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Grober Ernst

zum Stussihofstatt 16, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
+41 (44) 2512055
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Ranked #438 of 1,320 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: Spanish
Neighborhood: Old Town
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We wanted to have tapas and walked into this restaurant. We were given an English-language menu which had no mention of tapas. I had asked the hostess about tapas and she gave me another menu. My husband has made his mind by then already ( no tapas ). We ordered house wine. The wine was not bad, but it was... More

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Gersau, Switzerland
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110 reviews 110 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a work dinner here a month ago. The menu is ok and the food is passable but I expected more Spanish flavour. I had the paella and it didn't have any rich flavours that I love about this dish. There are many other restaurants that offer better value for money and definitely much more flavour.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We spent the new-year eve dinner in this terrible restaurant. First of all the restaurant atmosphere is quite awkward, it clearly pretend to be a legit and luxurious Spanish restaurant. It is not! The food in the menu has little to do with Spain, the furnitures are tacky and the staff is rude. We had to wait over 40 minutes... More

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Woking, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A truly lovely venue, wonderful atmosphere and delightful yet simple food. The spectacle of the flambe chicken was great, tasted wonderful too !! Give it a try & you won't go far wrong.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Despite the name the menu card is made up of superior Spanish cuisine in a lovely, intimate dining setting. Expect a warm welcome from your hosts. Service is excellent, friendly and informal according to the needs of your party. In 4 visits I've never been disappointed. One of the best in its district. Personal tip: Home made noodles with Drunken... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very cozy and little restaurant located in the heart of Niederdorf in Zurich. If you like good and fresh food, excellent meat and the outstanding Ernesto Noodles (handmade) then I can recommend this place. Very romatic if you go there with your partner for a lovely evening.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

"Grober Ernst" doesn't sound at all like spanish haute cuisine. Grober Ernst doesn't look at all like it when you walk by through the back alley in the old part of the Zurich Niederdorf. But when you leave the Grober Ernst you know it is spanish cuisine at its best. Service is excellent both by the owner who is attentive... More

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Moscow, Russia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012 via mobile

Hidden from the tourist main stream, though very centrally located in the old town of Zurich, the "Grober Ernst" offers an exquisite selection of spanish dishes... Jamon Iberico, and a Vega Sicillia is a decent start ;) Run by the owner! Personal service. Must reserve towards the end of week!

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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

The "Grobe Ernst" has been going strong for many years, not at least thanks to the charismatic owner. Traditional cuisine, focus on meat dishes, pasta with very rich sauces. Make sure you're really hungry as the portions are big! Wine list includes many top picks from Spain, which is not a surprise since the owner is originally from Barcelona. Great... More

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