Though located within a hotel of the same name, Domaine de Châteauvieux Restaurant Gastronomique has an identity of its own. Serving delectable French cuisine, this restaurant is a winner of the coveted Michelin star. The culinary team, headed by executive chef Philippe Chevrier create rich dishes that will take your palate on a voyage of flavors. The decor of the restaurant blends contemporary style into the historical charm of the place. The dining hall features opulent chandeliers, casting its glow on the stone walls, and a fireplace, covering the place in its warmth. The terrace offers an airy space, where you can dine in tranquility. Wine lovers can dine at the cellar and pick a label from their extensive collection.
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.
Located close to the banks of Rhône, Arthur's Rivegauche offers delectable French cuisine in a refreshing riverside setting. Renowned for his creative culinary skills, Head Chef Alain Senderens offers local flavors mixed with spices, giving you a unique contemporary taste. The bar offers a wide variety of drinks to complement the food. There is also a lounge area where you can enjoy superbly-mixed cocktails along with gourmet snacks, desserts or their mini-menu. A perfect place to sample some great French cuisine.
Located in Beau Rivage, one of the best hotels in Geneva, Chat-Botté serves authentic French cuisine in an elegant ambiance. The menu includes a delightful array of classic as well as contemporary offerings, prepared with the freshest ingredients of the season. Award-winning Chef Dominique Gauthier helms the kitchen at Chat-Botté, enthralling with his modern interpretation of classics and stellar presentation. The irresistible desserts are a perfect way to end your meal. The meals are expensive but well worth the money spent.
Dining at Le Richemond is a wonderful experience; exquisite modern Mediterranean cuisine made with culinary finesse, fresh seasonal ingredients and accompanied by an exceptional wine list. Served in an impeccably stylish setting, the menu includes antipasti, delicious fish and meat dishes, homemade pasta, and a selection of ‘Le Richemond Classics’. Le Jardin is a destination restaurant for both visitors to Geneva and locals.
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.
Facing the busy Boulevard Georges-Favon, Sushi Shop is a small sushi restaurant as the name implies. The interiors of the restaurant has a modern appeal with limited wooden tables and small stools. The menu has distinctly-flavored sushi rolls as well as salads and soups. The place is majorly a take-out and they also offer delivery service.
Down-to-earth Swiss specialties, excellent fondue; dried meat; cheese medleys.
Boréal Coffee Shop is like Geneva's own little Starbucks, serving delicious coffee and delightful treats. Situated in the heart of the business and shopping district with a tram stop just in front of it, Boréal has become one of the favorites in the city. During the day it's very crowded, so a coffee to-go is the best option if you don't want to wait forever for a couch. The couches, however, are worth the wait if you want to rest up a bit. Like any decent coffee shop, Boréal offers free WiFi. The coffee is great and the prices are reasonable.
Located in the heart of the city on the Rhone river, Brasserie des Halles de l'Île is a great restaurant option and is also popular for after work drinks. The bar has a selection of tapas and the restaurant menu varies from regional to international, echoing the restaurant's cultured ambiance. Everyone can find something to his or her particular taste. On the weekends from 10:30a to 2p, Brasserie des Halles de l'Île offers a wide brunch menu. In the evenings, come for a slightly more lively and genial environment. The prices are as reasonable as they can be in Geneva.
L'Incontro is a nice Italian restaurant situated between the city center and Plainpalais area. They offer Italian dishes like risotto and pasta typical of the southern parts of the country. In the summer months, there is a nice terrace where you can enjoy your meal outside. The wine menu offers a great variety of Italian wines. The prices are reasonable and the ambiance is great for a casual, romantic meal.
Le Café des Volontaires is the latest venture of the social organization namely, La Barje. Started with an aim to provide a social platform for everyone to gather and exchange ideas, it certainly does initiate cultural and social activities. This cafe is always abuzz with locals, artists and others engaged in casual conversations and friendly banter. Live music concerts, literary discussions and similar events are a regular feature here. Groups of people, friends and artists head here to talk over endless cups of coffee or any other drinks that they like. This social cafe with a casual ambiance is worth visiting for its interesting patrons and entertaining events. Call for more details.