The perfect Date Night Restaurants in Zurich 2022

Who doesn't know that? At the weekend you have planned a date night with your loved one or even the first date and of course you don't think of the fast and suitable restaurant in Zurich. This list is supposed to help.

Restaurants that have made it onto the ranking list are characterized by a romantic atmosphere, you have enough space to talk with your partner in peace and enjoy the evening. The service is very attentive, but gives you enough privacy. If possible, candlelight is emphasized. The ambience offers a feel-good character, the volume is pleasant. The following restaurants are my favourites and have all already been personally tested at my Date Nights and I can absolutely recommend them to you:

ANNA

Anna-Heer-Strasse 2, 8057 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 552 87 44 | Website

Do you know the moment when you have just taken your seat for the evening in the restaurant and then are greeted so surprisingly warmly that you just know "bull's eye". This is exactly what happens to me when Maria Ventola introduces herself that evening with her pleasant Swabian accent with rolling R 😉 (due to her Italian roots); recommends us the homemade aperitif and then lets us take a look at the menu. We feel completely comfortable and decide, in addition to the 4-course menu, also for a wine accompaniment, which we share and, by the way, is highly recommended. After a fine greeting from the kitchen with pickled salmon, radish and blood sorrel follow two, in my opinion, absolute highlights of chef Stefano Corrado. The probably most tender Pulpo with Peperoni and homemade Focaccia and the Tortelli di vitello with Marsala sauce, refined with fresh marjoram. As I write these lines, I have only one thought - "this screams for a repeat". ❤️

Between courses, Maria keeps telling us little anecdotes from previous months when asked. Last year, just in time for Lockdown 🙈the couple had decided to take over the restaurant Anna near Milchbuck. Of course, not an easy start, but with the support of good colleagues and former supervisor of Stefano, the couple copes with the situation with flying colors. Stefano, by the way, learned and honed his craft at Clouds, Mesa and Gustav before starting his own restaurant. The Anna also offers an event room for larger events, including various seating options outside.

My tip: Pulpo. Pepperoni. Focaccia - Tortelli di vitello. Marsala. Parmiggiano. Marjoram

Contact & Opening Hours

Anna-Heer-Strasse 2
8057 Zürich, Schweiz
T: 044 552 87 44
    Last updated: Aug. 12, 2022, 9:28 p.m.

    BOCUCI - Bottega e Cucina

    Leonhardstrasse 1, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 261 40 55 | Website | Opening Hours

    I had to study longer if and where there is a comparable restaurant already in Zurich. My conclusion: It's a great mix of a few restaurants I like to visit and something very special - perfectly suited for Zurich and I'm happy that BOCUCI made it into my favorites list. 🥰 

    BOCUCI - Bottega meets Cucina.

    All around successful, stylishly furnished with black/white tiled floor, a large kitchen window at the entrance gives a glimpse into the heart of the place, bar, a delicatessen shelf incl. Vespa decorate the room, the centerpiece is a Berkel who freshly slices the finest hams for the guests and hands them to the aperitif. I'm in love. 🤩 Super service, great wines, class food. Here I want to sit forever, just be and enjoy the dolce vita with my loved ones. Because in the words of the Bocuci "more Amore always goes!"

    Unfortunately, there was no more room for the tiramisu, freshly prepared at the table. My critical question, whether Tiramisu must not pull overnight, was mischievously laughing denied ... there would be a trick ... I learn hopefully #nexttime 😉

    My tip: Fresh spaghetti with catch of the day and fish / seafood

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Leonhardstrasse 1
    8001 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 044 261 40 55
    E:
    • Tuesday - Friday:
      11:30 - 14:30,18:00 - 23:30
    • Saturday:
      18:00 - 23:30
    • Sunday and Monday closed
    Last updated: Aug. 12, 2022, 9:49 p.m.

    EquiTable Sankt Meinrad

    Stauffacherstrasse 163, 8004 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 534 82 77 | Website | Opening Hours

    EquiTable is a Gault Millau restaurant for special occasions. Gourmet chef Fabian Fuchs cooks with the best seasonal regional and fair trade products. The guest can choose between 4 to 8 course menus, optionally vegetarian and with wine accompaniment. The service is attentive and very cordial. Here are experts at work who know their trade absolutely well. Lunch is served twice a month.

    My tip: 5 to 6 course menu with wine accompaniment

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Stauffacherstrasse 163
    8004 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 043 534 82 77
    E:
    • Tuesday - Saturday:
      18:30 - 00:00
    • First & last friday of the month - lunch:
      12:00 - 15:00
    Last updated: April 8, 2022, 9 p.m.

    GIESSEREI OERLIKON

    Birchstrasse 108, 8050 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 205 10 10 | Website | Opening Hours

    The former GIESSEREI OERLIKON is an à-la-carte restaurant for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Culinary delicacies made from first-class fresh products are served at the beautifully laid table. The foundry also organises banquets and events of all kinds and can cater for up to 160 guests. The restaurant is closed on weekends during the summer months of July and August.

    My Tip: Menu BBQ Smoker Susi

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Birchstrasse 108
    8050 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 043 205 10 10
    E:
    • Monday - friday:
      11:30 - 14:00,17:30 - 00:00
    • Saturday:
      17:30 - 00:00
    • Sunday (brunch):
      10:00 - 14:30
    Last updated: June 5, 2021, 1:50 p.m.

    Klingler's

    Münzplatz 3, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 043 321 22 22 | Website | Opening Hours

    Klingler's Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant ambience in the heart of Zurich is perfect for business lunch or date night.

    Host Pietro Prestito and head chef Pietro Cucco met at the Villa Orselina in Ticino and, after various stays abroad, have made themselves at home at the Münzplatz.

    I can highly recommend:
    🍆 Parmigiana-style eggplant with homemade pesto and grana shavings
    🍝 Homemade Pasta Trilogy (Spinach-Ricotta-Ravioli with a fresh tomato sauce / Tagliatelle Tuscany style / Cavatelli with homemade Pesto)

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Münzplatz 3
    8001 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 043 321 22 22
    • Monday - Friday:
      11:30 - 15:00,17:30 - 23:00
    • Saturday:
      12:00 - 23:00
    • Sunday closed
    Last updated: July 10, 2022, 3:41 p.m.

    Mémoire

    Limmatstrasse 254, 8005 Zürich, Schweiz | Website | Opening Hours

    In the Restaurant Mémoire Chris Züger & Team stages a 6-course menu in fine dining quality under changing mottos. The products are mostly local and are skilfully staged. The location is truly unique in Zurich. The restaurant is located in the basement of the former steel silo of the Löwenbräu brewery. An elevator takes you to the place where the action is and you will be given an extremely warm welcome. Everyone should feel completely at home here, because the guest is virtually in a large open kitchen with candles and atmospheric light. The restaurant is open from September-May, after that Chris Züger dedicates his 2nd passion to outdoor cooking with fire rings.

    My tip: Date Night

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Limmatstrasse 254
    8005 Zürich, Schweiz
    M: 076 580 10 57
    • September - May: Wednesday - Saturday:
      19:00 - 23:00
    • Sunday - Tuesday closed
    Last updated: Aug. 1, 2022, midnight

    Razzia

    Seefeldstrasse 82, 8008 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 296 70 70 | Website | Opening Hours

    © Razzia
    © Razzia

    The raid is a spectacular jewel in Seefeld and the former silent movie theater. Dining is served in the six-metre-high magnificent hall of the classicist building. The kitchen is open and conjures up authentic national dishes from all over the world. At noon there are various lunch menus to choose from. In summer the restaurant opens its romantic backyard garden. Once a month there is a movie night with 3-course menu and welcome drink.

    My tip: Beef tartare "poêlé de boeuf" St. Tropez Style - Short grilled beef tartare, truffle mayonnaise, quail eggs & tomato cream

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Seefeldstrasse 82
    8008 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 044 296 70 70
    E:
    • Tuesday - Saturday:
      18:00 - 00:00
    • Sunday and Monday closed
    • Bar with lunch:
      11:30 - 00:00
    Last updated: Nov. 6, 2021, 10:36 a.m.

    Rüsterei

    Kalanderplatz 6, Sihlcity, 8045 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 317 19 19 | Website | Opening Hours

    Compared to other Zurich restaurants, we've been to the Rüsterei more often and spent romantic hours. We are particularly attracted to the elm factory in winter. The open fireplace then radiates a wonderful atmosphere together with the ceiling reaching wine rack, the open kitchen, the attentive service and the industrial Swabby Chic Décor. We also recommend brunch on Sunday.

    My tip:Seasonal menu and in autumn/winter the boss thing

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Kalanderplatz 6, Sihlcity
    8045 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 044 317 19 19
    E:
    • Monday - Friday:
      12:00 - 14:00,18:00 - 00:00
    • Saturday:
      18:00 - 00:00
    • Sunday brunch
      Sunday:
      10:00 - 14:30
    Last updated: Jan. 20, 2020, 10:22 p.m.

    Silex Restaurant & Weinbar

    Freyastrasse 3, 8004 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 210 30 30 | Website

    New since Nov. 2021 in Zurich at the Schmiede Wiedikon train station. Silex is French and means flint. The three founders Jean-Denis Roger, Julia von Meiss and chef George Tomlin describe their heart project as a 'fluid concept between wine bar and restaurant'. 

    My conclusion: absolutely successful and fitting for Zurich. Beautifully realized in terms of design - in the entrance area you can first arrive in peace with a glass of natural wine. Jean-Denis will be happy to advise you. Then climb a few steps and you're in the restaurant, all completely open and connected to the kitchen. The menu is divided into snacks, small plates, large plates and dessert. 

    Silex about itself:
    We cook food and serve wines whose origins we stand behind. Our wines come from artisan producers who work with minimal intervention and manage their vineyards with respect for nature. Our food follows the same philosophy: we use products, farmers and suppliers that are sustainable and organic, with integrity and transparency. Our regularly changing menu is available both À la carte and tasting menu. 

    My tipps:
    Baked beets, salted mandarin & whitefish roe
    Lamb tartare, dehydrated shio koji egg yolk & allumettes
    Pappardelle with ragù of Duroc pork, chicken liver & gochujang
    Jerusalem artichoke cooked in beer, roasted yeast & chestnuts
    Quince semifreddo, salted caramel & crumble

     

    Contact & Opening Hours

    Freyastrasse 3
    8004 Zürich, Schweiz
    T: 044 210 30 30
    E:
      Last updated: July 14, 2022, 2:41 p.m.

      Spitz

      Museumstrasse 2, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 221 94 77 | Website | Opening Hours

      The restaurant has its home in the Landesmuseum directly at the main station. The cuisine at the Spitz is very experimental, modern and yet traditional with mainly regional products. In addition to elaborate creations, which are served in the evenings, lunch is easier. Of three dishes on offer, at least one is vegetarian. You can choose between a soup or a salad in advance. (Price varies between CHF 24-28)

      Next to the restaurant there is the bistro with 60 outdoor seats and a bar with interesting spirits from all over the world. A highlight is the whisky assortment with over 250 bottles.

      The premises of the Spitz and the rented rooms of the Swiss National Museum are also available for events of various kinds.

      Contact & Opening Hours

      Museumstrasse 2
      8001 Zürich, Schweiz
      T: 044 221 94 77
      • Monday:
        11:30 - 00:00
      • Tuesday - Friday:
        11:30 - 14:00,18:00 - 00:00
      • Saturday:
        18:00 - 00:00
      • Sunday closed
      Last updated: April 8, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

      TAO'S Restaurant Lounge Bar

      Augustinergasse 3, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 448 11 22 | Website | Opening Hours

      © TAO's

      The TAO's is located in the center of Zurich and is managed by the operators of the restaurant AURA. Cooking is Euro-Asian. The beautiful terrace, surrounded by an Asian mini jungle, is a real jewel to linger in summer. Great for a business lunch or a romantic date night. However, there is a price to pay. In addition, TAO's can also host corporate and private events for 10-150 people.

      My Tip: Fish and seafood tagliolini

      Contact & Opening Hours

      Augustinergasse 3
      8001 Zürich, Schweiz
      T: 044 448 11 22
      E:
      • Monday - friday:
        11:30 - 14:00,18:00 - 00:00
      • Saturday:
        13:00 - 14:30,18:00 - 00:00
      • Sunday closed
      Last updated: July 23, 2022, 2:50 p.m.

      Weisses Rössli

      Bederstrasse 96, 8002 Zürich, Schweiz | 044 212 63 00 | Website | Opening Hours

      The Weisses Rössli has everything a great restaurant needs - flair, cozy garden, lots of warmth and tasteful, French-Mediterranean dishes by Mathieu Bacon with that certain something. In the evening, you choose between 2 and 5 courses and can then put together an individual starter, intermediate and main course, cheese and dessert from the menu. The great thing about it: homemade bread, water and coffee/tea are included in the price. At noon there are lunch dishes as well as excerpts from the evening menu. The passion of the kitchen and the attentive service is visibly noticeable for the guests - home-made bread & brioche, butter, chips, ketchup, gnocchi, glacé and the fantastic cantucchini for coffee, I can't get out of raving at all.

      For events with max. 32 persons there is a special room in the cellar. A former bowling alley, which is modernly decorated and illuminated only by candlelight. Tavolata is served with various dishes (by arrangement).

      My Tip: 5-course menu - a real pleasure

      Contact & Opening Hours

      Bederstrasse 96
      8002 Zürich, Schweiz
      T: 044 212 63 00
      E:
      • Monday - friday:
        11:30 - 14:00,18:30 - 00:00
      • Saturday:
        18:30 - 00:00
      • Sunday closed
      Last updated: July 9, 2022, 12:15 p.m.