Restaurants in Switzerland

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With commanding views of the city, this hotel restaurant has a touch of formality due to its setting and menu (think: five course, gourmet menus and a... Read More

Chefs Gilles Dupont and Thomas Byrne prepare savory dishes such as sautéed veal with risotto and zucchini flowers in a white-tablecloth dining... Read More

You wouldn't know it upon entering, but this modern sushi bar serving yellowfin tuna (bluefin is banned in Europe), salmon, and whatever else is in... Read More

For fondue, look no further than this authentic Swiss hut inside the Hotel Eiger that offers the perfect blend of Gruyère and Vacherin cheeses,... Read More

Hike the wooded trail to this mountain hideaway where local character Rolf Schneller makes a tasty Schümli Pflümlis (Switzerland’s... Read More

From its lofty perch, this restaurant redefines the meaning of a room with a view, thanks to panoramic views of the city center and Lake Zurich (and its... Read More

Sit outside on a sheepskin-covered chair overlooking the valley at the new Hans-Jörg Ruch-designed El Paradiso and order their Älpler Magronen... Read More

This restaurant is all about optionality, and is devoted to showcasing organic, fair-trade, and regional ingredients in its creative and ever-changing... Read More

Dine on spezzatino (meat ragoût) with polenta and tart local Merlot from the shaded terrace that overlooks the river. Read More

Set inside a gothic, 14th-century guild hall with a 36-foot wide, bowed wooden ceiling, the experience here is best described as deeply romantic: you... Read More

Hiltl is hailed as the world's first vegetarian restaurant, having served a la carte plates and a massive buffet (with over 100 dishes) to... Read More

You'll find affluent District 6's namesake restaurant—all white columns and vaulted ceilings—bustling with in-the-know locals who flock to this somewhat... Read More

Grabbing a seat at Kronenhalle, a former beer hall, is not unlike having dinner at a private art gallery, as the dark wood walls are covered in... Read More

Located on the outskirts of town, this nondescript shack in the middle of a parking lot serves delicious family-style fare. The lack of pretense or... Read More

The restaurant is located more than halfway up the mountain in the funicular station at Corviglia. This place is an institution: a slightly cartoonish... Read More

Directly across from the train station, the restaurant serves a mix of regional and French cuisine—all prepared with ingredients from the hotel... Read More

Located in the soon-to-be-happening Binz district, this 14-table restaurant is the vision of ambitious Australian chef Fabian Spiquel (spot him by the... Read More

At Nooba, pan-Asian cuisine can be made as hot (or not) as you like. Whether you're craving yaki soba noodles or green curry with jasmine rice, Nooba is... Read More

It doesn't get any fancier, or better, than this contemporary restaurant lit by Art Deco chandeliers and natural light flooding the rotunda from almost... Read More

This atmospheric log cabin set on a slope above town is known for its steaks and mulled wine. Read More

Chef Vineet Bhatia uses an inventive combinations of ingredients at this Indian restaurant. Given his previous experience with French, Swiss, and German... Read More

You will truly think you're dining in the Garden of Eden when you dine at five-star hotel Eden au Lac's namesake restaurant. From its promontory over... Read More

Dunk boiled potatoes into the wonderfully rosy-hued tomato-and-Gruyère fondue. Read More

Sit at a table on the a lovely terrace and enjoy a heaping late of Rösti, fried grated potatoes topped with bacon, ham, or salmon. Read More

Touted as one of the country's best experiences for gourmands, this vibrant restaurant makes much use of the color red, with red leather seats and a... Read More

There's really nothing the team at Roter Kamm can't make out of poultry—especially mistkratzerli, or chicken. You can find it served whole or... Read More

For Gstaad's best fondue, head to the cozy cellar restaurant of the Hotel Gstaaderhof. Read More

Instead of turning to a design firm to create its new restaurant, the storied Dolder Grand hotel brought on the Swiss conceptual artist Rolf Sachs. The... Read More

Neapolitan style pizzas (a signature pie is topped with tomatoes, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, anchovies, pepperoni, and oregano) are wood-fired to order... Read More

Try the delicious (and affordable) spinach-and-ricotta ravioli prepared by chef Fabio Brandimarte. Read More

Considered one of the best cafés in the country, Sprüngli Café is located on the famous Bahnhofstrasse and is attached to the famous chocolate shop of... Read More

Find this fashionable restaurant in the heart of the city, attached to a hotel by the same name, on River Limmat. In the summer, you have to lunch... Read More

At this renowned restaurant, you eat in complete darkness—there's no light to illuminate the food or even your hands on the table. Blindekuh creates... Read More

Like a Viennese coffeehouse in Switzerland, this may be one of the most famous restaurant in the world. You can order your kaffee with or without... Read More

The Sonnenberg, also known as Sun Mountain, has a traditional—albeit expensive—menu, though the price is well worth the views of the Alps,... Read More

Don't let the decor—pine wood carvings and candle-lit tables—make you think this is a cheesy, Alpine ski lodge. On the contrary, this restaurant has... Read More

Inside the Widder Hotel is this intimate restaurant and jazz bar. Here you'll find a compact menu emphasizing local cuisine (veal with potatoes; a trio... Read More

This arsenal for medieval weaponry-turned-enormous beer hall boasts long tables, gothic stone columns, and arches. No frills fare (sausages and... Read More

Everyone from designers to DJs hangs out at this traditional, wood-paneled restaurant—and it has become even more popular since being taken over by a... Read More

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