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“Just great - a unique place with charm, fantastic food and an outstanding wine list”
Review of Wystube Isebaehnli

Wystube Isebaehnli
Ranked #312 of 2,147 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$67
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Wystube Isebähnli is located on the premises of a more than 200-year-old wine tavern in Zurich's Old Town. In 2008, it was acquired by Yücel Ersan and transformed into a high-quality restaurant of the same name. Everything in the restaurant is shaped by its past. Today, artists, intellectuals, politicians and businesspeople make up an eclectic clientele that adds to the establishment's unique, international and stimulating yet pleasantly cosy atmosphere.
Reviewed February 14, 2016

Either or, if you are visiting Zurich or you live in town, the restaurant Isebähnli is always a very special treat and I can highly recommend it. The atmosphere is very cozy; a really unique and still hidden gem in the heart of the old town in Zurich. The intimate restaurant (26 seats) is the perfect stetting for a romantic dinner or to unwind from a hectic daily routine and to enjoy true conversations. The team is very attentive, perfect service but not stiff at all. The food is outstanding; the team spoils you with a 4 to 7 course menu of the house (and they did very well to accommodate my special wishes and changes requests). Their wine cellar is amazing and they have the most impressive list of open wines I have seen so far. As you might expect such a place comes with a certain price tag; but it is worth it. Conclusion: if you want to spoil your loved ones, celebrate a special occasion or just the happiness of life step into this railway wagon sized place and enjoy!

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Reviewed February 14, 2016

The food was amazing. It's a fix 5 course dinner. A little pricey
The service was great
The place is small, only 5 tables, very cozy. Reservation recommended

Thank 312hanhl
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

The Isebähnli is a well kept secret. It is a tiny restaurant serving exceptional food. It has one of the best wine lists in Zurich, as the owner is a successful wine merchant. If you want to book a table of eight to ten people, they have a separate room upstairs that can be booked for special occasions

Thank Manuel E
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Reviewed December 26, 2015

My wife and I stumbled into this wonderful place. Its a very small and interment atmosphere. We hadn't booked and were offered an 8 course degustation or any part thereof. To our absolute delight to food was incredible and was matched by an extensive wine list with hundreds of old and rare wines. We enjoyed a 1966 Bordeaux which was divine. This place is as close to heaven as I can image. I'm looking forward to visiting again.

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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The food here is prepared with much effort and visually is presented very nicely. Unfortunately, most of the courses from a taste point of view, were ok but nothing exceptional especially given the price of 160 CHF for a five course dinner plus dessert. The main course and the dessert were both very fine, but the main course relatively small. The wine card is also very extensive, but only a handful below 100 CHF. For two people including wine and a apperetive we ended up paying nearly 500 CHF but left unsatisfied and still a bit hungry. The atmosphere however is unique and the service very friendly.

Thank marmeer
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