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Brasserie du Grand Chene

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rue du Grand-Chene 7-9, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 331 32 24
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This my second positive review of the brasserie. I thoroughly enjoyed my second visit. Consistency is everything in this business. The food is very good and the service is excellent. I was treated with the utmost courtesy and professionalism by Flamur who looked after me during my stay at the hotel. Thank you! BTW, the only thing I could find... More 

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Switzerland
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240 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I have liked this brasserie in the past, but now have some concerns... Snails: arrived tepid, sent back. Were reheated (thus overcooked), not replaced. And yes, 2 in each shell - indeed, how does that happen? Calves liver/ EB burger: both excellent. Service: good until the 2nd sitting came (would recommend to avoid the busy Saturday night factor). Waited 45... More 

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Verbier, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We got a wonderful greeting from a young boy named "Sebastien"who was very helpful. Really good food, we orderd "Cocotte de moules","Escalope de veau viennoise" and a classic Cesar salad wich were really good! I think this place's overview is quite good I don't have any bad opinions.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Was recommended to this restaurant by the concierge of my hotel. I started with escargots that had more than one escargot per shell....how does that happen? Under-seasoned. Veal liver for the main course. One side was just on the side of too raw and the other overlooked. The gratin was good though! Overall, it wasn't very expensive but didn't live... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This has long been one of our favourites in Lausanne but never again!. Serving fresh sea food,excellent service and a good atmosphere, we chose it for a special anniversary night. Sadly we were served the worst plate of sea bass imaginable - poorly cooked and definitely not fresh. We complained appropriately and were offered a re-make but the moment was... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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223 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Typical Parisian brasserie. Efficient service, solid food, good environment. Wine list could be a bit better, particularly since they share the building with a 3 star Michelin...

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Geretsried, Germany
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Food was good, not exceptional. Service was very competent and attentive though. The restaurant is part of the Lausanne Palace hotel and as such not really cheap

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Thank rsandner
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty bad. There was a strange salade and the beef you must not take if you don't have good teeth. The people who work there are nice, but they keep you waiting long. Maybe if you not take the beef it can be good.

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Thank Harm D
Lausanne, Switzerland
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238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Have visited a few times already. Food is consitently good and so is service. Last time we went, our waiter Domenico was extremely friendly and attentive. Must say though that my meat was slightly overcooked which for 55.- steak is somewhat a disappointment. The venue is classic. I can get very hot on the upper floor. A safe choice in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A great place for both lunch and dinner, one of the best "brasserie" menus around. We love popping in for Saturday lunch with friends in between shopping around the St Francois area. Iconic spot with the locals. Must book to avoid disappointment.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Swiss, Bar, Seafood, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Grand-Chene 7-9, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 331 32 24

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