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Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Fabrikstrasse 12, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 431 11 66
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

The restaurant is very nice on the insides and in a very traditional style with lots of wood. The service is extremely polite, helpful and fast. The food is also traditional and very good. The menu at lunch is limited but has some of everything (veggie, meat and fish). A place to go when in Zürich.

Thank Sponi
Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Why you should go there: - If you want to experience real & delicious traditional Swiss food (their products are from Switzerland only) - Enjoy & indulge yourself in the cozy Swiss & candle light atmosphere in this cute little restaurant and its lovely staff hidden away from the main attraction areas In short: Alpenrose is a little gem yet... More 

Thank Elle K
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113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Charming little restaurant from Kreis 4, specialized in Local & Graubünden & Ticino food & wines. If the staff was as friendly as the food is tasty it would be one of my favorite in the city. Book in advance. Recommended

1 Thank esalagean
Zurich, Switzerland
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152 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

I have been to Alpenrose a number of times. Charming interior, wonderful simple food with the best ingredients from local providers. The service is attentive but not the fastest which is ok, you don't want to be rushed in this temple of slow food. The only shame is that it is always hard to get a table spontaneously.

1 Thank Frank S
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

A nice place, relatively hidden (well by the exterior look it may look a bit odd), but inside it's very cosy, in an old style. Service is pretty good (albeit a bit slow at times), and the food is just excellent. It's essentially swiss food, with a relatively small menu. All dishes in the menu sound (and are) delicious and... More 

1 Thank Pascal J
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

The food is based on Swiss products with a touch of international flavors. Very original interior that leaves you with a feeling you are back in time somewhere in the 50's. Service is friendly but leaving the guests when they enter for quite some time without anyone taking care is very strange but typical there. You cannot pay with VISA.... More 

1 Thank NewPlacesLover
New York
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107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were a small party of business colleagues with one not so proficient German speaker. We called ahead. We arrived first. This allowed the staff to work with us as this is a very popular small restaurant. There were only two make servers working but they did an excellent job. The menu is prepared daily and is based on seasonal... More 

2 Thank Rosslyn H
London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

The interior is charming. The menu is very original and leaves you looking at it a long time because there are only a few dishes you do not want to try. Service friendly, but not the fastet. Food great. Not cheap, but nearly nothing in Zurich is. Fun texts on the walls. One of them: Hüpftanz verboten ! (skipping dances... More 

1 Thank Dewijdewereld
San Salvador, El Salvador
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a charming restaurant, serving fresh and quinessential Swiss food. The service was excellent, and our server's recomendations were all spot-on.

2 Thank NatSlat
Vancouver, Washington
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2015

The best we have visited in five countries in Europe, this hole-in-the-wall, which virtually no tourists know about, is firm about reservations (because they must turn people away constantly). Call ahead or you'll need to find somewhere else. It's the locals who eat there, at least until you read this review. We had veal and more, and everything was heart-stoppingly... More 

3 Thank StevePacificNW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fabrikstrasse 12, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Gewerbeschule
  • Neighborhood: Gewerbeschule
  • Phone Number: +41 44 431 11 66

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