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What to Eat in Geneva

Geneva is located just miles from the Switzerland-France border, so many of France's highly praised culinary techniques have infiltrated the dining scene. Italy, too, is only about an hour away, so go figure: French and Italian restaurants reign supreme here. For some of the city's best French cuisine, check out Bayview, Le Chat Botte and Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge. Popular Italian eateries include Il Lago and Luigia.

Iconic Swiss dishes like chocolate and cheese fondue can be found on many restaurant menus. Other local specialties, such as Älplermagronen (a gratin, or casserole-like dish, made with potatoes, macaroni, cheese and onions served with stewed apples) and rösti (a flat, circular potato dish that's fried in hot butter or fat), are also available at a variety of dining venues. If you're craving Swiss fare, consider sitting down for a meal at highly regarded restaurants like Restaurant Edelweiss, Auberge de Saviese and La Buvette des Bains. Note: Some eateries close for parts of July and August, so call ahead to confirm opening hours.

Find the Best Restaurants in Geneva

  • #1
    Intensus
    #1 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 91 reviewsTripAdvisor (91)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    rue du Mont-Blanc 7 Rue du Mont-Blanc 7, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #2
    ArtyGlaces
    #2 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ | Italian, Healthy
    rue du Velodrome 4, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #3
    Bayview
    #3 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 508 reviewsTripAdvisor (508)
    $$ | French, European
    47 Quai Wilson, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
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  • #4
    Le Jardin
    #4 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $$ | French, European
    rue Adhemar-Fabri 8-10 Hotel Le Richemond, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #5
    Fiskebar
    #5 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripAdvisor (261)
    $$ | Seafood, European, Swedish, Scandinavian, Norwegian
    Quai du Mont Blanc 11 Ritz-Carlton Hotel De La Paix, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
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  • #1
    Cafe de la Place
    #1 of 20 Places to Eat in Plan Les Ouates
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $$ | French, European
    route de Saint-Julien 143, Plan Les Ouates, Geneva 1228 Switzerland
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  • #7
    Le Chat-Botte
    #7 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 429 reviewsTripAdvisor (429)
    $$ | French, European, Central European
    quai du Mont-Blanc 13, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #8
    Bistro de la Tour
    #8 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 317 reviewsTripAdvisor (317)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    boulevard de la Tour 2, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #9
    L'Aparte
    #9 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 71 reviewsTripAdvisor (71)
    $$ | French, European, Diner
    rue de Lausanne 41-43, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #10
    The Living Room Bar & Kitchen
    #10 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
    $ - $$ | French, International, European, Fusion
    Quai du Mont-Blanc, 11 Hotel De La Paix, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
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  • #11
    Il Lago at The Four Seasons Hotel
    #11 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 416 reviewsTripAdvisor (416)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
    quai des Bergues 33, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #12
    Izumi
    #12 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 624 reviewsTripAdvisor (624)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    quai des Bergues 33, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #13
    Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge
    #13 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 680 reviewsTripAdvisor (680)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    rue Dr-Alfred-Vincent 17, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #14
    L'Arabesque
    #14 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 317 reviewsTripAdvisor (317)
    $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    quai Wilson 47, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #15
    Grizzly
    #15 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 197 reviewsTripAdvisor (197)
    $ - $$ | French, Steakhouse, Swiss, European
    Chemin Edouard Sarasin, Geneva Switzerland
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  • #16
    Le Thermometre
    #16 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 225 reviewsTripAdvisor (225)
    $ - $$ | French, Swiss, European
    rue Neuve-du-Molard 22, Geneva 1204 Switzerland
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  • #17
    Cafe de la Paix
    #17 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 244 reviewsTripAdvisor (244)
    $$ | French, European
    boulevard Carl-Vogt 61, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #18
    Cantine des Commercants
    #18 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripAdvisor (264)
    $ - $$ | French, Mediterranean
    Boulevard Carl-Vogt 29 Geneve, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #19
    TOSCA
    #19 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 169 reviewsTripAdvisor (169)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European
    8 Rue de la Mairie, Geneva 1207 Switzerland
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  • #20
    INGLEWOOD - Eaux-Vives
    #20 of 1,985 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 331 reviewsTripAdvisor (331)
    $ - $$ | American
    5, Avenue de Frontenex, Geneva 1207 Switzerland
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