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“Amazing! Simply, amazing!”

Le Bistrot de Charlotte
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Ranked #77 of 1,838 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$99
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Saint-Gervais Les Bergues
Description: Typical and charming french bistrot very inspired from the traditionnal bouchon lyonnais and parisian brasserie. The food is delicate, tasty, generous and home-made ! We also provide excellent tapas for the afterworks every evening from 5.30pm with competitive happy hour ! Kitchen is open from Monday to Friday 12am to 2pm and 7pm to 10pm. And on Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Best meal we've had in 3 weeks in Europe between Germany, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland. Worth the time to get to and wait if needed. Ask for the table in front of the glass so you can watch the kitchen work. This kitchen staff was an absolute joy to watch work. Simply majestic and a pleasure to witness their passion for perfection in a pristinely clean kitchen. Worth every penny and cannot recommend it enough!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Le Bistrot de Charlotte is located in a street closed off from traffic, so makes for a very pleasant evening having dinner outside.

Everything about Le Bistrot de Charlotte was outstandingly good. The setting (tables had white linen tablecloths), the quality of the food, the presentation and the highly professional service.

We chose the 55CHF 3 course menu giving many tempting dishes. We were given complimentary tapenade and fresh bread. To start, one chose the mixed salad, which was fresh and lightly dressed, the other chose the mi-cuit foie gras which was a generously sized slice of very good quality pate. We both chose the grilled turbot for mains which was exceptionally fresh and filleted by the waitresses and was accompanied by fresh green salad.

For desserts one chose the marinaded cherries and the other chose Café Gourmand which comprised of chocolate mousse, sorbet, fresh fruit and biscuits. They were sumptuous.

We chose a bottle of Malbec Argentinian red wine 39CHF which was good value.

Throughout the meal the service was professional, impeccable, attentative and faultless.

We cannot praise this restaurant more highly. In fact it probably rates as one of the very best meals that we have had in quite a while and again, for quality and service the three-course menu is exceptionally good value (for Geneva).

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Thank mw741002
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

The best evening of my life apart from getting married & giving birth of course. Exquisite meal & gorgeous bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. We went for the 3 courses with a disc of 30%. Wonderful service, the girls were so good. They prepared the cooked fish at our table, also the crepe Suzette. We couldn't pour our own wine as they instinctively knew when we needed more. They did not crowd our table but were attentive when required. The food was amazing and I loved the mash potato with truffle oil. The portions were plenty & the desserts to die for. Fairly busy. I would go back to Geneva just to eat here. Compared to the rest of Geneva this was the only establishment that didn't cost the earth and I loved every minute here as did my son & husband

Thank kaz c
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We came on a rainy Monday at our hotel's suggestion. The restaurant was relatively empty and were seated at a back table in a part of the restaurant facing out into an indoor strip mall. The other tables around us were mostly empty, as were the tables in the more-attractive front portion of the restaurant. When we asked to be re-seated, we were promptly moved to a table in the front of the house but right against a window into the kitchen with a bright fluorescent light (again in a mostly empty room). An improvement, but still a weird seat for such an empty restaurant.

From there the food was great, the service was good, and the price was very reasonable for the quality (for Switzerland). We ate two courses and were too full for dessert. The restaurant never did fill up, though the gentlemen three tables over from us had a facetime call on speakerphone which made the restaurant feel more full than it was.

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Thank MyNameIsAllAsterisks
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

It was hot hot hot on the night we decided to dine here. We sat outside and it was lovely with a slight breeze and quiet (Tuesday evening). The staff were lovely and attentive without being obtrusive. The food was simply superb. I suspect any negative reviews are for people that ordered food that is simply not of the area. Stick with the local dishes and you will not be disappointed. We had the menu Charlotte and chose to opt for the rabbit and entrecote for our main - both outstanding. They were unfortunately out of the bottle of wine we chose but handled it well. Dessert and entree were lovely also.
On the pricey side for us at 168CHF but was an outstanding meal and felt we paid what we got for.

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Thank catriona777
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