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Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

#30 of 1,417 Restaurants in Zurich
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Munsterhof 8 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 216 99 66
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Exceptional food and service in a beautiful setting

We have eaten here twice, for a lunch and a special dinner with a small group, and cannot recommend it enough. The food was really superb, and the service unfailingly polite and friendly. The main restaurant is beautifully decorated, and you get the impression that the men in expensive suits are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here twice, for a lunch and a special dinner with a small group, and cannot recommend it enough. The food was really superb, and the service unfailingly polite and friendly. The main restaurant is beautifully decorated, and you get the impression that the men in expensive suits are having business lunches and transacting serious deals, which seems... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Recommended by the concierge at the Schwizerhof Hotel in Zurich. The finest restaurant of a 10-day tour of Zurich, and Italy. The food and service were first class. We were greeted at the door and escorted into "an elegant home environment." The menu was varied - both food and wine. Everything was done with precision. The owner/manager paid us a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Charming historic building, exceptional service and great food all combine to make a fantastic experience. I have been going to this restaurant for several years and every time I go it gets better. The recently redecorated first floor restaurant is light and bring with beautiful views over the square to the lake. The traditional Swiss food has a modern twist... More 

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San Diego, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went for a business lunch with co-workers. Even though the building is from the 14th century, the place is immaculate. Never seem such shiny silverware and plates you can see yourself in. The food is local Swiss. Had the duck liver as a first and the Veal cheeks as the main dish. Both recommended highly.

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit at our Restaurant. especially the great food and the shiny silverware - our cuttlery is brand new :-) We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards Sandra WImmer More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This place is pricey, but you *do* get what you pay for: The staff is very attentive and friendly, the food is simply delicious, and their selection of wines (by the bottle and by the glass) is extensive. A good place for an upscale romantic dinner.

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed a romantic dinner with us and that you appreciated the good food and wine selection, as well as our attentive staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards from Zunfthaus zur Waag. Sepp & Sandra Wimmer More 

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The small dining room which can seat 50 at the most was full at dinner time. Reservation is recommended. The small room meant that the noise level can be quite high at times. Staff are wonderfully attentive even though it's very busy all the time. They take the time to explain, smile and are a delight to talk to. Can... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at Zunfthaus zur Waag, especially the duck liver and our attentive service team. We apologize for the noise level which can occur when the Restaurant is fully booked, even though there is a carpet and curtains to absorbe the sounds. We... More 

Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

An old Union house that once was the meeting point for pharmacists, it is now a fine restaurant on the Bahnhofstrasse side of Zurich. Service was perfect, food just as you ordered. YES there is a menu with German and English so you won't feel lost with your German guests. Very friendly staff, you can order half bottles of wine... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit at our Restaurant. especially the great food and wine offer, the friendliness of our service-team and the quaint and relaxing atmosphere in our historic building.. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

NY
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice setting on the first floor in a small but attractive dining room. Service tried hard to please but too much in your face. Rushing you in the beginning and forget about you at the end. Züri-veal with Rösti was very salty and we needed to ask for extra sauce. Once to try but no more.

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your visit at Zunfthaus zur Waag and your review. We regret, that our service did not come up to your expectations this time. We hope you will give us the opportunity to prove oneself with excellent service on another occasion. Best regards Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As a recommendation of the hotel, we enjoyed a meal there on Dec. 29, 2014. I had the specialty, Kalbsgeschnetzeltes (Schweiz) „Zürcher Art“ mit/ohne Kalbsnieren und Butterrösti Sliced veal „Zurich style“ with or with calf’s kidneys and „Rösti“ CHF 43.00. Yes, it was an expensive meal for a family of 5-- but it is to be expected in Zurich, where... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at our Restaurant, especially our signature dish, the Sliced Veal Zurich Style and the Performance of our service team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards! More 

Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Best Veal Zurichoise and Mouse of Chocolat anywhere. Portions are generous and be sure to make a reservation for lunch or for dinner this place fills up either way. Enjoy, this is one of my long term favorite in Switzerland. Not a good place for non meat eaters

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dinner at our Restaurant, especially our signature dish, the Sliced Veal Zurich Style and the Mousse au Chocolat. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Munsterhof 8 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 216 99 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 103
  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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