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7 Rue Adhemar-Fabri, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41(0)22 7316016
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Ranked #60 of 1,272 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A unique restaurant! The setting is awesome: a small and lovely house close to the Lake, in front of the monument brunswick, and set apart from all the trafic in a small park. The food is expensive but of great quality. They offer a limited range of small tapas-like dishes and wines which are all delicious. A great place to... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In old cities, such as Geneva, for you to eat great quality food, you need to run from touristic and major known places. The best food you will find in cities like Geneva (and Rome, Venice, Madrid, Lisbon, etc) are small places attended mostly by locals. This is one of those places. Act as the Swiss and plan your meal.... More 

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Los Alamos NM
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Nice tapas, but I am usually a fan if you have eggplant. All were good. Liked the dried plums wrapped in bacon. Here for a week, probably our best meal.

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bangkok
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I've read so many good reviews about this place that I wanted to give it a try. Very expensive - even for Geneva if we put in perspective with what we took: table of 2 People - 80 chf total. We took no starters, a salad each as main, shared a bottle of water, 2 espressos and shared the desert... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every dish we ordered: both the carrot with coconut milk and chestnut & porcini soups were amazingly delicious. Followed by Spanish style ham with arugula and fresh Parmesan shavings and yummy herring with horseradish/caviar/sour cream on a salad. Ordinarily we don't order dessert but decided to try and were not disappointed. The apple tart was lovely; the molten... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This smallish restaurant near Monument Brinswick refuses to serve coffee and tea to visitors who did not make a reservation. Although there were empty seats, the answer was a rude no. The location of the place is near perfect, right at a very touristy place. What a missed opportunity. Who is the manager here?

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Warwick
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a lovely evening we had. Very close to our hotel (hotel de la paix). The food, service, and ambience were very good in every way. The food is mainly tapas and there is a wide selection to suit all palates. We would suggest no more than 5 per couple. The desserts are excellent although if you choose rum and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Desserts are incredibly tasty and fresh. The outdoor set up is refreshing and staff is friendly and efficient. I definitely recommend to stop by if you are in Geneva

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This must be one of the smallest restaurants in Geneva. Much has been said in reviews below, I can only add: What you eat at this place is well and nicely spiced. Usually when there are many spices in food, they blend into something unidentifiable and integrated good or bad, but you will have difficulties to sort out the different... More 

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Leiden
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

While visiting Geneva we find this nice little place where we could eat outside. The tapas seem a bit expensive, but they are larger than in general. Everything is home made and be sure to leave room for their excellent deserts....

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Address: 7 Rue Adhemar-Fabri, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)22 7316016
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
Open Hours:
Monday 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:15 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Swiss

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