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Le Socrate

#223 of 1,506 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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rue Micheli-du-Crest 6, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
+41 78 664 67 78
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Nice ambience wasn't enough to offset poor food. For full disclosure we had booked through la fourchette (not that this should matter of course). My lamb tasted more like mutton (it's April). My wife barely touched her main course as it tasted strange (which I confirmed) - in many places one might expect it to be taken off the bill... More 

Thank eoin3000
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

had an amazing meal here, the quality of the food, wine, coffee, etc. is unquestionable. but as a waitress myself i got a negative impression when i was "handled" in a kind of unwelcoming, snide manner by a waiter. the rest of the team seems to be entirely lovely. what i find unacceptable though is taking out 40.- in bills... More 

Thank c_cubon
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I was at Le Socrate with a friend of mine that had a voucher on thefork.com. Food was great, there is a wide choice of French typical receipts: I advise the lamb with mashed potatoes that was simply excellent. Great thing is that we got 50% discount on all food thanks to the voucher. I will return.

Thank GiuseppeCuoco
Geneva, Switzerland
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

It is nice to find an old fashioned restaurant in Geneva still. The service was excellent and the wine by the glass good and reasonably priced. The service excellent. We chose traditional fare, slow cooked lamb in a succulent wine sauce, for our mains, the meat fell off the bone, wonderful. The starters were fresh salads,but I had marrow bone,... More 

Thank suemike_12
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Food is objectively very good, but the service was incredibly rude ! To be fair, we were benefitting from a discount offer. But we were refused water when we asked for it... And the waiter was very rude : "given the fact you are benefiting from this discount offer, it would be the least to take one drink per person".... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We went there for a nice three course menu and everything was perfect: nice entrée (mushrooms), main course (wonderful pieces of meat) and delightful dessert (warm chocolate cake) I would recommend it to every colleague visiting Geneva!

Thank PhilLucerne
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very nice local bistro with excellent food and friendly service. Quite and nice neighborhood.Good wine

Thank Humeyra E
Geneva, Switzerland
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice place where you can find the usual options of a french bistro, with the addition of 1-2 special chef dishes depending on the season. The ambience is lovely, reminding you of a different era and the service is excellent. The prices are on the high end however probably worth it if you want a classy... More 

Thank Nikolas V
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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533 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner with friends. Booked through La Fourchette so we got a good deal. Food was really good and out of the ordinary. Service was super friendly (and funny). Only down side is the wine list. I know it's Geneva but only 4 wines below 100 is not enough.

Thank Ludo-Owen
1 review
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent ris de veau and stunning cheekburger. Very good wine selection and friendly stuff (although not all speaking english) Will visit again very soon!

Thank Jacopo B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$87
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Micheli-du-Crest 6, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 78 664 67 78

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?