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US$45 - US$120
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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In this lively, welcoming restaurant close to the theatre, guests will be tempted by delicious traditional dishes such as oxtail parmentier (a real mus...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed 25 January 2020 via mobile

I have been with my wife for dinner. The first thing that impressed me when entering the restaurant was the welcoming with a smile from one of the waitresses. By the way when we have left the chef shake hands and wished us a evening....These are very key details that can make the difference in the restaurant business. The food and the wine were excellent. We had a green salad and the octopus as starter and veal’s cheeks and tuna as a main course. As dessert we shared an apple cake which was really delicious. The restaurant was full and the service was very professional and nice. By the way also their bread was excellent. Definitely a place to come backMore

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

Recommended by more than one person at the Hotel Lausanne Palace where we were staying, and to which it is close, the experience was good.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 20 March 2019

nice but waiters are acting unprofessional as they looking at people and giggle and whispering each other ears .. so irriate to watch ... food is ok ..

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Staff not welcoming and paid very little attention to our needs... the food was good but the overall experience didn’t worth the money.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Only one regret: why did I not find this restaurant earlier? Paris bistro interior. Excellent service. Lively vibe. Good wines...: but the food, the food: out of this world. Had the jamon and risotto: absolutely fantastic: no schnick-schnack, but honest food made from triple A...ingredients. My new favourite for Lausanne!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My college-aged son and I ate dinner at this restaurant. We arrive a bit before the restaurant opened, but were cheerfully greeted, and asked to wait at the tables outside, where I was served with a glass of wine! We could relax and wait for...the restaurant to be opened. We were then shown to a very nice table in the cozy restaurant, and had quite personal service! The menu was explained to us, and great choices were recommended. The waitress was very helpful and quite fun! So many things on the menu looked tempting! Everything was quite delicious! Everyone in the restaurant looked quite happy with their selections too!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Heard it was the best French restaurant in Lausanne and I wasn't disappointed. Had dinner here on a rainy evening and it was awesome. The ambience was relaxing, the staff were friendly and on hand to carefully explain the French menu written on the wall...and thereafter answered all questions. The crabmeat entrée was delicious and I couldn't get enough of the juicy lobsters I had for the main course. Although we declined ordering dessert, we got complimentary raspberry mousse and some chocolates which was just perfect. Pricey but definitely worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We came across this restaurant one winters day and were immediately attracted by the warm ambiance and Brasserie decor inside. We were lucky to get a table as it was still early but the restaurant filled up soon after so reservations are recommended. Service was...slow but friendly. The food was delicious: prepared with care, good presentation, fresh produce. The only downside was that it was surprisingly expensive for what was meant to be a casual weeknight dinner.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Not our first time but always good . The service is friendly , the place nice with this kind of old fashion vibes from the fifties ( they don't have a real terrasse ) . The menu is not huge but it changes all the...time .More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went with a couple of friends for dinner. Even though it is not a cheap evening out the food was outstanding! Looking forward to try other delicacies soon

Date of visit: June 2017
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Au Chat Noir is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5