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where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

Hi, I have friends coming over to visit me... Being new to Switzerland (barely 2 months), I would like some advise where to go for dinner in Zug/Baar/Cham area? Also, I do not read German so preferably a place with English menu, or English speaking staff. Not to mention, a place that won't burn a big hole in my pocket (thinking of CHF 50 for dinner, food only, is that too low?).

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!! (oh, and happy weekend and happy "spring forward" in time).
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Hi, I have friends coming over to visit me... Being new to Switzerland (barely 2 months), I would like some advise where to go for dinner in Zug/Baar/Cham area? Also, I do not read German so preferably a place with English menu, or English speaking staff. Not to mention, a place that won't burn a big hole in my pocket (thinking of CHF 50 for dinner, food only, is that too low?).

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!! (oh, and happy weekend and happy "spring forward" in time).
50 per head might be doable, 50 for the lot - no way!
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50 per head might be doable, 50 for the lot - no way!
don't dare to dream for 50 for the lot...
I'm thinking of max. 50 per head.. and excluding the drinks.
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...urant-Zug.html
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

We usually take visitors to the Widder, a few steps from the old police station near the old Clock Tower. It is very 'Swiss' in decor and menu, which is mainly what our visitors like to experience. It's nice to wander around the Old Town and the lakeside before or after dining too. It has an English menu

If you avoid the steak and go for the sausage (the onion gravy is lovely) it most likely won't break your CHF 50 budget.

We've also taken visitors to the Baren (on the corner, across the street to the Starbucks side of the Metalli Centre) which again is very Swiss, but we aren't quite as keen on it.

We haven't tried the Domus yet near the birdcages in the Old Town - it's just been refurbished but my guess is that it's pretty expensive.....

PS: I've just re-read your original post. If you prefer to go to Cham, the Milch Sud behind the Coop is very nice (it used to be where condensed milk was manufactured). My husband's office is close to La Strada in Baar, which is in the same block as the BMW car dealership. The location is pretty horrible really as it is an office block (restaurant in a corner of the ground floor) but the Italian food is excellent. Not very atmospheric for visitors to Switzerland though!
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

The Krone in Cham is my favourite.

About the right budget.

Booking, service & menu available in English.

There's a Fiat 500 in the restaurant.

www.krone-cham.ch
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

Thank you EF-ers! I assume table reservation is a must for Friday dinner but not critical for weekdays? I'm really newbie with everything Swiss...
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

I was just in Spago (Zug) last Sunday. Sort of Argentinian style food, also quite nice and relaxed place. A hamburger and a beer cost me around 30 CHF. Would go again.
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I was just in Spago (Zug) last Sunday. Sort of Argentinian style food, also quite nice and relaxed place. A hamburger and a beer cost me around 30 CHF. Would go again.


Because I can't edit my post I have to quote it. I forgot to mention that the staff was friendly and spoke English.
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Old 27.03.2015, 06:34
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We usually take visitors to the Widder, a few steps from the old police station near the old Clock Tower. It is very 'Swiss' in decor and menu, which is mainly what our visitors like to experience. It's nice to wander around the Old Town and the lakeside before or after dining too. It has an English menu

If you avoid the steak and go for the sausage (the onion gravy is lovely) it most likely won't break your CHF 50 budget.

We've also taken visitors to the Baren (on the corner, across the street to the Starbucks side of the Metalli Centre) which again is very Swiss, but we aren't quite as keen on it.

We haven't tried the Domus yet near the birdcages in the Old Town - it's just been refurbished but my guess is that it's pretty expensive.....

PS: I've just re-read your original post. If you prefer to go to Cham, the Milch Sud behind the Coop is very nice (it used to be where condensed milk was manufactured). My husband's office is close to La Strada in Baar, which is in the same block as the BMW car dealership. The location is pretty horrible really as it is an office block (restaurant in a corner of the ground floor) but the Italian food is excellent. Not very atmospheric for visitors to Switzerland though!
I don't recall Domus as being particularly expensive, but it is good.

For that price, I guess a couple of my suggestions are out (BaarCity for example, but I guess they're closed for a week starting Easter anyway). Pier41 might not have the best view, but it does have nice enough decor, and the prices are within that range.
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

I second Widder, as being a handy central location in Zug. Real food in a Swiss Pub like setting.

Another good one is Brandenburg, between Zug and Cham:
http://www.brandenberg.ch/lageplan-anfahrt/
A good value restaurant style place. Language is more likely to be a issue here, but with a bit of hand waving you'll get by. Part of the fun of living in Switzerland.
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

Other than the usual culprits already mentioned (Widder) there is the Baar brewery restaurant which has English translations on their menu and offer the usual Swiss stuff and have some rather special Cordon Bleu's ranging from normal to gigantic size.

http://www.brauereibaar.ch/restaurant.html


Also if you go a few km's out of Cham to Sins, the "Zoll-Huss" is very Swiss and all the waters speak English and are very accommodating, nice location in the "country side"

http://www.zoll-huus.ch/

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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

One place to consider is Olive and Oregano. Nice atmosphere with lake view and small plate/tapas offerings so lots of selection. Can start off with a few selections and add as you like. They have English menus and staff is very welcoming.

http://www.olive-oregano.ch/index.htm
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

Thanks everybody~
I will try my luck at the recommended few within Zug area and try the rest of the recommendation on my own when I don't have to pay for more than 1 pax
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

Hi, I would also suggest the Spago. Quite nice and not too expensive. Or the Milchsüdi in Cham which is a quite nice location.

Unfortunately decent food is quite expensive in Zug (like the Liguria for example)

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Hi, I would also suggest the Spago. Quite nice and not too expensive. Or the Milchsüdi in Cham which is a quite nice location.

Unfortunately decent food is quite expensive in Zug (like the Liguria for example)

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The Mexican by the lake (Juanitos Bodega) is quite reasonable, value for money wise.
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Re: where to bring visitor for dinner in Zug?

Correct Juanitos is quite nice too.
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