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Zum Goldenen Schaefli

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Metzgergasse 5 | 9000 St. Gallen, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
+41 71 223 37 37
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
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Basel, Switzerland
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 4 of us came here for dinner. It is a very historic building and very well preserved. The service was friendly and efficient, menu choices were very good and an excellent selection of wines including by the glass. Prices are medium to high end Swiss but the quality and ambience are very good.

1 Thank Jim M
Sirnach, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The waiters were very friendly and hospitable, the chef greeted me when entering. Ambiance is great! So far so good. To the food: we chose bouillabaisse soup, tuna tartar and a pan fried fish. In our opinion the soup was too 'milky', thin and plain, not much flavor and few pieces of fish. The tuna tartar was served as a... More 

Thank Urs E
St. Gallen, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

You can virtually feel history in this famous first floor restaurant in the old part of St.Gallen. The wooden gothic ceiling is more than 300 years old - and you won't forget the slanted floor after your first visit. Fair prices and a good selection of first class regional food. We particularily liked the fresh fish dish with an excellent... More 

1 Thank schmitterrolf
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This restaurant must be one of the best in the city. The dining room is charming and historic, with candle light and slanted floorboards and heart carved beams. The food was delicious, I had a corn salad with bacon and eggs that was perfectly dressed with a light mustard sauce. Second course was a light fish soup, followed by gnocchi.... More 

3 Thank 60745Mary
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

They promised us a table in 30 min, we waited at the bar. After 90 min waiting we ended up eating in the smoking room (!!!) because we were starving. Terrible! Will never go back.

Thank Silvio D
Bangkok, Thailand
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was a charming restaurant near the center of St. Gallen in a traditional setting whose slanted floor only adds to the authentic atmosphere. The food was excellent with a focus on traditional dishes, some with a modern twist. Service was efficient and friendly. The wood floors and ceilings accentuate the local feeling and I can highly recommend this restaurant... More 

1 Thank CBuhrman
Newton, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The food, the decor and the history makes this a worthy experience in Old town St. Gallen. The only downside is the slow service. Definitely this is a part of the slow movement.

Thank dcomin
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant atmosphere and the building itself is rather fantastic - all original and a little bit slopey but full of character! Specials were delicious and as part of a large group, we got to taste a lot of it! It's high quality food and has the price tag to match. Well worth a visit!

1 Thank C A
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

What a wonderful experience. The wine, service and food were all first rate. I started with the veal sweetbreads, which were phenomenal. My main was the veal chop and for dessert I had the strawberry quark cream with strawberry salad. I will definetly be returning the next time I am in St. Gallen.

1 Thank Meyer S
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I tried many different restaurants in St. Gallen; here is one of best places that I would recommend you. Very nice food and very important they have great staff.

2 Thank Denis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Metzgergasse 5 | 9000 St. Gallen, St. Gallen 9000, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of St. Gallen  >  St. Gallen
  • Phone Number: +41 71 223 37 37

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