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Like most of the capital cities in the world, Geneva counts many restaurants. Please find here under a selection of the best places to eat - Not only the gourmet restaurants but also the brasseries, the good but simple tables, the typical local restaurants and the inexpensive ones. To help you in your choice we have created 3 different categories : Gourmet (current page) - Brasseries and restaurants - Inexpensive and bistros.

Gourmet restaurants

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Auberge de Floris : Address - Route d'Hermance 1247 Anieres
Just 15 minutes from the heart of Geneva, in the lovely village of Anieres, Ines and Claude Legras welcome you in a superb and succulent setting where you can choose between the Gastronomic Restaurant or the friendly Cafe. During the summer, both restaurants serve on the beautiful terrace facing the lake. Price - about 100CHF.

Restaurant Parc des Eaux Vives : Address - 82, quai Gustave Ador - CH-1211 Geneva 6
The site of the Parc des Eaux-Vives is historical and plays a very important role in the Geneva area. The mansion house "Plonjon" dating back to the 18th century was transformed into a luxury restaurant around 1900 before becoming public property through the acquisition by the municipality of Eaux-Vives and by the City of Geneva in 1931. The Golden Age of the Restaurant du Parc des Eaux Vives started in the beginning of the 1960's and drove it towards the reputation that it enjoys today as a jewel of the gastronomic scene in and around Geneva. Menu Degustation price 210CHF - The restaurant is set in the Parc des Eaux Vives Hotel

Buffet de la Gare des Eaux Vives : Address - 7 Avenue de la Gare des Eaux Vives 1207 Geneva
For a nice dinner out, or for a special treat, The Buffet de la Gare is an excellent typical restaurants : the interior is modern and very comfortable. The cuisine served has a nice Mediterranean accent. During the summer you can take a table on the old station platform terrace, looking out over the now disused railway tracks. Price about 80CHF.

Restaurant Cafe Nikolaj : Address - Place de la Fusterie 1204 Geneva
A chic and very famous Russian restaurant that serves afternoon tea with scones and cream or blinis and caviar. For the dinner the outstanding 'Menu des Tsars' is served, as well as the wide variety of vodkas on offer. Specialities include foie gras and smoked salmon. Classical, Elegant, Excellent. The Cafe Nikolaj also propose a reputated Cigar Bar. Price about 100CHF

Restaurant Le Chat Botté : Adress - 13 quai du Mont Blanc 1201 Geneva
Tapestries and scuptures for a classical elegant decor for one of the best tables of the city. Set in the Beau Rivage Hotel, Le Chat-Botté is a chic adress where is served contemporary French cuisine. Lobster tomato salad topped with eggplant caviar, or entrees such as baked bass with olive oil and coriander... The restaurant terrace offer a very spectacular view over the Jet d'Eau, lake and mountains. Reservations required. Price about 170 CHF

Restaurant Le Neptune : Address - 1 quai Turrettini Geneva
Ingredients found in Mediterranean and French cuisine are sublimely married by Executive Chef Franck Ferigutti, who was awarded the prestigious «Meilleur ouvrier de France» prize in 2000. The wine list skilfully compiled by Sommelier Catherine Gasparini, features exceptional vintages from France, Italy and Switzerland, as well as an exclusive selection from the finest regional boutique wineries. Popular dishes include Langoustines Royales du Guilvinec and Red Wine Stewed Hare with Potato Gnocchi and Shaved Truffles. Price about 130CHF

Restaurant Le Senso : Address - 56 bis Rue du Rhone Geneva
Discreetly situated on the new passage du Rhône between the rue du Rhône and the Place du Molard, the Senso restaurant is divided into an internal courtyard which has been redesigned as a type of garden for the senses, and a patio from the 18th century: Lobby. The Senso restaurant bases its cuisine on Italian dishes inspired by ancient recipes from the 15th to the 18th centuries. There is also a selection of over 100 wines. A real nice design restaurant. Price about 100CHF

Restaurant Le Cygne : Address - 19 quai du Mont Blanc 1201 Geneva
Dining at Le Cygne is a delight both for the eyes and for the taste buds. Besides the restaurant's elegance and haute cuisine there is a lovely view over Lake Geneva and the Alps dominated by the Mont-Blanc. True gourmets will appreciate Olivier Villette's creative cuisine. The wine cellar and the refined service make this the dining experience. Price about 130CHF

Restaurant le Contre Jour : Address - 9 Rue Stand 1204 Geneva
A trendy Lounge restaurant serving an inventive cuisine : Mix between asian and european food. A place to see and be seen in Geneva. Price about 80CHF

Auberge du Lion d'Or Geneve : Address - Place Pierre-Gautier 5 - 1223 Cologny
Located in the Cologny district - the equivalent of Beverly Hills in Geneva - the Auberge du Lion d'Or (Golden Lion) 1 Michelin star is a reputated seafood and fish restaurant. It offers one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the city and Lake. Two chefs, French Gilles Dupont and Thomas Byrne from Ireland, serve a very creative and refined cuisine. The perfect choice for a romantic dinner. The wine list is very large. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Price about 120CHF

Auberge de Pinchat : Address - 33 Chemin de Pinchat - 1227 Carouge
The verdant plateau of Pinchat lies half-way between the foot of Mont Saleve and Lake Geneva, un the countryside oitside Geneva and only five minutes from the town of carouge. Villas in th estyle of the 1900s stand alongside small garden, fields of wheat and age-old oaks. A traditional table serving local traditional refined cuisine. Price about 100CHF

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