Wow, this place is something special.
You make a turn into this courtyard and boom there it is, red brick, lush green ivy and all.
You walk inside and it feels special and unique.
The menu is made of cardboard and holding everything in place by a bent knife and fork.
The food sounds fantastic!
We are still waiting on our bottle of red wine and the food.
So I'm gonna jump the gun and say, just try it for yourselfenjoy
Very beautiful location tucked in an alleyway off of Torstrasse. The dining areas are divided into several smaller rooms over at least two floors - this helps cut down on noise, as almost every table was full on a recent Friday night, yet no one at our table had to raise their voices to be heard. Service was also very good in contrast to reviews we had read on other sites. The location and ambiance is suitable to a romantic date or a somewhat lager group of good friends.
Food had lots of potential, but needs more oversight to be worth the hefty price. Our field greens tasted a little dirty, probably could have used another washing to get rid of some grains of dirt. The slow cooked pork was also a little dry, and the accompanying sides (potatoes, pickled cucumbers, onions) could have used something a little more colorful (green vegetable) to better round out the plate. The venison was a big hit - was cooked perfectly and very tasty, with an interesting number of vegetables and other bite-sized tastes decorating the plate. The steak tartar was also nicely done. The dessert list had a lot to offer - we ordered two and enjoyed both, but nothing to write home about.
A big disappointment however was my cocktail - I had read on local blogs that Katz Orange was well known for its bartenders, but was horrified to see my sazerac served in a glass full of ice with a straw, which I'm pretty sure is a major no-no for this type of drink. Not sure if this was intentional in order to add a house flare or not, so i decided to give it a chance rather than sending it back, but it certainly kills everything good about this drink. the ice makes it difficult to sip and eventually waters down the rye, and the straw is a cheap addition to an 11 euro drink that also obscures the absinthe aroma. I'd be curious to know if this was their intention (and whether the other cocktails are similarly misinterpreted) or whether it was made by a new and poorly trained staff member.
Beautiful people. Beautiful drinks. Beautiful food. Beautiful service. If you can get in - fortunately a well connected friend got us a table. I went with a small group and it was a very festive and trendy atmosphere. I cant name the specific dishes, but I had salad and fish and it was very tasty and well prepared.
Beautiful restaurant with beautiful people. A spot for people watching. Quite upscale. I had four course meal....it would consider a 6 course meal in the States because the starter and the dessert were not part of the four course. The food was well presented and very tasty. Sommelier was from the Bay Area and very friendly. Nice wine pairings.
Get the slowcooked Duroc pork, where the flesh just melts off the bone and in your mouth. The fries, too, were very good, as were their cocktails. Unfortunately it was all very filling so we didn't have space for dessert,
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