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“Need minor improvements”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Tank - Grill und Bar - CLOSED

Restaurant Tank - Grill und Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Old Town
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Need minor improvements”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Positive:
- good food quality
- well served
- fair price/quality ratio for a lunch menu

Negative:
- bread serving ridiculously poorly adequate
- service needs training

Improvements:
- When food includes an unknown starter service should announce what the starter is. Don't just dump the plate in front of the customer.

- Adapt bread size to bread basket or bread basket to bread size. Placing 4 tiny slices in a huge basket looks cheap!

- Service should concentrate on one table at the time. Ex: I was served with a soup, at the exact same time when I was asking what the soup was the waitress answered a question from the table behind and I never got mine. This is unprofessional!

Not a bad place at all but minor improvements could make major differences!

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Thank alacko
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Zürich
Level Contributor
58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Chicken Peri Peri”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

We went for diner to the Tank Restaurant and ordered some food from the mediocer menu. The waiter was barely friendly and ordering took some time. The restaurant has a very nice selection of beer, bit the wine card is quiet short and not very fancy.
We had the Burger (medium feedback), the veal paiilard (good), the vegetarian dish (ok) and the peri peri chicken (a terrible dish). If you really want to try the place be sure to ask for a table in the rear seating as in the front the entrance is and sometimes live music is being played there.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
Thank Andre K
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Good basic grilled meat but it ain't fancy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is the place to go to get a steak prepared well with a beer or a good glass of wine. This place is basic and almost all of the locals WANT to sit outside. The service is within the Swiss standard, but slow if you are looking for US standards. The draw is the food which is of high quality and plentiful. This is a great place to go with friends and have a good time.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank AmeriSwiss
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Do not go here, staff are not interested in your custom”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We booked , turned up and were told there were only 2 staff so we had to sit outside or not at all. They were not prepared to go up and down the stairs. We had a baby in our party and it was too cold to sit outside. We left , they lost our business and we would not recommend them.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Johnnyswis
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Big rip off, very stingy attitude and bad service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

I booked 3 tables for my birthday party at the TANK restaurant (Niederdorfstrasse branch). Three of us decided to order the "Grillery Platter" which is actually a combination of meat with some french fries and a bit of vegetables. This costs 44 CHF each...so I was expecting to get something quite big for this price.

We received a ridiculous dish with maybe 6 ribs, 6 chicken wings and a small steak cut in three small pieces. The vegetables were hidden below the meat, so maybe we had one big spoon of vegetables each only. They first served us only one small plate of french fries, we asked why the two others were not served and she brought us one more later. But still we didn't get one plate of french fries each! Ah and about the sauces...three different tastes with maybe the equivalent of one tea spoon of sauce in each sauce bowl...we had to ask again for some more and she filled again with the same amount...come on, was it just a degustation of sauces ??

I was...WTH ? I ate 2 ribs, 2 chicken wings and a bit of steak (the size of 1.5 chicken nugget if you want to picture it). Just got two tiny plates of french fries...any other restaurant I go, they would always come back and ask if we need more fries!

I never got that much ripped off in Zürich to be honest, I went out the restaurant with an almost empty stomach. Other friends ordered the hamburger, which was definitely bigger than the Grillery Platter and for a normal price.

If you want to eat some similar stuff, you'd better go to Hooters, you won't be disappointed there, we usually always go there but wanted to change for once. Was definitely the first and last time in Tank.

I don't want to throw my money in some stingy dudes' pockets..

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank lumpy1092
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