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“Good food from seasonal menu in beautiful brasserie in town centre”

Brasserie Le Cardinal
Ranked #9 of 143 Restaurants in Neuchatel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: French, Swiss, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jersey, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Good food from seasonal menu in beautiful brasserie in town centre”
Reviewed 15 May 2013

I live in Neuchatel and this is one of my favourite restaurants that I go back to time and again. The restaurant offers a seasonal menu (English version available) which ensures variety but they also keep their 'signature dishes' like entrecote and steak tartare.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delightful and great food”
Reviewed 7 May 2013

An old-fashioned brasserie in the old part of town, not far from the Place de Pury and the Café-Hotel L'Aubier, this restaurant is great. The food is varied and delicious. The wines are great. The service is attentive, but not fawning. There is always quite a crowd, but never totally full. I have never had to book ahead.

Visited April 2013
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Suisse
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Good local brasserie - can't go wrong”
Reviewed 25 January 2013

A smallish, varied menu which changes with the season, a limited but carefully-chosen and reasonably-priced wine list, a bustling, casual atmosphere and good friendly service add up to make this both a good first-choice and a reliable fall back (but do book first if you want to be sure of a table). The Cardinal serves good food at mealtimes but is also open for a drink or coffee in between and is worth even a quick visit to see the (1930s?) wall tiles and etched glass windows.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank travelbsuisse
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Solid Food”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

This restaurant serves solid French style food. In the summer you can sit outside and watch the locals stroll by. Its popular with the locals and business people for lunch and dinner so you can't really go wrong.

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London, Ontario
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lively restaurant with locals”
Reviewed 28 October 2012

This was a fun spot to have dinner. Food was good, menu typical Suisse cuisine including cheese fondue. Service is slow though. The place was packed and they didn't have enough servers for the number of customers. Clearly a popular spot with the locals as it was very busy.

  • Visited October 2012
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