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Brasserie Le Cardinal

₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, , European
rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
+41 32 725 12 86
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ham” (2 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
French, Swiss, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
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Reviews (272)
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is for sure the best restaurant of Neuchâtel. We had a beef tartare it was delicious. The staff is very professional and the food is delightful. There is enough space between you and your neighbor. Which is a very good point. If you haven't...More

Thank Ljiljana J
CardinalBrasserie, Propriétaire at Brasserie Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks a lot for your rating and your kind words. We are happy that you enjoyed such a good experience in our restaurant. See you soon !

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there a couple of time, the menu is pretty much always the same, but the food is very good! A must in Neuch for the lovers of traditional swiss food!

Thank Fedegiacomarra
CardinalBrasserie, Propriétaire at Brasserie Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

thanks a lot for your rating. We propose indeed couple of traditional swiss food and most of our proposals are traditional french brasserie Cuisine. Looking forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We had lunch one day and returned for dinner a few days later. The aubergine looked like a beautiful flower, so beautiful and so tasty ...

Thank Alfred C
CardinalBrasserie, Owner at Brasserie Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We thank you very much for your rating and for your comment. We will be pleased to welcome you again in our Brasserie.

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My go to spot for an apéro or dinner and lunch too!Great decor, wonderful food and excellent service. Located in the heart of Neuchatel's ped zone. Don't miss a meal here.

Thank janbaker1
Reviewed 19 June 2017

One of the few places open for dinner on a Monday. They had a lovely mushroom pasta which I had (that or a salad for me as a veggie). My partner had turbot which he said was very good. I would recommend this if you're...More

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had business lunch today. Noisy room, almost difficult to hear the speaker in front of me 40cm away. Food was ok (cordon bleu, potatos and boiled broccolis).

Thank Valerio S
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Tonight we went to the Cardinal for dinner. The food was disappointing for a Brasserie. I had the entercote - it was poor beef and the fries were backen in old oil. I just wanted to leave. Sad for the first date with my husband...More

Thank Travelfa22
CardinalBrasserie, Owner at Brasserie Le Cardinal, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We thank you for writing down those comments and are sorry to read those words. We have taken over the restaurant beginning of July and are confident that we can welcome you in better conditions with qualitative food. Looking forward to meeting you in Le...More

Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a must try place in Neuchâtel. Classique Brasserie Style with professional staff ( not easy to find in Neuchâtel) and very good food + wines. You can get the classic Fondue but I strongly recommend the "Entrecôte" or any other meat dish. One...More

Thank Hadrien G
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Went there abt 9ish on a weekday and it was still pretty crowded. Walked in and the staff weren't exactly very prompt in serving (guess it close to closing time) anyway had their mussel pot in white wine and onions. It was ammmmazing! Huge serving...More

Thank queksuping
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a great typical brasserie type atmosphere with great food and a fantastic decor. Its more upmarket than your typical brasserie but the food is excellent. Have eaten here a few times and every time we have been it has been great. If you...More

Thank hedocple69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 26 - US$ 62
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue du Seyon 9, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Neuchatel  >  Neuchatel
  • Phone Number: +41 32 725 12 86
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The CARDINAL Brasserie in Neuchâtel is an historical place featuring colored eartherware on walls which are protected and part of architectural heritage. You discover the atmosphere of a true parisian brasserie where seafood lovers meet together. Everyday the Chef proposes the menu of the day besides the Restaurant Carte. Le Cardinal was distinguished "Swiss Historical Restaurant of year 2017"
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