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Cafe des Banques

#213 of 1,492 Restaurants in Geneva
Certificate of Excellence
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rue de Hesse 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
+41 22 311 44 98
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
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173 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This place is located in the banking district in the city center of Geneva. The place is chic,very modern and elegant. We went there for a business lunch and were not disappointed. Service was really professional, fast and went smoothly all along our lunch. The menu is really nice, they propose an healthy selection of dishes. Beside the menu you... More 

1 Thank Andrea D
CafeDesBanques, Gérant at Cafe des Banques, responded to this review

Hello Andrea, Thank you very much for the provided commentary. We appreciate that feedback and are sorry for the lack of "daily" dish during the afternoon but we are glad that you enjoyed the alternative. Hoping to see you soon More 

Offenburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Everything were really good. I had never seen something like this before. I fall in love with this restaurant.

Thank abdullinmx
Geneva, Switzerland
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here for the first this week after a recommendation from a colleague. Service was outstanding, really impressed and I say that rarely in Geneva. Food was of a good quality and enjoyable. Only improvement area was the lack of beer (only had Carlsberg). Would eat here again.

Thank Dave H
CafeDesBanques, Gérant at Cafe des Banques, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your commentary, we certainly appreciate your compliments about our establishement and hoping to see you soon again. Best regards, Cafe des banques team More 

Cardigan, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Even better than the time I visited last year. Not cheap, but a superbly presented bowl of baby calamari followed by a truly melt in the mouth fillet steak. A hint of the old molecular in the foams, and the flavours come through. It is the sort of place you talk business in, so do not expect any zing. It... More 

Thank DaviddwrOwen
CafeDesBanques, Gérant at Cafe des Banques, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your commentary. We wanted to let you know that the atmosphere changes depending on the lunch or dinner time. We are expecting your visits again! More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The service was really good, our waiter gave us really good advice on what wine should accompany the meals as well as great explanations of the meals. My only little disappointment was that there was only 2 meals with meat and 2 with fish, but maybe the strategy of the restaurant is to focus on quality rather than quantity, in... More 

Thank Olga L
CafeDesBanques, Gérant at Cafe des Banques, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the commentary. Hoping to get a better grade from you, upon your next visit. More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our concierge at the Mandarin Oriental recommended this restaurant. It was our favorite of the trip. The decor was modern but bistro like and very comfortable. The service was exceptional. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful the whole evening. My husband was having a squid night. And by that I mean he had the squid appetizer and the black... More 

Thank Stacy M
CafeDesBanques, Gérant at Cafe des Banques, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate your comments and will be keeping the quality at least on the same level. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was here with a group for a business dinner, so we had one of their set dinners, which in spite of my (low) expectations was actually pretty pleasant. They seemed to be using good ingredients, and execution was also good. Amos bouche followed by a gazpacho soup, then a chicken supreme and a pannacotta. Sounds boring enough, but it... More 

1 Thank show_me_the_dosh
CafeDesBanques, Gérant at Cafe des Banques, responded to this review

Hello, Depending on the group size we are trying to provide the best service and best quality food to our clients as well as the delay in serving the starters and main courses. The reason for the set menu is probably a large group that you came with. We hope to see you again. More 

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755 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is a restaurant with a lot of tourists The waiter was helpful and they have a English menus I had a special Swiss dish with veal sausage that was ok

1 Thank bradyboy2
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very good food, high quality ingredients, well presented. Maybe the choices available in the menu could be a little expanded, but the menu changes regularly. The service is 100% perfect and the atmosphere is cosy. Not to miss: the m&m's offered at the end of the meal :-) !

Thank elio b
Annecy, France
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I was certainly hoping for better here but unfortunately found the real standard of cuisine and finish on the plate disappointing and certainly for the prices charged per dish. The impression was very average and not fine cuisine. The culinary skill in the dishes was modest and could be improved. Again this would be OK at more reasonable prices and... More 

2 Thank TheMcBains

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
French, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Hesse 6, Geneva 1204, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva>  > Hollande
  • Neighbourhood: Hollande
  • Phone Number: +41 22 311 44 98
Situated in the heart of the Bank district of Geneva, The Cafe des Banques invites you to enjoy quality food with French and Italian influences, using fresh seasonal products. Its unique flavored dishes and selection of Swiss, Italian and French wines will insure you a pleasing moment.The Cafe des Banques offers a modern and refined atmosphere, perfect for business lunches, dinners with family or friends and private parties.

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