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Rheinfelder-Bierhaus <Bluetige Duume>

Marktgasse 19, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
044 251 29 91
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Ranked #673 of 1,306 Restaurants in Zurich
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
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46 reviews from our community

56% Recommend
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English first
Santa Rosa, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
104 helpful votes 104 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Found this little local pub & was very happy with the experience! Food is okay but the portions are HUGE - so if your hungry go for the cordon blue - which must be what 90% of the kitchen makes! This is a cute genuine local spot, crowded at times but total fun. They also offered fish & chips -... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

PRO'S: - central location, right in the middle of Zürich's Old Town - excellent food - BIG meal portions and also delicious - SMALL prices - has swiss specialties - prompt service - cozy looking interior CON's: - none!!

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