Zurich

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With roots in French, German, and Italian culinary traditions, Zürich’s cuisine is one of the most refined, interesting, and delicious in Europe. Explore everything from elegant dining rooms serving up Michelin-starred gastronomic fare to the generous portions of popular beer houses.

Top Restaurants in Zurich

Bierhalle Kropf

Atmospherically set in an old burgher house with wooden paneling, exquisite stained-glass windows, and antlers on the walls, Der Kropf, as the locals call it, serves generous portions of hearty Swiss-German stews, sausages, and shanks, plus home-style desserts like strudel.

In Gassen 16, 011-41-44-221-1805
Tags: moderate | great value | swiss | german

Brasserie Lipp

This authentic Parisian brasserie – picture enormous mirrors, checker-tiled floors, and chandeliers – is the place to come for classic French bistro food such as soup de poisons, oysters, escargot, and choucroute (sauerkraut with meats).

Uraniastrasse 9, 011-41-44-888-6666, www.brasserie-lipp.ch
Tags: moderate | french | swiss

Café Felix

It can be hard to get a table at this quaint café – a neighborhood institution for 150 years – but it’s worth the wait, especially in winter, when it’s cozy inside. The hot chocolate is delicious, as are the home-baked cakes.

Napfgasse 4, 011-41-44-251-8060
Tags: budget | cafe

Cantinetta Antinori Zurich

Head here for the wine and the superb Italian fare, both of which come from the Antinori vineyards and farms in Florence. Try anything with truffles (if you’re not hungry, snack on cured meats and cheeses).

Augustinergasse 25, 011-41-44-211-7210, www.antinori.it
Tags: expensive | italian

Fischstube

On a sunny day there is no better place for families and friends to gather than this casual lakeside restaurant, where freshly caught seafood is served up in a wooden bungalow from 1939.

Bellerivestrasse 160, 011-41-44-422-2520, www.fischstube.ch
Tags: moderate | seafood | waterfront | swiss

Haus Zum Rüden

Reserve a table at Zürich’s finest restaurant as much to enjoy the splendid interior of the 1348 guild house, as to savor the exquisite cuisine based on fresh, local produce. The foie gras, no matter how it is prepared, is a must.

Limmatqual 42, 011-41-44-261-95-66, www.hauszumrueden.ch
Tags: expensive | smart splurge | french | swiss

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