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L'Hedoniste

#460 of 1,446 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
French, European, Swiss
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rue Micheli-du-Crest 12, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
+41 22 328 09 09
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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Gilles (the French chef) and Claire (who takes care of customers) work very hard to deliver fantastic food at a very reasonable price. The main focus is on French food but there are also a few Geneva specialties (filets de perches, longeole, etc.). It's worth taking the "plat du jour" if you go there for lunch. It's usually served with... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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266 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Good lunch location around the University Hospital of Geneva. Food was very good and fresh, the best bang for the buck is the plat-du-jour at noon, ordering à la carte can be a little expensive for lunch.

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Thank GLS-ALS
Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

Where to eat ? We want a place we have not yet visited , but it has to be nice, quality assured - take no chances in Geneva, it is too expensive to waste money at a restaurant here. Voila, I found what you too are looking for- nice, cozy, assured discreet and attentive service, a menu that serves all...if... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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160 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I was there for dinner with friends who had a favorable look on tripadvisor about this restaurant. The service was slow and the food average. I ordered some "Iles flottantes" for the dessert. I was waiting for some homemade english vanilla cream but I was served some flavoured cream coming from a tin.. probably.. This restaurant is clearly overrated.

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Thank Z0rglub
Goleen, Ireland
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Maybe Saturday isn't the best time to go but when we went the place was virtually empty, just two other tables occupied. Our food was fine, though pricey, but despite the lack of customers the service was incredibly slow - our waitress spent most of the evening arguing (quietly!) with the chef or standing in the street smoking, There are... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

they have nice food, friendly service and no surprises. It's a small place and easy to miss. Been there a few times and it's always been great!

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Thank Rouge K
Wollongong, Australia
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

The meal here was to dream about and was unforgettable. Delicious food, I had the foie gras followed by the duck. Everything was beautifully presented and accompanied by a good serving of perfectly cooked vegetables We were a group of four and all of us were extremely happy with our great night out. The service was without fault the waiter... More 

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Sydney
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

I took 3 friends using a Buy-Club voucher and did not know what to expect. What we got was outstanding service by a young man who was the perfect waiter - attentive and informative, even in English. The menu was superb and the choices of starter, main and dessert were not limited by the voucher. We had crevette and salmon... More 

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Thank AKW57
Genf, Geneve, Switzerland
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

I wish to start with the food. This was the only positive point, cooked perfectly, the dishes were savoury and well presented. Now ... I have never seen such an unpleasant and unfriendly service in a restaurant. This coming from what seemed to be the owners wife. Never a smile and just about enough words to put us uncomfortable. If... More 

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Thank Steve_Borloz
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

To do justice to the restaurant, I have to say that the food was good and the service very friendly. However, the tables were barely 5 cms separated from each other so that we could not avoid to overhear the conversation of our neighbours, who told us quite rudely to shut up once the music started,while the other guests continued... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Swiss
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue Micheli-du-Crest 12, Geneva 1205, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 328 09 09

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