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Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

#34 of 1,451 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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Hours:
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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  • 71
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
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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
Delicious Food in a Historic Building

We had dinner at this wonderful restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. Lobster, monkfish and veal all superb. The house dates back to the 1300 and really special. Great desserts too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Patty B
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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250 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had dinner at this wonderful restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious. Lobster, monkfish and veal all superb. The house dates back to the 1300 and really special. Great desserts too.

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Terrigal
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Only had one opportunity for a good Swiss meal this time in Zurich, so a lot of research went into this one. And I hit the jackpot. From my first encounter with the staff they went from strength to strength with their attentive service. This was capped by the best veal cordon-bleu ever, partnered with a great Spanish red. Not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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 have enjoyed your second visit at the Zunfthaus zur Waag again. We are very happy, that we were able to provide you the small venue for your group which fulfilled your expectations. We hope to welcome you soon again and remain with best regards... More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your great review! We are very pleased to hear, that you have enjoyed the visit at our Restaurant. Hope to see you soon agian! Warm regards Sepp & Sandra Wimmer More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are very happy to read, that you have enjoyed your visit at our Restaurant.once again. As you are a repeater, this means a lot to us. All the best and we look forward to welcoming you soon again. Warm regards Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

San Diego, CA
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

Address: Munsterhof 8 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 216 99 66
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
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
Average Prices: USD 33 - 102
Cuisine: Diner

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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 33 - 102
  • 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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