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Le Philanthrope

Average price CHF 65
9.1/10
2,106 reviews

-20% off the "à la carte" menu!

-20% off the "à la carte" menu!

Free serviceInstant reservation

Restaurant menu

Average price CHF 65 Special request

Chef Gaëtan THIRON recommends…

Filet de loup rôti sur peau, cardon de plainpalais à la provençale, Pommes mousseline, coulis de ratatouille à l’origan.
CHF 40
Brochette de noix de Saint-Jacques à la courge de Corsier, riz vénéré, butternut et roquette au parmesan, émulsion potiron.
CHF 44
Goujonnette de turbot poêlées meunière, marmelade de topinambour à l’orange, légumes d’Antan, pommes Dauphines, jus meunière.
CHF 48
CHF82.00 Valentine's Day set menu
CHF 82

This menu includes: + + Starter + Main Course + Dessert

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

TheFork offers

-20% -20% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.
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Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

MENU CHF82.00 Valentine's Day set menu

This menu includes: + + Starter + Main Course + Dessert
See menu details

MENU Menu de Noël CHF 75.-

This set menu includes:Hors d'oeuvre + Starter + Main course + Dessert
See menu details

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 2106 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Mairead M.
    Mairead M.
    • 8 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food. Warm but but still modern setting that felt spacious but not lonely. Will go again.

    Le Philanthrope

    Thank you very much for your words. We are happy to read that you enjoy the food prepared by our Chef. Please know that you will always be welcome in our restaurant. Best regards and see you again soon. The Philanthrope.

  2. Alice C.
    Alice C.
    • 11 reviews
    8.5/10

    Very nicely decorated and lovely atmosphere. Good food and wine.

    Le Philanthrope

    Many thanks for your words and a very happy New Year to you!

  3. Christian L.
    Christian L.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Wow. Amazing ingredients, perfect execution, modern attitude. Rare here.

    Le Philanthrope

    Thank you so much for your words. Best regards.

  4. John D.
    John D.
    • 2 reviews
    7/10

    Excellent à la carte menu, but some in the group were let down by mediocre plat du jour. Service and setting were both at the high standard you would expect.

  5. Lauren C.
    Lauren C.
    • 4 reviews
    7.5/10

    Great ambiance, the food is solid but not exceptional. There are some hits and misses, my foie gras was delicious but the wild boar terrine was quite chewy/tough (and in a way beyond what I would justify as acceptable for game meats). Very nice wines by the glass let you mix and match for different entrees/plats. Service feels a bit aloof, it took awhile to get menus, clear plates, refill glasses etc.

  6. Riccardo D.
    Riccardo D.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    The only thing I have to remark is waiting times. We had to wait quite some time with dirty dishes on the table before they were cleared out.

  7. Andrea  A.
    Andrea A.
    • 36 reviews
    10/10

    Jamais déçu !

  8. Inma P.
    Inma P.
    • 78 reviews
    10/10

    Great discovery in town!

  9. Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food beautifully cooked, lovely wine, good atmosphere

  10. Fernando N.
    Fernando N.
    • 2 reviews
    8.5/10

    Typical Geneva: the food is great but the service is crap. Moody, rude and disrespectful waiter. We’d ask things about dishes on the menu and he would just repeat in a condescending tone what was already listed. We can read, we just wanted to know more, but I guess he’s just a robot programmed to repeat the obvious. Us: “Can you tell us more about the roasted sea bass, please?”. Him: “It’s roasted.” When it came to the check, they mixed up our bill twice and the second time he just walked off mumbling something under his breath which we are 110% certain was not something positive about us. I would think twice about going again. I can’t believe these people... such a pricey restaurant and it’s like they’re doing you a favor by taking your order and serving you.

  11. Fabio L.
    Fabio L.
    • 5 reviews
    7.5/10

    Very nice restaurant, nice atmosphere and good quality of dishes but too expensive (as example 15 francs for a dessert is too high). I would suggest to put some music also outside and to start closing the restaurant once the guests are already gone.

    Le Philanthrope

    Cher Monsieur, Nous vous remercions sincèrement de votre venue au sein de notre restaurant. Nous travaillons exclusivement des produits frais et tous nos desserts sont fait "Maison", ce qui justifie notre politique tarifaire. Concernant la musique et l'heure de fermeture de notre terrasse, malheureusement ou heureusement, nous sommes soumis certaines lois dans notre pays afin de protéger nos espaces publics et notre personnel. Dans l'attente de vous accueillir à nouveau. Cordialement.

  12. Raymond M.
    Raymond M.
    • 9 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent cuisine with enthousiastic and brave professionals. I am a fan since its inauguration.

  13. Andrea S.
    Andrea S.
    • 17 reviews
    9/10

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  14. KATARINA G.
    KATARINA G.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    The garden is really pleasent even in great heat and the dishes are excellent quality. The beef tartar and the tuna steak were delicious, and the side dishes were a nice surprise.

  15. Mihika A.
    Mihika A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    This is my favourite restaurant in Geneva- great value for money, such friendly, down to earth staff (including the chef who comes out to greet the customers!) and perfect food. I had the vegetarian option this time. It’s rare in Geneva to find a place that does more than a basic salad as a vegetarian option whereas I chose the dish because it looked amazing on its own and it really was. I have been here around 5-6 times and it has consistently surpassed expectation. Excellent!

  16. Serge M.
    Serge M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Very good food!

    Le Philanthrope

    Cher Monsieur, Merci de nous avoir visité et au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau. Cordialement. Le Philanthrope.

  17. Yesica b.
    Yesica b.
    • 12 reviews
    4.5/10

    The service is poor. You have the impression that you are disturbing the waiter (the French one the italien is ok) ! The food is not so good and the quantities are very small.

    Le Philanthrope

    Chère Madame, Cher Monsieur, Nous sommes désolé d'entendre que vous n'avez pas été conquis par notre restaurant. Nous serons ravis de pouvoir vous faire changer d'avis lors de votre prochaine visite. Cordialement. Le Philanthrope.

  18. David D.
    David D.
    • 3 reviews
    7/10

    Unfortunately we just returned from Canada where the restaurant service is 100% better. Therefore the contrast was perhaps too great between the attention and efficiently (they work for tips) offered in any restaurant overseas and here. I finally got up to get to get the menues, had to flag down the staff, declined desert because my 90 minutes parking on the street was up! So meal presents visually superb, food cooked well, maybe just a bit more taste needed but service needs major improvement.

    Le Philanthrope

    Cher Monsieur, Nous sommes navrés d'entendre que notre qualité de service ne soit pas celle que vous trouvez au Canada. Il est vrai que nous pouvons être débordés lors de certains service et nous nous en excusons. Nous serons ravis de pouvoir vous accueillir de nouveau afin de vous faire changer d'avis, Cordialement. Le Philanthrope.

  19. Andrea C.
    Andrea C.
    • 46 reviews
    9/10

    I would recommend every dish I had, especially the dessert, which is Earl Grey ice-cream, matcha cigarette over poached yellow peaches, very delicious, great combination of flavor. I also really like their calamaretti with green peas, potatos.

    Le Philanthrope

    Cher Monsieur, Nous vous remercions de votre visite et nous serons ravis de vous accueillir de nouveau. Cordialement, Le Philanthrope.

  20. Juan d.
    Juan d.
    • 145 reviews
    8.5/10

    Really good food, slow service (we had to call the waiter several times) and cool decoration. Particularly recomendable with the discount.

    Le Philanthrope

    Cher Monsieur, Nous vous remercions de votre visite au sein du Philanthrope. Effectivement, nous avons eu une grosse affluence lors de votre venue et nous excusons de ne pas avoir pu vous procurer satisfaction au niveau du service. Au plaisir de vous accueillir de nouveau, Cordialement. Le Philanthrope.

More information

Opening time

Midi : de 12h à 14h (sauf lundi et dimanche)

Soir : de 19h à 22h (sauf lundi et dimanche)

How to get to the restaurant

Boulevard des Philosophes 12, CH-1205, Genève, Switzerland

Public transport

Tram - Plainpalais (12,14,15,18)

Directions to get there

de Plainpalais

Plainpalais

About the restaurant

L’AMBIANCE – Si vous aimez la bonne ambiance bistrot lorsque vous mangez alors vous serez comblé par Le Philanthrope qui vous plongera dans celle-ci dès votre arrivée !

LE QUARTIER – Vous apprécierez sans doute le fait que le restaurant Le Philanthrope soit situé dans le quartier de plainpalais et à côté du théâtre de la comédie, une raison de plus pour y aller manger !

COPIEUX – Pas de crainte à avoir concernant votre assiette au restaurant Le Philanthrope car ils ne vous laisseront pas sortir de table avec un petit creux !

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