Casual Dining

AMERICAN
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Restaurant Movie
For the family…Whether you are in the mood for an order of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ Nachos to start or ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ mousse for dessert, you’ll have a ‘Fatal Attraction’ with this fun themed restaurant.  With their great weekend brunch offerings and close proximity to the movie theatre, you can’t go wrong!

Beatenplatz 4, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 211 66 77

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Bohemia
Sleep in…no problem…Until 16.00h, Bohemia will be serving all of your brunch and breakfast favorites all weekend long! Our friends who founded Yooji’s, Iroquois and Totò know just what we want on our lazy days…and they have been perfecting their offerings for over 10 years in Zurich.  Sunshine or not, you’re certain to not be disappointed!

Klosbachstrasse 2, 8032 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 211 66 77

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1D29D038-BAF6-7017-AD32-068BBAEE5614_aussen_1Fork & Bottle
Kids Room, Beer Garden & A Neighborhood Feeling…A popular expat hangout, locals and expats alike rave about the American style brunch and favorites like Crab Cakes, Spinach Dip and the selection of Artisanal Beers with a beer list much longer than you commonly find in Zurich. They also host special events like Murder Mystery Dinners, Halloween Parties, Outdoor Concerts and Beer Tastings. Nesteled at the foot of the Allmend, its a great post hike or cycle stop.

Allmendstrasse 20, 8002 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 201 18 17

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ASIAN
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Hong Kong
Something for Everyone…sushi, curry, you want it, they have it. Bring the family and you can each select your own meal from one of the food stations. There are premade dishes on display, so if the German menus intimidate you, have no fear. Check out one of their 3 locations (Sihlcity, Jemoli & Oerlikon) next time you have a craving for something other than a Bratwurst.

Sihlcity: Kalanderplatz 10, 8045 Zurich (map)
Website .  Tel: +41 44 251 82 02

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Chalet India – Horgen
Amazing food and location…it might look like a historic Swiss chalet on the outside, but inside you will find nothing but the finest authentic Indian cuisine from North, South and Goan specialties.  Enjoy a cocktail in the bar when you arrive, but be sure to reserve a table in the back room for dinner – the view over the lake is priceless!

Oberdorfstrasse 51, 8810 Horgen (map)
Website .  Tel: +41 44 725 55 44

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Hua Hin Thai
Casual and cute…with an array of Thai specialties this makes a perfect casual night out with friends or family.  Craving Chicken Satay with peanut sauce, Tom Khaa Kai Soup or a delish Coconut Milk Curry?  Venture over to Hua Hin Thai and enjoy this quaint taste of the orient. For the grappa lovers out there, they have a nice selection of premium offerings!

Lettenholzstrasse 2, 8038 Zurich (map)
Website .  Tel: +41 44 399 93 90

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Ginger Sushi
Trendy and Sophisticated…transport yourself out of Zurich for a couple of hours as you enjoy quality sushi, sashimi, seaweed salad and their latest hot dishes on the menu. Sure, there is a premium charge on the fresh fish you are enjoying, but know it is all worth it! Try pairing some bubbly with your sushi, or check out the sake menu…Kampai (cheers!)

Seefeldstrasse 62, 8008 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 422 95 09

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FRENCH
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Kronenhalle Restaurant
Historical and Approachable…Some may dub this place a ‘Tourist Trap’ as certainly, it is a popular restaurant with prices to match. Built in 1862, the house that now serves Swiss-French cuisine hosts original artwork provided by the now-famous artists whom could not afford their meal at the time. Check out the portrait of Madame Zumsteg who is happily watching over her beloved Kronenhalle.

Rämistrasse 4, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 262 99 00

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ITALIAN
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Don Leone
Fun, yet Intimate…Plush pillows and soft candlelight will set the perfect mood for a cozy night out with your man or girlfriends. The menu features a variety of delicious Italian specialties and pastas are freshly prepared in small or large portion sizes.  Visit one of their two convenient locations near Stauffacher or Enge and reservations are highly recommended for Saturday night.

Waffenplatzstrasse 15, 8002 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 281 49 03

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Pizzeria Molino
Pizza for All…the perfect choice for the family that loves Pizza! Molino offers a variety of pizzas and other Italian offerings in a spacious atmosphere indoors…and the outdoor seating is one of the best spots on the Limmat to enjoy a beer with your lunch on a sunny day.

Our Fave Spot: Limmatquai 16, 8001 Zurich (map)
Other Molino Locations (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 261 01 17

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MEDITERRANEAN
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Le Cèdre
Day or Night, go for ‘Die Mezzeh’…on a sunny day, be sure to sit outside and enjoy one of the best outdoor dining spots along the Limmat.  Evening plans bring you to Le Cèdre? You may receive a visit from their Belly Dance performer (particularly on weekends) who brings the atmosphere of the east to Zurich.  Also an excellent spot for group events!

Our Fave Spot: Schifflände 5, 8001 Zürich (map)
Other Le Cèdre locations (home)
Website . Tel:  +41 44 252 83 70

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Barrique Winebar

A Wine World…A swanky setting with candles and wine labels setting the scene. An extensive wine list and perfect for sharing, tapas plates offering a meats, fish and over 15 types of cheeses ordered using the table’s pencil and menu card.  Zuri Girl loves the Lemon Shrimp!

Marktgasse 17, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 252 59 41 ?

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MEXICAN/ SOUTH AMERICAN
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Tres Kilos
As Good as it Gets…Mexican food is hard to come by in Zurich, but Tres Kilos has the popularity to keep us recommending this place as the best offering Zurich has for burritos, fajitas and good ‘ol Margaritas. Be sure to order a frozen margarita (the strawberry is delish) because a ‘Margarita on the Rocks’ is not quite their specialty…

Our Fave Spot: Dufourstr. 175, 8008 Zurich (map)
Also in Herrliberg (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 422 02 33 ?

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STEAK HOUSES
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Churrasco
Paradise for Carnivores…If it is big, juicy delicious Steaks you like, then this South American steakhouse is for you! The restaurant feels elegant with it’s white table cloths and upscale décor, but it really is quite casual and the portions are filling.  As with most Steakhouses, the sides are available for purchase a la carte.

Glockengasse 9, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 221 11 44

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Goodman Steakhouse
Good ‘ol Classic Steakhouse…New on the Zurich restaurant scene as of September 2010, Goodman’s is a great spot to satisfy your burger craving for lunch, or treat yourself to a nice Filet with Bernaise for dinner.  Their Jospe charcoal grills imported from Spain will ensure a mouth watering smokiness that will leave you with little more to be desired.

Brandschenkestrasse 20, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 280 18 80 ?

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SWISS (Traditional)
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Berggasthaus Uto-Staffel
Fondue with a View…Enjoy scrumptious fondue from 873 meters at this adorable Swiss restaurant just a 10 minute (uphill) walk from where the S10 drops you off at the Uetliburg train station. Fancy a little adventure? Hike on up the ‘Berg and you can devour your bowl of cheese guilt-free! This enjoyable experience will undoubtebly remind you how lovely Zurich is.

Gratstrasse 6, 8143 Zurich (map)
Website .  Tel: +41 44 463 42 22

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Zunfthaus Zimmerleuten
For a moonlit evening…Treat out of town guests to an evening under the stars as you snuggle into your down blankets and enjoy the Zunfthaus Open Air Fondue.  Interested in trying a popular dish year round? The Zürcher Geschnetzeltes (Zurich-style veal tenderloin with crispy Rösti) is a must.  So delicious you must promise yourself not to consider the calories!

Limmatquai 40, 8001 Zurich (map)
Website .  Tel: +41 44 252 08 48

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Rathskeller Olten
A Culinary Excursion…Traditional Swiss Cuisine at affordable prices in a comfortable and friendly environment.  What more could you ask for? Hop on one of the direct IR Trains and 40-50 minutes later you are in the Canton of Solothurn and enjoying traditional dishes right out of 1673…they also offer one of the best ‘American-style’ hamburgers this side of the Atlantic!

Klosterplatz 5, 4600 Olten (map)
Website . Tel: +41 62 212 21 60

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VEGETARIAN
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Hiltl
Oldest Vegetarian Restaurant in Europe?…This modern and very popular restaurant was surprisingly built in 1898 by the Hiltl family. Today, it has the best lunch or dinner buffet available in Zurich, with 2 floors of seating (and coloring activities for the kids!) They keep us coming back for more – Club Hiltl opens its doors every weekend after 22.00!

Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich (map)
Website . Tel: +41 44 227 70 00

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