Now in its third generation, Hiltl is Europe's first vegetarian restaurant (since 1898). The emphasis is on freshness, with ingredients purchased daily from farm suppliers that grow their own vegetables, preferably organic. Everything is prepared fresh from scratch, gently cooked by their own 20 chefs. Hiltl is famous for its lunchtime vegetarian buffet, featuring some 50 homemade salads and hot dishes, and also an Indian buffet in the evening. Breakfasts are also very popular. The full bar mixes fresh fruit juice cocktails, and offers a wide choice of Swiss and international wines.
Lake Side Bar and Restaurant is in a wonderful setting with terraces overlooking the beautiful Lake of Zürich. The cuisine served here is creative and varied-- sometimes Mediterranean, traditional and Asian, but generally a fusion of all three, enhanced by influences from other regions of the world. Noted for their fish and crustacean seafood, try the Bouillabaisse, or the Tuna steak with coriander-chili-vinaigrette sauteed chinese cabbage and papaya, and of course, the sushi.
Located inside an old shipbuilding factory, the atmosphere is casual chic at LaSalle, with oversized chandeliers looming over tables dressed in white linens. An adventurous menu features homemade terrine, tuna tartare with onion sprouts, and a fresh catch of the day. The stylish glass-enclosed rooftop bar is worth a visit. The wine list offers selections from all over the world.
n the French speaking region on the sunny side of Lake Geneva, you will find Le Dézaley. A warm and welcoming atmosphere greets you within the cozy interior under ancient rustic vaults. The "Pinte vaudoise" is a traditional Swiss restaurant, serving a seasonal, classic menu of Vaud favorites such as Sausage Vaudois, fillet of Perch prepared in butter, Cheese or Meat fondue, and sliced Veal “Zurich style” with Rösti. In the summertime, the backgarden is an enjoyable place to dine under the cool shadow of the pergola. Swiss wine from the canton vaudois complements the regional menu.
A classically elegant decor lends to the relaxing dining experience at Mesa. Renowned chef Marcus G. Lindner (16 points Gault Millau 2007, 1 star Michelin 2004) delights his guests with a "Symphony of Senses", using only the freshest, finest ingredients. Inventive dishes artfully expressed through Mediterranean tones. Desserts are a must. An impressive list represents over 250 wines from many nations.
MISHIO (Mischio) is a Japanese name that is spelled with the characters for light and salt, both indispensable elements in life. Casual, yet chic, the design is linear and contemporary, dominated by wood and glass. Diners savor the fresh, aromatic cuisine based on the Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese version of street food. Specialties include the Chicken Satay with Vegetarian Spring rolls appetizer, and main courses of Beef Ginger Wook, Orange Duck. Winner of National Quality Award 2006 for healthy food.
Expect to be awed by the architecture at Orangerie, but the cuisine is what makes a lasting impression here. Start with the warm Smoked and Marinated Scottish Salmon tartar, or Fillets of Perch. Then indulge yourself with Veal Cordon-Bleu, or the sliced Chicken Breast in red curry sauce with banana and Siamese rice. During the warm summer months, dine outside in their idyllic garden underneath the shade trees. Well priced wine list.
Romantic and casual, the gourmet cuisine is the star at Sein. The creatively excellent kitchen was awarded 16 points Gault Millau and Chef of the Year 1994. Exquisite menu features such highlights as Quail Risotto with sundried tomatoes and marinated duck liver, Roasted South African Shrimps over boiled celery and dried apricot, thinly sliced raw Sturgeon on mashed potatoes with caviar and sour cream sauce, or Turkey Breast on Topinambour with truffle ragout. Inventive vegetarian dishes. Wide selection of fine wines from all over the world.
Situated in the gentle Zürich countryside, the Taggenberg restaurant is relaxed, friendly Swiss charm. The exceptional husband and wife team of Peter and Margriet Schnaibel have achieved an enviable reputation (awarded 17 pts. Gault Millau). The Chef uses only the best seasonal ingredients to create ingenious and subtle flavours with passion and mastery. Superb service from a friendly and well-informed team. Boasts an extensive list of mostly European wines.
A cozy, romantic oasis in Zurich's pulsating banking and business quarter. Tao's celebrates life and fine dining in harmony with Far Eastern elegance. This stylish find fuses Mediterranean cuisine with an Asian flair, with notables such as Rock Shrimp Tempura appetizer, New Age Sashimi, whole Gruyère Chicken, and a superb whole Wild Sea Bass. The casual garden dining provides a charming respite in the center of the Limmatstadt. Chic lounge and bar serves food until late at night.