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Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Some friends are coming to visit and I realised that I almost never eat out so have no idea which restaurants are good.

Any recommendations?
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Alpenrose is great for traditional Swiss dishes!
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

While we haven't lived in Zurich for a number of years, we always took folks looking for a Swiss German experience to: Zeughauskeller, Zum Kropf or Kronenhalle if money is no object! None of them have changed in a long time as they are all quite old!

Good luck, I know there are a lot of new places that have opened since we left.

PS - Our goto place for ourselves was Josef (http://www.josef.ch/).

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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

What kind of restaurant are you looking for?

Can second Alpenrose and Kronenhalle for traditional Swiss experiences. (The later is quite upscale and worth every penny.)
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Depends what you are looking for.

For something special and unusual, Runway 34. A restaurant built around a plane. Very cool.

For great prices, service and quality I like Celia on helvetia platz. I would say thats probably the best Italian in town.

Fischer Fritz in Wolishofen for the lake and fish

Zeughauskeller
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Shouldnt forget the grill at Frau Gerolds, in good weather definately worth a look.
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Like other people posted - depends what you're looking for!


I think Zeughauskeller is really overrated (personal opinion) and for the same price they charge for e.g. Zurich Gschnetzeltes (which I can never spell correctly :S) you could instead try Drei Stuben.


If you like burgers, The Bite is pretty great. There's also The Artisan in Wipkingen, who have a nice outdoor space as well.


For mezze, try Bebek near Bhf Wiedikon. And if you're up for interesting dishes where the chef decides what you're going to eat, there's Gamper.
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

A quick shout out for Bianchi
On the river - wonderful shellfish
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Sadly, Alpenrose has closed. It was an institution.
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Sadly, Alpenrose has closed. It was an institution.
Oh no! the owner is friends of a friends of mine, that's really sad.

Another trad Swiss place nearn though is the Kornhaus at Limmatplatz. Looks nothing from outside, and even inside it looks like something from the 1970's. But the food and service is great.

EDIT. Alpenrose appears to still be open. Just checked their FB page and they have a post from yesterday.
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I've never heard of Kornhaus... will have to add it my list!
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EDIT. Alpenrose appears to still be open. Just checked their FB page and they have a post from yesterday.
Oh good! New team then. (New may mean a couple of years; I hadn‘t looked into it since the retirement of their predecessors.)
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Yes it is a new team, but still very excellent!
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I've never heard of Kornhaus... will have to add it my list!
It really is nothing to look at from outside, I must have walked past it every week for 10 years , then a friend booked his birthday dinner there. It's a typical Stammtisch type place, dated interior but the food is well done and not expensive. They have a back garden which is nice in the summer.

The owners are Guido (Swiss) and Maria (Brazilian) - their Cordon Bleu menu is great, the Vampire with loads of raw garlic is worth trying, I usually have the Tartare, extra spicy. Unfortunately they are closed Saturdays.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...us-Zurich.html

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That looks like my kind of place! Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

2 good ones I discovered this summer and I really like, especially in summer, because they have a really cute/intimate garden setting at both:

- Restaurant Marcellino (marcellino.ch)
- Restaurant Camino (restaurant-camino.ch)

Both are a little pricey, but well worth it compared to others I have been to.
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It really is nothing to look at from outside, I must have walked past it every week for 10 years , then a friend booked his birthday dinner there. It's a typical Stammtisch type place, dated interior but the food is well done and not expensive. They have a back garden which is nice in the summer.

The owners are Guido (Swiss) and Maria (Brazilian) - their Cordon Bleu menu is great, the Vampire with loads of raw garlic is worth trying, I usually have the Tartare, extra spicy. Unfortunately they are closed Saturdays.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...us-Zurich.html


Kornhaus - One of my faves. In waldseason the venison fillet is magnificent.


Can be a bit loud at times, is my only gripe.


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Re: Restaurant recommendations in Zurich

Fisch Tube in seefeld. The best place by far. Better than bar au lac or dolder
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