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Au Chat Noir

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rue Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 312 95 85
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

5 minutes walking distance from the train station, this is a real restaurant. Let me explain... Too many establishment sell you glorified "convenience food". To be fair, you'll pay your meal a little more expensive, but when you see 3 cooks and a chef in the kitchen, and the result on your plate, no doubt remains that everything is homemade... More 

Thank Elfinst0ne
Paris, France
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I stumbled into this restaurant quite by chance. I came out if a concert. Nearby and was starving. Walking down the street saw this jewel walked in sat down and ordered. Its a kind of place I like. The menu is about five or six entrees and five ir six plats that I guess change on a daily basis. The... More 

Thank kamran f
Annemasse, France
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Was looking for a restaurant on my way to meet a client and a place that could be nice for clients also. This was it. Simple, old style brasserie, it is a nice and warm place. Waiters are smily and professional. Yes, maybe some will think it is too expensive, but let me tell you that it is worth compare... More 

Thank Confmanager
Morges, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We used to dine at this restaurant quite often but yesterday we were really surprised. All the good service staff they had were gone, also they now have only two people serving the clients... Means 45 min waiting , very unfriendly and rude service, no apperizer, no bread. We ordered a very expensive Bordeaux for CHF 230.00 bottle. It was... More 

Thank dominikbrunner
Montreux, Switzerland
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Being a small place it is a little load when busy however the food is great and the service is well suited. One of my personal favourite in Lausanne. Decor is a little outdated but goes with the charm of the place.

Thank Narcy-Chick
Level Contributor
28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent but you are paying dearly. At these prices would except a human touch. Really miss the wife of the owner who used to serve many years ago. The male server now is way too arrogant.

Thank Samer D
Paris, France
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This rather small reataurant has a typical french brasserie flair. Very well located in the center, the place is a gem. While one finds often in Lausanne expensive ordinary food, here one finds a great dining experience. It is not cheap (100 CHF per person) but the food is at least excellent. Flavor full and well presented. Service is efficient... More 

Thank Stephanie A
Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Went to the Chat Noir that was recommended by a friend who lives in Lausanne. The atmosphere is noisy and the tables are very close to each other - certainly not a restaurant where you have a lot of privacy. However, the food was very good and the waitress attentive and quick. The bill was slightly overpriced, even for Swiss... More 

Thank Christian Z
Lausanne, Switzerland
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The starters we really excellent I had an unusual poached egg and my colleagues had the Spanish ham. Main course we had deer served with fruits and vegetables with a game sauce it was sensational with the local red wine. Service was fine however the restaurant is closed in a Saturday only in Switzerland would that seem like a good... More 

Thank Corakaya1
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

One of Lausanne's best address, the restaurant is cozy and the upper deck gives a secured sense of privacy. The lunch daily menus are affordable and have an excellent value for money. Service is impeccable, food exquisite, some would ask: what more?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$120
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
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 Beau-Sejour 27, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 312 95 85

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