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l'Opera Bouffe

#161 of 1,483 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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avenue de Frontenex 5, Geneva 1207, Switzerland
+41 22 736 63 00
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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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Mohamadhosein H
Geneva, Switzerland
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174 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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1 Thank Olivier M
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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767 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Geneva
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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San Diego, California
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121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Geneva
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 88
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
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?