they are supposed to hold a bottle when serving water and wine.
A while after ordering when I was wondering if Ivo Adams banned bread from his menu, we finally got it: it was good and served with excellent olive oil.
I ordered the four courses surprise menu which should have been where Ivo Adams gets to express his talent. The amouse bouche was a spoon topped with a foamy-lemony mousse: not such a great start when you get something that looks and smells like soap dish.
The appetizer was interesting, but not good: a combination of delicate fishy smokey mousses. Then came the first main course: a taste of cod in a foamy very delicate sauce. At this point I really had enough of light foamy mousses. Luckily the second main course was veal with a creamy sauce. This was a small yet excellent dish with very interesting flavors. Finally I got two little scoops of ice-cream, good but not so special.
So, we spent 200 francs a person to eat good bread with good olive oil and a bottle of wine. Of the four very small dishes served in between my bread eating I had an excellent one, two so so, one bad.
I would not rate it two stars if it wasn't for the location and for the beautiful company.