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Alten Loewen

Universitatstrasse 111, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
+41 43 343 11 69
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Ranked #30 of 1,301 restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $65
Cuisines: Swiss
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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.
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Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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Zurich, Switzerland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 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!)!

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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

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Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Globe, Arizona
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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

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

A group of fourteen of us were well looked after for the whole evening. The food was consistently of a good to excellent quality. And the servers were very competent and efficient, filling our wine glasses if we needed topping up. The only niggle was a rather dire Creme Catalan which hadn't set properly, but other than this I think... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The restaurant offers excellent food with some local specialties. If the weather allows, they open their garden which has a "Biergarten" atmosphere. The staff is young, fast and friendly. This restaurant is one of our favourite places and we have never been disappointed.

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