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Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag

#21 of 1,596 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Is it the quality of the dishes or the charming host? Most definitely both! Its rather hard to find a gastronomic gem in an expensive city. As a local im very confident about this place. You dine in a classlisted environment with a classy service and traditional dishes. Really like to enjoy lunch there as well, perfect for business. The... More 

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3 Thank cmh1979
Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your truly "outstanding" review which was a delight to read. Many thanks for your compliments for the food, the service. the ambiance and the charming host, we appreciate a lot. We look forward to welcoming you soon again for lunch! Warm regards Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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142 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner due to an article in a magazine which mentioned the quality of their fish dishes. First, I'd say this restaurant is located in one of the old traditional guilds' houses of Zürich. This fact in itself made me think it's probably a bit old fashion and traditional. The interior is definitely traditional but not old... More 

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2 Thank foodbliss2014
Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your great review! It made us and our team very happy. We always try to meet the expectations of our guests and to provide a personal service. All the more it's a great pleasure that you really appreciated this service. Many thanks as well for your compliments for the food and the interior... More 

Athens, Greece
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is situated in one of the most beautiful places of Zurich. The food was delicious, the staff very friendly, the atmosphere very elegant. I suggest you to try Gurkenkalscale, a cold soup, Wolfsbarsch (fish) and chocolate mousse.

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Thank Aikaterini2013
Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you so much for your favourable review, we are delighted! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our restaurant, especially the food, the location, the atmosphere and our friendly staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards from Zunfthaus zur Waag Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

Athens, Greece
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

With strictly business clientele, this is a perfect restaurant; the food, wine, atmosphere were all five star. It is overpriced as everything in Switzerland but people who choose to go there know what they are getting into!

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Thank panayota123
Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for your kind review! We appreciate very much your compliments for our restaurant and your opinion that it is perfectly qualified for a business clientele on a five star level. We look forward to welcoming you soon again and remain with warm regards ZUNFTHAUS ZUR WAAG Sandra & Sepp Wimmer More 

Porto
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Every time I come to Zurich, having a dinner there is a must. Although expensive, the quality that we get there fully justifies the price.

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Thank HermesPorto
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Every time we are in Zürich, one highlight is either lunch or dinner at "The Waag" - it has become a family tradition to pay the restaurant a visit and enjoy the original "Zürcher Geschnetzeltes". It goes without saying that this historic place offers the best of Swiss cuisine, exquisite wines and formidable service. Can hardly wait to visit again...!

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

Dear guest What a lovely review! Many thanks, we are so proud! It's not always easy to meet everybodys expecations, a fortiori we are so glad to have guests like you who really enjoy and appreciate all our efforts and the high qualitiy of food and service that we offer. We look forward to host you and your family soon... More 

Boca Raton
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Found the place based on reviews published here and it didn't disappoint. Lovely restaurant located in a charming square. We got lucky, due to rainy weather and football championship, the restaurant had tables available. Everything on the menu looked good. The food presentation was divine. We had a roast duck liver for an appetizer. For main course my husband and... More 

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Thank Verochka71
Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your wonderful review. We are very happy to read, that you loved the dinner at the Waag, especially the quality and presentation of the food and the location & ambiance of the restaurant. We appreciate your compliments a lot, thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon again, Kind regards Sepp & Sandra Wimmer More 

Switzerland
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Have eaten dinner at the Waage several times, mostly for business dinners. The building comes with a lot of history and it is always nice to sit in one of the old rooms with the wooden interior and colored lead framed windows. The food is generally quite good, but clearly on the very pricey side. Overall worth a visit.

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

Dear Guest We'd like to thank you for your nice review. We are glad to read, that you always enjoy having dinner at the Waag and that you like the historic charme of our guildhouse and the food. We look forward to seeing you soon again and remain, with best regards Sepp & Sandra Wimmer More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I recently hosted a private event here and the entire process was seamless. The service is fantastic, the food does not lose quality and the building is beautiful. When I dined in the restaurant prior to the event the atmosphere was lovely - very exclusive but still extremely welcoming.

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Thank hollymarshall296
Sandra W, Inhaber at Restaurant Zunfthaus zur Waag, responded to this review

Dear Guest Many thanks for your favorable evaluation! We very much appreciate your compliments for our good service and food and are very happy, that you enjoyed the nice atmosphere and the smooth process before and during your event. We hope to see you soon again and wish you all the best and a lovely summer. Kind regards Sandra &... More 

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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Food is freshly made, but I would recommend lunch as the restaurant offer a reasonable priced set menu. A nice place to sit with visitors.

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

Dear guest Thank you very much for your great review. We are very pleased that you've enjoyed your lunch at our Restaurant, especially our signature dish, the Sliced Veal Zurich Style. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards! Sepp & Sandra Wimmer host More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$79
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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