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“A must-go-to restaurant in Zurich!”

Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag
Ranked #20 of 2,026 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $58
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A warm welcome to the Münsterhof (pedestrian zone) - a beautiful historic town square and the jewel of the Zurich city center. One great place to wine and dine and celebrate in the stylish atmosphere of the old city is the Zunfthaus zur Waag, directly facing the Fraumünster church with its famous Chagall windows. Discover an authentic piece of Zurich's history for yourself and take delight in our hospitality given to you in a house dating from 1315 and steeped in history.
Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Zunfthaus-zur-Waag is one of my favorite restaurants in Zurich, I always try to find time to eat dinner there when I visit Zurich. It is situated on the Munsterhof, just off the Bahnhofstrasse, on the second floor of an old pastel-blue guild building. In the wintertime, it is warm and cozy, as the dining room is not large. It has a quiet, intimate atmosphere.
The food is traditional Swiss cuisine, with an upscale flair. For a starter I recommend the Gegrillte Bärenkrebse mit weissem Donau Spargel und Passionsfrucht-Vinaigrette (grilled slipper lobster with white asparagus and passion fruit vinaigrette), a delicious but light appetizer. The Spargelcrèmesuppe mit frittierten Ingwerstäbchen und grillierter Jakobsmuschel (asparagus soup with deep-fried ginger sticks and grilled scallop) is also fantastic.
For the main course, I highly recommend the Kalbs-Cordonbleu gefüllt mit Zürcher Landrauchschinken und „Henggartner Wybergmutschli“ Kartoffelespuma und Frühlingsgemüse
(veal Cordon-bleu, filled with local smoked ham, vineyard cheese, Potato espuma and
vegetables. It is one of their signature dishes and not to be missed. A pairing with the Pommard 1er Cru Les Jarollières, La Pousse d’Or 2004 (a very lovely Côte-de-Nuits) perfectly complements the veal Cordon-bleu, and is a bargain at CHF 85 per bottle.
For the dessert, go with the Crème brulée hit Schokoladensorbet (crème brulée with chocolate sorbet) which is a wonderful pairing of flavors and uniquely done.
I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. To me it represents the essence of Zurich.

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Reviewed April 27, 2012

Very good local food, great wine selection, wonderful service, all pale in comparison to the ambiance. We had a large group and had a private room overlooking the street below at night.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

we had a good lunch with swiss cuisine in a nice old place; the service was good and the price was high

all in all, a good option, but nothing from another planet

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

A lunch or dinner at the Zunfthaus zur Waag has become part of our family tradition. We've never been diappointed so far! The host is extremely hospitable and takes care of his guests! Food is delicous and service exquisite!

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Reviewed November 8, 2011

Maybe we are just jaded, but this is a delightful, cozy restaurant with good food, but we felt a bit "had" as the maitre de was quick to pour somewhat expensive wines, and then when we ordered our 3rd bottle he switched to a different one without telling us. He apologized, but kind of inexcusable for a good restaurant to have to do that. so the final tab was around $700 for 6 people. Come on. But we had fun!

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