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27. July 2012: Restaurant zum Grünen Glas

| August 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Asian beef tatar for starters, refined with typical spices, mildly spicy, with wasabi and mango chutney (CHF 23.00) to start the evening is a very fine choice. The beef is fresh, the spiciness is appropriate and the selection of different spices is perfect to spice it up just the way you like it.

Every Friday, there is a special – Roastbeef with sauce Hollandaise and herbs served with potato gnocchi and fresh market vegetables (CHF 39.00). The roastbeef is perfectly tender, the potato gnocchi were delicious and the market vegetables truly outstanding. A great dish!

For desert, the “pumpkin seed-vanilla-parfait with blueberries” (CHF 13.50) was served. Frankly speaking, is was the worst of all courses that evening but it was still good. The pumpkin seed-vanilla-parfait was just not tasting like much. The blueberries were good and fit well with the consistency of the parfait – but there was just somehow taste missing.

As a final greeting from the kitchen, a “vanilla hazelnut cream with caramlized walnuts” was served. The cream was the perfect finale after an evening full with great dishes.

The prices are quite okay for what you get because the food is very well prepared and truly delicious. But if you even book your table via Appetini.ch, you can save 30% on your total bill, including wine and drinks. A double espresso accounts for CHF 6.50. A white wine (Petite Arvine) for CHF 8.50, and a glas of the “Fabelhaft” CHF 8.00.

A bottle of water accounts for CHF 6.30 (0,5L) and it comes served in an ice bag which perfectly fits the decoration of the table. Generally speaking, the interior and decoration are pretty nice. While there is a little patio, the decoration inside is definitely nicer.

With regards to the service, I have to spend a few words. There were two different waitresses. One led us to the table and her service was perfect – attentive, friendly, just the way you wish perfect service to be. She took the orders, brought the drinks and plates and was just perfectly friendly. When I ordered the wine menu from the other waitress because she stood closer, it started. After 10 minutes, the original waitress showed up and showed us the wine we apparently had ordered – which we did not which I explained to her. The other one then said: “Oh, sorry, I really thought it was that table!”. Well, so far so good. Mistakes can happen. But then also, she was not attentive at all! Empty plates standing there for minutes and minutes. When she finally took them off, she left half of the empty plates there. For desert I had what was described above – after taking the order, she came back 10 (!) seconds later and said: “You wanted a scoop of espresso crocant, right?”. Dude, really?????

Well, to sum it up, the Restaurant zum Grünen Glas has definitely a good chef as the food is truly good, prices are fair, the atmosphere is nice, there is a 5-star waitress and there is a no-star waitress. Make sure, you get the right one! Other than that, the place is definitely recommendable! Make sure to book a table in advance and eventually use Appetini.ch to save 30% on your total bill.


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Restaurant zum Grünen Glas

Untere Zäune 15

8001 Zürich (CH)

Tel.: +41 44 251 65 04

E-Mail: info@gruenesglas.ch

Homepage: http://www.gruenesglas.ch

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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