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Hummer & Austernbar Zurich

Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
+41 44 227 76 21
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (44 reviews)
“foie gras” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, European, French, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

High end restaurant - and the price reflects that. Conveniently located in the city centre not far from the Zurich Hauptbahnhof. The service was excellent, very professional and attentive. The food was well prepared and presented. Yet my wife commented that the soup in her...More

Thank RayB880
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear RayB8830 Thank you very much for having taken the time to give us your excellent feedback. We are happy that you liked the tradition of our restaurant, known for its fish-, lobster- and seafood dishes since 1935. Your information about the Bouillabaisse fish soup...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very delicious food, amazing service by waitress Julia, she helped us select the best dishes, served them immaculately and made us feel like royals. A place must visit for seafood lovers. Thank you Hummer & Austernbar.More

Thank Aysha K
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Aysha K Thank you very much for your excellent feedback. We are very glad that you liked our food and service. With pleasure we forward you motivating words to our staff, specially to Julia, our barmaid. The Lobster- & Oyster bar is known since...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you first enter the restaurant, you might get the sense that it is a "stuffy" kind of place, i.e. old school decor, darkish lighting etc, but that's where it ends. Although I waited about 30 seconds at the entrance before I was finally noticed...More

Thank Jusong
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jusong thank you very much for visiting the Lobster- & Oysterbar of the Hotel St. Gotthard, known for its seafood and fish specialities since 1935. We are very glad that you liked the service and the food. With pleasure we forward your motivating words...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

French haute cuisine as good as it gets. I had foie gras, lobster and a crêpe suzette. Every dish was delicious. Service is oustanding. Expensive but worth it for special occasions.More

Thank Superdario25
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear Superdario25 thank you very much for having visited the French restaurant of the Hotel St. Gotthard. We are very glad that you liked our Food and service and with pleasure we Forward your motivating words to our staff. We are known since 1935 for...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

if you look for a elegant and classic bar - there you go! An absolutly must - and you will be delighted!More

Thank katrin243
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Dear katrin243 Thank you very much for visiting the fine Dining Restaurant of the Hotel St. Gotthard in Zurich the "Lobster- & Oysterbar" known since 1935 for fresh seafood, nice lobsterdishes, choice of oysters and fihes even prepared at the table. As you well mentionend...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The food is nice and fresh!! This place is not difficult to find.. the staffs over here are friendly..More

Thank Evonne86
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear Evonne86 Thank you very much for your excellent feedback, we Forward with pleasure to our kitchen - & service staff. We are very glad that you liked our friendly staff and our fresh concept. We are known since 1935 for fresh oysters, fresh lobsters...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The food was decent but not exceptional. The courses were served in very short intervalls and it seemed like the service personnel had little to no motivation. When we requested to be given a bit more time in between the courses he mumbled "okay then"...More

Thank nicijenni
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear nicijenni Thank you very much for having taken the time to give us your feedback. We are very sorry that the ser-vice were to quick, this is not our standard. Your information helps us to train our service in this matter. You mention that...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

From the moment you walk into this restaurant the calm and elegant atmosphere immediately hits you. From classic design to elegantly dressed staff, the image is just perfect. The food is delicious, personally I can really recommend the Lobster with champagne sauce. The wine menu...More

Thank Maria S
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2017

Dear Maria S thank you very much for your great comment, we forward with pleasure to our staff, specially to our Maître D', with his wine skills as diplomated sommelier. We are very glad that you liked our ambiance, service and food. The Lobster- &...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Romantic, elegant restaurant comprising great service (as we came without pre-reserved table, the staff was good in managing for us a nice table ), tasty meal and very pleasant atmosphere.More

Thank Yanik M
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Dear Yanik M thank you very much for your great review. We are very glad that you liked our food and service and we forward your motivating words with pleasure to the kitchen and service staff. The Lobster- & Oysterbar is known since 1935 for...More

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Signature dish of octopus and Sea bass carpaccio is a must try. The seafood platter in olive oil is so good too!! Very friendly service as wellMore

Thank Annisa L
Martin S, Manager at Hummer & Austernbar Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Dear Annisa L thank you very much for your great review. We are very glad that you liked our food and service and we forward your motivating words with pleasure to the kitchen and service staff. The Lobster- & Oysterbar is known since 1935 for...More

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Joan M
14 January 2017|
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Dear Joan M thank you very much for your interest and it is a pleasure that your sister celebrated her birthday with us. the bread, served with our oysters is "Pumernickel", made of coarse rye flour , which gives the bread... More
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Anna O
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Dear Mrs. Anna We have usually 2 to 3 different soft cheeses that we serve with eather regular honay or truffel honay. If you give us a head date of your reservation with special require, I will make sure the soft cheese... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 227 76 21
Description
Uber 75 Jahre ist es her, dass Ernst Manz im "Zunftsali" des Hotel St. Gotthard die Hummerbar ins Leben gerufen und damit eine perfekte Buhne fur prominente Leute wie Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Arnold Schwarzenegger und Gunther Sachs geschaffen hat. Die Hummer & Austernbar ist eines der fuhrenden Restaurants an der Bahnhofstrasse Zurich und eine sehr bekannte und beliebte Institution in kulinarischen Kreisen. Die Hummerbar wurde 1935 eroffnet und ist sehr traditionell und doch innovativ in der Zubereitung von Hummern, Austern und Meeresfruchten aller Art. Bis heute hat das Gourmet Restaurant in Zurich die Originaldekoration bewahrt. Fotos von beruhmten Filmstars und Politikern, welche bereits Gaste waren, hangen an den Wanden. Die Hummerbar bietet klassische franzosische Gourmet Kuche an, kombiniert mit einem mediterranen Akzent. Sie konnen in einem eleganten Ambiente frische Hummer oder Austern geniessen und werden stets mit abwechslungsreichen und innovativen Gerichten uberrascht.
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