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“Great Swiss-Fish-Meat Cuisine”
Review of Schiff

Schiff
Ranked #4 of 22 Restaurants in Pfaeffikon
Cuisines: Swiss, European, Central European
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Zurich, Switzerland
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Swiss-Fish-Meat Cuisine”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I had dinner with my friend there, my 2nd visit. Last time in summer we were sitting in the beautiful patio. This time inside which is nice, too. Service was very good, fast and friendly. We had the "Felchenfilet"-Whitefish with leek sauce and pasta, was very tasty, I only would have tought to get one more piece of fish (got 3 small ones, for the big portion) and lots of pasta, but overall it was very nice. They also have a good menu of venision dishes. I would certainly come back.

  • Visited October 2012
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Idaho, USA
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157 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

This restaurant is right on the lake and has a beautiful patio when the weather is nice. I would recommend the patio. The food was amazing. We asked for english menus and were provided those with no problem. My steak was better than any other I have had. The service was superb! Most meals have a smaller and larger portion available. If you order the larger portion, they serve half to you and somehow keep the 2nd half nicely warm until you are ready for it. Amazing! And it doesn't even taste like it's been sitting.

  • Visited August 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Relaxed sunset dinner at the lake”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

We visited the Schiff on a beautiful Monday evening in July. We had a reservation - which is a must if you want to get a nice table outside on the terrace in summer - and got a table overlooking the lake towards the sunset.
The menu has a good choice of various dishes, but we felt that we must go for the fish! They offer different kinds of freshwater fish (Egli, Felchen & Zander) prepared in various ways (broiled, poached, ...). After being consulted by the very helpful waiter (also taking care of my wife's food intolerances) we have chosen a combination of broiled Egli & Felchen Grandmother's style (poached with a light whitewine sauce with fresh herbs). The two different preparations are served as two courses. In order to address the question "which wine with this kind of food" we talked again to the waiter and he recommended a swiss Pinot Noir from Graubünden. I wound not have dared to pick this kind of wine because I would have been afraid that the fruity notes would dominate the delicate fish flavors. But no worries, it accompanied the fish perfectly! The food was delicious, the broiled Egli maybe a bit on the dry side, but that was more then compensated by the excellent house-made Sauce Tatar and Mayonnaise. The white wine sauce Grandmother's Style was light and very tasty with all the fresh herbs in it. Fresh boiled potatoes were served with both dished. They were just great - which can not be taken for granted in all restaurants.
The sun set during dinner and it was a really beautiful view onto the lake from our table. The location, the friendly and knowledgable staff and the excellent food made this a great experience. They prefer small producers for food and wine which are from the local area - whenever possible.
We'll be back!!

  • Visited July 2012
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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“Interesting experience”
Reviewed April 6, 2012

We ate here several times during our 3 weeks trip and the several times we dined with a German speaking person we were not offered menu's in English. Strange. Food was good. Outdoor seating was great, beautiful location.

Visited September 2011
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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent location combined with excellent food”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

This restaurant is located directly on the lake of Zuerich. In the summer time they offer wonderful outdoor seating. The oudoor atmosphere is particularly nice in the evening, but also at lunch time it is great sitting under the shadow of the lovely sycamore trees.
The kitchen is upscale and the service flawless. Lovers of fish dishes will enjoy a choice of various domestic fish. But they do understand to cater also to meat eaters. Altogether a wonderful place with a high culinary standing.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank renfah
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