Geneva, a city known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and diplomatic significance, is also a gastronomic paradise that caters to a variety of palates. From traditional Swiss cuisine to exotic international dishes, the city's culinary scene is as diverse as it is delicious. This article will guide you through some of the best restaurants in Geneva, each offering a unique dining experience. Whether you're a food connoisseur seeking a Michelin-starred restaurant, a lover of comfort food, or a vegetarian looking for a plant-based feast, Geneva's dining scene has something to offer. So, prepare your taste buds for a culinary journey through the best restaurants in Geneva.
Great roasted chicken. Me and my friend shared one between the two of us since it was big for only one of us. They are served with potatoes and and salad which makes it a good portion.
5 / 5
Probably the best meal we’ve had in Geneva. Very nicely roasted chicken, comes with a salad and wedges in generous portions. Chicken doesn’t need any extra sauces or anything it’s very flavourful on its own, not to mention the tender and juicy meat.
5 / 5
This place is great. The food is delicious, very taste chicken, Provencal pommes, and salad. The relation price-quality is great. The stuff is nice, but sometimes under stress since the restaurant is always full. I totally recommend it.
4 / 5
We we’re recommended to come here for lunch by a friend who lives in Geneva and by a tour guide. We came here for lunch and we loved it so much. We ordered their half roasted chicken with potatoes and house salad. The chicken was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The potatoes and salad paired perfectly with the meal. It was very reasonably priced for Geneva, and you got a lot of delicious food. The service was quick and attentive. Highly, highly recommend as a place to go for lunch if you’re in Geneva!
5 / 5
Chez ma cuisine is a hidden culinary treasure where the 1/2 chicken dish takes center stage as the true masterpiece. Served with rustic fried potatoes and a fresh salad, this dish is a specialty that left me speechless. The sauce made from the chicken broth infused with aromatic spices was simply extraordinary, adding a burst of incredible flavor to every bite. The chicken itself was perfectly cooked, tender, and juicy. The combination of flavors and textures was a delightful symphony for the taste buds.
5 / 5
Great Italian food in Geneva which was high recommended by a colleague and glad out party of 8 truly enjoyed the meal and it's service
4 / 5
Really fantastic service! Even more fantastic food! The ambience and decor of this place was really inviting. I enjoyed all four courses of my meal! Highly recommend their burrata and Ravioli. so so yummy! One of the best Italian restaurants in the town! Thank u chef
5 / 5
Hessa M. Al Bawardy
Lovely restaurant serving top quality food. They really know how to make you feel welcome here! Would visit again next time I go to Geneva!
5 / 5
This is my “go to” place in Geneva, particularly after concerts at Victoria Hall. Fabulous food and excellent service.
5 / 5
Really good food, and the portions are big
5 / 5
Grill restaurant preparing seafood & steak specials over coals & serving them with vintage wines.
Nestled in the heart of Geneva, Chez Philippe is a culinary gem that beckons food connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike. As an ardent lover of fine dining experiences, I recently had the pleasure of dining at this esteemed restaurant, and it left an indelible impression on my palate. Upon stepping into Chez Philippe, I was immediately captivated by its elegant and sophisticated ambiance. The dimly lit interior, adorned with tasteful decor, exuded an air of understated luxury. The attentive and knowledgeable staff greeted us warmly, setting the tone for a memorable experience ahead. Chez Philippe offers two distinct dining options: the main restaurant on the first floor, perfect for a romantic dinner, and the Bar restaurant on the ground floor, ideal for a quick business lunch. Regardless of the location, guests can expect the same impeccable quality and attention to detail from the kitchen. The culinary experience at Chez Philippe is nothing short of exceptional. Each dish is a testament to the chef's skill and creativity, with flavors that harmoniously blend together. The filet, cooked to perfection, showcased the chef's expertise in handling premium cuts of meat. Its tender texture and succulent juices were a delight to the senses, leaving a lasting impression.
5 / 5
The food is lovely just make sure you have a reservation because it's super busy, that is why I gave 4 starts instead of 5 for the service, sometimes it takes longer that usual to get refills of wine. But it has very delicious food, funky deserts and lovely ambiance that is not super crowded small spaces.
5 / 5
Nice place. The food was good overall but the Swiss steak was fatty. The onion donuts were delicious. Great service
4 / 5
Underwhelming and terrible value for money. The place is convenient because it’s open past 2pm and on Sundays. But that’s pretty much everything it has going for it. I had the tartare (pic attached) and it was one of the worst i’ve had in Geneva. They did’t ask how I like it seasoned, which is unusual, and when it came it was far too seasoned. The presentation was something out of the Flintstones, displaying the meat on top of a huge bone. The tartare was spread all along like a very large piece of s. It’s the XXL 300g version, they didn’t have smaller, and it was far too much meat. The whole experience was terrible. Ecoeurant, for those who speak French. Friends had the cote de boeuf for two. Meat was chewy, poorly cooked, hard to cut and full of fat. Considering one pays per gram, it was a total rip-off as they had two third meat and one third fat. As this restaurant considers itself a steakhouse, maybe focus on making good steak. Food for thought. Other friends had the burger. It was, just as the restaurant itself, underwhelming, simple and boring. While a simple burger is generally the best, i would expect a 42fr burger to have more work put into it. Basically imagine yourself in a former Soviet seaside resort somewhere in Albania and you ordered the burger. It’d be pretty much the same. Finally, someone ordered the chicken and that someone was pleased. Well done to the chef for knowing how to cook chicken. Please note that nothing comes with sides. They forgot our sides order except for the insipid spinach purée, which i imagine even Popeye would roll his eyes to. All in all, overpriced, terrible value for money, below average food. Not recommended.
2 / 5
Top top quality service and amazing food. Their fish is amazing, their steak is tasty, and their appetizers is next level. Very cozy environment for a nice date with someone. I highly recommend this place.
5 / 5
Casual Swiss restaurant serving fondue, raclette & other classics in a chalet–inspired interior.
Usually fondue is not my style, but as a tourists we wanted to have some meat fondue. Meat was good quality, what is more important is an idea of serving, because here you can find a sliced meat, which is very clever, you no need to wait a long time to cook it, usually restaurants are giving meat pieces, that's takes time to cook. Salad on a side was very nice and tasty, also veggies and fries. For our order we didn't wait for a long time, service is quite fast, which is good! Service staff is very kind, polite, speaking English, which is amazing!!! Place is always full, I think is better to make a reservation. Atmosphere is not too cozy, because it is on the street, between buildings, so there is no sun, which is bit upset, and bit cold, but they have blankets, quite romantic atmosphere.
4 / 5
What a great meal we had tonight. The atmosphere of this place is so unique and authentic, like stepping into the history. The food was outstanding. With the special applause for cheese fondue, onion soup and lamb. We wanted to sit outside, but there were no tables available and it’s all for the best, as the inside is much more atmospheric. Our waiter was really nice, friendly and knowledgeable
5 / 5
Nice cozy restaurant with many celebrities visited. Please book the table in advance otherwise, you probably will not get the table. The food was amazing. I recommend the cold cut and mozzarella to start with. The cheese fondue and meat fondue were great. Portion was big.
5 / 5
We couldn't leave Geneva and Switzerland without some fondue so on our last night before flying out we stopped in for an early dinner. I think we chose wisely with Les Armures. I had been once before many years earlier and knew we wouldn't be disappointed. And true to form, the service was spot on and so were the two fondues we ordered. One with a tomato base and the other with mushrooms. With nice weather we sat outdoors but the interior is very nice and certainly a more romantic and charming setting. Bonus points for being open at an early enough hour to allow time to pack and hit the sack early for a morning departure.
5 / 5
Absolutely delicious! Tried our first ever fondue here. I was conscious that the cheese would be too strong for my Asian parents' tastebuds, which is why we opt for the tomato fondue instead of the traditional one. It was incredible! The tomato gave it a slight sweetness, and the cheese didn't smell or taste strong at all. We also had the onion soup, bresaola, and perch, which was delicious too.
5 / 5
Charlene H K
Sophisticated restaurant offering contemporary takes on Mediterranean, Japanese & Peruvian dishes.
Expensive and the waitress was in a bad mood already when we came. The food was lame and the truffle pasta was bad!
2 / 5
For having been a regular client here, we were used to Baroque being a lovely high-end restaurant to dine well in. We were utterly disappointed by the new menu, missing lots of the essentials to the place. Not only were the plates we were served terrible and not fresh but they costed us over 100CHF for an hour of waiting. We left the plates untouched without the servers even asking why… Disappointed, we hope Baroque can get back to its old level.
1 / 5
I have been to this restaurant many times and tried many different dishes but the only thing that I have ordered more than once is this Dragon Lime sushi roll. I tried a new dish today, steamed shrimp gyoza with a miso broth. Now I have 2 dishes that I will be ordering every time I return.
4 / 5
I recommend this place to people looking for some show while dining ! I’ve been there while they had a show, and I really enjoyed it !! Food very good, a bit over-priced regarding to the quantity you get. But still worth :)l
4 / 5
Extremely disappointing…Never ever! Starting with the security guy who was very unfriendly and very “important “. Very bad, low quality food, we left everything on our plates: truffle pasta, rolls, fish, guacamole… Service: 40minutes waiting time for a glas of wine, around 1hour for a cocktail & we needed to ask many times. The only one positive thing about all was a good music, but only in the begging.
2 / 5
Great food and wonderful views of the lake. The menu isn't extensive, but the few items I tried were quite tasty. The burratina, in particular, was a highlight. The service was attentive, and it had a fine dining atmosphere, but it didn't feel over the top.
5 / 5
Overall rating was very good. This place offers a 45chf burger so it tickled my curiosity. It was described as a black italian burger, from the hands of the Chef. Never having heard of an italian burger I decided to take the chance. It was interesting, some kind of black dough/bread certainly added to the unique look but imho did not add any special flavor. The burger was served with pesto, mozarella and an “italian sauce”. The meat quality was excellent and the burger served medium, to perfection, as ordered! I was a little worried that the peato could be too over powering but the chef found a good balance between pesto, cheese and sauce; so that the meat flavor could still be enjoyed. The service staff was courteous, professional but occasionally we had to wait a little too long for drinks to arrive. The desert was great and for the coffee there were some complimentary pastries. They were very generous with the pastries and the gesture was highly appreciated from our side.the restaurant inside feels very formal and a bit “dark”, perhaps risking the false impression of not being entirely welcoming, but offers nice ciews of geneva lake. Having said that, I would not be able to offer an opinion as to what would change that perception (purely subjective opinion/feeling). The fish and pasta dishes looked excellent and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
5 / 5
The foods are amazing, beautifully presented and delicious. The Italian waiters are professional, friendly and very helpful. They gave us some tips for our coming trip to Sardinia. What a beautiful restaurant with nice view of the lake.
5 / 5
What a fantastic experience in Geneva! We booked a reservation in advance and let the restaurant know we were celebrating our honeymoon. The service we received was incredible. Since we were travelling, the staff held our luggage for the duration of lunch, gave us several options of tables by the window to choose from and we felt very tended to. The meals itself were delicious and we received a surprise dessert as well. The views are also spectacular.
5 / 5
The service was excellent, thanks to Sarah, who was attentive . The food was delicious, especially the shrimp and calamari, which were perfectly cooked and flavorful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal.
5 / 5
Posh Japanese restaurant on the roof of the Four Seasons Hotel, offering fusion fare & city views.
Visited Izumi on a weekend while visiting Geneva. The dining experience was just that, an experience. The restaurant staff will treat you like royalty. The food was excellent, freshly prepared, beautiful presentation. There’s pages of wine offerings by the bottle. You will spend 100CHF per person if you get a glass of wine or a drink. The terrace was closed due to weather but it’s a gorgeous view (they let us go up after dinner to enjoy). You will definitely need to call ahead and make a reservation. They have two dinner services; one at 7pm and another at 9pm. They also have a lunch option too.
5 / 5
Not really Japanese food, more fusion. Usually such type of restaurants are expensive, but food is not very special. Food is served very fast, which is good. Restaurant is always full. Better to make reservation. Atmosphere is amazing, roof top, full moon view, amazing music, very kind staff. But food is so so, portions are quite small, not really something that I expected while ordering. It is nice and romantic experience but no more than for one time. More for nice memories.
4 / 5
A Japanese fusion restaurant with Chilean influence on top roof of Four Seasons hotel in Geneva. Using fresh and premium quality ingredients. The foods was exceptional. Excellent service. Great view. Will definitely come back again.
5 / 5
By being in the best location and in best hotel of the town doesn’t warn points if while experience is not good. It is more of a tourist trap and nothing else. This hype around this restaurant is self created by management. I don’t think people are going twice to this place after going once. I had better food and better experience’s than this one. Food was average and service was very average. To cut it short their was nothing great about it so don’t want to waste any more time on review. Complete waste of money
2 / 5
Izumi Geneva offers a delightful culinary experience. The beef tataki stood out as excellent, bursting with flavor. The lobster tacos and soft shell crab sushi added a unique twist to traditional dishes. The innovative new style sushi with Sisho leaves and fish tartare showcased their creativity. For main courses, the sole muniere style was cooked to perfection, and both the lamb chops and Swiss beef were delectable. The well-curated house wine selection perfectly complemented the meal. A must-visit for a diverse and satisfying dining adventure. Notably, the service at Izumi Geneva was top-notch. The attentive waitstaff took the time to explain each dish with great detail, enhancing the dining experience. Their friendly and informative approach added an extra layer of enjoyment to the meal.
5 / 5