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Restaurant Sonne

Landsgemeindeplatz 1, Appenzell 9060, Switzerland
+41 71 7871122
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Ranked #9 of 29 restaurants in Appenzell
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English first
Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I stopped there for dinner after visiting the charming but very touristy village of Appenzell. The restaurant is located directly on the main square Landsgemeindeplatz, and has a large, inviting terrace. Unfortunately positive aspects are offset by negative points. On the plus side, the waitress was friendly and smiling during the entire meal. The Cordon Bleu I chose as main... More

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Taipei
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the fourth time for me to eat at Sonne and I always order rosti with cheese and egg. It was really delicious and tasty! The spaetzle served with apple kompot was also great! Highly recommended if you want to try authentic Appenzeller food.

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San Diego, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This welcoming outside restaurant is a great place to have a meal in this cute town. This place is busy and popular, so don't expect alot of service , but they did great for as busy as they were! The menu has great choices, and the prices are reasonable compared to many other places in town. The outdoor garden is... More

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Albany, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

All the previous reviews that mentioned the nice location are correct. You can eat inside or out. I heard from other people that the service was better indoors. I ate indoors because it had just stopped raining and there was no time to clean off the outdoor section when I wanted to eat. The menu features all kinds of locally... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Restaurant Sonne is a nice location for simple local food and a beer in their beer garden. The thick chestnut foliage shields from the glaring sun or light rain - a very pleasant atmosphere. After exploring the city a bit, it offers the best outdoor seating in my opinion. The menu includes local many local dishes. Visiting at lunch, I... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The menu was limited but the meals we chose were very good. The service was good, even though we ate outside. Prices were reasonable as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We had supper here on a busy day sitting outside. Whilst the food was OK, the pace was very rushed and so our experience was mixed. There are better places in town to eat but it is certainly OK.

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Baar, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The restaurant is located in the heart of the city. Pricey and good quality food. It seemed to be a very popular spot for both tourists and locals.

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Bermuda
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We ate lunch at this busy outdoor dining area that is part of Restaurant Sonne. We found the food and service to be average.

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Ottawa, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Sonne beer garden has one of the nicest settings in Appenzell - in amongst the trees in a large patio overlooking the main square. It seemed to be a very popular spot for both tourists and locals. We enjoyed the Appenzeller beer and the simple and relatively inexpensive meals - we had boiled sausage with macaroni and cheese and... More

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