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“The best Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Beau-Rivage

Cafe Beau-Rivage
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Ranked #44 of 676 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$71
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The menu at the Café Beau-Rivage varies according to the season, whilst offering its specials such as steak tartare or perch fillets meunière year round. Beautiful terrace facing the lake. Relaxed and sophisticated ambience.
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best Cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We love this place that is quite unique. It's the 5* if not 6* of the city with an amazing location just in front of the lake

Visited April 2014
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Changzhou, China
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“It is more than just a Cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

One night during our stay in Lausanne, we tried to walk in L'Accademia in Angleterre & Residence Hotel next door, but the place was fully booked. The waiter there referred us to the Cafe Beau-Rivage.

When we entered the place, the waiter promptly greeted us and arranged for a seat for us. On the first impression, the service is professional and very formal, but as a guest you also feel a bit distant. It lacks the warmth and cozy feelings you'd expect from a "Cafe." In addition, the service could also be quite slow to respond to the guests' needs. It took us almost 30 minutes to just get the bill

The food there was fabulous, one of the best we had during our stay in Lausanne. It is a bit expensive, but if you like the formal French dining atmosphere, it is well worth it!.

  • Visited April 2014
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Zug, Switzerland
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Easter Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went there for an Easter brunch. The view of the lake was nice considering even there were some tall trees blocking the view if the Alps. The service of the maître d and waitress was impeccable (timed well when we needed something without overbearing). The selection and quality of the food was great (seafood, charcuterie, salad, meats, and desserts). If you're willing to spend money, then go, but if you're on a budget do not recommend. 120 CHF/person (champagne, and cafe/tea).

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

I went to this restaurant for a dinner in December 2013. The food is very good, the service top (very profisionnel), the room very nice and not so noisy. You can discuss and talk without yelling ;-)
A bit expensive but worth it!

Visited December 2013
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Bogis-Bossey, Geneve, Switzerland
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Nor bad, nor good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

the staff is friendly and welcoming while being distant at the same time. The quality of food is good but at the same time is generic in concept. Okay place for business lunch, but not of interest for a cozy tète à tète with family or friends, as the ambiance evaporates after first impression of the restaurant.

  • Visited December 2013
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