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Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville

$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Grand-Rue 39, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 70 30
07:00 - 23:30
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After long time of waiting the asparagus was still very hard and even cold. The plate contained 5 pieces of asparagus for 25 CHF, which Im ready to pay if it's very well done. After asking for the bill it took again 20 min so we finally went to the counter and payed there.

Thank Kira T
Worthing, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Locals warn of this restaurant as being amongst the cities ultra touristy and kitsch restaurants, right in the centre of the old town. It certainly lives up to this reputation with a very Swiss Menu, including the famous Fondue. There is a nice price tag to go along with this level of kitsch. However, the food is genuinely quite good... More 

Thank Nathan V
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went there today for lunch. The maître d' treated us so badly, we ended up asking for cheque and leaving mid-meal. There were other groups being ignored and left without service at tables for considerable time also, only to be greated with a rude and grumpy old man pushing patrons for fast ordering and no conversation about the meals.... More 

Thank Adam B
Geneva, Switzerland
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I like this place because it has a certain charm and the waiters are very friendly. The food is good as well and the location is very central in the old town. Because of that it is also very touristic, but it's what you might expect at a place next to the maison Tavel and the cathedral. It has a... More 

Thank Eszi
Oslo, Norway
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A charming place in the old town of Geneva. Great service, and the food is great. It is a must to visit when in Geneva.

Thank Trond H
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We found this place by chance and had a wonderful evening thanks to Roman's fantastic service and the delicious food. Highly recommend the French Onion Soup and the Cheese Fondue.

Thank Margaux5543
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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679 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We sat outside on a nice warm day and enjoyed the meat and cheese plate with a bowl of soup and some wine. Beware to specify a small plate or a large plate. If you don't, they will bring you a large plate for 10 Francs more.

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Tripoli, Lebanon
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We found the place randomly, my friend and I were just walking around visiting geneve but luckily we went there. First of all i am truly in love with the decor. The place looks so authentic, and i really loved it there, with all the hats and the canons very original. We ordered two lasagnes and we were not disappointed!... More 

1 Thank hanazahed1
Belfast, United Kingdom
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437 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A typical old school restaurant. There is a solid cheese fondue focus here and you know that from well outside the front door. A classy joint, with excellent service. The food was outstanding. Strongly recommend.

1 Thank KMcCorry
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived on a busy Saturday night during the "L'Escalade" celebrations so the old town was packed with people celebrating. The atmosphere was fantastic and was only surpassed by the quality of the food which was truly excellent. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly and the welcome was warm from the outset. Whilst the prices were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand-Rue 39, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Cité
  • Neighbourhood: Cité
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 70 30

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