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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 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 90 reviewsTripAdvisor (90)
    $$ | French, European, Contemporary
    rue du Mont-Blanc 7 Rue du Mont-Blanc 7, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #2
    ArtyGlaces
    #2 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $ | Italian, Healthy
    rue du Velodrome 4, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #3
    Bayview
    #3 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 496 reviewsTripAdvisor (496)
    $$ | French, European
    47 Quai Wilson, Geneva 1211 Switzerland
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  • #4
    Le Jardin
    #4 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 278 reviewsTripAdvisor (278)
    $$ | French, European
    rue Adhemar-Fabri 8-10 Hotel Le Richemond, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #5
    Fiskebar
    #5 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 253 reviewsTripAdvisor (253)
    $$ | 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 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $$ | French, European
    route de Saint-Julien 143, Plan Les Ouates, Geneva 1228 Switzerland
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  • #7
    Le Chat-Botte
    #7 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 426 reviewsTripAdvisor (426)
    $$ | French, European, Central European
    quai du Mont-Blanc 13, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #8
    Bistro de la Tour
    #8 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 314 reviewsTripAdvisor (314)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    boulevard de la Tour 2, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #9
    Living Room Bar & Kitchen
    #9 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 251 reviewsTripAdvisor (251)
    $ - $$ | French, International, European, Fusion
    quai du Mont-Blanc 11 Hotel De La Paix, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #10
    Bistrot du Boeuf Rouge
    #10 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 670 reviewsTripAdvisor (670)
    $ - $$ | French, European
    rue Dr-Alfred-Vincent 17, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #11
    Il Lago at The Four Seasons Hotel
    #11 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 411 reviewsTripAdvisor (411)
    $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
    quai des Bergues 33, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #12
    L'Arabesque
    #12 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 314 reviewsTripAdvisor (314)
    $$ | Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
    quai Wilson 47, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #13
    Izumi
    #13 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 618 reviewsTripAdvisor (618)
    $$ | Japanese, Sushi, Asian
    quai des Bergues 33, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #14
    INGLEWOOD - Eaux-Vives
    #14 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 328 reviewsTripAdvisor (328)
    $ - $$ | American
    5, Avenue de Frontenex, Geneva 1207 Switzerland
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  • #15
    Le Thermometre
    #15 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 220 reviewsTripAdvisor (220)
    $ - $$ | French, Swiss, European
    rue Neuve-du-Molard 22, Geneva 1204 Switzerland
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  • #16
    Grizzly
    #16 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 191 reviewsTripAdvisor (191)
    $ - $$ | French, Steakhouse, Swiss, European
    Chemin Edouard Sarasin, Geneva Switzerland
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  • #17
    Fifty-Fifty
    #17 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 236 reviewsTripAdvisor (236)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
    rue Neuve-du-Molard 7, Geneva 1204 Switzerland
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  • #18
    Cafe de la Paix
    #18 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 243 reviewsTripAdvisor (243)
    $$ | French, European
    boulevard Carl-Vogt 61, Geneva 1205 Switzerland
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  • #19
    L'Aparte
    #19 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 65 reviewsTripAdvisor (65)
    $$ | French, European, Diner
    rue de Lausanne 41-43, Geneva 1201 Switzerland
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  • #20
    Le Bistrot Dumas
    #20 of 1,961 Places to Eat in Geneva
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 152 reviewsTripAdvisor (152)
    $$ | French, European
    avenue Dumas 7, Geneva 1206 Switzerland
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