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“Exquisite !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hummer & Austernbar Zurich

Hummer & Austernbar Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8023, Switzerland
044 227 76 21
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Ranked #5 of 1,382 Restaurants in Zurich
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Uber 75 Jahre ist es her, dass Ernst Manz im "Zunftsali" des Hotel St. Gotthard die Hummerbar ins Leben gerufen und damit eine perfekte Buhne fur prominente Leute wie Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Arnold Schwarzenegger und Gunther Sachs geschaffen hat. Die Hummer & Austernbar ist eines der fuhrenden Restaurants an der Bahnhofstrasse Zurich und eine sehr bekannte und beliebte Institution in kulinarischen Kreisen. Die Hummerbar wurde 1935 eroffnet und ist sehr traditionell und doch innovativ in der Zubereitung von Hummern, Austern und Meeresfruchten aller Art. Bis heute hat das Gourmet Restaurant in Zurich die Originaldekoration bewahrt. Fotos von beruhmten Filmstars und Politikern, welche bereits Gaste waren, hangen an den Wanden. Die Hummerbar bietet klassische franzosische Gourmet Kuche an, kombiniert mit einem mediterranen Akzent. Sie konnen in einem eleganten Ambiente frische Hummer oder Austern geniessen und werden stets mit abwechslungsreichen und innovativen Gerichten uberrascht.
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“Exquisite !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I nearly had given up on ever being able to find fresh seafood in Zurich (granted, not a seaside location...) until I found this fantastic place. Restaurant has traditional French look, great for romantic dinner. Seafood dishes are excellent and well served (fully prepared so no hassle ripping the lobster apart) and service really friendly and excellent. Prices are a bit steep but would not expect differently in Zurich and quality is really very, very good so was worth the spend.
By the way, restaurant is located inside a hotel so if like us you do not find immediately on the address you need to enter the hotel and they will direct you further !

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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msa821, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Zürichparis,

thank you very much for your excellent comment on tripadvisor. We are very glad that you appreciate our gastronomic efforts. Our fresh fishes, exquisite seafood preparations and nice oysters and lobsters are known for more than 76 years in town.

We hope to welcoming you soon in our Lobster- & Oysterbar and wish you a Happy New Year!

with our best regards.

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 via mobile

Fine dinning and excellent service! Can only recommend!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great meal but expensive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Fairly formal restaurant which is well known for it's fish dishes abut also does a really good steak as well. Lobster veloute is the best in Zurich and not to be missed. Service and food quality is top notch but comes at a price - it's high even by Zurich standards.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great gastronomic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

In Hummer Bar i had the best gastronomic experience of all time.
Great service and great food. The best risotto i ever ate. Absolutelly fantastic. Congratulations to the Chef!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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