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Cafe Restaurant de L'aviation

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18, ch. des Coquelicots, Vernier, Geneva 1214, Switzerland
+41 22 341 12 32
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 43
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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely steak!

Wat a gorgeous steaks they have here! Perfectly cooked, smothered in their own signature Caravelle saus, extra servings of saus and fries included. Served with a smile, no extras charged for that! Lovely! Ow, but book a table, even for lunch! When you're on your own, eating at the bar will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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  • Local cuisine
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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

the magic is in the 'secret' sauce they smother the steak with. The meat comes in varying sizes from 180 gm, 250 gm or the giant 380 gm. The fries that come with are usually ok, crisp but occasionally too greasy ! one often needs to reserve, specially when there is a motor show or even otherwise for any evening.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The real benefit of L'aviation is its convenience to the airport, and, in my case, the Holiday Inn when you don't fancy the trek into the city - to me it's not any cheaper. I'd booked a table for one, was shown to a table for four and then once I'd settled down was moved - not a good start.... More 

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wat a gorgeous steaks they have here! Perfectly cooked, smothered in their own signature Caravelle saus, extra servings of saus and fries included. Served with a smile, no extras charged for that! Lovely! Ow, but book a table, even for lunch! When you're on your own, eating at the bar will be allowed if you didn't make a reservation.

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Basel, Switzerland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Just behind the shopping center near the airport you will find this star café. It is obviously known by employees all working in connection with the airport. Vegetarians can have a hard time when looking on the menu, which is dominated by steaks. And order steaks!! Meat was tender, grilled to perfection, served with a superb mustard sauce, frites and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Such a great place to get your Steak and Frites craving cured.... If you order the 260gr or 380gr Caravelle steak you get a 2nd serving of fries and sauce.... oh my gosh it's soooooo good. So good! They have a variety of other options including vegetarian pastas, veal, fish but go for the steak! You won't be disapointed.

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Saint Nazaire
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express Geneva Airport and they recommended this restaurant (5-10 minutes walk from the HI EXP). It was about 21h00 when I arrived and the restaurant was doing a great trade so service was a little bit slow. However, it was very friendly so no complaints there. I ordered "Cordon Bleu et Frites" and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The restaurant is conveniently located if you're staying at any of the airport hotels and do not want to travel to the city center for your meal. The decor is nothing special but they easily accommodate large groups, which is important if you attend conference or symposium. The food is good, mainly steaks, I would also recommend escargot - very... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

As previously mentioned in other reviews the Caravelle is the speciality here; a great steak with unlimited fries and a delicious garlic sauce. I honestly haven't tried anything else on the menu but I would recommend this place! I have been a couple of times and the staff are consistently friendly and if it's not too busy they will chat... More 

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Geneva
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105 reviews 105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Here quite frequently with work colleagues. Consistently good steaks with rather typical high Geneva prices. Slow grumpy service. Salads also recommended if not feeling carnivorous (the steak comes with a small green salad).

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Geneva, Switzerland
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12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Super Caravelle and a carafe of gamay, s'il vous plait. Satisfaction guaranteed! The rule is to eat all your frites and half the steak, then you'll be brought more frites and more of that magical sauce. It's a bit pricey, but that's what you get for excellent steak in Geneva.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18, ch. des Coquelicots, Vernier, Geneva 1214, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva  >  Vernier
  • Phone Number: +41 22 341 12 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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