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.
Crazy for pasta and risotto? Then do drop in at Il Lago restaurant located in the opulent Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues. The decor punctuated with rich carpets and chandeliers has a European influence. Relish the authentic Italian fare prepared with the season's freshest produce. Il Lago is the place for you to pep up the gloomy morning with a low-fat breakfast, gorge on the Cheese Ravioli Scented with Lemon dish and Mint or the White Truffle Tagliolini, or to get the much needed sugar rush with the chocolates served with hazelnut ice cream.
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!
Located in the historic 18th-century mansion of the Restaurant Hôtel du Parc des Eaux-Vives, the Brasserie offers light, Mediterranean-inspired cuisine to guests of the hotel and casual visitors alike. Featuring wonderful views of the popular Parc des Eaux-Vives and Lake Geneva from their elegant dining room as well as their summer terrace, there are few restaurants in Geneva that offer such a fine mix of elegant cuisine and Geneva's natural beauty all in one place.
Restaurant Port Gitana is a great place for a festive gathering of people with four outdoor terraces by the glorious Lake Geneva and a huge banquet hall for 100 people. They offer seasonal and local foods with the specialty of filet de perche, which is featured in all the lakeside restaurants in the Geneva area. Their fish is delicious nonetheless. The restaurant is open daily during meal times only, so be sure to be precise when you visit, or you might miss the breathtaking view of the Alps and Lac Leman.
Located in the Old Town, La Favola serves a fabulous Italian feast. The charming, family-run establishment features two stories that seat upto 35 persons. The menu is thick with popular picks such as truffled beef carpaccio and Sicilian spaghettini. Apart from this, the place also boasts of a fine selection of Italian wines that couple gracefully with your stellar supper. The quiet and quaint La Favola, with its delightful service staff and warm ambiance is great for romantic dates as well as business dinners.
Former saxophonist Philippe Nicolet's bustling bistro draws an eclectic crowd after his budget-friendly homey French cooking. Despite its size, the restaurant is usually packed. Stressed waiters thrust themselves through impossibly small gaps between tables, leaving the odd bruised diner. Definitely a place with attitude, L'Echalotte's carnival atmosphere appeals to those who like to talk loudly and a lot. This restaurant offers a boisterous flea-market atmosphere, with lots of comings and goings. The larger of the two rooms is recommended; nevertheless, both rooms are somewhat stuffy. Casual attire is advised as food and smoke odors may marinate your clothes.
Over the Lipp brasserie, affordable dishes are served at the Chinese restaurant.
Miyako is an authentic Japanese restaurant that features several teppans that is used to grill meat and seafood while guests watch them being prepared. Featuring Japanese-style interiors, this upscale restaurant is popular for its variety of sushis. Visit this traditional eatery to explore the flavors of Japan.