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Cafe de la Gare

) #475 of 1,526 Restaurants in Geneva $$ - $$$ Italian, French,
rue de Montbrillant 2 | Hotel Residence Le Montbrillant, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 733 77 84
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
1 week ago
“Service was super but the station entrance next to the patio abounds with unsavoury characters! Watch your bags!”
Feb 1, 2017
“Not your usual train station food”
Open Now
6:00 am - 10:20 pmAll hours
Italian, French, Swiss, European, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
rue de Montbrillant 2 | Hotel Residence Le Montbrillant, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch between trains before our departure to Gare de Lyon. We found this café at Le Montbrillant Hotel at one end of the station. We sat on the patio (uncomfortable in warm weather despite the umbrellas) which was packed with other travellers....More

Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stopped in for coffee while waiting for a train. Pleasant enough. 4 CHF for a coffee, but tasty. Steps away from Geneva station. Had to let them know I was there, though.

Thank cnewport15
Reviewed February 1, 2017

The cafe is actually a restaurant, serving excellent food accompanied by very good wine. The lunch service may be a little packed, hence slow, but is worth the wait. The waiters are very friendly. It is convenient for meeting friends, as well as for a...More

Thank ELG1946
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Café de la gare is a classic Brasserie located at the Cornavin train station. They have salads, tartars, steak&frites and the usual suspects you'll find in a French brasserie. My wife had the tartar with toast and fries, I went for the choucroute royale. The...More

Thank Jamesfood
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We had a rather large party. More people arrived than expected. The restaurant was full, but no problem. The staff found more seating. The service was pleasant and professional. Very much laughter. The food was good. For Geneva the price was reasonable. I very much...More

Thank Willem S
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Sunday night visit. Brasserie is attached to Hotel Montbrillant. Right by the railway station. We had the plat du jour (fish) which was decent value, but uninspiring. Seemed to be short staffed, so service was not great. Won't rush back.

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Whist waiting for your train and far better than hanging around in the adjacent station which is very poor indeed in terms of food outlets.

Thank 977mike
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I dined here alone, as a hotel guest. I'd been on a long walk and sat down outside after letting waiter know. No one came by for ages so I finally went back to the bar and got my own drink, water, and a menu...More

Thank heatherdaphne
Reviewed June 1, 2016

If you are looking for a nice decent place to relax and enjoy your meals than this is the place for you. The food is good and also cheap plus you have an ambience feeling. Nice decent staff. It is on the left hand side...More

Thank Tonn203
Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner. Very friendly waiters. Good service. Good value and atmosphere. Will be back. Menu is varied and dishes are tasty.

Thank vee4ka
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $84
Italian, French, Swiss, European, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
6:00 am - 10:20 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Montbrillant 2 | Hotel Residence Le Montbrillant, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 733 77 84
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  • This restaurant is at Hotel Residence Le Montbrillant
La Brasserie Parisienne " Le Cafe de la Gare " immerses you in a beautiful setting combining wrought iron and stained glass art . Typical Parisian brasserie dishes, such sausage, veal kidneys, black pudding, beef "bourguignon" or sauerkraut, Swiss dishes like cheese fondue and "raclette"...
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