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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go on an Art Crawl in Zürich


2. Where to Eat

Enjoy affordable Swiss dishes at Restaurant Volkshaus.  

Dine beneath paintings by Klee, Chagall, and Kandinsky at Kronenhalle, a sceney, wood-paneled spot. The dishes—like local favorites viande des Grison (dried slices of beef; $38) and Züri Gschnatzlets (creamed veal with wine; $58)—are served from a trolley.

Nibble on affordable café fare like salads and sausages at Restaurant Volkshaus, a red-light district eatery favored by scruffy young designers, architects, and writers. Generous pours of Swiss wine are only $6 a glass.

Admire the Alpine view from Baur au Lac’s rotunda dining room, Pavillion, newly refurbished in 2008 with lavender and moss-colored Art Deco furniture. The haute cuisine is similarly ornate: Veal cutlets are glazed with citrus fruits ($66) and the Jerusalem artichoke gratin is finished with black Périgord truffles ($60). Call a few days in advance to snag a reservation.

Published on May 20, 2010 as a web exclusive.

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