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“An "Old Faithful" in Zurich”
Review of Kronenhalle

Kronenhalle
Ranked #16 of 1,970 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Kronenhalle probably does not need an introduction. As a native of Zurich but having lived abroad for the last 30 years or so, it is always great to come back to my hometown and see that some things never change. Hulda Zumsteg is still omnipresent (if only on a life-size portrait), the menu is by and large the same and the "Reserve de la Patronne" (the Pinot Noir served in open decanters) still tastes the same (albeit at a higher price). If anybody expects nouvelle cuisine, he is probably in the wrong place. Kronenhalle is more a brasserie where Wienerschnitzel, Bratwurst (and on Wednesdays bollito misto) are at the heart of the menu. The atmosphere has still the old homey touch and one can only hope that Kronenhalle never changes.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Brought friends from London to this restaurant in the heart of the city. The Chagall Room is filled with original art on the walls and you feel transformed back in time with discrete service and beautiful traditional food. I will return with my parents in a couple of weeks' time. Expensive but worth it....

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a wonderful place with great food and lovely surroundings including a really superb art collection.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were looking for a classic Swiss meal featuring the local specialties and Kronenhalle certainly delivered on that. The dining room is very elegant with many original paintings from noteworthy artists (Chagall, Miro, Braque, and Matisse) hanging on the walls. The art work is prominent and makes the experience feel special.

We visited on a Friday evening and had a reservation which was a good call. The restaurant was actually mostly filled with older Swiss men and women who I imagine have been visiting this place for decades. The menu is straight forward continental and features the iconic Zurcher Geschnetzeltes which naturally we ordered.

The Zurcher Geschetzeltes is slices of veal stewed with mushrooms and cream. The veal was very tender and the cream sauce was balanced. It's served with a side of rosti which is a Swiss take on has browns. The dish really came together. They've obviously been making this dish for many years and they've got it down cold. We also ordered a nice veal sausage which was served with perfect caramelized onions and lots of mustard.

All in all the meal was quite expensive for what it was. Certainly you pay an upcharge for the history and reputation. At least the food was quite good and gave us the exemplar rendition of Swiss cuisine we were looking for and we can say we ate in the presence of a Miro. I don't think I'd return, but for a single meal in Zurich, no harm in going for the big name.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

It is a beautiful restaurant and lots of fantastic paintings but I can't say that the food lived up to the prices, it is nothing special and more expensive than a gourmet meal in France, it was so disappointing. Had calf liver for 55CHF - my word and then a water on top of that for 7.

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