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Hummer & Austernbar Zurich

) #14 of 1,623 Restaurants in Zurich €€€€ Seafood, European, French
Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 76 21
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

if you look for a elegant and classic bar - there you go! An absolutly must - and you will be delighted!

Thank katrin243
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is nice and fresh!! This place is not difficult to find.. the staffs over here are friendly..More

Thank Evonne86
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this review

Dear Evonne86 Thank you very much for your excellent feedback, we Forward with pleasure to our kitchen - & service staff. We are very glad that you liked our friendly staff and our fresh concept. We are known since 1935 for fresh oysters, fresh lobsters...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food was decent but not exceptional. The courses were served in very short intervalls and it seemed like the service personnel had little to no motivation. When we requested to be given a bit more time in between the courses he mumbled "okay then"...More

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

Dear nicijenni Thank you very much for having taken the time to give us your feedback. We are very sorry that the ser-vice were to quick, this is not our standard. Your information helps us to train our service in this matter. You mention that...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

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- &...More

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.More

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...More

Reviewed 6 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 wellMore

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

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,...More

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...More

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...More

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Joan M
Hi, What is the bead served with oysters? My sister was there last night for a birthday celebration and is trying to figure out what the dark bread was. Joan Mondrick
14 January 2017|
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Response from Martin S | Property representative |
Dear Joan M thank you very much for your interest and it is a pleasure that your sister celebrated her birthday with us. the bread, served with our oysters is "Pumernickel", made of coarse rye flour , which gives the bread... More
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Anna O
Does it have soft cheese with honey?
24 September 2015|
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Response from Leon P | Property representative |
Dear Mrs. Anna We have usually 2 to 3 different soft cheeses that we serve with eather regular honay or truffel honay. If you give us a head date of your reservation with special require, I will make sure the soft cheese... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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.