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Rheinfelder-Bierhaus <Bluetige Duume>

Marktgasse 19, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 251 29 91
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Ranked #956 of 1,404 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Swiss
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Fribourg, Switzerland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A small bustling restaurant - expect to share tables - serving up good portions of decent Swiss-German rosti, spatzle, sausages, veal in mushroom sauce, steak and other standard favourites. Better salads than desserts. Bread was stale. A welcoming waitress provided sound advice on the blackboard specials. Strictly functional decor and furnishings. Good value overall for the food.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you are looking for a traditional Swiss Bierhaus but find most of restaurants in Zurich too expensive then De bluetig Duume is a good alternative. Comparing to other similar restaurants, for example the famous Zeughaus Keller on Bahnhofstrasse, De bluetig Duume lacks ambience - the lighting is terrible, decoration is dated and the whole concept of authentic Swiss chuchi... More 

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Buchs Aargau, Switzerland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I must say the food in this restaurant was OK, though we couldn't enjoy it due to the rude waiter and service we had from the very beginning. Our first sin was to wait for our friends arrival (around 20 minutes). The waiter asked unpolitely where they were. He was always rude, unpolite and nasty to us... Maybe because we... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Being a beerhouse, you'd think they'll be happy to serve you just drink. In fact we asked for 3 beers and some frittes. Turns out we had to order food and since this is not what we wanted the guy basically stood there saying he can't help us. Completely unapologetic, like we had no idea what we were doing. One... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm from the UK visiting Zurich on business. Just strolling around the city looking for "authentic" Swiss food. We passed plenty of Italian, French etc so decided to eat here after peering through the window. 3 of us were seated on the same table as 2 other diners which was no problem - the place is pretty small. The service... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We looked for a typical place and we though we got it, seeing the beautiful furnitures of wood. The owner was unable to smile and not French speaking; he gave us an half liter bottle of Fleury instead of the quarter we asked. OK, it may happens. But the quality of wine was really under the medium, while the price... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The term beer house implied a rollicking group of folks drinking and singing...this is more of a café that serves beer. It was listed in the Zurich tourist brochure as one of the 2 great beer halls in town -- oh well. However, I am now a rosti fan, but I thought the tomato/onion sauce took away from the sausage.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I visited again together with my daughter, and we are satisfied that the quality of the traditional Swiss dishes has remained the same if not a tad improved, what definitely has changed with Beffa Gastro - the new owners - is service quality, their waitresses and waiters now manage to bid guests welcome and are rather swift in order taking... More 

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Very run down place, definitely not "shabby chic", as it is just worn, obviously lacking funds to refurbish. While pulling the Swiss traditional card for dishes, quality is inferior, most food probably comes straight out of the bag/box of a convenience supplier (how otherwise could an order-to-serve time of less than 10 minutes be explained?) and taste is non-existent. Just... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This place is just so nice, and typical Zurich, it is called by everyone the Bloody Thumb rather than the Rheinfelder-Bierhus and it such a local place and famous for their liver and it was the best I have had in years, Delicious, and decently priced if you can say that in Zurich.

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Address: Marktgasse 19, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Phone Number: 044 251 29 91
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Swiss

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