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Brasserie Le Cardinal

rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
+41 32 725 12 86
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“ham” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
French, Swiss, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
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11 - 20 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday - a serendipitous find! It looked nothing from the outside, but the food was excellent, the beer and the wine were good, the tarte tatin very enjoyable, and the decor is wonderful! Beautiful old tiles which show various scenes, and...More

Thank angebg
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience, good food and quick service despite a crowded house. I tried the todays menu, beef with greenpepper sauce and glas of local red wine.

Thank Håkan S
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had dinner with friends. It was my first time in this restautrant. The atmosphere was like a deja vue, Paris in the 1970's. The food was great, not adventorous, but a modern version of old school French coocking.

Thank Goldmember_51
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice and old style design. Not a posh but very cozy place. The beer there is a charm. The food is also pretty nice. They do have a lot of specialities as well. Would definitely recommend this place for a dinner.

Thank VVDD1
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nice welcoming place, lots of locals. They have the "biere du jour", today it was Chouffe blonde. The waiter went out of his way to accomodate our wishes. He even did the trick of finding a chocolate in the ear of our granddaughter.

Thank pietro b
Reviewed 17 September 2016

No chance of dessert or a coffee we waited for the waitress but should have insisted someone else serve us. Pity as she was so good at the beginning but as is so often the case you have to be a bit loud to order...More

Thank Scud50
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I had a great business dinner at Brasserie Le Cardinal. The Service is quite good and they provide a professional support. They try to do their best in speaking German and English besides French. The menu is provided in French or English. They have daily...More

Thank myting
Reviewed 28 July 2016

a lovely place with great selection of dishes accompanied by a good winelist and thevery friendly team.. This is a gem in heart of Neuchatel, surely a place to be added on the list of any visitor in the area.

Thank Tfkoval
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It is a very busy restaurant with a great menu. Loved the food. Visited with friends. Since it is a popular place, it is not quiet, but still fun.

Thank Dadiad2016
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Very goodbrasserie food in the great atmosphere of historical decoration , downtown. Kind service, delicious meal, the walls of faïence offer you some moments out of time, in a gentle color

Thank Isabelle J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$62
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Neuchatel  >  Neuchatel
  • Phone Number: +41 32 725 12 86
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The CARDINAL Brasserie in Neuchâtel is an historical place featuring colored eartherware on walls which are protected and part of architectural heritage. You discover the atmosphere of a true parisian brasserie where seafood lovers meet together. Everyday the Chef proposes the menu of the day besides the Restaurant Carte. Le Cardinal was distinguished "Swiss Historical Restaurant of year 2017"
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