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Entrecote Cafe Federal

#33 of 451 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European, Grill
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Baerenplatz 31, Bern 3011, Switzerland
+41 31 311 16 24
06:30 - 22:30
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Sun 06:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 23:30
Fri 06:30 - 00:30
Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance. Feels like a high end bistro with nice table ware. Ordered the famous steak with cafe de Paris sauce. The beef steak was. advertised as beef from natura farm, supposedly high end Swiss beef. I was very disappointed. The beef was not caramelised properly and not well rested. So the sauce ended up bloody... More 

Thank hfng
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301 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this nice little restaurant close to the bundeshouse where the swiss governement works has a good location. inside and outside seating. everything very clean and cosy. service quick and friendly. aperol sprizz 0,1 chf 10 very good cappuccino chf 5,60 nixt time we will come for dinner

Thank 13hawaii
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After looking at the internet where we could eat a very good Tartare we choose this restaurant, which is recommended for this dish. The Tartar we ordered was big, but not really good. Meet mixed up with a lot of cucumbers.Taste of too much water. Although thee price is rather high and the quality of meet is okay, this tartare... More 

Thank meerina
Anguila, Caribe
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, service was great ! Free wifi ! Try the carpaccio, my favorite ! Try a table on the inside, we sat outside for the view but it was 6 Celsius and raining !

Thank amega_1
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470 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

In the ceenter of Bern, on Barenplatz, this seems one of the less turistic places to eat. The entrecote with thin fries is recmmendable. Nice terrace. Friendly service, can be slow if busy.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Beirut, Lebanon
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

First, the restaurant was terribly hot, we were in sweats just ten minutes after getting there. Second, the service is very slow, it took them ages to bring the salad and even longer to bring the steaks. Even the check took them fifteen minutes. Third and more importantly, the food was way way way below average. The salad barely had... More 

Thank Simonyared
Solothurn, Switzerland
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369 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We had the specialty of the house, Entrecôte Café de Paris which comes with french fries and a salad! The food was very nice. You can choose the size of your Entrecôte beginning at 140 gramms. The service is average, the food was great!

Thank travelmaniac1977
Toronto, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a very popular restaurant, frequented by locals and tourists alike. The staff are cheerful, comfortable and welcoming, and between them, seem able to serve you in a number of different languages. I chose their signature item, the Parisian Entrecôte. Ordered medium-rare, it was cooked to perfection. come for the quality of the food, stay for the cozy, light-hearted... More 

Thank PeterDYYZ
Greater London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I ate here with a few colleagues. The food was delicious (although if you're vegetarian this might not be the restaurant for you as they only seemed to have 1 veggie option plus a couple of fish dishes) although quite expensive for what you got. The staff were professional but not particularly friendly. We were given menus and then waited... More 

Thank Sarah P
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This restaurant is known for it's entrecôte and tartare. Each time I've been here, the atmosphere has been good, the service friendly and the meat excellent. Try the tartare, either as a starter or a main. A must for meat lovers!

Thank Kat V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Swiss, European, Grill
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baerenplatz 31, Bern 3011, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 311 16 24

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?