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Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge

#4 of 1,464 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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rue Dr-Alfred- Vincent 17, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 732 75 37
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Grand Cayman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food and wonderful service. Lovely bustling atmosphere with delicious French food and excellent service. Make sure you book a table. You won't be disappointed!

Thank CaymanClaire
Geneva, Switzerland
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got a call from friend who wanted to have dinner with couple friends and wanted me to join in, which I naturally accepted. This was my first time at the Boeuf Rouge. What a treat, this restaurant is just a pure French bistrot. Everything on the menu sounds amazing. We had a terrine display and a cervelle de Canuquet. As... More 

Thank funt0travelwith
Geneva, Switzerland
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I last ate in this restaurant in the early 1990s so I was interested to see how it would match up for an early Christmas get together. You need to book. Impeccable service. Delicious steak and a sinful black-forest gateau accompanied by a fine Spanish wine recommended by the waiter. my next visit will be much sooner.

Thank Notrac
Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is fantastic. Traditional decor, made with taste. The restaurant is an institution, and definitely for meat lovers. Not the place to go if you're after a quick healthy snack. The food is traditional and mainly of French inspiration. Also, don't go if you're in a rush; we were announced a 20 minutes wait, and had to wait 40.... More 

Thank Elfinst0ne
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying opposite at The Eastwest Hotel and ate here to celebrate two special birthdays. I chose the set menu at 54 chf and the smoked salmon salad starter was delicious and very generous to share with my daughter. My husband and son shared the famous pan fried perch from the lake at 41 chf. The four of us... More 

Thank theharrogatelady
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The taste and the quality of the food there can really make your day. I leave in Geneva for more than 4 years, up to now that is the best restaurant I have found. Getting such a nice meal for that price is something rare in this city. Very friendly and organized staff, speaking english. The atmosphere is very cosy.... More 

Thank Monogiannes
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great place, great ambiance, very friendly staff & fantastic food! Dinner or lunch! Make sure you make a reservation! A must in Geneva

Thank Peter H
New Jersey, USA
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165 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

After reading TA reviews, we made a reservation (a must) and went here. Naturally I had steak and was served a large steak with duck Fois gras on top. It was served properly cooked as ordered, delicious and with great potatoes and spinach. My wife's huge pork chop was similarly great. Service was helpful and friendly. And the maitre d... More 

1 Thank Codfish1
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

First night I turned up (a Wednesday) it was packed out and not a table to be had, so booked for the following evening and pleased I did. This restaurant is a classic, not changed for decades and long may it continue. Heavy emphasis on classical cuisine and grills and a joy to watch dish after dish of beautiful steaks... More 

Thank DM51
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Make sure you make a reservation beforehand. I went there for dinner on a Tuesday evening and people were being sent away as it was fully booked. Food was delicious and service was very friendly. It's not cheap but worth it... had the entrecôte, 2 glasses of wine and dessert and paid 80chf

Thank Laura T

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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
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Dr-Alfred- Vincent 17, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 732 75 37

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