I recently booked this 1 start Michelin restaurant for a group of 9 and for a business dinner, using the online booking system. They came back rapidly in few hours offering two choices of group menus, we chose the signature menu (slightly less than CHF200 for a 5 dish menu). The choice for vegetarians and any specific requirements could be announced at the table, which is a big advantage when you book your table for a group. I had a great feedback from our guest on both service and food. Definitely, the service is in line with the ranking of the hotel in which this restaurant is attached to.
If I have been writing a title on services and not food it is not negative. But I have to say that I heard so much about this restaurant that I was expecting an incredible thing. And as usual it has another effect in this sort of situation.... a small tiny disappointment. To summarize: Service- THAT is what I call a gastronomic service. nowadays so many restaurant call themselves gastro and they are not at all because of services and dishes. But there, there is nothing to say but 5* service as the expression says ! Perfect, they are there at your service and you don't see them. Explanation of your dish, perfect mâitre sommelier. the view is great on the lake Leman with the alps on mountain in the back. Dishes- True they are beautiful. True they smell good, but finally when you taste it... was missing something. It was good for sure. But when you hear so much about the place, instinctively you are waiting for something exceptional. but like i say it is totally subjective. The entrée was mullet fish. Was good, but I had other dishes elsewhere where the mullet was tastier... then the main plate was a sand dab (turbot fish) with preserved lemon,, Again it was good and most of view know that this fish is one of the best. But again.... I don't know I was waiting for something that would be a mix of freshness, a bit acid and sweet and tender... but not.... however it was good. Dessert- excellent..fresh, crunchy, sweet but not too much... perfect. Wine- exceptional. Please guys... go for the swiss wine and from the region. You will be amazed.
As always, I will start with the good. We showed up without a reservation and they were very accommodating to find us a table. The service across the board was excellent, what you would expect for a place of this caliber. Also, the wine selection was great, again, as you would expect for this caliber of a restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was rather average for this price level. Of the 2 amuse bouche only one was decent. The first was an overpowering mackeral that was not an ideal palette opener. The mains were good, but again not amazing. Beef Filet with Foie Gras was good but nothing creative and filet was not the best cut. The dessert were a bit more creative -- I had a frozen carved out lemon with Sorbet. Overall, there was nothing here to make me want to come back again.
My friend and I stopped here for some dinner after shopping - were we're not dressed up smart as we did not plan to come here. We were wearing causal dresses and cardigans. We were shown to a table - the person who sat us was very miserable. Other waiters stared at us - but unfortunately no one approached us to take order - so we left.
This fish is not only full, the appearance 🈶️ attractive, the taste is not to say. It is great.