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Rive Gauche

#85 of 1,531 Restaurants in Zurich
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Talstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 220 50 60
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Paris France
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went here last night with a colleague and a client. The service was superb, i.e. 2 people delivering the food so nobody waits. The tuna was cooked to perfection and so good were their gin and tonics they could have been made in London...it's a bit pricey but what isn't in Zurich?

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Thank JonathanParis1980
Milford, NH
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After arriving early afternoon by train from Interlaken, we lunched here before our rooms were ready. Great service, wine list and menu.

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Thank Michael D
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Michael D, Thank you very much for your recent visit and for having taken the time to share your feedback here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you were overall satisfied with your lunch at our Rive Gauche. It would be a pleasure to welcoming you soon again. Kind regards, Panagiotis Kissas Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went for a last minute dinner after returning from Venice. Stopped and had a pumpkin soup starter and a spinach ravioli and it was really enjoyable. The staff in here are super friendly and the place looks trendy, modern and you feel very comfortable.

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Thank Jay G
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Jay G, Thank you very much for having dinner at the Rive Gauche and for having taken the time to share your impressions on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that we have met your expectations in every aspect. With pleasure we will forward your feedback to the entire team and our chef de cuisine Olivier Rais. We would be more... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had a salad to start, followed by pasta with white truffles. The meal was very good. The setting is very modern, with a clean look. The service was very attentive. The prices for wines in this restaurant compare with the rest of Zurich, and are extremely high by United States standards. The starting wine prices are 60 Swiss francs.

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Thank Joseph L
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Joseph L, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us about your recent visit to our restaurant Rive Gauche. I am delighted to read that you were satisfied with the provided service and our dishes. I will forward your kind feedback to the entire Rive Gauche team. We would be happy to... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

we hosted a lunch on the terrasse belonging to the rive gauche restaurant at Baur au Lac with friends who stayed at the Baur au Lac. The setting on the terrasse is really nice and spaceous and the huge garden with old trees gives a truly exquisite touch. the rest of the experience was by far not reaching to this... More 

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Thank Martin S
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Mr Martin S, We would like to thank you very much for your feedback regarding your visit on the Rive Gauche Terrasse. We are pleased to read that the ambient and the setting in our garden matched your expectations. Please accept our sincere apologies for the incidents happened during your lunch. Your experience does certainly not meet our high... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I knew about the fame of this restaurant in the classy and traditional Baur au Lac Hotel, but even so the actual experience was extraordinarily above my expectations, not only in terms of their exquisite cuisine and elegant & casual atmosphere, but also - may I say specially- because of the superb service & attention of all their staff, particularly... More 

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Thank Claudia C
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Claudia C, Thank you very much for your visit at the Rive Gauche and for sharing your warm feedback. We are delighted and proud to hear that our team was able to meet your expectations. Please rest assured that I have passed on your very kind words to the entire team. It was a pleasure to have you as... More 

Zürich
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had the most overated, worst Vegan meal I have ever had in my life at the Rive Gauche - the paired cocktail with the starters was sour, the salad looked like it had come straight from a supermarket, the pasta, dessert - was inedible....Very disappointing...coming from a Chef of that calibre and from an establishment like Rive Gauche where the... More 

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Thank Ivan L
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ivan L, Thank you for your recent visit at the Rive Gauche and for taking the time to write a review. First, let me say how sorry I am that you were disappointed with the vegan menu from our guest chef Tal Ronnen. We strived to achieve a most memorable experience with outstanding food and service with this... More 

London, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The Michelin starred resto is closed for the Summer or maybe longer but the terrasse is open. We had a lovely meal in a cool Summer evening. Octopus carpaccio (CHF 32) and a very nice and big bowl of cruditèes with various sauces (enough for two as the waitress had suggested) for CHF 24. Mains were shrimps (CHF 45, expensive... More 

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Thank Marco C
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear indipendente, Thank you very much for your recent visit to the Rive Gauche Terrasse and for sharing your kind feedback with us. With pleasure we will forward your encouraging words to the entire staff, since they are a great motivation and help us to continue in the same direction and to perform our daily services with enthusiasm and joy.... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Bit late on the 2011 review but they both count for the same rating. We have booked Rive Gauche for our NYE celebration twice and on both occasions have thoroughly enjoyed it. The food, champagne and full service and accommodation have been outstanding. We really do value this place and understand why it is so highly thought of. Thank you... More 

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Thank munkycheeks
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear munkycheeks, Thank you very much for your stay at the restaurant Rive Gauche and for your warm and positive feedback. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to write us about your experience and it is great to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. We are excited that you have valued our restaurant as... More 

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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We were in Zurich in a rather cold February Saturday evening, after a conference we had that end of week. The vote was to enjoy great steaks and wines, so this restaurant was a quite natural choice. The place is classy, with a little glamour, and is quite expensive (let's not forget it's Switzerland). But has very good US beef... More 

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Thank Alexandru L
Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this review

Dear Alexandru L, Thank you very much for your comment here on TripAdvisor. We strive to make every experience special and are delighted that we met your expectation. I have passed on your comments to the entire team including the kitchen staff who are very happy that you enjoyed our US beef steaks and that we could impress you with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 48 - US$ 96
Cuisine
Swiss, European, Central European, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
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
Description
The Rive Gauche will be closed from July 18th to August 14th. We will be happy to welcome you on our Terrasse during those hot summer days.

«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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?