You should not dine in this restaurant if you look for a modern setting. It probably was at one point quite fine (together with the French Restaurant 1985 which is under the same roof by the same owner) but everything is dated now. We had dinner here on New Year's Eve and chose the $125 per person menu that also included two glasses of champagne. Together with a $99 wine, some taxes and a mysterious tip (propina) in excess of $35 we wound up paying just about $400 for the dinner. Was it worthwhile? Not really, service was slow, the squid was ways too salty and certainly did not deserve to be covered with Swiss gruyere cheese, the lobster bisque had a crust on top that testified to its preparation a few hours earlier, and the "champagne" glasses were filled in the kitchen so that we could not see if it was really champagne or a much cheaper cremant or even cava. All things that should not happen in a good restaurant. The owner, Mr. Diggelmann, was sitting with two ladies during most of the evening and could not care less about his customers. Where has he left his Swiss upbringings? The one outstanding feature of this place however is its wine cellar, an absolute must to visit although ordinary mortals will not be able to afford most of the wines there (ranging into the higher five-figure prices). A place that has seen its heydays and my recommendation to the owner is to bring some new energetic blood in to spruce everything up to match it with the level of prices.
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