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Wirtschaft zur Alten Post

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Gallusstrasse 4, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
+41 71 2226601
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
GREAT!

I was here with my parents and we really loved the atmosphere, the food, the service, it was a perfect evening and we will definitely go again! If you are looking for a place to go eat with your parents, this is the place to go!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Lukas S
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  • Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I was here with my parents and we really loved the atmosphere, the food, the service, it was a perfect evening and we will definitely go again! If you are looking for a place to go eat with your parents, this is the place to go!

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Joensuu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I liked the atmosphere and service very much. Food was great and very professionally done, but maybe the fish was not for me. Prices did not match with the food at our visit, but certainly with the service and atmosphere.

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Colombier, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is quaint old buildng with 2 small dining rooms on 1st and 2nd floors with the original wooden beams. Service was friendly and efficient - all three of us chose dishes accompanied with rösti. We were told immediately that, as the restaurant was quite full, we would have to wait for around 45 minutes - we found this very... More 

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Prescia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Its hard to find a restaurant in St.Gallen in holiday time... But finally we found one: The Alte Post! Typical swiss and really old , but also very nice. The atmosphere in this little spot is very special and the service is absolutly friendly. The food was unexpected one of the best dinners I ve ever had! I only can... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

One of those typical St.Gallen first floor Beizli. But food and service are far beyond typical. We were with a group of 12 and all dishes (speaking for the others as well) were well balanced, tasty and very nice plated. Service is outstanding, in attentian as well in advising the appropriate wine. Their reputation was not that well, but with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Nice meal. Cosy ambiance. Good food with a large choice of wines. The waiter was nice and every was perfect for our family. Thank you!

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

"Wirtschaft zur Alten Post" is a small, typical "first-floor" restaurant (or in Swiss German: Erst-Stock-Beizli) on two floors, located next to the Baroque cathedral (with the Abbey Library). We go there on a regular basis, i.e. bi-weekly lunches with friends or clients and delectable dinners in the evenings. What we like the most is the outstanding food, service, the decent... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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165 reviews 165 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This restaurant is advertised as one of the oldest and most venerable restaurants in St. Gallen. Although it foes have an outside seating area in the summer, it is inside that does its part by providing a cozy and traditional atmosphere. The sea bass with risotto was very flavorful but a bit salty and the veal and wild boar ravioli... More 

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spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

The combination of this charmingly decorated historic space and traditional swiss cuisine made for a most delectable dinner. The rosti potatoes were as good as i've ever had anywhere in switzerland and the veal in mushroom sauce was sublime. the pumpkin cream soup with a large grilled shrimp was also incredible. great service. super convenient if you are staying near... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is a very nice high end but not too expensive restaurant in the heart of the old town of Saint Gaul just off the monastery complex. I particularly like it for its no hassle, good food, nice surrounding appeal. the building is very old and carries a lot of charm. The food is really good, I wound say particularly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gallusstrasse 4, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of St. Gallen  >  St. Gallen
  • Phone Number: +41 71 2226601

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss

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