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pont Bessieres 3, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
+41 21 323 73 14
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best places to eat Tartare in Lausanne. Dishes are generous and tasty. Bread could be better and the butter was completely frozen ( we had to melt it with the candles on the table). Friendly staff, nice view.

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Thank Alejandra R
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely 3-course meal with my wife this evening at L'AO; our first visit. The meal was very tasty off of a varied and interesting menu - seems like a great deal of thought has been made to the different dishes and how they are presented. Service was efficient but also very friendly... It wasn't so busy for a... More 

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Thank Les B
Lausanne, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Downtown of Lausanne, a very nice place (wonderful terrasse and a lot of windows) to eat an original and very good food (tarte tatin de tomates cerise, fondant au chocolat).

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Thank Lionel Z
Lausanne, Switzerland
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

Good restaurant, fine cuisine, excellent wine... Go for the "menu tartare", very orignal and tasty! Beautiful view on the cathedral from the terrasse.

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Thank Sandra B
Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Went with friends for dinner, very pleasantly surprised! Fish tartare as a starter, fresh, well seasoned. Fried octopus for seconds, can't even describe this dish properly... Amazing is all that comes to mind. Meat for main, cooked to perfection. Wine recommendations by the waiter were spot on for me. They were packed so make sure to book in advance if... More 

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Thank joostpbos
Lausanne, Switzerland
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

L'ao is a very nice restaurant on top of Pont Bessieres, with a nice view of Lausanne and a small garden/terrace to have dinner outside. The service is kind and the atmosphere relaxed, even though a but noisy. The meal is surprising for the high quality of food... Especially tartare is a must. Desserts are a bit too much classic... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

We had a 3 course dinner at l'AO. While the entrée was really nice (fish tartare) the main course was really terrible: overcooked fish and undercooked and cold meat. Dessert was average. Service was poor (very long wait, maybe that's why the fish was overcooked...) the décor is anything but classy. Not a place I would recommend for lunch or... More 

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Annemasse, France
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154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Was there invited by a business colleague. We had a plate each. Was tasty enough. My meat was maybe a little too cook for a duck. But the orange sauce was alright. I surely will go back there but seems much better for a night out. Won't be the first place I will propose though to a lunch.

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This is one of the nicest and most modern restaurants in Lausanne. Perfect is you love fish, tartare, italian cuisine, and you enjoy nicely presented and decorated dishes, without the fuzz and ceremony of highly rated restaurants. The atmosphere is great and the terrace truly enjoyable also for young people, nicely furnished and colored. It's not cheap but considering the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

A very good tartarre!! I had the beef one while my gf had the deer's version..both tasty and well served! We will come back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 86
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, Delicatessen
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: pont Bessieres 3, Lausanne 1005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne
  • Phone Number: +41 21 323 73 14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?