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Feb 5, 2007 03:31 AM

Geneva suggestions for solo diner?

Will be in Geneva on Feb. 8-9, looking for good places to dine alone where I won't feel strange for being alone, anywhere from cheap to moderately expensive (I didn't pack the kind of clothing necessary for a really fancy place). Pretty much anything but seafood is fine in terms of cuisine, with a preference for local flavors.

Also, are there any must-take-back food/cooking items, and any particularly good places to procure them?

Thanks in advance!

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  1. When I've been to Geneva, I've always stayed just over the border in Ferney-Voltaire, France. There are several lovely restaurants in Ferney. Chanteclair is very, very nice. I also like Le Pirate, but if you don't care for seafood it won't be as attractive to you. There is also an old-fashioned hotel in Ferney with a very nice, reasonably priced, traditional French restaurant on the ground floor. I can't remember the name of it, but Ferney is a small town and I'm sure you'd find it without a problem.

    On one business trip, the team we were visiting arranged a dinner on a restaurant that was halfway up the slope of the alps (or at least it seemed to be that far). Again, I don't know the name of the place, but it was a very memorable meal of fondue, rustic bread, and lots of local wine.

    Have a great trip!

    1. did you find one? am in geneva now and on a similar quest.....