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Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

#23 of 1,623 Restaurants in Zurich
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Muensterhof 8 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 216 99 66
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11:30 - 22:00
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Excellent position in old town square.Beer fine house wine great food exquisite if pricey along with all of Switzerland.However this was value for money Staff excellent.We sat outside it was great lovely night 2 mains,2 desserts and 2 wines 2beers €160

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Stockholm, Sweden
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163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hade read that this place would be a great place to eat, and they were right. the food is good...but...the service is confusing. We were early and there were only a few couples in the room. We got he order completed and the dinner started of ok..but when 2 bigger tables arrived the rest of guests were a bit ignored.... More 

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Oslo
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice and charming restaurant in the middle of Zürich. Very nice staff and good Swiss food. Is definitely worth a visit while in Zurich

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Atlanta
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picturesque location, amazing ambience, excellent food, hospitable service, all dripping with fascinating history. Sepp Wimmer was an incredible host.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Been here with some friends. Nice atmosphere, but quite rude waiter and overpriced food. I had Züri geschnetzeltes and it was average. The servings are good size but probably wouldnt go there again.

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your visit at Zunfthaus zur Waag and your review. We regret, that our service did not come up to your expectations this time. We hope you will give us the opportunity to prove oneself with excellent service and food on another occasion. Best regards Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This guild restaurant situated in the old town is very typical for Zurich. The food is good and there are some local Swiss wine (altogether with international selection). I enjoyed veal Zurich style with kidneys. However my friend didn't liked his Dorado. The waiters and especially chief waiter were terrific! Last time when there were no places in his restaurant... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad to know that you appreciated our signature dish, the sliced veal Zurich style and the service performance. We regret, that the Dorade did not come up the expectations of your friend. We look forward to welcoming you back soon at... More 

Hong Kong, China
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107 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very classic even formal place...more for a date than for a group of friends But anyway we had a very good evening The menu is not very large, but there are many attractive options Dishes are pretty classic as well, but very well executed The nice surprise was the wine list : not only did it have a lot of... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest We are so pleased you had a most enjoyable evening and thank you so very much for your delightful review. Many thanks for your compliments, especially for the good food and the large wine selection. Your special mention of the reasonable prices of our wines is great and we appreciate a lot. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

I wouldn't have picked Zunfthaus zur Waag myself but I got a voucher from work for Christmas so we decided to go while our daughter was on ski camp. The ambience of the old building was lovely and the small dining room had an intimate atmosphere. The food was delicious and my husband's steak as soft as butter. I had... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit at our restaurant, all the more since the Zunfthaus zur Waag was not on your bucket list before. Your compliments for the ambiance, the food and the service staff mean a lot to us, THANK YOU! We look forward to welcoming... More 

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182 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

we had dinner here and for me it was a trip back on memory lane, yet in a very positive way. the current team here makes it work, old traditional Swiss dishes in a old historic ambience with a NEW twist. try the Fillet de Perch, super, or the scallops ! a nice Swiss wine list also to match all... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your favourable review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed a dinner with lots of memories and that you appreciated the good food and wine selection, as well as the performance of our service team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Warm regards from Zunfthaus zur Waag Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

The restaurant is on the first floor of the very picturesque guild house with the light blue facade right on the Muensterhof square. The square used to be an open air parking place; it was changed recently so that there are no cars or traffic. During summer time, the restaurant may offer the possibility to be seated outside at the... More 

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Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your review of your detailed dinner experience in our restaurant. We are very pleased to hear that you as a regular guest always feel good at the Waag and that you enjoyed the food, the wine and the competent service staff. The awarness of the atmosphere is very individual. We would describe the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$38 - US$80
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muensterhof 8 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 216 99 66
Description
A warm welcome to the Münsterhof (pedestrian zone) - a beautiful historic town square and the jewel of the Zurich city center. One great place to wine and dine and celebrate in the stylish atmosphere of the old city is the Zunfthaus zur Waag, directly facing the Fraumünster church with its famous Chagall windows. Discover an authentic piece of Zurich's history for yourself and take delight in our hospitality given to you in a house dating from 1315 and steeped in history

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