Head to Kronenhalle for the classic Zurich experience. Probably the most famous restaurant in town, its walls are covered with art from masters like Picasso and Matisse. This was a meeting place for artists like Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Chagall, and Frederico Fellini. Ownership of Kronenhalle has passed into the hands of the founding Zumsteg family’s foundation who also support fine art, gastronomy and the textile industry.
Even the bar at Kronenhalle is worth the visit with art and well-crafted classic cocktails. This old-school bar, with its rich wooden accents and a cozy ambiance, is the perfect place for a dry gin martini.
When it comes to food, Kronenhalle doesn’t stray from its roots, serving up Zurich classics that have stood the test of time. We started with a rich consommé and classic shrimp cocktail.
Next up, we tasted the schnitzel, then the renowned Kronenhalle sliced veal drenched in a creamy sauce — one of Zurich’s culinary classics. This veal, served tableside, is paired with classic potato rosti. And the best part? There’s plenty for a second helping.
To finish, a caramel flan arrived, rich and ending the evening on a high note. It is more than a restaurant; it’s a must for art lovers or a classic Zurich experience.
Kronenhalle, Rämistrasse 4, 8001 Zürich
Note: Kronenhalle provided support for the reporting of this story. There is a no-photo policy at the restaurant and bar. We were given special permission by the restaurant to take photos during our visit.