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Rheinfelder-Bierhaus <Bluetige Duume>

Marktgasse 19, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 251 29 91
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Ranked #708 of 1,375 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Swiss
Neighborhood: Old Town
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
111 helpful votes 111 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 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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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Considering how expensive Zurich is, this is one of the rare places you can find good Swiss food at a comparatively more reasonable price (around Fr 20 plus for a main). The place is small and cosy and there is an English menu. We ordered veal in mushroom cream sauce with rosti and pork cordon bleu with pasta. I prefer... More 

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Kingston, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived Zurich late in the evening after 3 days of intensive hiking in the Jungfrau region. Even though we were both tired and hungry, we still wanted to find a restaurant where we would enjoy. It's was Friday night, everywhere was reasonably full but this place was packed both indoor and outdoor tables, with some people still waiting. An... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Most reasonably priced food we could find in Zurich, with the most reasonable authenticity (29 CHF for a continental breakfast at my hotel? No thank you!) The waitresses are extremely nice and efficient (despite being quite busy as well). As many recommend here, the Cordon bleu is exceptional and will fill you up (has the highest fullness/money spent ratio) -... More 

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Having flown a red-eye from the US, having been awake for over 24 hours and having had nothing but airplane food for 18 hours, we wandered through the Altstadt in the late morning waiting until 11:00 when the restaurants would open. We had this place confused with the nearby Rheinfelder Bierhalle, so we stopped in, tired and hungry. We were... More 

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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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