Zürich Geschnetzeltes

This classic Zurich dish can be found in a number of variations in many of the city’s restaurants.

If you ask the locals about traditional Zurich dishes, you are guaranteed to hear the name, “Züri Gschnätzlets” – or “Zürcher Geschnetzeltes” in High German. This dish is made from thinly-sliced strips of pan-fried veal in a delicious creamy sauce. It is typically served with rösti (pronounced “rurr-sh-ti”), comprising coarsely grated potato in the form of a potato cake.

Zürcher Geschnetzeltes can be found in many restaurants in the city and surrounding region. The following establishments are particularly renowned for their own variation of this traditional specialty.



The Kronenhalle is famous for its Züri Gschnätzlets. Amidst original works by Chagall, Mirò and Matisse, this culinary experience is unforgettable.

Zunfthaus zur Waag

Whether the traditional way with kidneys or without – that is for guests to decide. In this beautiful guild house, both variants taste exquisite.
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The Kindli has been a restaurant for over 500 years, and traditional Swiss cuisine is celebrated in elegant surroundings to this day.


Once an armory, now a restaurant in a prime location. Here guests can enjoy hearty Swiss cuisine in a high-ceilinged dining hall oozing with charm.

Wilder Mann

The Wilder Mann serves good hearty fare with a modern take. The menu features Zürcher Geschnetzeltes, but also Gehackets mit Hörnli or meat loaf.

Kaiser's Reblaube

The restaurant dating from 1260 was once frequented by Goethe. Now guests eat in what was the writer’s bedchamber. Züri Gschnätzlets, for example.

Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten

Whether in the magnificent guild hall or the rustic Küfer Stübli: at the history-steeped guild house on the Limmat, guests dine like true guild members.

Restaurant Adlisberg

In a clearing near The Dolder Grand hotel, walkers can take a break at the cozy Restaurant Adlisberg, serving typically Swiss dishes.
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The historical wine tavern in the Old Town was once a favorite haunt of Swiss author Gottfried Keller. Because of the tasty Züri Gschnätzlets perhaps?

Multifaceted Zurich

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