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l'Opera Bouffe

#141 of 1,495 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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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a pre-Valentine's day dinner and had a beautiful night. Started with champagne then got a bottle of red and some osso bucco (can't remember what the hubby had - sign of a good time, I think!). We loved the romantic atmosphere, beautiful opera music playing, and that our server was very attentive without being overly present. We... More 

Thank celinthecity
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Despite previous ranking, I think all the grade is for its staff. Very good staff interview and warm greetings and guide is appreciated. Rice was raw,and fish not bad.

Thank Mohamadhosein H
Geneva, Switzerland
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175 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch Had the creamy risotto with asparagus and ham which was good and decently plriced White Wine by the glass with several choices Good and smily service Will go back

1 Thank Olivier M
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We had a range of main dishes in the evening and appreciated the short, but well-selected menu. All dishes were cooked with refinement and tasted very good. The time between order and serving was longer than usual for both, main couse and dessert, in spite of the small number of guests. (Fortunately we were not in a hurry.) Ah, and... More 

Thank NarogC
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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766 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

My partner was an opera aficionado who told me about this place which offers good food in an atmosphere that features operatic decor and background music: Carreras, Pavarotti, Domingo, Netrebko, and others were all there to accompany your meal. I started with scallops which were a bit dry and probably had been overcooked. My guest ordered fondue de camembert in... More 

Thank gabykouchacji
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80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This is a very nice restaurant to come in the evening. The food in general is very good and I love the background opera music they play as well as the decoration of the restaurant. I usually have the grilled seabass here and the salad with truffles olive oil. The wine by the glass is very good too. I love... More 

1 Thank CecilHorus
San Diego, California
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122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

This is a mid range restaurant, perfect for quick business lunches. Specials of the day are simple but tasty and just what you need in quantity so you do not feel overfilled for the rest of the day. Parisian style,simple décoration, good service. Price \ quality ratio is disappointing though. Not that the quality has to be improved... But definitely... More 

Thank Nicolas D
Geneva, Switzerland
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We've been frequenting Opera Bouffe now for a few months going for their 'daily burger' every few weeks - we have never been disappointed - the service is excellent - very friendly - very efficient - very welcoming - they do have other options on the menu and the few times I've not had the burger I've not been disappointed... More 

1 Thank tarahopwood
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My first time for a work lunch at the Opera Bouffe and a very pleasant surprise. The atmosphere is nice and cosy. The service is attentive and friendly. The food is fresh and tasty. I had a choice between 3 dishes for the "Plat du jour", a cheeseburger "savoyard"-style, a beef tartar with a summer-friendly light seasoning, and a create-your-own... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Rather middle of the road place. That said, a satisfatory experience. It has a bit of a shabby and crowded feel. The food was fine, nothing was great. The service was okay but not attentive.

Thank highlandhome4U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?