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Rive Gauche

#60 of 1,581 Restaurants in Zurich
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Talstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 220 50 60
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little difficult to sum up. First of all, we need to set expectations. The Rive Gauche is part of the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich - probably the top hotel in the city ... so we need to judge it against the high standards of the hotel. We met friends for dinner at the restaurant. Booking was friendly... More 

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Thank HaRa2002
Barcelona, Spain
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited many times Rive Gauche, above all for its excellent service. They take care of every single detail and they are worried about customer comfortability and satisfaction. They have an extensive cocktail and drinks chart. Also, they have an offer of small portions to be taken in the bar with your cocktail. Atmosphere is very elegant and cozy.

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Thank Albert G
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Albert G, Thank you very much for sharing your experiences at the Rive Gauche here on TripAdvisor. We are more than happy to read that you were overall satisfied with your visit at the Rive Gauche and the Baur au Lac. The entire team was very touched by your kind words. It would be truly wonderful to welcoming you... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a romantic dinner on a weekend. At first we were given a table next to the entrance which definitely did not meet our expectations when we made the reservation with the request for a romantic table. Thankfully we could move to another, better table at the window. Service was quick, attentive, flexible and very friendly. Food... More 

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Thank Parvati S
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Parvati S With reference to your dinner we would like to thank you for having taken the time to share with us your experience. Your feedback is very important to us. We are glad to hear that we matched your expectations with our quick, friendly and attentive service. Please accept our sincere apologies for the incident with your given... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Why? Because it proofed the consistent quality of this gem from top to bottom. When my friend found it would be a good idea to just walk into Baur Au Lac hotel whilst we've been on a bar tour through almost all over Zürich in the last week of Feb 2016, we stumbled around the lobby and didn't know what... More 

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Thank Christian W
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Christian W, Thank you very much for sharing your experiences at Rive Gauche here on TripAdvisor. We are more than happy to read that you were overall satisfied with your visit at the Rive Gauche and the Baur au Lac. The entrie team, especially Valerio and Helder were very touched by your kind words. We all are delighted that... More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went to the Rive Gauche Restaurant back in October this year and thei exceed our expectations. From the warm welcome, to the drink and food recommendation, to the fabulous taste of the dishes and efficient as well as personalized services was everything excellent! I would always go back and spend another great time there. I recomment it to everybody... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Viktoria E, Thank you very much for your visit at the Rive Gauche and for sharing your warm feedback. We are delighted and proud to hear that our team was able to meet your expectations. Please rest assured that I have passed on your very kind words to the entire team. It was a pleasure to have you as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I had dinner here with a friend as it was in the hotel i was staying so it was convenient. Food was amazing and service very good. It is child friendly i think, yes there were families here, and its not a "quiet" restaurant, but the atmosphere and food made it worth while

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Thank renee2014
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear renee2014, Thank you very much for having taken the time to share your impressions on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that we have met your expectations in every aspect. With pleasure we will forward your feedback to the entire team and our chef de cuisine Olivier Rais. We would be more than happy to welcome you again in the near... More 

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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent cocktails. Good food and just a fun place to talk and talk Super location In the Baur au Lac which is a great hotel with lots of little places to talk and enjoy.

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Thank Hans B
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Hans B, Thank you very much for your stay at the Rive Gauche and for your positive feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write us about your experience and it is great to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. We are excited that you have valued our restaurant as a perfect meeting spot... More 

Houston
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765 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Friendly efficient service. Interesting menu items. We ate lunch and dinner in the restaurant. We were very happy with both. Try the burger and get a nice beer.

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Thank SBF2
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear SBF2, Thank you very much for having both lunch and dinner at the Rive Gauche and for having taken the time to share your impressions on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that we have met your expectations in every aspect. With pleasure we will forward your feedback to the entire team and our chef de cuisine Olivier Rais. We would... More 

Paris France
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went here last night with a colleague and a client. The service was superb, i.e. 2 people delivering the food so nobody waits. The tuna was cooked to perfection and so good were their gin and tonics they could have been made in London...it's a bit pricey but what isn't in Zurich?

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Thank JonathanParis1980
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear JonathanParis1980 Thank you very much for having taken the time to write us your wonderful feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed not only the food but also the friendly staff and the overall atmosphere. We will be glad to share you compliments with the entire team. It would be a pleasure to see you again soon. Kind regards... More 

Milford, NH
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

After arriving early afternoon by train from Interlaken, we lunched here before our rooms were ready. Great service, wine list and menu.

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Thank Michael D
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Michael D, Thank you very much for your recent visit and for having taken the time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you were overall satisfied with your lunch at our Rive Gauche. It would be a pleasure to welcoming you soon again. Kind regards, Panagiotis Kissas Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$48 - US$96
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Talstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 220 50 60
Description
The Rive Gauche will be closed from July 18th to August 14th. We will be happy to welcome you on our Terrasse during those hot summer days.

«Fine casual dining» in the Rive Gauche restaurant: A sparkling blend of chic restaurant and bar, the
Rive Gauche gives straight onto the city center – the ideal place for hotel guests to mingle with Zurich’s youthful, engaging society. Olivier Rais and his kitchen team apply themselves with typical creativity and devotion to delivering both exquisite meat and fish dishes and accommodating the rising trend toward vegetarian and vegan diets – in keeping with the motto «Meat our Veggies».

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