This tiny and really nice "countryside" restaurant is located in the very centre of Zürich and seems to have remained exactly how this city used to be in the 1950s. The two owners, one of Latin and one of German descent, serve kindly and very professionally at the very few tables (reservation is recommended). The interior is a comfortable wooden “Stube” with a quantity of interesting, some more and some less, but all very decorative, artistic pieces, some of which made by one of the owners. The plates, are simple, some cooked and some semi–cooked (according to the kitchen dimensions, I suppose). The generous portions have a hearty, countryside roughness, which is quite refreshing, after the dull food design–plate decorations witnessed in the last decades and very much in line with today’s newest cuisine trends. Wine and Beer may be accompanied by a cheese or cold cuts platter (cf. the unusual possibility to eat Jámon Serrano in Zürich), but also soups (I highly recommend the leak and potato cream with “ham–hay”), lukewarm smoked trout fillets or roasted “Fleischkäse” (a typically Swiss cold cut, which should be roasted a little more, in my opinion) accompanied by a robust and hearty potato salad. The prices are in line (at the lower end) with Zürich's (too high) dining prices. In conclusion: this place offers a different, informal and very pleasant evening to its guests.
We are locals. We went here recently for a lunch on Friday, seeing that their restaurant sign was boasting Swiss traditional 100 yrs of history (we did not even realise that this place existed). Don't be fooled! Food is overpriced and nothing special, and nothing really Swiss about this place either. We ordered a traditional cheese salad, one of the house specialties - but it was just shaved cheese on greens, not even a single piece of tomato. We paid sFr. 22 for a plate of this bland salad. (Salad dressing was fix-fertig Italian sauce bought from the supermarkets). Server was an Indian guy, unfriendly, told us they only take cash. Was not worth our money, time. Would never put a foot into this place again.