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Restaurant Volkshaus

Stauffacherstrasse 60, Zurich 8004, Switzerland (Langstrasse)
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Ranked #460 of 1,301 restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $20 - $59
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Langstrasse
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85 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
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English first
Gersau, Switzerland
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We went to Volkshaus Restaurant last night prior to our show at Volkshaus. I sat down at the bar and ordered a water. The waiter started pouring the water into a glass with lemon (I despite lemon) and I asked him to stop immediately but he continued, The manager told him to give me a new bottle, but he ignored... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A very nice restaurant with all kind of quality food. I can recommend it also for vegetarians. The service is excellent. There is enough space around the table and one can talk in a low voice. Very private atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I dined here while visiting a friend in Zurich. I was very impressed with the professional old school style service in a very chic 1920's ambience. There is wall carpeting and the exposed ceiling pipes are lined with soft neon lights. As expected in Switzerland, the tables are impeccably set. They have a small menu but all of the ingredients... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I went with some friends for New Year's Eve. The bar area is quite beautiful. There is an enormous crystal chandelier and very high ceilings giving it a 20's feel. The waitstaff is very attentive but not particularly friendly. Great food with organic local ingredients, it is well prepared and presented. All of us were very happy with our starters,... More

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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280 reviews 280 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stopped by this place last evening for a drink before going to Ah Hua for dinner. They have a couple of tables outside for smokers whereas inside is bigger than expected with lots of tables and free standing space, quite old and traditional with high ceilings and lots of wood panneling. We did not eat, we just had a... More

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Meilen, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Recommended by a colleague, my partner and I visited the Restaurant Volkshaus for an after work dinner. Service was excellent, menu choice good and very interesting. I had risotto with fontina and goat(!) liver and my partner had chicken with rosti and rhubarb, followed by two excellent deserts. Accompanied by a surprisingly good Swiss Pinot Noir. The surroundings a re... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Went there on the evening. Heard a lot about this place. Indeed the style and decoration were nice. The bar seems to be crowded on Thursday evening with a large choice of drinks I would go back to try the bar. I really not recommand the restaurant. Service was perfect, wine was good as well, but not the food. The... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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244 reviews 244 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I actually wasn't too impressed at first, as I had only seen the back side of the restaurant from the outside. However, as we walked around the building to find the proper entrance, I noticed TONS of guys dressed in white eating dinner, smoking outside, etc. What was this? Some kind of special club? Did a ship just land in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Duck liver terrine was mostly cubed pork fat. Bread was stale and inedible. Salad was OK. Partner had cheese omelette which was the saddest thing ever. Barely enough for a child and with a limp parsley leaf as garnish. Oddly it came with a cube of butter yet little cheese. I was amazed the waitor had the nerve to serve... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Great food with organic local ingredients. Cozy decoration with a combination of old interior items and industrial style. The waitstaff is very attentive, but not always very friendly.

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