Right on the Niederdorf's main square, Hirschenplatz, this squeaky-clean Swiss-kitsch restaurant has an airy, modern decor, with Alpine-rustic chairs. It serves good home-cooked national specialties: Geschnetzeltes, Rösti, Leberli, bratwurst, schnitzel, and battered fish with french fries and tartar sauce—the gang's all here. An added attraction if you're visiting in summer: fondue and raclette, usually winter dishes, are served year-round. Excellent lunch menus are rock-bottom cheap and served double quick. There's outdoor seating on the cobblestone pedestrian square in warm weather.
Oct 17, 2008
We spent just one night in Zurich before our flight home. Upon arriving at the train station we took a walk around the Nierderdorf area in search of lunch and stumbled across Adler's Swiss Chuchi, which I remembered seeing in Fodor's. All four of us had a wonderful chicken soup topped with puffed pastry, served by an extremely friendly waiter. The restaurant was walking distance to our hotel, and we liked it so much we decided to return for dinner.
We arrived without reservations, but managed to be seated. It's a good thing that we went early (6:30), as it was a Friday night and the restaurant became packed, with a waiting line outside. The Veal Cordon Blue and the calves liver dish were excellent -- and the Rosti potatoes were the best we had in Switzerland!