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“Great food, a fine restaurant”
Review of Restaurant Opera

Restaurant Opera
Ranked #48 of 2,070 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$97
Cuisines: French, Swiss, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Seefeld
Description: Enjoy our contemporary attitude across the street from Zürich’s opera house, where seasonal and local products are used as a matter of course. Executive chef David Krüger gathers herbs, berries or mushrooms on a regular basis in nearby nature reserves and handles all produce in expertly manner to preserve their aromas. Our restaurant’s new look offers an appropriate setting for authentic flavors and exciting combinations. Manager Pascal Gloser and his team look forward to welcoming you.
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My friend and I ate at the Restaurant Opera twice. Perhaps that is all any one needs to know that we found the food exceptional, the service friendly, accommodating (I have an allergy to peanuts), efficient, and very knowledgeable about the wine and food. The first night my friend had fried whitefish fillet of Swiss wild stock, potato rosemary waffle, sautéed chanterelles, and vegetables tower. The fried fillet is not what many Americans would consider fried, it was not battered dipped, it was more sautéed. My friend said it was delicious. I had lamb rack that is presented on a hot stone. It comes cooked but if it is not cooked enough for you leave it on this hot stone that sizzles and crackles and it will cook to your liking. The meat was tender and very tasty as was the rest of the dish. The second night my friend had the scallop dish and I had the fried sea bass and again the meal was absolutely delicious. We had dessert the second night and I had the Dark chocolate mousse of Zurich’s “Lindt“ chocolate and my friend had the Opera “Ambassad’Or” chocolate-mocca cake with pistachio ice cream. These desserts were heavenly. Above all was that we had an Opera one night that started at 7 so we wanted to eat early before they begin serving dinner. They accommodated us and we were able to order from the regular menu despite they serve dinner beginning at 6. For this I want to say many thanks and also thanks for two of the best meals we have had in our travels through Europe.

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Thank d28drk
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Rudolf_Zehnder, General Manager at Restaurant Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear “d28drk”.

Wow, thank you very much for this amazing comment! We are delighted to read that we had the chance to welcome you and your friend twice at our Restaurant Opera and that you enjoyed “two of the best meals you had in your travels through Europe”. Moreover, we are pleased that you were satisfied with the service and the knowledge about wine and food.

It would be great to welcome you once back with us!

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Saw a wonderful ballet and had a wonderful meal not too far away. Very interesting decor.
Reservation needed. Staff attentive and did not rush us. Appealing presentation of food.
Enjoyed our fish, very tasty and not dry. Their salad was fresh with a large assortment of cheeses, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Food is not heavy.
Close to tram for convenience

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Thank MarleneL7
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Rudolf_Zehnder, General Manager at Restaurant Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear “MarleneL7”.

Many thanks for your feedback about our Gourmet Restaurant Opera. It is a pleasure to read that you liked our décor, the food presentation and the fish menu. Moreover, we will forward your compliments to your employees.

We hope to welcome you soon back with us!

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

As guests staying at the Opera Hotel, we availed ourselves of a dining experience here. The restaurant does not disappoint - prompt friendly service, exceptional food presented with verve and elegance, classical ambience. All the elements worked in harmony to make a final vacation evening one not to be soon forgotten.

Thank sharonymous
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Restaurant Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear “sharonymous”.

Thank you very much for this great comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your final vacation evening in our Restaurant Opera and appreciated the friendly service, the food presentation and the classical ambience.

It would be great to welcome you soon back with us!

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 27 February 2014 via mobile

I only ate here because I'm staying at the hotel and it was a rainy night. However, dinner was a memorable experience, and not particularly expensive by Zurich's standards.

Highly recommend it.

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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Restaurant Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Dear “Eric C”.

Wow, many thanks for the 5-star score. It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed the “memorable experience” in our Restaurant Opera.

We would be delighted to welcome you soon back with us.

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

The photograph of tis place looks a bit off putting - one imagines it will be a very ornate, posh, and stuffy place but it turns out to be a decent upper-middle level restaurant serving very enjoyable food of the "Swiss - no nonsense" variety and at reasonable prices. The night we were there the lead bass singer from the opera we had just seen walked in for a post performance supper. It was all very jolly.

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Thank idandb
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Restaurant Opera, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Dear “idandb”.

Great to hear that we could exceed your expectations in our Restaurant Opera and that you enjoyed your dinner with us.

It would be great to welcome you once back with us.

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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