Come here for old-fashioned, unpretentious fine dining with a Parisian influence, as well as exceptional seafood in the middle of landlocked Switzerland. Austern and Hummer are the German words for oysters and lobster, and they're both specialties here, as are extravagant seafood platters. There are also plenty of non-seafood dishes on the menu too, including steak tartare, duck foie gras, and beef tenderloin. The service is exemplary, and the elegant setting makes much use of deep red furnishings and candlelight. The wines here are predominantly French and pricey, including an impressive selection of Champagnes (some served by the glass). There are also some Swiss and Italian wines that are an excellent value. For dessert, the flambéed crêpes suzette are a suitably decadent finale.
Austern- und Hummer Bar
Hotel St Gotthard, Bahnhofstrasse 87
Our Rating Neighborhood City Hours Mon–Sat noon–midnight, Sun 5.30–11pm Transportation Tram 3, 10, 14 (Bahnhofplatz) Phone 044/ 227 7621 Prices Main courses CHF68–CHF139 Cuisine Type French, Seafood Web site Austern- und Hummer Bar