Built as an arsenal in 1487, this enormous stone-and-beam hall offers hearty meat platters and a variety of beers and wines in comfortable Germanic chaos. The waitstaff is harried and brisk, especially at lunchtime, when crowds are thick. Unlike the shabbier beer halls in Niederdorf, this one is clean and bourgeois, reflecting its Paradeplatz location. They're not unaccustomed to tourists—menus are posted in English, Japanese, and at least 10 other languages—but locals
consider this their home away from home.
Mar 18, 2008
The hostess sat us with complete strangers, which is common there, but was new to us. The atmosphere was like something out of a movie. Quite an experience. If you are sitting on the outside of the table, look to the inside for the mustard.
Jul 21, 2001
If you want some local Swiss cuisine this is a good place to go. Locals recommend this restaurant and can be seen eating here after work. As is the custom in Switzerland, patrons will sit together at large tables even if they don't know each other. Portions are large, food is good, and the prices are reasonable.