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“Cosy, excellent but a bit slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Flacon

Le Flacon
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Ranked #13 of 1,678 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lausanne, Switzerland
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Cosy, excellent but a bit slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

Nice terrace and perfectly located in the old town of Carouge. The food was good, original and creative. The only drawback was the service. It was a bit slow and we have to wait between each plate.

  • Visited August 2013
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Deliciously Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Though the menu is not extensive, what is available is really excellent. Two fixed menus, selected from the dishes on the menu, provide the opportunity to lower the price in relation to eating à la carte. Though the entrées may seem a bit pricey, the main courses are totally in line with other restaurants in Carouge.

Dishes are copious. You will not be looking for food in the middle of your plate. The chef, previously at the Buffet de la Gare des Eaux Vives, is a wonderful chef. Dishes are inventive, marrying products that you would not normally see together. Presentation and taste are exquisite. Our party concentrated on the fish dishes, cooked to perfection. Picking out one such dish, the "loup infusé citron vert, pêches, navets croquants et amendes" is just one such dish. (It would lose everything in translation!).

We sat outside on the street-side terrace. Inside, one has a view of the kitchens for those who like to see how it all comes together.

We will be back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Ray B
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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Expensive but will go back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

First off, the restaurant is expensive. No doubt about that. When we arrived we were informed that all outdoor seating was taken but that we could sit inside, we had no reservation. Thankfully the inside is climatized so that was no problem. Other reviewers have spoken negatively about the decor, I thought it was nice and charming and french. My favorite thing about the restaurant and sitting inside is that you can see the kitchen and the chefs cooking through the glass surrounded kitchen. Very nice to see this. The menu selections are not ample, they do not have a million dishes but what they do have looked great. I had the Cod, which was really really Good and I would definitely recommend it. My mother and wife had a chicken with figs and other stuff and they really enjoyed it (I don’t eat meat so no chance for me to try it.) Nonetheless, my mother is a foodie and she said it was good so it must be. The service was friendly; we were waited on by a young lady. I would highly recommend this restaurant. As I said, it’s expensive, but the food seems to be made with love and every bite was enjoyable. However, definitely more of a “romantic” and not so much a “family with young kids” setting. Plus the location is great with Gelato right around the corner.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank JCaballo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

We went there with a couple of friends last Saturday and were nicely surprised. Very nice decor, attentive service and original menu with not a big choice what for us is always a good sign. Despite the food is very good, we hope that menu will be changed from time to time to be able to try new things... As we definitely feel like coming back soon!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank mruszczyki
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Geneva, Switzerland
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“original menu and nice decor, but rushed and bit dark”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

the place is pitched somewhere between a grand-cafee and a top restaurant, but misses both; the food is original and good, but not top quality. tables are close to eachother, and place a a "rushed" feel. nice idea to be able to look into the kitchen, but it becomes the focal point for the whole restaurant. probably best for dinner with 4 friends or so, fairly expensive, compared to restaurants in Carouge. again, not a bad place, just not for me.

  • Visited May 2013
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