We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alten Loewen

Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 43 343 11 69
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #48 of 1,318 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $63
Cuisines: Swiss
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nice familiar restaurant with creative kitchen. The owner is working in kitchen and the owners wife guides the service staff. Tavolata is the speciality of the house.
Write a Review

60 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    16
    8
    0
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We loved the food at Löwen (although its quite pricy) - the other day my two friends shared a tavolata, and in addition to my soup i picked a few items to try from their plate: at the end, the waiter charged us 20.- extra to the bill because i had some food of my friends tavolata (to be clear:... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Located in a nice residential area Close to the University this old local Restaurant is a wonderful positive experience.At lunch you get a wonderful set menu which changes daily but book in advance as the place is always full .The big surprise is in the evening when you can enjoy a tavolata with friends the bring nearly every dish plus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Romania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had a dinner in our first evening in Zurich, made the reservation based on Tripadvisor reviews and considering it was not so far from our hotel and seemed relatively OK as for prices. It is a little bit out of the Old City, we took a tram from Central (big tram station close to Hauptbahnhof, on the other bank... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

From the outside it looks like a typical tavern serving typical swiss food. But inside you will be pleasantly surprised by the deco, atmosphere and menu. We had the tavolata menu that is made of a selection of starters and two mains. Chose the wine by the glass and when you get the bill, you'll be pleasantly surprised that you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Atmosphere in this restaurant was nice. Their antipasto selection was broad and tasty. My friend ordered artichok pasta, grilled chicken, which both are nice. I ordered Waguy beef medium rare recommended by the waiter, which turned out very chewy so I have to return it. then I changed to fish, which was cooked perfectly, although the side dish was not.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I've been here only once some time ago but I definitely would love to return. Nice ambiance, friendly service and good food (appetizer, main course and dessert!)!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

For around 55 Swiss Francs you get a very good and rich menu. Usually i cannot eat it all :-) Its very fine and the chef of cuisine Roebi is very good cook and friend. Together with his wife Maria, they have created a very good and unique offer in Zurich. Reserve your table early! The restaurant is always fully... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We at last night per recommendation and out completely exceeded our expectations. We ordered the tavolata which is the specialty of the house were you get a number of different special dishes to share that all of them were cooked to perfection. It kept the dining experience fun and not the standard meat, vegetable and starch at many restaurants which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Altenloewen, Inhaber at Alten Loewen, responded to this review
Google Translation

Vielen herzlichen Dank für das liebe Feedback. Es ist uns immer ein grosser Ansporn, für unsere Gäste da zu sein.... More

Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant is famous for the Tavolata. You get a bunch of antipasti around 6 plates with diffrent dishes, like egg plant involtini with mozzarella and tomato, mushrooms, ravioli, steak, and a couple of diffrent things. You can choose to know it in advance or let to surprise you. If you don't eat like fish you can tell them in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Globe, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Such a charming and homey place with incredible excellent food! Today there were 5 menus and I choose the fish. It was awesome delicious! The stuff was so nice and friendly and happily agreed to provide me with more vegetables instead of mashed potatoes. To my surprise, they provided a vegetable variety! I'm happy that I have found a treasure... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Alten Loewen also viewed

Zurich, Canton of Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 
Zurich, Canton of Zurich
 

Been to Alten Loewen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Alten Loewen, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing