There's nothing refined about the Crazy Cow. From the kitschy wall paintings inspired by Swiss stereotypes (snowboarding cows, flying cuckoo clocks, trains, half-eaten Toblerone bars) to the virtually unintelligible menu, written in Swiss dialect, this lively restaurant certainly lives up to the first half of its name. But don't worry, the menu is translated into English, and you can be guaranteed a hearty, rustic meal of such traditional fare as rösti (potato pancakes), Swiss-style macaroni casserole (with potatoes, bacon, and cheese), and raclette (cheese melted over a fire and then served over potatoes or bread).
Hotel Leoneck, Leonhardstrasse 1
Our Rating Neighborhood Right Bank: Oberstrass Hours Daily 6.30am–midnight Transportation Trams 7, 6, 10 or 15 (Haldenegg; the tram stop is right outside the restaurant) Phone 044/261 4055 Prices Main courses CHF18.90–CHF39.80 Cuisine Type Swiss Web site Crazy Cow