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“Great little Stube, top food, a bit on the expensive side”
Review of Wystube Isebahnli

Wystube Isebahnli
Ranked #216 of 1,915 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $66
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar, European, Delicatessen, Contemporary, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Wystube Isebähnli is located on the premises of a more than 200-year-old wine tavern in Zurich's Old Town. In 2008, it was acquired by Yücel Ersan and transformed into a high-quality restaurant of the same name. Everything in the restaurant is shaped by its past. Today, artists, intellectuals, politicians and businesspeople make up an eclectic clientele that adds to the establishment's unique, international and stimulating yet pleasantly cosy atmosphere.
Geneva, Switzerland
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507 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Great little Stube, top food, a bit on the expensive side”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I've been three times to this Stube, and always had an excellent dinner with very good wines. Yesterday, I got some Foie Gras and then Venison, with a good Amarone wine (but not as good as some I've previously got in this Stube). Great food, excellent service. Really a great restaurant! The only issue is the price! CHF 380 for two (50% food and 50% wine), with only first and main course (no desert) and a 1 1/2 bottle of wine. I'll return there soon though...

  • Visited October 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 513 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Town”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The wine selection is amazing, the size of the restaurant also. I did count 5 tables. The kitchen is really small. The food is outstanding. And the Service is very special. As much as I understood the owner is from Turkey. Ans they are doing a great job. The athmosphery is really special and I feel very home there. I know the restaurant now since 3 years and the quality didn't loose at all. I can highly recommend the place.

  • Visited September 2013
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3 Thank sammarste
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Zurich, Switzerland
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great experience in the old town!”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

Went here for new year celebration and the food was amazingly prepared and so refreshing that i nearly forgot it was winter time.only thing is that the seat is a bit hard to sit..

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Jessie G
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Zurich
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cozy atmosphere and super Food”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Already a few times I was at the Isebähnli in the Niederdorf of Zurich and can only recommend this small Restaurant. The owners are always present and welcoming their guests with a big smile. Due to the size of the restaurant your must make a reservation a few days before going there else you can try but chances are small to get a table. Food is very good and seasonal. I never choosed the wine myself and always got a perfect choice.
This restaurant is nothing for people who do not like to be sitting close to others. You are sitting on benches and if you think it's to hard, ASK for a pillow.
In Summer you Even can ist outside on the Road (only a few tables) but it's not the Same as sitting inside.
All in all I can Fells recommend this restaurant

Visited June 2013
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Thank Claude B
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india
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“UNFORGETTABLE”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Isebahnli is one of these restaurants that will remain in your mind for ever. Tiny but charming ambiance enhancing the amount of time you decide to spend enjoying an exquisite meal based on fresh ingredients cooked in front of customer. Fantastic meats and delicious Spanish wines
Big things come in small packages.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank formigueta
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