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“Interesting food in a stylish restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zum Grunen Glas

Zum Grunen Glas
Ranked #285 of 1,877 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $54
Cuisines: Swiss, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Old Town
London
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Interesting food in a stylish restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were attracted by the variety on the menu, including some twists on the old staple of steak tartare, even though the restaurant is a short distance away from the main routes through the old town. We were rewarded with generous portions of good and creative food that was full of flavour. Service was unobtrusive and the pace of the meal seemed deliberately leisurely, which suited us perfectly; although we were provided with everything we needed as soon as we asked. The only downside we noticed was that it was hot inside the restaurant, but that seemed to be a theme throughout Switzerland's eating establishments on this visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank WanderingLondon
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English first
Quito, Ecuador
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Slow service in an empty restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very disappointing spaghetti with shrimps and artchokes. The spaghetti stick together. The restaurant was emprty but it took the waiter 25 minutes before he asked us for dessert. We dined inside and cigarettes smoke from the porch was filling the restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ecuatraveller
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Kanton Zürich
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were a large group of about 25 persons and we had lunch in a separate room, which was spacious and friendly. The meals, including the vegetarian dishes, were lovely, tasty and nicely served! Service was very efficient, yet freindly!

Visited March 2013
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Thank WilmaSchweiz
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Been here three times: First, last and never again!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

After having had to wait an hour an a half for the mains! some of our group received meals that had obviously spent considerable time in the warmer. Skin had formed on the veal in the cream and mushroom sauce dish, the supposedly fried potatoes were little cubes from a frozen pack that look anemic and were lukewarm as was the roast duck. The herb-butter had dried onto the top of the steak... need more be said... well yes! Providing the answer "it's disappointing" to the question asked by the waitress "was everything OK?" escalated to having the manageress standing at one end of our table of nine, defending her position to the ones affected that were sitting at the other end by speaking across the group. An apology was only forthcoming when upon exiting I reminded her of the Elton John song "Sorry seems to be the hardest word"! The staffs' behaviour was unprofessional and resulted in the atmosphere becoming tense and unsettling!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SwissKiwiMagic
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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I first visited Grunen Glas with my husband & a group of friends late September of this year. In the middle of Zurich's old town, Niederdorf, the restaurant offers regional & European cuisine. All sixteen of us enjoyed dinner to our great satisfaction. The diversity of dishes we ordered ranged from Beef Tartare to Vegetarian Ravioli and from Lamb with Yoghurt, Curry & Mint to Tiger Prawns in Lemon Grass skewer.The food were served in a very imaginative way. Service was fast and friendly. Perhaps, the absence of language barrier helped. Although, not cheap, we all agreed that everything in the menu is reasonably priced.
The Grunen Glas is colloquially known as a Zunfthaus (guild house) like a few other traditional restaurants around Zurich. It is within walking distance to a few sights like the Grossmunster Church and the Rathaus (City Hall). To me, this restaurant has a combined atmosphere of a modern dining experience and an old town romance.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ladyvee_11
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