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Best European in Geneva

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Brasserie Lipp

This is a quintessential brasserie for a number of reasons: huge ornate mirrors, yellow patterned tiling and somewhat aloof waiters dressed in the traditional long white aprons. Although there is a solid selection of traditional French cuisine, the food does not much extend from typical brasserie fare featuring dishes such as choucroute. It might fairly be dubbed a shade expensive; that said, the main highlights for many guests are the lovely flowered terrace featuring an old fountain and the fact that they are open late.

Geneva, Switzerland
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Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville

Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville is a typical Swiss restaurant offering a lot of different French dishes and local fondue. The ambiance is nice and quiet, but it can also get quite busy. If you don't mind the wait, it's a great place for dinner. The wine list at Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville is extensive. The restaurant has a great central location in the very heart of the Old Town.

Geneva, Switzerland
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Les Armures

Amidst the picturesque setting of the old armaments square in Old Town Geneva, the restaurant Les Armures serves magnificent Swiss food with rustic Swiss charm. A whole host of fondues and raclette (a cheese dish) await you, as well as a mix of other specialties. The hotel's claim to fame is that more than one American president has enjoyed its hospitality, including Jimmy Carter and the Clintons. Just be aware that the chances are extremely high that you will leave the restaurant smelling like cheese!

Geneva, Switzerland
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Au Pied de Cochon

Located in the left bank, Au Pied de Cochon is a very famous restaurant with the locals for its namesake, pied de cochon (pig foot). Serving excellent Lyonnais fare, the restaurant delights with its pleasant atmosphere. The decor has its own charm with subtle lighting, tables clothed in white, ample wood and a zinc bar. Delicacies like garlicky snails, tender alpine lamb, andouillette sausages and tripe are on the menu along with a fine choice of alcoholic beverage. For a hearty bite of the Lyonnaise cuisine in a fin de siècle setting, Au Pied de Cochon is highly recommended.

Geneva, Switzerland
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