1. The Dolder Grand Hotel
The Dolder Grand restaurant offers a stylish atmosphere while enjoying a gourmet meal with a wide culinary range. The 2 Michelin star awarded restaurant with 17 Gault Millau points is in an elevated location with a beautiful view of the city, the lake, and the Alps. The Amuse Bouche Menu is highly recommended at lunch.
Insider tip: for an extra special evening go in before the sun goes down so that you can enjoy a five- to eight-course dinner while watching the most beautiful sunset.
Not much of a meat eater? Well then look no further, because Hiltl is the world’s oldest vegetarian buffet ever. Located in the center of the city, right off of the most famous shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, the restaurant offers a large variety of vegetarian food at a reasonable price.
Insider tip: If it’s a nice day and you feel like enjoying the beach, then you can find a newly just opened Hiltl right by the lake.
If you are trying to enjoy a simpler, yet classy and elegant night, then try the Pavillon. The Michelin starred restaurant is one of the most legendary restaurants in Zurich that features fresh and modern cuisine within an environment that effortlessly fuses contemporary and classic style. The chef is known for his 21st century interpretations of classic dishes. Located in the Baur au Lac Hotel close by the lake, you can enjoy acclaimed fine dining in a glass gazebo located in a beautiful park.
Insider tip: Try the Jarret de Veau! It’s the most popular dish!
If you want to enjoy a unique night, then go to the Kronenhalle, because you will not experience anything like it anywhere else. You will be dining with true and world famous artwork around the entire restaurant, such as Picasso paintings, with superb service and food. Set in the heart of Zurich, the Kronenhalle prides itself on preparing the finest European cuisine with an international menu and Zurich specialties.
Insider tip: If you have time before dinner try to relax with a drink at the bar, one of the best in the world, and enjoy a little show by the skilled master bartender.
If you are a wine lover, you will love Parkhuus because you will find a selection of the finest wines from Switzerland and many other significant wine growing regions in the world. The menu offers a choice of 600 local and international wines and champagnes. The Parkhuus, awarded with 14 Gault Millau points, is also famous for their open kitchen show, with a wood-burning oven that forms the heart of the restaurant and where you can watch the cooks in action, preparing your meal.
Insider tip: Get a drink at the ONYX Bar, where they offer vintage wines, malt whiskies, rare vodka brands, classic cocktails, and hand-rolled cigars! Its venue also has floor-to-ceiling glass walls!
Being a lakeside city, you can enjoy great meals by the water. One of the best restaurants for that is the Seerose. With this location you are able to enjoy a wonderful view of the Alps and the city of Zurich. The menu has a large selection of fresh mediterranean cuisine and variety of fine European wines, mostly from the Bordeaux area and Italy.
Insider tip: Try the Filet Seerose with Madagascar butter! It will definitely be something new to you! And, if possible, sit outside to get the best atmosphere!