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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent steak place if you happen to be nearby

Excellent restaurant for meat lovers assuming you are ready to take the trip all the way to Vernier. Not somewhere tourists are likely to end up unless perhaps you are catching or landing with a private plane from Geneva (it is 2 mins walk from the private jets terminal) or happen to be stranded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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194 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife, our son and myself went for a dinner in Café Restaurant de l'Aviation in February 2016. So, when you arrive, to find a parking place is already a miracle, so come in advance to have at least one ! Upon arrival, we found out that our phone reservation was simply not existing... So, we were offered the worst... More 

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Thank otterboris
Geneva, Switzerland
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343 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,084 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant for meat lovers assuming you are ready to take the trip all the way to Vernier. Not somewhere tourists are likely to end up unless perhaps you are catching or landing with a private plane from Geneva (it is 2 mins walk from the private jets terminal) or happen to be stranded at the main airport for a... More 

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1 Thank honestunbiasedview
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable and friendly service this place has been there for years. The specialty, Steak and Fries is very good with their own "Special Sauce" that is the staple of the restaurant.

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Thank azito
Geneva, Switzerland
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105 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

famous meat to try, with signature source. of course expensive like everything in geneva. However if you are meat lover, u wont be disappointed. No special design, no special service. all simple, basic. However source is nice)))

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Thank Tatyana G
Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a typical restaurant where you can meet locals. The Caravelle (Entrecote with a terrific garlic sauce) is just about the best you can find in the area. Local wines (e.g. Gamaret from S. Dupraz) makes your experience an unforgettable one. Reservation needed as it can get crowed at times.

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Thank KaeppeliH
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I went because Trip Advisor reviews looked interesting. The food I ordered was not especially appetizing. Maybe I should have just paid the 30 Swiss francs for a hamburger and fries. Don't order the chicken curry. It was overcooked. The vegetables turned to mush. I was travelling alone so was seated alone inside the restaurant. Big mistake. Once the food... More 

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Thank Iloveourcats
Geneva, Switzerland
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

OK, so you'll wince when the bill comes and the service is sporadic at best, but if you have to eat in Geneva it's probably about as good as it's going to get on a value basis. The food is nice, the portions generous and the location is great (if your office happens to be next door)....plus in summer the... More 

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Thank Howzit_CT
Sydney
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been to the aviation 3 times in the last few weeks, twice for drinks after work, once for lunch The first time was okay. the 2 remaining were just a disaster and especially last week. The attitude is wrong, there is no service, no smile and no respect for their customers. It is the only place in the... More 

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Thoiry, France
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is loosely themed with passangerplanes, the stake sizes follow the names of famous aeroplanes. Dispite the reputation of planefood, the food there is good. Entrecote with mushroomsause and fries is amazingly good. Its bit noisy since its always full. Parking is bad, better leave your car to the shopping center 100 meters away.

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Thank happyfinn2014
Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

geneva's secret for great steaks with a special a 'well-kept secret' sauce ! always very popular , lunch time and evenings and often, fully booked unless reserved in advance ! The steaks come in 3 sizes 180gm, 250 gm or 380 gm with names based on old French aircraft like Caravelle, super-caravelle or the more recent airbus 380. I would... More 

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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, Steakhouse, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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