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Odeon Cafe & Bar

Old Town
Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
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Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 8:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was in Zurich for 1 night solo and decided to visit the historic Odeon Cafe for a burger. They sat me at the bar and then, after I ordered a drink and a burger, informed me that I would have to move because the bar seat was "reserved" for someone else in 30 minutes. Huh? Who reserves seats at... More 

Thank Kate K
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the usual full day layover from Australia to Europe/Israel I decided to try out Odeons Kafe again Best Wagyu burger and free Züriwasser (leitungs wasser) Great service lots of power points to recharge your dead phone and smoking as usual in Züri The best burger rare upon recommendation from the gemütlich staff Back in Züri next week so Im... More 

Thank Con B
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant offers, amongst others, good burgers. Unfortunately, the meat was burnt and the reaction of the staff was not as expected. The only answer was that I will have to be more accurate when ordering it next time. Burnt till black is not a question of accuracy... It is a pity.

Thank Benjamin2035
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top location, historic Art Deco building, terrace with a perfect view on the many busy chic pedestrians passing by. Have a couple of drinks and try the bagelburgers. Classic place. Highly recommended.

Thank esalagean
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good tartar, better than most of other places in Zurich, it seems they make effort to prepare it fresh instead of just buying "tartar sausage" from butcher as most of the other restaurants here do. Rest of the food is boring, not bad but not really memorable. They also serve some respectable beer brands, not just feldschlossen.

Thank Michael466
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Love this place - beautiful art deco furnishing, and allegedly one of Albert Einstein's favourite spots. Great coffee and bircher, friendly service too!

Thank jac_knight
Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The Odeon Cafe and Bar holds lots of Zurich history, and it's easy to feel it. Albert Einstein did his drinking here! Jung, Lenin, Brando... pretty cool! The place is over 100 years old. If you are down around the Bellevue, have a beer, an expresso or something you like and soak up the feeling. Be sure to take a... More 

Thank Bill S
Mexico City, Mexico
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We were totally ignored in this place. We walked around trying to find a menu we could understand and there was absolutely no one interested in assisting us. So we left and had a delicious brunch in Globus. Too much hype and history in this place being damaged by such awful staff

Thank Ricardo G
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Odeon has a lot of history to the place. It has had some of the most prominent people including Lenin, Freud and Einstein visit the bar to meet or meet and ideate. One can almost feel their aura yet. The coffees and the champagne cocktails are outstanding.

Thank suddu11
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Breakfast with outstanding croissant until late; large Lunchmenu; nice place for afther hours; interesting crowd bevor dinnertime, and fun late night. Food served until after midnight and this is not easy to find in zuerich; for hose who like this old -classic- traditional- Cafes and Bars; this one has over 100 years and is mentioned in many books. Great place... More 

Thank Blacky12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limmatquai 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 41442511650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?