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Brasserie Lipp

Uraniastr. 9, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #129 of 1,319 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $52
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: With its aura of La Belle Epoque, the Lipp is a cult site for French brasserie style cuisine. You can find it in the heart of Zurich. The restaurant can accommodate 200 people indoors and 40 people outdoors. Here diners can sample fresh cuisine and enjoy the Parisian ambiance. The standard menu offers a large selection of French dishes such as oven-roasted lamb steak with porto jus, tagliatelle and ratatouille. You can also order the dishes as takeaways – including the opened and ice-cooled oysters. French culture resonates on the wine list too. The Panorama Bar adjoining the restaurant is a particular highlight. Overlooking the rooftops of the city, it is the perfect place to come for lunch, an aperitif or a glass of wine from anywhere in the world.
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Sydney, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was a "find". Wonderful food - mussels and scallops to die for. The drink service was excellent, but we had to wait a long time for the main course, and when it finally came, my husband was given a totally different dish - veal with risotto instead of Coquilles St Jacques with risotto".

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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch at the Brasserie Lipp in the midst of a shopping marathon in Zürich. Eating french classics like Oysters, Moules and Foie Gras the food was good and tasty. What I like about the Lipp is the frenchness, from the menu to the interior, the table setting and even the slightly grumpy waiters. The deserts are a welcome... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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137 reviews 137 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There is a special seasonal summer combo with 10 small dishes for nibbling with breads at CHF 99. As the portion is huge, it is good enough for 3 persons. It comes with cocktail of chilled vegetable juice, melon and ham, tomato slide with mozzarella cheese, salmon tartare, cocktail shrimp with avocado paste, olives and grilled vegetables, satay with red... More

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College Station, Texas
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125 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

There is one thing Brasserie Lipp got right: Unfriendly French service. Otherwise, while the dishes seemed well conceived, the execution was simple. Take, for example, the salmon tartare I had: Under-seasoned and sporting a 2 inch salmon bone. While this emphasizes that the fish was as fresh as one can get in Zurich, it also shows massive sloppiness in the... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Lipp is a lovely French style restaurant with both atmosphere and a nice menue. Service minded staff. Not too pricy. Quick service and a professional waiter. Food quality is above, but not the real gourmet. Here you pay for the location, atmosphere and of course nice food. Will most likely be back next time in Zurich.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good food and attentive service--what you would hope for in a brasserie. Very good avocado with baby shrimp.

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Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at Brasserie Lipp, responded to this review

Dear jdhopki, Thank you very much for leaving this nice comment. I hope to welcoming you soon back. À bientôt More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had dinner there during our last stay in Zurich The food was great, maybe the service was a bit slow, but when the food was ready we did not mind the waiting. We spend some time at the roof top in Jules verne panoramic bar quite a nice view to the city

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Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at Brasserie Lipp, responded to this review

Dear TracyMurr, Many thanks for taking the time and leaving us message. We are looking forward to your next visit. À bientôt, More

Hilversum, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We spent one night in Zürich and at random had dinner at Brasserie Lipp since it was close to our hotel. It was a disappointing meal. Not everything on the menu was available and the dessert, a mille feuille, was at least one day old. The waitress was friendly but especially the wine orders were served very slowly. Last but... More

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Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at Brasserie Lipp, responded to this review

Dear Vrijbuiters, Thank you very much for leaving a note. I appreciate that you took the time to write a comment about The Brasserie Lipp. As I can see we were not up to your level. I was surprised to read that the Mille Feuilles was one day old. We produce daily fresh pastry in-house and any day old items... More

Mississauga, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My husband and I happened on Brasserie Lipp in Zurich while wandering the city. We both had steak and frites but it was really, really good. The presentation was first rate. they brought each of us small burners to the table and placed each meal on it to keep warm. You then serve yourself. The steak was very tender and... More

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Windisch, Aargau, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Went to Brasserie Lipp for lunch. It wasn't too busy, about 1/3 or less of the tables were taken. Still, our waiter was slow to notice our needs and proceeded to eventually dissapear altogether! At the end we were trying to flag down another waiter which was hard in itself (apparently all waiters kept their eyes on their "area" only).... More

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Andreas F, Geschäftsführer at Brasserie Lipp, responded to this review

Dear jmfjohn, thank you very much for taking the time letting us know about your experience at The Brasserie Lipp. I am really sorry that the Service was not up to your expectation. Nevertheless, I am bit surprised about the comment of the overpriced Food. You quoted the most expensive items of our menu. We have soups and fish/seafood dishes... More

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