It was my mother’s birthday. My task was to find the perfect restaurant for her birthday evening.
My parents and I do not share the same taste when it comes to going out. My mother likes traditional French restaurants and my dad is a bit cheap. Finding a cheap but good traditional French restaurant in Geneva seemed to be mission impossible.
Then I stumbled upon Le Thermomètre. Perfectly nestled in a pedestrian street in the city center, it does not really stand out. From the outside, it does not look like anything special.
When you step inside, you have no other choice than to fall in love. It’s run by mom, dad & son, who are the nicest, friendliest and warmest people I’ve met in a long time. The service is kind and attentive, the prices are reasonable for Geneva standards, and the food is delicious.
We felt at home served by friends and family. The setting is small and intimate. The round vaulted ceiling gives you the feeling that you are eating in the dining car of a train in the sixties and that you’ve entered a time capsule back in a time where food was simple, good & authentic and people were approachable & easy-going.
There is nothing trendy or hip about this place, and that’s what makes it exceptional. It is simple and down-to-earth.
My mom had the time of her life and my dad did not complain about having to empty his wallet, as the bill was reasonable: success!