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Boulevard des Philosophes 12, CH-1205 GenevaSee map

Average price CHF 81

Menu D'hiver CHF 98


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  • Iabelle R.
    Iabelle R.

    February 22, 20236 reviews


    Personnel sympathique, excellente cuisine, salle lumineuse et moderne

  • Paul C.
    Paul C.

    January 17, 202335 reviews



  • Maximilien M.
    Maximilien M.

    December 2, 20221 review


    Excellente cuisine et service efficace

  • Nino N.
    Nino N.

    November 19, 20221 review


    Nice ambience, welcoming staff, food was great, particularly main dish. Starters could be improved. Bit overpriced. Location is very convenient

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Dear Sir, sorry for replying late to your message. Thank you for your words about "the great food" and please know that we have considered your remarks. Enjoy the end of the year. Best regards!

  • Stéphane M.
    Stéphane M.

    November 16, 20221 review


    Excellent food. nice atmosphere and friendly service. The menu is changing regularly and there is a nice vegetarian offering. I recommend it with confidence!

  • Cédric N.
    Cédric N.

    October 22, 202220 reviews


    Superbe cuisine, tous en nuance, qualité des mets, cadre intime et calme. Service au petit soin


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  • Lucie M.
    Lucie M.

    June 28, 202212 reviews


    Amazing gustative moment

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    We have been so happy to read your words! Thank you so much and see you again in our restaurant. Have a great summer!

  • Ksenia K.
    Ksenia K.

    June 1, 202214 reviews


    Tasty food, attentive service and nice ambience. Everything was good! I’ll come back again with pleasure.

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    We do thank you for your positive and enthusiastic comment concerning the food and pleasant atmosphere at the Philanthrope'. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we'll be happy to serve you again. With our best regards!

  • Heike L.
    Heike L.

    April 29, 20223 reviews


    Beautiful food, carefully presented and served

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Thank you so much for your words concerning the food and service. The Chef is delighted! Looking forward to seeing you again. With our best regards. Le Philanthrope

  • Anuta L.
    Anuta L.

    November 25, 20219 reviews


    Good atmosphere. Tasty plates and well decorated. Pleasure to enjoy the dinner.

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Hello! Thank you so much for your words. We have been happy to read you enjoyed the atmosphere of our restaurant and the food of course! Best regards and wishes for the New Year to come!

  • Egle A.
    Egle A.

    October 11, 20214 reviews


    Excellent place, the food is always good and the service as well. Highly recomend

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Thank you very much indeed. With our best regards.

  • M. K.
    M. K.

    July 23, 202116 reviews


    wonderful summer menu and great service!

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Many thanks for your enthusiastic words! Best regards!

  • Barry k.
    Barry k.

    December 11, 202019 reviews


    Great food and staff. Always a super place to eat.

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Thank you so much for your words. Our Chef is delighted! Please know that it is always a pleasure to welcome you. With our best regards and wishes for the end of the year celebration. Le Philanthrope

  • Nora G.

    October 20, 20202 reviews


    Always nice to have seasonal menu and when it is prepared by the chef like in Le Philanthrope, you are going to have an amazing meal. The vension and the scallops we had were delicious. Plenty of options for great cocktails and wines, that go well with the rich flavours of your dish. Also you can expect a friendly staff and nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Excellent spot for a night out!

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Madam, Our Chef and staff are very grateful to you for your positive comment as to the delicious seasonal cuisine, the nice atmosphere and also the friendly service. Thank you very much indeed and maybe... see you soon. With our best regards, The Philanthrope

  • Nicolas T.
    Nicolas T.

    October 13, 202032 reviews


    Very good restaurant - dishes are almost of gastronomic (one star Michelin) quality and with the discounts offered a great deal. Highly recommended if you are looking for refined French style food.

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Dear Sir, We do thank you for your positive comment as to the quality of our dishes. Our Chef and our team are grateful to you for your recommandation, and hopefully we shall see you again. You will be most welcome. Best regards, The Philanthrope

  • Maria P.
    Maria P.

    October 1, 202024 reviews


    Excellent, refined cuisine. Friendly service. Nice decor.

  • Gill W.
    Gill W.

    September 25, 202019 reviews


    Delicious meal, very nice and attentive service in a very stylish ambience. Would love some music to make it a 5/5

  • Charlene K.
    Charlene K.

    September 23, 20204 reviews


    Great staff, amazing food

  • Lalaina Y.
    Lalaina Y.

    September 9, 202062 reviews


    Must do in Geneva, it was GREAT


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    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH. Looking forward to seeing you again, Best regards from the whole team.

  • Laura K.
    Laura K.

    July 4, 202031 reviews


    Went back after more than 1year and we had a very nice and tasty dinner! Great restaurant!

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    It was a pleasure to welcome you after more than one year and to be able to serve you a tasty dinner. Our team has been happy to read your positive comment. Thank you very much. We shall be happy to see you again... soon! Best regards

  • Deepak G.
    Deepak G.

    June 8, 20209 reviews


    Amazing food, presentation and service. Def a restaurant to check out again

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Dear Sir, Thank you for your words: it is such a pleasure for our team and our Chef to read that you liked "the amazing food"! Do not hesitate to come back again... to check out but and above all, to spend a good time at the Philanthrope. Yours faithfully.

  • Mihika A.
    Mihika A.

    May 19, 202010 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.

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment about our restaurant. It gives positive energy to our team especially after lockdown period and in a context where we have to keep on following restrictions. Reading that the food, service and wine pairings allowed you to spend a good time with us is a real pleasure. A bientôt ! We do hope so. Best regards

  • Ana Paola R.
    Ana Paola R.

    May 15, 20209 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.

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    Dear Madam, we are surprised to read that you waited for so long to have the main course. The reopening of our restaurant obliged our team to find another way to work and we have improved our organisation and service so far despite lots of contraints and obligations. We are sorry about the waiting though and very happy if you found the food amazing. Do not hesitate to come again... we shall be happy to welcome you. Yours sincerely.

  • Luana G.

    February 14, 202012 reviews


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

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    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.

  • Mairead M.
    Mairead M.

    January 18, 202028 reviews


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

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

    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.

  • Alice C.
    Alice C.

    December 7, 201911 reviews


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

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

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

  • John D.

    November 19, 20192 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.

  • Lauren C.
    Lauren C.

    November 2, 201918 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.

  • Riccardo D.
    Riccardo D.

    October 26, 20193 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.

  • Andrea A.
    Andrea A.

    October 21, 201963 reviews


    Jamais déçu !

  • Inma P.
    Inma P.

    September 14, 2019149 reviews


    Great discovery in town!

  • Fabio L.

    August 24, 20196 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 (Owner)

    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.

  • Raymond M.
    Raymond M.

    August 9, 201918 reviews


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

  • Andrea S.
    Andrea S.

    August 8, 201926 reviews




    July 24, 201919 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.

  • Mihika A.
    Mihika A.

    July 23, 201910 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!

  • Serge M.
    Serge M.

    July 17, 20196 reviews


    Very good food!

    Le Philanthrope (Owner)

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

  • Yesica b.

    July 13, 201915 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 (Owner)

    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.

  • David D.
    David D.

    July 12, 201917 reviews


    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 (Owner)

    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.

  • Andrea C.
    Andrea C.

    July 4, 201966 reviews


    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 (Owner)

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

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