A Michelin star is the most coveted award for any chef and/or restaurant owner. A restaurant can obtain such an award through its creativity, innovation, and preparation of unique dishes. Having a Michelin star is a huge honor, and only a few restaurants in Zürich have the privilege of being named among the world’s finest culinary establishments. Here are our choices of Michelin restaurants in Zürich.

Rigiblick

Germaniastrasse 99, Zürich Located a little bit outside and above the city of Zürich, Rigiblick ranks as the best rooftop restaurant in the Greater Zürich Area. Its stunning terrace gives breathtaking views overlooking the city, Lake Zürich, and the mountains. The bright and elegant modern interior of the restaurant features stylish wooden tables, large umbrellas, and cozy lighting, creating a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Guests will enjoy culinary delights that are carefully prepared and beautifully presented by well regarded Chef Vreni Giger. Rigiblick offers an eight-course menu with recommended wines, creating an unforgettable experience. Signature dishes include veal tongue with river crustaceans and cauliflower, venison with chanterelles, and frozen strawberry with woodruff and tapioca.

Kronenhalle

Rämistrasse 4, Zürich Set in a former beer hall in the heart of Zürich, Kronenhalle is more than just a restaurant. It’s a culinary landmark that blends fine art with haute cuisine. Kronenhalle takes pride with its international menu and prepares the finest European dishes and Zürich specialties. Signature dishes include salad with Baleron sausage, chateaubriand steak, and chocolate mousse. The cozy and formal dining areas of the restaurant, with their white linen tablecloths, soft candlelight, chandeliers, and dark wood walls, are decorated with a beautiful array of paintings by famous artists including Picasso, Rodin, Chagall, Matisse, and Bonnard.

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Ecco

Döltschiweg 234, Zürich Located in the prestigious Hotel Atlantis, Ecco is one of the most exquisite establishments in Zürich. Chef Stefan Heilemann and his talented team will expertly craft dishes for guests, providing them with a tasty experience. The restaurant offers a choice of three or eight course menus. Dishes include buffalo tartare with poached oysters, radish foam, and mustard, crayfish and white asparagus with peas, calamansi, and hazelnut, and a dessert featuring rhubarb, coconut, ginger, and pandan. With its elegant modern interior, bright lighting, floral decorations, and friendly professional service, this restaurant is definitely one you’ll enjoy.

Pavillon

Talstrasse 1, Zürich Located in the Baur au Lac Hotel, the elegant Pavillon is one of the most famous restaurants in Zürich. Designed by the famous architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, this establishment boasts a glass gazebo with an imposing 16-foot high rotunda, a contemporary and classic interior, and wonderous views of nature. The restaurant features seasonal and modern interpretations of classic haute cuisine prepared by Chef de Cuisine Laurent Eperon. The chef’s specialty dish is roasted sea bass with Périgord truffles. The Pavillon also boasts an extensive wine collection, which is reflected in the depths of the restaurant’s wine cellar.