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Archive for the ‘DINING’ Category


Volkshaus

Volkshaus (Rebgasse 12-14, 4058 Basel) – this place is a combination of a restaurant, a beer garden, a bar, and an events venue. With upscale touches, this restaurant serves various Swiss dishes with French and Germanic influences, such as Wienerschnitzel breaded in almonds with cucumber salad; whole sole with nutty butter, leaf spinach and rice; […]

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Tao’s

Tao’s (Augustinergasse 3, Zürich) – located in the city’s financial district, this restaurant offers fusion Euro-Asian dishes. The black tiger shrimp, Thai Curry Soup, Black Cod, Crispy Duck Salad, and Sashimi are among the favored items here. There’s also a romantic garden for outdoor dining, and a smoker’s lounge for cigar lovers.

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Rico’s

Rico’s (Seestrasse 160, Küsnacht, Zürich) – despite this restaurant’s Latin sounding name, it actually serves French cuisine, and is housed in a one-time art gallery within the trendy Zürich suburb of Küsnacht. Two recommended dishes there are ‘Lasagnette with Langoustines and Lemon’, and ‘Fillet of beef with shallot confit and black truffle”. During the Summer, […]

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Restaurant Sein

Restaurant Sein (Schützengasse 5, Zürich) – this one-time rustic inn, in existence for over 100 years, was renovated in 2011 and currently boasts a Michelin star. The short menu ranges from perfectly grilled scallops with orange taglierini and red mustard salad to marinated tuna with fresh green pepper, braised veal cheeks with a coffee jus […]

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Miracle

Miracle (Fröhlichstrasse 37, Zürich) – this restaurant is ideal for those in the mood for Italian food. The pizzas are very good here (the one place that serves pizza with Norwegian salmon), along with risotto and green asparagus, rabbit loin in parma ham and sage mixed vegetables, minestrone soup, and pasta with cubes of Irish […]

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Les Halles

Les Halles (Pfingstweidstrasse 6, Zürich) – this artsy restaurant – located in a former warehouse and packed to the rafters with posters and mirrors, bicycles hanging off the ceiling, bric-a-brac, old, mismatched furniture, appeals immediately to young backpacker types. The restaurant menu is small, has a French tinge and usually consists of moules et frites, […]

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Le Dézaley

Le Dézaley (Römergasse 7, Zürich) – this is an ideal restaurant for those wanting to try Swiss dishes such as cheese fondue, herb sausages, Krautwurst, snails, Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (finely sliced meat in a creamy sauce) and butter-baked perch fillet, so “non-cheese-lovers” are also sure to find something tasty as well. Another local dish served here […]

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Kronenhalle

Kronenhalle (Rämistrasse 4, Zürich) – this restaurant, immersed in history and displaying various works of art on its walls, is known for serving a variety of Swiss dishes (such as minced veal “Kronenhalle” style, Balleron sausage salad, Chateaubriand and its Mousse au Chocolat). Celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, […]

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Kornhauskeller

Kornhauskeller (Kornhausplatz 18, Bern) – this restaurant stands out due to its high vaulted ceilings and Baroque interior. Built during the early 1700s, Kornhauskeller’s menu is Mediterranean inspired, while the wine list includes something for all palates and occasions. The Gallery with a humidor, lounge and bar is a perfect place to linger over an […]

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Izumi

Izumi (Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, 33 Quai des Bergues, Geneva) – for those in search of quality Japanese cuisine while visiting Switzerland, the rooftop restaurant “Izumi” is considering a top pick. Delicacies such as Seabass Sashimi with dry miso & yuzu juice; Black Cod Yuzu Miso, Boeuf Wagyu, and Salmon Tataki are readily […]

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