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“Very good fondue, fantastic location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville

Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville
39, Grand rue, Geneva CH-1204, Switzerland (Cité)
22-311-70-30
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Ranked #362 of 1,252 Restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: European, Swiss
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Cité
Ottawa, Canada
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“Very good fondue, fantastic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Location is fantastic - in the heart of the old town, adjacent to city hall and a lovely, flag-lined street. Ample outdoor sitting makes it a great place to enjoy a fondue and appreciate the area. Fondue is very good, service is somewhat inconsistent but typical for Geneva.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Wonderful fish soup”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was looking for flavorful fish soup in the French style, and found it here. With a glass of wine, the cost was not great, the atmosphere very pleasant on a very rainy night, and the service was quick, efficient, and pleasant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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“Great Restaurant in Old Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is probably my favourite restaurant in Geneva. Set in the very heart of the old town, Hotel de Ville is exceptionally traditional and has a great Swiss menu! As many other reviews suggest, it is not cheap - well we are in Geneva after all where nothing is cheap! - but the food is very good, the service welcoming and a perfect spot for a warm sunny day or balmy evening to enjoy good food, wine and people watching. Take care though with your wine choice; good Swiss wines but be prepared to pay just that little too much over the odds! Watch the price list - go for the cheapest it is more than adequate. I visit Geneva very often and never miss a Fondue at this restaurant; it's probably the best in Geneva. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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“Nice choice in the old quarter, but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We were staying at Hotel Les Armures and this restaurant was just around the corner. Atmospheric bistro, with outdoor seating, offers a good selection of traditional Swiss food. Starter salads were quite good with a really flavorful dressing and the cheese fondue was very nicely done. Service was good, bustling bistro atmosphere, but you can carry on a conversation without shouting. My husband and I had a bottle of wine, split a dessert and had coffee. Pricey - 142 euros. I'm rating it 3 stars because of the price, otherwise the food was 4 stars.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Fondue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We had a very enjoyable traditional meal at this nice brasserie in the old town. My wife loved her rose-trimmed glass of Prosecco and scallop dish while I indulged in the very tasty cheese fondue. A good Swiss experience!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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