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“Nice view, shame about the food”
Review of Le Cercle National

Le Cercle National
Ranked #117 of 143 Restaurants in Neuchatel
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Zurich, Switzerland
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Nice view, shame about the food”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

A friend recommended this restaurant for eating out on a summer night - the balcony gives you a view over the little square and lets you share in the evening´s activities of the Neuchâtel jeunesse. However the tables and chairs have seen better days, even if the prices have been brought up to date.

You can eat a selection of Italian standards, from pizza (CHF 16-18) through to fish and BBQ (CHF 25-35) and there´s reasonably priced open wine to go with it. My dinner guest´s order was delivered wrong, and there was a little fight amongst waiting staff about whose fault it was - but everything turned out fine. But you could see that most of the veg had been microwaved, not prepared, and the sauces for the meat were .... well words escape me. I should have gone for the pizza.

With plenty of alternatives (at ground level) for eating al fresco in Neuchátel, this particular location isn´t a must on my personal list.

  • Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Try the entrecote”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

very good entrecote cooked on a stone plate. still cooking when you get it on the table. warning, the stone plate is very hot

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mil235
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Neuchâtel, Neuchatel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Back to the 80's!”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Service was good, they tried hard and were friendly, but the food was a let down. Average pizza and undercooked ravioli... The dirty plastic flowers and giant pizza-chef-statue were a nice call-back to the 80's!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank miamiamus
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Neuchatel
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Poisoned :-(”
Reviewed 9 December 2012

This is a very nice, traditional restaurant, right in the heart of the city. They really have delicious food... but... we were poisoned with the mussels (moules in french) as a whole family. :-( Never again...

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank esraraphaeldaphne
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Worcester
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quality Pizzas”
Reviewed 18 October 2012

Descent Italian close to the lake, with a good sized menu at reasonable prices. Have visited several times and not had a bad meal there.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Lickey B
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