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“NYE 2011 + 2015”
Review of Rive Gauche

Rive Gauche
Ranked #35 of 2,147 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 48 - US$ 96
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: «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».
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 for helping us bring the new years in, in style and with such enjoyment. Great memories. Great drinks at the bar too. We'd come more often if we were allowed to bring our dog (dachshund).

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

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 a perfect place to celebrate the new year in Zurich.

Dear munkycheeks, please rest assured that I will forward your encouraging words to the entire team.

Kind regards,
Panagiotis Kissas

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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 steaks, and an even more impressive selection of wines.

We had, naturally, the rib-eye steaks, superbly paired with Burgundy red wines. On the "technical" side, I can say the beef was to the higher-end, really good and juicy, responsibly cooked. There are steakhouses (only few) where I had better steaks, but this is something subjective.

The place also has very tasty and refreshing desserts.

The service was quite nice and effective, only by a whisker (in terms of effectiveness and organisation) under what you'd have expected from a place like this.

This is a good restaurant, steakhouse, in Zurich, a place with many good, even top, restaurants, and a very demanding clientele.

Thank Alexandru L
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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

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 our wine selection.

We would be more than happy to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards from Zurich,
Panagiotis Kissas

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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The Rive Gauche has delicious food! Really enjoyed the atmosphere, and our service was second to none. It's very fancy and special. The food was amazing and drinks from the bag are superb!

Thank kjtravelingmomof2
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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Dear kjtravelingmomof2,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on TripAdvisor.

We appreciate your review and we are pleased to have met your expectations concerning the atmosphere, the food and the drinks. We are delighted to hear that our service is special and we could contribute to a special experience at the Rive Gauche.

We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,
Panagiotis Kissas
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a Business Dinner, they lost / forgot about the reservation. Lucky it was mid week and a very rainy day, the restaurant was half empty. the service was good, they couldnt recommend a wine. i would aspect that from such a pricey place and they had time to take care of the clients but they didn't really.
The food was ok... the restaurant manager came over with desert to apologize for lose of the reservation. not sure the business people will be back

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Thank Ela L
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Hotel_at_Lake, Restaurant Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Dear Ela L,

We are truly sorry to hear about your disappointment concerning your stay at the Rive Gauche.

We regret not having met your expectations regarding our service. Rest assured that we have taken training actions in order to improve our service performance. This will help us not only to meet your expectations, but to exceed them.

We kindly ask you to provide us with your contact details under info@agauche.ch, as our Restaurant Manager would love to take the opportunity to speak to you personally in order to receive more details of your concern.

We really hope to welcome you back to the Rive Gauche in order to convince you that we work with much higher standards than you might have experienced.

With kind regards from Zürich,
Panagiotis Kissas
Restaurant Manager

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Balik salmon with caviar and a glass of champagne! Not a bad way to start a lunch on a summer day in Zurich. I believe the Terasse of the Rive Gauche restaurant in the Hotel Baur au Lac is one of the best places for lunch in Zurich and it's right of Bahnhofstrasse and the lake.
I had the pleasure to go there for lunch with friends on my last visit in Zurich. The service is very good and friendly, staff is well trained. You have a good choice of light food of best quality.
We had crudites (sliced raw vegetables) as a second and a strawberry soup as a dessert.
It does not come cheap but the the venue and experience is grate!

Thank Peter K
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Hotel_at_Lake, Restaurant Manager at Rive Gauche, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Dear Peter K,

Thank you for having taken the time to write such a splendid review about your recent stay at the Rive Gauche Terrasse.

We are very delighted to hear that we were able to meet your expectations. It is an honor to be named one of the best places in Zürich to have lunch. We are more than happy to share your kind words with the entire Rive Gauche team.

Mr. Peter K, in case you would like to share anything else to us, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@agauche.ch .

With best regards from Zürich,
Sonia Masiello
Manager Terrasse

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