Le Philanthrope

Boulevard des Philosophes 12 CH-1205 Genève Switzerland Map
Average price CHF65.00
9,2 /10
1860 reviews
126 reviews

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Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with thefork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Events

-50% off the "à la carte" menu! The Fork Festival

Special offer valid without any restrictions. You can eat what you want and enjoy your meal. The Special Offer is only valid “a la carte” and for the booked timeslot. Set menus and drinks are not included.

Special offers

-20% off the "à la carte" menu!

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

About the restaurant Le Philanthrope

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 !

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
CHF65.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • CHF6.00
    Half bottle of mineral water
  • CHF9.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • CHF7.00
    Glass of wine
  • CHF38.00
    Bottle of wine
  • CHF19.00
    Glass of champagne
  • CHF110.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • CHF4.00
    Coffee

Menu prices

  • CHF30.00 - CHF38.00
    Set Lunch menu - during the week
  • CHF30.00 - CHF38.00
    Set Lunch menu - in the weekend
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Le Philanthrope

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Tram - Plainpalais (12,14,15,18)
  • Car park de Plainpalais

Opening time

Midi : de 12h à 14h (sauf lundi et dimanche)
Soir : de 19h à 22h (sauf lundi et dimanche)

Services

  • Mastercard , PostFinance Card , Visa
  • English spoken , French spoken , Open in August , Pets allowed
Excellent
9,2 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    65
Food
9,3
Service
8,9
Setting
9,2
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Fast
102/1861 reviews
Inma P.
Foodie
(68 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 14 Sep 2019
Great discovery in town!
Elizabeth S.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Sep 2019
Delicious food beautifully cooked, lovely wine, good atmosphere
Fernando N.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
4
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 27 Aug 2019
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.
Fabio L.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 24 Aug 2019
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.
Restaurant
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.
Conqueror
(7 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Aug 2019
Excellent cuisine with enthousiastic and brave professionals. I am a fan since its inauguration.
Andrea S.
Foodie
(15 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Aug 2019
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KATARINA G.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 24 Jul 2019
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.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 Jul 2019
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.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 17 Jul 2019
Very good food!
Restaurant
Cher Monsieur,

Merci de nous avoir visité et au plaisir de vous accueillir à nouveau.

Cordialement.

Le Philanthrope.
Yesica B.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
4,5 /10
Food
4
Service
2
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 13 Jul 2019
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.
Restaurant
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.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Jul 2019
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.
Restaurant
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.
Foodie
(44 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Jul 2019
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.
Restaurant
Cher Monsieur,

Nous vous remercions de votre visite et nous serons ravis de vous accueillir de nouveau.

Cordialement,

Le Philanthrope.
Juan D.
Foodie
(127 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Jun 2019
Really good food, slow service (we had to call the waiter several times) and cool decoration. Particularly recomendable with the discount.
Restaurant
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.
Janny C.
Foodie
(23 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
4
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 21 Jun 2019
Good food and nice atmosphere except if you are in a hurry. We waited nearly one hour for the main course to arrive (did not even order the starter)
Restaurant
Chère Madame,

Nous vous remercions de votre visite au Philanthrope ainsi que votre remarque. Effectivement, nous admettons que le temps d'attente a été supérieur à la normal lors de ce service. Nos équipes ont fait le maximum pour vous donner satisfaction, malheureusement sans réussite cette fois-ci.
Cependant nous n'avons pas eu l'information que vous étiez pressé. Pour ce qui est du temps d'attente, un plat en direct, dont un bœuf en cuisson à point prend 20 minutes minimum. Donc Entre 10 et 15 minutes pour l'étude de notre carte et explications des suggestions, et disons 25 minutes d'attente pour votre plat, on arrive à 40 minutes à table avec le service de l'amuse-bouche et ce pour être précis.

En espérant vous accueillir de nouveau afin de vous satisfaire,

Cordialement,

Le Philanthrope.
Eugene O.
Conqueror
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 8 Jun 2019
Excellence food, great service. Would definitely go back.
Carolyn M.
Conqueror
(8 reviews)
Average Rating
7 /10
Food
8
Service
6
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 14 May 2019
Wine very expensive for the glass. 2 glasses each and you are at 40.-
Waiter not very friendly or cooperative. My friend is allergic to butter and he seemed annoyed.
All in all very average.
Food was good.
Restaurant
Chère Madame,
Nous vous remercions de votre visite au sein de notre restaurant ainsi que de votre commentaire. Effectivement, nous sommes particulièrement attentifs aux différentes demandes et autres particularités de nos clients, allergies, intolérances ou juste pour une question de gout. Agacé, non! Mais sachez être précis lorsque vous donnez vos intolérances. Concernant le prix de nos verres de vin, nous pratiquons des prix cohérents sur la place de Genève. Soit 40,- Chf pour 4 verres de vin à 12 Cl.
Nous serons ravis de vous accueillir à nouveau.
Cordialement.

Le Philanthrope.
Christian M.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 6 Apr 2019
Too expensive for the value
Patricia L.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Apr 2019
Parfait
Teresa E.
Foodie
(10 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Mar 2019
Great quality and cool atmosphere. Food was very high level. We will surely come back (soon!)
Mary G.
Foodie
(29 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 28 Mar 2019
Excellent repas.
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