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Au Chat Noir

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rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 95 85
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Annemasse, France
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Was looking for a restaurant on my way to meet a client and a place that could be nice for clients also. This was it. Simple, old style brasserie, it is a nice and warm place. Waiters are smily and professional. Yes, maybe some will think it is too expensive, but let me tell you that it is worth compare... More 

Thank Confmanager
Morges, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We used to dine at this restaurant quite often but yesterday we were really surprised. All the good service staff they had were gone, also they now have only two people serving the clients... Means 45 min waiting , very unfriendly and rude service, no apperizer, no bread. We ordered a very expensive Bordeaux for CHF 230.00 bottle. It was... More 

Thank dominikbrunner
Montreux, Switzerland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Being a small place it is a little load when busy however the food is great and the service is well suited. One of my personal favourite in Lausanne. Decor is a little outdated but goes with the charm of the place.

Thank Narcy-Chick
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent but you are paying dearly. At these prices would except a human touch. Really miss the wife of the owner who used to serve many years ago. The male server now is way too arrogant.

Thank Samer D
Paris, France
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This rather small reataurant has a typical french brasserie flair. Very well located in the center, the place is a gem. While one finds often in Lausanne expensive ordinary food, here one finds a great dining experience. It is not cheap (100 CHF per person) but the food is at least excellent. Flavor full and well presented. Service is efficient... More 

Thank Stephanie A
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Went to the Chat Noir that was recommended by a friend who lives in Lausanne. The atmosphere is noisy and the tables are very close to each other - certainly not a restaurant where you have a lot of privacy. However, the food was very good and the waitress attentive and quick. The bill was slightly overpriced, even for Swiss... More 

Thank Christian Z
Lausanne, Switzerland
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The starters we really excellent I had an unusual poached egg and my colleagues had the Spanish ham. Main course we had deer served with fruits and vegetables with a game sauce it was sensational with the local red wine. Service was fine however the restaurant is closed in a Saturday only in Switzerland would that seem like a good... More 

Thank Corakaya1
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

One of Lausanne's best address, the restaurant is cozy and the upper deck gives a secured sense of privacy. The lunch daily menus are affordable and have an excellent value for money. Service is impeccable, food exquisite, some would ask: what more?

Thank RedIsInspired
Lausanne, Switzerland
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

A restaurant I regularly count on for group business dinners. Always a broad choice to please everyone, fresh & well executed from classics to more unexpected dishes, from tasty meat to delicate fish. I personally prefer eating downstairs for the setting though the private room upstairs, pretty dark, can allow more privacy and freedom when with a large group. Waiters... More 

Thank Pouparino
Lausanne, Switzerland
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We had a business dinner here with a group of 16 people - and was therefore seated on the first floor in a private dining room. In the main restaurant, the seating is typical French-style brasserie - i.e. small tables with relatively little space in between. We had a set menu - and everything was delicious and well prepared. Interesting... More 

Thank JH1052

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$120
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 95 85

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