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Hummer & Austernbar Zurich

#15 of 1,599 Restaurants in Zurich
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Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 76 21
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12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the moment you walk into this restaurant the calm and elegant atmosphere immediately hits you. From classic design to elegantly dressed staff, the image is just perfect. The food is delicious, personally I can really recommend the Lobster with champagne sauce. The wine menu is very extensive and almost overwhelming, fortunately the staff is very skilled in matching wine... More 

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Thank Maria S
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Maria S thank you very much for your great comment, we forward with pleasure to our staff, specially to our Maître D', with his wine skills as diplomated sommelier. We are very glad that you liked our ambiance, service and food. The Lobster- & Oysterbar is known since 1935 for fresh fish, oysters, nice lobster and seafood dishes. From... More 

Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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84 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Romantic, elegant restaurant comprising great service (as we came without pre-reserved table, the staff was good in managing for us a nice table ), tasty meal and very pleasant atmosphere.

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Thank Yanik M
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Yanik M thank you very much for your great review. We are very glad that you liked our food and service and we forward your motivating words with pleasure to the kitchen and service staff. The Lobster- & Oysterbar is known since 1935 for fresh fish, oysters, nice lobster and seafood dishes. From Monday to Saturday we are also... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Signature dish of octopus and Sea bass carpaccio is a must try. The seafood platter in olive oil is so good too!! Very friendly service as well

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Thank Annisa L
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Annisa L thank you very much for your great review. We are very glad that you liked our food and service and we forward your motivating words with pleasure to the kitchen and service staff. The Lobster- & Oysterbar is known since 1935 for fresh fish, oysters, nice lobster and seafood dishes. From Monday to Saturday we are also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We decided with my husband to celebrate Orthodox New Year in famous Lobster and Oyster bar. We had chosen a night before 13th. It was fabulous as usually. Oysters fresh in top quality with new choices, bouillabaisse for main and profiteroles for dessert. . The Chef did his job excellent. Service was provided by lovely Julia. Even Director found time... More 

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Thank Andrejka I
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Andrejka I Thank you very much for your great rewiev, we forward with pleasure to our kitchen- & service crew, specially to our Russian speaking Bartender Julia. We are very glad that your liked our choice of oyster (Belon 0, Belon 000, Fines de claire, Kelly and Tzarskaya). Every year we celebrate the Russian New Year on the 13.th... More 

Nairobi
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

While staying at the Schweizerhof Hotel, we decided to take a walk and found this restaurant tucked in at the St Gotthard Hotel. A small cozy setting, with not the most elaborate menu the sea food options in particular the oysters and lobster is clearly their specialty. Traveling with children, we found the options somewhat limiting, and though the food... More 

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Thank NIA1011
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear NIA1011 Thank for visiting our fine dining restaurant of the Hotel St. Gotthard and having taken the time to give us your feedback. We are very glad that you liked our food and ambiance. We are known for lobster, oysters, seafood and entire fish prepared directly at the table.All those fresh products are effectively high level pri-ced. We are... More 

Brussels
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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this quiet and lovely place on a winter evening and were impressed by the welcoming staff, the decoration and by the food Although the menu is not very extensive, it caters for all tastes. The oysters were excellent. They were at the right temperature and opened impeccably. The pasta with fresh truffle from Alba grated at the table... More 

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Thank Calinnn2007
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Calinnn Thank your very much for visiting the Lobster- & Oysterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard and having taken the time to give us your great feedback, we forward with pleasure to our kitchen and service staff. Actually we offer several oysters: Belon 0, Belon 000, Fines de Claire Nr. 2, Kelly and Tzarskaya. Our restaurant is fa-mous for... More 

Uster, Switzerland
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This Restaurant is one of this really traditional old style Restaurants. But I love it. Very good and friendly Service, I felt immediately very welcomed here. The selection on the menu is good and the food is great. I had half lobster with filet and it was just great. The beef filet first beef felt not so tender when cutting... More 

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Thank Hansjoerg R
kascioglu, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Mr Hansjoerg R, Thank you very much for taking your time and giving us your detailed feedback about your meal in our Hummerbar Restaurant. We appreciate very much your nice comments about our food and service. You can be sure that our service and kitchen Team will be also informed of your encouraging words. We hope very much to... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My wife and I had a reservation for Saturday 7pm, and we even got their confirmation by email, that we would be given a "romantic table" for our dinner. Therefore we were a pretty disappointed at bour arrival, when we were kindly asked to wait at the bar, as no table was yet available. But fortunately, Oliver made everything to... More 

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Thank Kim_8000
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Kim_8000 Thank you very much for choosing the Lobster- & Oysterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard and thank you for your comprehention concerning the apero at the bar. We are very glad that you liked the delicate food and the service of Oliver. With pleasure we forward your motivating words to our kitchen and service staff, specially to Oliver... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with my husband due to my serious craving for the oysters. Yes it was nice. The maître d'hôtel who looks exactly like Bridget Jones' father was such a pleasant and perfect guy that we had really good time. However, everything was over-pricey. I've never seen an espresso costs 6.5chf.

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Thank vodkaneat80
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear vodkaneat80 Thank you very much for your visit in the Lobster- & Oysterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard and thank you for having taken the time to give us your feedback. We are very glad that you liked our oysters, actually we offer fines de claire, Belon 0, Belon 000, Tzarskaya and Kelly Nr. 2. Lobster, fresh fish and... More 

Ehrendingen, Switzerland
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This unique place is a nice restaurant next to/included in Hotel Gotthard, in the very centre of Zurich, just behind Bahnhofstrasse. It is a French restaurant. The atmosphere is very relaxed, the restaurant not so big, very elegant, but you do not feel "out of space" even if you are not dressed up. At the entrance the typical aquarium with... More 

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Thank geoch1
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear geoch Thank you very much for choosing the Lobster- & Oysterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard, attending since 1935 for fresh fish and oysters, nice lobster dishes and seafood. We are very glad that you liked our food and service and with pleasure, we forward your congratulations to our Maître „Milo“ who is attending our clients since more than... 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
Cuisine
Seafood, European, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 227 76 21
Description
Uber 75 Jahre ist es her, dass Ernst Manz im "Zunftsali" des Hotel St. Gotthard die Hummerbar ins Leben gerufen und damit eine perfekte Buhne fur prominente Leute wie Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Arnold Schwarzenegger und Gunther Sachs geschaffen hat. Die Hummer & Austernbar ist eines der fuhrenden Restaurants an der Bahnhofstrasse Zurich und eine sehr bekannte und beliebte Institution in kulinarischen Kreisen. Die Hummerbar wurde 1935 eroffnet und ist sehr traditionell und doch innovativ in der Zubereitung von Hummern, Austern und Meeresfruchten aller Art. Bis heute hat das Gourmet Restaurant in Zurich die Originaldekoration bewahrt. Fotos von beruhmten Filmstars und Politikern, welche bereits Gaste waren, hangen an den Wanden. Die Hummerbar bietet klassische franzosische Gourmet Kuche an, kombiniert mit einem mediterranen Akzent. Sie konnen in einem eleganten Ambiente frische Hummer oder Austern geniessen und werden stets mit abwechslungsreichen und innovativen Gerichten uberrascht.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?