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Brasserie Le Cardinal

rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
+41 32 725 12 86
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good56%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“entrecote” (6 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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French, Swiss, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 59 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch one day and returned for dinner a few days later. The aubergine looked like a beautiful flower, so beautiful and so tasty ...

Thank Alfred C
CardinalBrasserie, Owner at Brasserie Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you very much for your rating and for your comment. We will be pleased to welcome you again in our Brasserie.

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My go to spot for an apéro or dinner and lunch too!Great decor, wonderful food and excellent service. Located in the heart of Neuchatel's ped zone. Don't miss a meal here.

Thank janbaker1
Reviewed 19 June 2017

One of the few places open for dinner on a Monday. They had a lovely mushroom pasta which I had (that or a salad for me as a veggie). My partner had turbot which he said was very good. I would recommend this if you're...More

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had business lunch today. Noisy room, almost difficult to hear the speaker in front of me 40cm away. Food was ok (cordon bleu, potatos and boiled broccolis).

Thank Valerio S
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Tonight we went to the Cardinal for dinner. The food was disappointing for a Brasserie. I had the entercote - it was poor beef and the fries were backen in old oil. I just wanted to leave. Sad for the first date with my husband...More

Thank Travelfa22
CardinalBrasserie, Owner at Brasserie Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We thank you for writing down those comments and are sorry to read those words. We have taken over the restaurant beginning of July and are confident that we can welcome you in better conditions with qualitative food. Looking forward to meeting you in Le...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a must try place in Neuchâtel. Classique Brasserie Style with professional staff ( not easy to find in Neuchâtel) and very good food + wines. You can get the classic Fondue but I strongly recommend the "Entrecôte" or any other meat dish. One...More

Thank Hadrien G
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went there abt 9ish on a weekday and it was still pretty crowded. Walked in and the staff weren't exactly very prompt in serving (guess it close to closing time) anyway had their mussel pot in white wine and onions. It was ammmmazing! Huge serving...More

Thank queksuping
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a great typical brasserie type atmosphere with great food and a fantastic decor. Its more upmarket than your typical brasserie but the food is excellent. Have eaten here a few times and every time we have been it has been great. If you...More

Thank hedocple69
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday - a serendipitous find! It looked nothing from the outside, but the food was excellent, the beer and the wine were good, the tarte tatin very enjoyable, and the decor is wonderful! Beautiful old tiles which show various scenes, and...More

Thank angebg
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience, good food and quick service despite a crowded house. I tried the todays menu, beef with greenpepper sauce and glas of local red wine.

Thank Håkan S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$62
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Neuchatel  >  Neuchatel
  • Phone Number: +41 32 725 12 86
  • E-mail
The CARDINAL Brasserie in Neuchâtel is an historical place featuring colored eartherware on walls which are protected and part of architectural heritage.
You discover the atmosphere of a true parisian brasserie where seafood lovers meet together.
Everyday the Chef proposes the menu of the day besides the Restaurant Carte.

Le Cardinal was distinguished "Swiss Historical Restaurant of year 2017"
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