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Cafe Restaurant de L'aviation

$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European
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chemin des Coquelicots 18, Vernier, Geneva 1214, Switzerland
+41 22 341 12 32
6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am
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Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered entrecote. It was second to none. Half way through it, we got more fries and more of that delicious garlic sauce on top. Great choice in an quite hidden locatio

Thank arbonfieti
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been eating here for years and the food has always been delicious and high quality but my last meal there a week ago the steak was tough, raw and lacked any flavour, the house sauce wasn't as delicious and the fries tasted as though they were frozen rather than homemade. I think it's changed hands as I couldn't... More 

Thank stickybuns
Memmingen, Germany
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Excellent, we sat outside, 11 men, did not phase the staff, very attentive, excellent food and service including an incredible local red wine.

Thank Hannabyb
Tignes, France
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Their flagship is the Caravelle steak, which also comes in two larger formats. I had the medium one (Super Caravelle) and it was more than enough, you better be hungry! Great quality and great service. Highly recommended if you are in the area!

Thank Gabriele_ct79
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I have been in this restaurant many times and always had a great evening with friends and great food. I can recommend this place especislly for steak: the speciality is "Caravelle" and the special is the extremely tasty sauce (garlic and fatty). It comes with a small side salad with bread, french fries. I never left this place spending less... More 

Thank Guido M
New York City, New York
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168 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

I was a part of a very large group of people. The food was enjoyable, slightly on the expensive side but this has to be expected in Geneva. Might visit again.

Thank LongIslandGlobal
Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Some colleagues and myself were invited by our manager to share a lunch, a few days ago. Even if the restaurant is very close from our office, I never went there... What a mistake! The decor is aviation related, hence the name of the restaurant... And the names of the signature meals too: Caravelle, Super Caravelle and L'A380 (pieces of... More 

1 Thank Guillaume B
Lisbon, Portugal
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132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

The Spot is close to the airport and I was on my way to France. Personally I was expecting a bit more "aeronautical environment" in this spot, since it is almost as a regular eating place. Service is fine as well as the food: I went for the Lasagne. In resume, just an ordinary place with nothing special on it.

Thank Niebes
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016

The restaurant is located just a few minutes by foot from the airport. Their specialty are steak and burgers but they do have other things For the steaks they have that unique yellow sauce you can see on the pictures. It is just awesome. That sauce only justifies your visit there. if you visited the place a few years ago,... More 

1 Thank Venivediscripsi
Zurich, Switzerland
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270 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2016

Every year business brings me once to Geneva and eyery time a dinner at the L'avitation is a must-do. The Super Caravelle is simply amazing as are the fries and the included salat plus - and not to forget - the sauce that comes with it. Thanks to the recommendation we enjoyed a very nice bottle of local Pinot Noir... More 

1 Thank myself_on_the_move

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: chemin des Coquelicots 18, Vernier, Geneva 1214, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva  >  Vernier
  • Phone Number: +41 22 341 12 32

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?