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Entrecote Cafe Federal

#31 of 449 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
French, Swiss, European, Grill, Central European
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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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420 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 10 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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360 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
St. Louis, MO
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Nice corner location in the center of Bern with both indoor and outdoor seating. Menu slightly limited but food was very good. Free WiFi if you ask for the code.

Thank psufdsci87
Porto Ronco, Switzerland
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321 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We met some friends there for dinner and everything was just perfect. Shame though, I was the only one that didn't eat the entrecôte and I regret it. Ok my veal schnitzel was really good, but the entrecôte that the rest of the party had looked really delicious. The salad was nice and crispy, tasty sauce, the french fries (alumettes)... More 

Thank Patriciazu
Moscow, Russia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a good location. Service is ok as well. But don't order steaks there - the quality is very poor. I thought I were chewing rubber.

Thank Arthur V
Zurich, Switzerland
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A little group of friends and I went sightseeing in Bern and so had lunch at the Entrecôte Café Fédéral located in the heart of the city on Bärenplatz and in close proximity of the parliament building. The place is an institution in Bern. Since entrecôtes are their speciality, that's what we went for. The charming waitress informed us what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European, Grill, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?