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l'Opera Bouffe

#163 of 1,503 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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avenue de Frontenex 5, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 736 63 00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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19:00 - 00:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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177 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

It's cosy, warm, the service is attentive and swift. We tried the lunch special: filet de mulet and the Vaudois Burger! All was good, tasty and well cooked. The wine list is decent in choices and prices. The desserts are very good especially the Tatin one of there specialities. We will go back!

Thank Olivier M
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2014

A typical Genevan restaurant with great food had a good atmosphere, When I was there the restaurant was packed and seemed a bit understaffed which means we had to wait a bit but the friendliness of the service made up for it.

Thank VinniesC
Geneva, Switzerland
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Lively place to eat lunch with a mix of french and world cuisine, classical and opera music in the background, good wines.

Thank Alain S
Genève, Suisse
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We LOVE it ! This Opera atmosphere is really enjoyable, the music in the background is truly nice. At lunch time, you have the choice between three menus. Everything is very taste full ! At night time, it is a very very cosy atmosphere.... as we love opera, we had a fantastic and delicious evening ! The owners are absolutely... More 

Thank Blumenpfeffer
white plains
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Just a terrific little place with lots of interesting options for food and wine. We dined in a relaxed atmosphere with great service. They were also happy to speak English with us! a plus. Highly recommend it.

Thank barbarahanna
Bern, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2014

One of the best places in Geneva for a great value for money meal in a cozy atmosphere. The menu changes frequently and although the choice is never huge, all meals are excellent. The service is great and the atmosphere is friendly. Definitely a must in Geneva on a cold winter's day!! Suitable for families, a meal with friends or... More 

Thank rathsicles
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I had been here once a long time ago, came back two weeks ago for a romantic dinner. LOVED IT. The food was amazing (it was had to chose one dish because everything in the menu looks so tasty) - I had sea bass and my bf had steak. Both tasting amazing. The tiramisu was 'awesome' according to my boyfriend.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Definitely one of our top three restaurants in Geneva. Outstanding, warm and friendly service, delicious and beautifully-presented food, and an incredibly relaxing ambiance. Highly recommended.

Thank Robin_Birney
Geneva, Switzerland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Good food and good background music. A cozy booth to sit and gossip with friends. Smiling service. I had a great dinner here and the prices were not excessive (for Geneva standards).

Thank willtravelforfood809
Geneva, Switzerland
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

Excellent, warm service in an artistic and relaxed atmosphere. Very good cuisine: normally absolutely full for lunch time so make sure you book a table. Excellent salads and an exceptional apple pie dessert!!! To visit if you are in Geneva!

Thank Zumbula

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: avenue de Frontenex 5, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 736 63 00

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