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Chez Arsene

#487 of 1,495 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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ruelle de la Vinaigrerie 4 | Intersection avec la rue de la Terrassière, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 772 01 45
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I come regularly Chez Arsène and was never disappointed. Portions are generous and food is fresh and home-made. Prices are reasonable for Geneva. Sometimes the service can be a bit slow at rush hour but you can pass the time by watching the cooks do their job thanks to the open kitchen.

1 Thank SwatiLana
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We found this place, walking in the area. We booked a table a few weeks weeks later. The place is nice and cosy (a little bit too much bright light for our taste) so we sat in the adjacent room. We had a fantastic dinner, I particularly enjoyed the Lamb rack with pistachios and mint sauce, it was red at... More 

1 Thank TeresaLml
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Excellent tartare of tuna fish (but the steak was just as good), tasty deserts, perfect St Joseph wine. Attentive & friendly service. A very nice place for dinner with friends.

1 Thank der0bert
Mies, Switzerland
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Went to Chez Arsene for a quick lunch with a friend, it ended up being a long and very enjoyable experience. As soon as we were given the menus, our waiter brought us a plate showing the meal of the day, explained it thoroughly and gave us a little more time to see the other options on the menu. We... More 

1 Thank Yasoush
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

I read about this restaurant in a local magazine and was expecting something special - it wasn't. the decor was rather bizarre and it was summed up by the cold plate of ready bought fries that were served with the main course

Thank cjd24
Geneva, Switzerland
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122 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Not a bad restaurant - fairly standard Geneva standard and prices but after seeing a good billing in 'l'Illustré' (local magazine) I was expecting more.

Thank Tim D
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

I discovered chez Arsene in the quartier of Eaux Vives in Geneva by chance last time I was in town. Hidden in an alleyway off the main tram street stands this gem of a bistro that will most certainly please any Parisian brasserie type food lover. The warm welcome I received from the owners, art deco decors, soft music and... More 

Thank stargazer_stan
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

The atmosphere is relaxing and the Deco is a cross between art déco and modern. Please Check the ostriches ;-) A short menu with good products and an open kitchen. The dish of the day was an unconventional Vitello with shrimp/celery topping ... The Veal roast was miles away from pre-cut/industrial meat and the "tonnato" switch to shrimps was simply... More 

Thank Thierry C
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I was here last May ...maybe it was that I expected to much or just not made for me. I don't want to day that it was not good .. But it just wasn't what I expected .

Thank Sabine S
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77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I ate here twice during April for business lunches & both experiences were both spectacular. The fois grais is out of this world. The host is so friendly & helpful & his English is brilliant. He was able to help us all with our menu choices and the conversion of the menu, that were unable to speak French. Wine choices... More 

Thank emmacooke47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$101
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ruelle de la Vinaigrerie 4 | Intersection avec la rue de la Terrassière, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 772 01 45

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