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Rive Gauche

€€€€European, , Gluten Free Options
Talstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 220 50 60
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Talstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A restaurant in a modern atmosphere, where someone can enjoy delisious specialities. It serves also vegetarian specialities.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank maria v
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got completely lost following my google maps on my absolute rubbish mobile phone, Switel, a Swiss made mobile. Now the Swiss do a lot of things great, the trains run on time, the cheese is tasty and the direct democracy works just fine, but one...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank thisdrinkinglife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Baur au Lac hotel on Nov.30. During staying there, I enjoyed the special Japanese dinner by Nobu, very famous Japanese chef. Rive Gauche at Zurich’s famed Baur au Lac hotel had the special Japanese dinner “Matsuhisa at Rive Gauche”, featuring the pioneering...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Akiko N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On entering we were not made to feel welcome. Some tables were littered with dirty dishes and glasses and we were told there was only bar space. No move was made to clear the tables. We asked for champagne and the barman suggested the Crystal....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 327bettyj
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 327bettyj, Thank you very much for taking the time in writing about your recent visit at our Rive Gauche Bar. I deeply regret to hear, that you experienced such a disappointing evening with this lack of service. Please allow me to express my sincerest...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to get a table at this restaurant during the November visit by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Waw, the food!!! Absolutely excellent set menu. Lovely staff, nice atmosphere, we will truly remember this as one of our unique restaurant experiences! Many thanks!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank calinlungu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though less formal than the Pavilion - the other Restaurant in Baur au Lac - this restaurant still offers food and service of the highest order. The menu is creative and exciting and the wine list is positively world class with a brilliant range of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DCG
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Great international kitchen. Nice ambiance at the Bar. Service is top. I have been going for years and I will keep going. I have always been very happy with the fish I ate there. Good for Business Lunch/Dinner, evening with friends, anniversaries.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carlo M
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Carlo M, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write your kind comment about the restaurant Rive Gauche here on Trip Adavisor. It makes us very happy to learn, that we were able meet your expectations at every visit. We would...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018

I dined at Rive Gauche as a walk-in, single diner and found the restaurant to be very welcoming and friendly with excellent service. I was not stuck in a remote corner as can often be case when dining alone, but was given a very central,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fidmadge
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear fidmage, Thank you very much for your visit and for taking the time to write your experience with us here on TripAdvisor. It makes us more than happy to hear, that you truly enjoyed your visit to the Rive Gauche. We will forward your...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

For us the first impressions were great, very central to the city , the food was good but the people were better ! Special thanks to Panagiotis and Karmen for their hospitality! The Dessert as a treat made the visit memorable ;)More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tariq R
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tariq R, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write this review here on TripAdvisor. With pleasure will we forward your compliments to Carmen and Panagiotis. As well your kind words regarding the food and especially the dessert will be shared...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018

Upon arrival the service is well done in terms of hosting. The restaurant itself is a bit outdated in terms of decor and a slight boring atmosphere. The menu is very over priced and the food doesn't do it justice. The bar upon the entrance...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank John g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$48 - US$96
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
«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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