This avant-garde restaurant is something of an architectural marvel—it's encased within a large glass cube that in turn inside the Schiffbau, a ramshackle industrial building from the 19th century that was once used for building ships and boats and that's now one of the city's leading arts centers. The brick walls, bolts, rivets and massive steel girders of the former factory are pivotal to the whole design, counterbalancing the restaurants's vast expanses of glass and the sleek, minimalist interior. The seasonal cuisine is predominantly French and Italian, and appropriately trendy and artful for its setting and its clientele, the beautiful people of the trendy Züri-West district. The daily changing lunch and dinner specials accompany such à la carte dishes as squid and papaya salad with chili and coriander, and fillet of horse with garlic. Reservations are highly recommended.
Schiffbaustrasse 4 (off Hardstrasse)
Our Rating Neighborhood Züri-West Hours Mon–Tues 11am–midnight, Wed–Thurs 11am–1am, Fri 11am–2am, Sat 5pm–2am, Sun 5.30pm–midnight (kitchen closes at 11pm) Transportation
Tram 4 (Schiffbau)Phone 044/ 258 7071 Prices Main courses CHF28.50–CHF43 Cuisine Type European Web site LaSalle