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Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge

#4 of 1,473 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue Dr-Alfred- Vincent 17, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 732 75 37
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent and huge portions. Very easy to navigate for non French speakers. We had the french onion soup, and the chateaubriand which was amazing. Packed on a Tuesday night be sure to make reservations!

Thank Tracey W
Gdansk, Poland
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632 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lunch of the day lunch was tasteless and really simple. The staff was minimally interested in serving. Quite long waiting time. It was also very expensive for the quality offered.

Thank JacekBJ
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Doesn't appear much from the outside, but has a great interior. Staff are friendly and service is good by anyone's standard, which makes it great for Geneva. Price is in line with restaurants alike in Geneva. Food is excellent, deserts all appeared homemade and has a great atmosphere and feel to it. Highly recommend.

Thank Dunad12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing to add, except there is little room for imperfection in this place. Service excellent, food as well of course. The second wine list is worth a try despite of the price. Highly recommend place

Thank Yonfucius P
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's fast, good, tasty with the Lyonnais classics. A very nice always occupied Brasserie. Service is fast and efficient with a smile. You won't be disappointed if you are looking for a good Brasserie on the South Bank.

Thank Olivier M
Grand Cayman
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food and wonderful service. Lovely bustling atmosphere with delicious French food and excellent service. Make sure you book a table. You won't be disappointed!

Thank CaymanClaire
Geneva, Switzerland
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Got a call from friend who wanted to have dinner with couple friends and wanted me to join in, which I naturally accepted. This was my first time at the Boeuf Rouge. What a treat, this restaurant is just a pure French bistrot. Everything on the menu sounds amazing. We had a terrine display and a cervelle de Canuquet. As... More 

Thank funt0travelwith
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I last ate in this restaurant in the early 1990s so I was interested to see how it would match up for an early Christmas get together. You need to book. Impeccable service. Delicious steak and a sinful black-forest gateau accompanied by a fine Spanish wine recommended by the waiter. my next visit will be much sooner.

Thank Notrac
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

The atmosphere is fantastic. Traditional decor, made with taste. The restaurant is an institution, and definitely for meat lovers. Not the place to go if you're after a quick healthy snack. The food is traditional and mainly of French inspiration. Also, don't go if you're in a rush; we were announced a 20 minutes wait, and had to wait 40.... More 

Thank Elfinst0ne
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying opposite at The Eastwest Hotel and ate here to celebrate two special birthdays. I chose the set menu at 54 chf and the smoked salmon salad starter was delicious and very generous to share with my daughter. My husband and son shared the famous pan fried perch from the lake at 41 chf. The four of us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 Dr-Alfred- Vincent 17, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 732 75 37

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