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“a pleasant surprise in the heart of Zurich”
Review of Bu's

Bu's
Ranked #47 of 1,956 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $95
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“a pleasant surprise in the heart of Zurich”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Too often the Swiss restaurant goer is disappointed by bland food, unfriendly service staff and high prices and might as well save gastronomic outings to friendlier and lesse expensive places. However there are exceptions and Bü's is definitely one.

Very friendly service staff, including the boss himself, greeting the customer and listening to the customer. A superb selection of wines with recommendation from a genuine wine lover and conoisseur. The menu too is worthwhile noticing. There are the classics which are however augmented with dishes of mediteranean gusto. So there is a pleasant variety of choices.

The food matches the rest. nicely prepared, not overly pretentious and well tasting. The tartar was splendid, the season salad may be a tad bit bland.

Prices are within reason for downtown Zurich.

Overall a pleasant surprise in an often disappointing saturated Zurich gastro scene.

  • Visited September 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good meal, cosy place, neat terrasse”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

The meals are excellent. There is a tiny green terrasse in the back yard. Good wines. The location is ideal. They should pay attention to the welcoming of the client, the customer does not feel warmly enough welcomed. The young blond lady is very nice, the man, propable owner, should make an effort.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Go for the wine, not the food”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Went to Bu's after a meeting with business contacts last week.
The selection is extremely limited and of little variety. They do also have a set menu, but this doesn't really make the trick. The restaurant is very nice, and its actually a pitty it's so average on food.
This is partially made up for by their wine selection. If you leave the selection of the wine to the owner, you will definitely not be disappointed and most likely get a wine you've never had before. However, I'm not sure what the outcome would be when asking any other staff member.
On the price I can't comment as I didn't have to take up the bill, but from what I've seen it's looked reasonable for Zurich city center.

Visited August 2012
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Zurich
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Food, Ambient and Friends”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

Quite amazed with the food here, had the Cordon Bleu and it was really tasty. We didn't plan a big dinner but then after 3 courses, we topped our evening with some friends joining, moved to the bar and the guy there was more than happy pouring us some of his great wine. Even brought one bottle of their house Olive Oil (bought of course), which i think is fantastic for apero, not for cooking though...

Been there twise, and wanted to go there again last week (Mo or Tue) and it was closed without any notices, too bad as the opening hours in their website showed open. Well.. maybe summer break?
But, will surely come back

  • Visited May 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent food and outstanding wine selection”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

The best beef tartare in town, amazing wine list, relaxed ambience. Unfortunately not open evenings at weekends, although recently they have started to open at lunch on Saturdays.

  • Visited December 2011
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