French Terrace

Le Philanthrope

Average price CHF 65
2,177 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef Gaëtan THIRON
  • Average price CHF 65 Special request
Red mullet fillet with tapenade, fennel & wild thyme Panisse, Bouillabaisse sauce with saffron. 
CHF 48
Steamed and glazed cod fish, young carrots roasted with carvi, and potato gnocchi served in a smoked juice. 
CHF 42
Candied lamb shoulder in pastilla style, kefta with green anise, zucchini flower, mashed potatoes and liquorice sauce. 
CHF 39
Menu Jour
CHF 30

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

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

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User photos

Carpaccio saint Jacques
Thon snacke aux sesames
Mille-feuille de framboises. Délicieux
Filet de loup et ses légumes. Délicieux
Sélection du chef
Tartare de bar



Ratings & Reviews

based on 2177 reviews
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Quality of food :9.2/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Mihika A.
    Mihika A.
    • 6 reviews

    They followed the COVID restrictions perfectly. This was the restaurant I wanted to visit as soon as lockdown ended and was not disappointed. The wine pairings were sublime, and the food and service were amazing.

  2. Ana Paola R.
    Ana Paola R.
    • 5 reviews

    They took so long in between the dishes. It took 1.40 hours to have the main course, I don’t know if they’re short of personal by the moment. But food amazing.

  3. Luana G.
    Luana G.
    • 12 reviews

    Super restaurant on reviendra avec plaisir ! Le menu de la St Valentin fût excellent

    Le Philanthrope

    Bonjour et Merci à vous pour vos mots ! Tant mieux si vous avez trouvé notre menu Saint-Valentin excellent ! Le Chef est ravi d'avoir contribué à vous faire vivre une belle soirée. N'hésitez à revenir nous voir, nous aurons plaisir à vous recevoir à nouveau avec d'autres plats gourmands. Salutations gourmandes de la part de toute notre équipe.

  4. Mairead M.
    Mairead M.
    • 9 reviews

    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.

  5. Alice C.
    Alice C.
    • 11 reviews

    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!

  6. Christian L.
    Christian L.
    • 5 reviews

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

    Le Philanthrope

    Thank you so much for your words. Best regards.

  7. John D.
    John D.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  8. Lauren C.
    Lauren C.
    • 5 reviews

    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.

  9. Riccardo D.
    Riccardo D.
    • 3 reviews

    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.

  10. Andrea  A.
    Andrea A.
    • 41 reviews

    Jamais déçu !

  11. Inma P.
    Inma P.
    • 88 reviews

    Great discovery in town!

  12. Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth S.
    • one review

    Delicious food beautifully cooked, lovely wine, good atmosphere

  13. Fernando N.
    Fernando N.
    • 2 reviews

    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.

  14. Fabio L.
    Fabio L.
    • 6 reviews

    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.

  15. Raymond M.
    Raymond M.
    • 12 reviews

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

  16. Andrea S.
    Andrea S.
    • 18 reviews


    • 10 reviews

    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.

  18. Mihika A.
    Mihika A.
    • 5 reviews

    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!

  19. Serge M.
    Serge M.
    • 2 reviews

    Very good food!

    Le Philanthrope

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

  20. Yesica b.
    Yesica b.
    • 13 reviews

    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.

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


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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