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“Do not miss this Swiss gem!”

Hummer & Austernbar Zurich
Ranked #16 of 1,892 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, European, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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“Do not miss this Swiss gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Located in the St. Gotthard hotel, this fine dining gem does not disappoint.
Great ambience, exquisite service, and incredible cuisine make it a must!
We went in just looking to snack and had oysters ( they threw in extra ) , 2 huge servings of foie gras, and an amusé of salmon mousse.
We were too full for dessert but our server brought out delicious complimentary desserts plus
Swiss chocolates to go!

Looking around the room, every dish looked more decadent than the next. We 'll be back !

  • Visited December 2013
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kascioglu, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Grelviss
Thank you very much for your positive feedback concerning our food and service.
We are also very happy to note that you will visit us again.
Looking forward welcoming you back at our Restaurant, we remain,
with best regards.
Ahmet Kascioglu
Deputy General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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502 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
“Good seafood but #1? No!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

I've walked past this restaurant for 7 years and thought it always looked rather naff and thus never wanted to eat there. However my wife loves seafood, especially lobster, so I had to succumb.

So how was it? We had starters of seafood soup with scallop and risotto with white truffle, mains of lobster spaghetti and lobster with champagne butter sauce, and for desert, profiteroles filled with vanilla ice cream, served with chocolate sauce. The spaghetti had a lot of lobster in it and, while all the dishes were good, none were outstanding (which I'd expect from a top ranked restaurant).

The service was very good and attentive without being intrusive. But in terms of food, the lobster spaghetti at Bianchi is, in my opinion, superior (the service isn't however!). So bottom line, would I go back to the Hummer Bar, yes I would. Would I rank it #1? No.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Brian L
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Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear Brian L,

thank you for your sincere comments. We are very proud that our clients qualify us in such a top position on Tripadvisor. Our French Chef, Filipe Alloin and our Maître d'Hôtel, Lutz Ellermann are allways considering our guest comments to better our standards.

We are very glad to know, that we can look forward, to welcome you again in our Oyster- & Lobsterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard in Zürich.

with our best regards and Happy New Year,

Martin Santschi
General Manger
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Cairo, Egypt
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“Excellent meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2013

This restaurant is a Zurich classic.
I have wonderful memories of it as a child and teenager on family visits to Zurich, and during my recent visit to it after many years of absence, I was very happy to realize that it has maintained its excellent standards: delicious food and very good service.

Visited December 2013
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Thank WTravel
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Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review, December 29, 2013
Dear WTravel,

thank you for your great comment on Tripadvisor, we appreciate very much and will forward with pleasure to our staff.

looking forward to welcoming you soon in our Restaurant we remain and with you a Happy New Year 2014.

with our best regards

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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“Zurich's Seafood Capital”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

Agree with all the other very positive TA reviews. Excellent everything and would highly recommend.

To fellow Americans. This is premium priced seafood well prepared and served in the middle of land locked Zurich, Switzerland. For this experience you will be peeling off the benjis.

Best regards to all the staff at this establishment.

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Thank Andyk429
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Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Dear Andyk429,

thank you for your kind comment on Tripadvisor. We are very happy that you liked our food and service and are looking forward to welcoming you again in the legendary Oyster- & Lobsterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard

with our best regards

Martin Santschi
General Manager.
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Zug, Switzerland
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“Old School Well Done”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Food was excellent and indulgent. If you are in the mood for the finest things, you will not leave disappointed. The tasting menu is delicious. It will not wow you with creativity but it will not leave you wishing for more. Our complaint was the wait between the 6 courses we had which was a minimum of 20 minutes. The waiters were professional and very pleasant but seemed extremely stressed due to the volume of tables (there was only 1 head waiter and what seemed like 2 assistant waiters for at least 10 tables. This led to the very slow service.

This is old fashioned, unpretentious, fine dining. We enjoyed it very much just wished that it was not so drawn out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank EUtravelgal
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Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Dear EUtravelgal,

thank you for you kind comment on Tripadvisor, we forward with pleasure to our kitchen and service staff. We have such a big success, specially in December that we consider your comment and will reinforce our service staff with an additional waiter, starting this week.

Looking forward to welcoming you soon, we remain

With our best regards

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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