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Rennweg 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #78 of 1,393 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

they call it fine dining but it is not up to par compared to what i am used to. perhaps they should avoid calling it a fine dining experience. the prices are indeed in what you would call fine dining range but that's about all. I was a bit disappointed in the menu. I had the foie gras and the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our international association celebrated Chrismas in style at the Widder hotel this year. We were over 100 participants. The venue was elegant, the service very attentive and the menu was both original and festive. The food and wine were true to tradition: definitely lived up to the promise...

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very good quality ingredients. Excellent preparation and original meals. A pleasant experience, good ambiance but quite pricey. Large wine list.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The very chic and posh Widder bar is famous in the city and has one of the best whisky selection in Zurich. The service is perfect and the drinks word famous.

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Tervuren, Belgium
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Enjoyed a great after dinner drink in the jazz bar and was impressed with the 2000+ bottles of various alcoholic beverages and the Whiskey selection! The staff was wonderful. Great ambiance.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On a recent trip to Zurich a friend recommended this out of the way Restaurant located above the Widder bar. So nice to eat in a Restaurant where the Food is not only interesting but of the highest Quality. Clearly top Quality ingredients cooked with care. Service was friendly if somewhat by the numbers and the room is quaint old... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The fish sashimi with eggplant caviar was a great start followed by grilled fish with noodels. Each plate a varaiety of selected ingredients well combined and prepared with a fine sense of taste. The best was the host Th. Schärer- a very elegant man with great class and a huge knowledge of the wines and the combination with the right... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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142 reviews 142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The setting is elegance, menu is European cuisine with good wine selection. Service is attentive and functional. 2-course dinner and shared dessert with a glass of average wine was CHF135. Breads are freshly baked and crispy, but not outstanding. Presentation of dishes were traditional and conservative, meat and sauce taste ordinary and lacked aroma. Perhaps it needs modernisation and creativity... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Widder used to be a spectacular restaurant in Zurich, but our visit yesterday was very disappointing. I must say the restaurant no longer justifies the expense, despite the very nice car service. I had reserved a table by phone and asked for a non-smoking area. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were offered a table outside, which was fine,... More 

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well, the quality of the food, the selection in the vine card and the great location will really deserve 5 stars. The only reason why I gave "only" 4 is because of the (even for Zurich) high prices. But .... if you have a special occasion and want to have a excellent food with a also excellent vine (BTW vines... More 

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Additional Information about Widder

Address: Rennweg 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 044-224-2526
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 am

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