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#2 of 166 Swiss in Bern
Travellers' Choice Best of the Best


Swiss, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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In the former US embassy the Lüthi family runs a modern restaurant. It produces international fare in its open kitchen, which is inspired by the owners...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

What a lovely place, what a pleasant surprise. It is sometimes difficult to meet one's expectations being so highly rated on TripAdvisor. At Essort, our high expectations were certainly met. It started with a friendly confirmation of our booking. The comforting, at the same time...relaxed hospitality was one of the trademarks of this restaurant throughout our stay. We truly enjoyed the business lunch menu, the meat balanced with creative tastes (also try the Gnocchi), and especially loved the dessert with the Yuzu filled little chocolate balls on rosemary cookies. While the food is on high professional levels, you can also feel the positive atmosphere from obviously strong commitment towards young apprentices in the service. And, don't miss the photos on the wall, the chef is not just a great presenter of nature on the plate, but also with his camera.More

Date of visit: August 2019
UrsL824, Inhaber at Restaurant Essort, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Thank you so much for your great review. We hope we will see you again in our Restaurant. Kind regards Tatjana

Reviewed 12 June 2019 via mobile

What great food Were greeted by Titiana She made our night what a jewel I had the smoked sturgeon and rib eye the wife had the veal. Great gourmet food has blown us away Switzerland has so much to offer and Bern is a must...and this establishment is reachable by tram which is freeMore

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 31 May 2019

If you like to explore different tastes, experiment with mixing them (by yourself) and not afraid to put around 90 francs per person for the three course meal with a glass of wine - this is an excellent choice! A very precise cuisine, beautifully served...plates and a good personal attitude of the staff. The wine list is very well comprised, good selection of Swiss wines, good fittings with the food served.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 8 May 2019

Fantastic atmosphere, excellent food and very attentive and highly qualified staff! It was not my first visit there and will definitely not be the last one!

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 26 March 2019 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with gourmet style food.fine cousin we have vegetarian plates .lovely and attentive staff .we spend lovely dinner with friends.Wine is excellent we enjoy.we will definitely come back

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with excellent food. Staff very professional. Presentation very good. Worth the money for a special evening.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was something new and refreshing, we have enjoyed the vegetarian dinner and some good drinks. Unfortunately our waiter was a little bit clumsy and spilled the drink on my partner, this is the only reason the review has 4 stars. Good luck

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent restaurant with lovely ambiance. Fine cuisine with a lot of attention to detail. Very attentive and friendly staff, I can only recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a great evening with about 20 persons in this restaurant. We had a four-course dinner with fine fish and/ or meat but also good vegetarian dishes which looked quite like the other dishes and tasted very good. Service was excellent. Due to the...rainy weather we sat inside, but outsider is also very nice.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A gem of a restaurant located in a wing of the former US embassy in a quiet corner of Bern. Run by a very welcoming husband-and-wife team who put their names on the restaurant's documentation (i.e. they're independent and not part of some ghastly chain.)...Menu changes with availability of seasonal produce. Although the menu is short (a good sign) there's a pleasing choice of sophisticated fish, meat and vegetarian dishes allowing you to build a dinner of up to 6 courses. We were 4 and a bottle of champagne (Bollinger) apéritif followed by a three-course dinner with a bottle of excellent red wine from eastern Switzerland (think global, drink local) came to just under CHF 500. That's not bad by present-day Swiss standards. Genuine, unpretentious but excellent cuisine served by a young, enthusiastic and multilingual team. In summer you can dine in the garden. We've been twice and will definitely go back.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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