Fodor's Expert Review La Perle du Lac
Built in 1827, this sprawling lakeside chalet set amid magnificently manicured public parks comes dramatically into its own in summer. Although the wine list is good and the French-accented seasonal cuisine competent, if it's haute gastronomy you're after, don't come here; this place is about location, location, location. Pink tablecloths and hanging geraniums frame an unobstructed view of Mont Blanc, and the glassed-in Orangerie is a rainy-day alternative to the covered terrace. An excellent compromise on a nice day is to come for a coffee or a plat du jour at lunch on what they call the "brasserie terrace." The Mouettes Genevoises water taxis dock directly out front.
126 rue de Lausanne
Geneva, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
- Idyllic location and excellent views
- Adequate food and service, but great ambience
- Classic French fare