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Terroir, Zurich

32 Rämistrasse
Switzerland 8001
Tel: 41 44 262 04 44's insider take:

This combination deli-restaurant offers a stylish take on traditional Swiss cuisine that emphasizes the ripest locally sourced harvest. The approach is evident in the ground-floor deli, where farm-fresh cheeses and just-baked crusty breads pose in long display cases, and upstairs in the whitewashed dining room, which serves a zealously foraged menu of stalwart Swiss dishes. The seasonal menu may include a Lake Constance pike perch, or a classic Gschnätzlets that features sliced local veal, full cream from a regional dairy, and freshly picked mushrooms. Even the desserts exude a farm-to-table appeal; the chocolate cake folds in white flour from an Emmental mill. The added bonus to all this busy harvesting: In a town where dinner can mean uptown prices, the commendably reasonable tab here (entrées can be had for around $34) seems positively pastoral.—Raphael Kadushin

Deli open Mondays through Fridays 7:30 am to 11 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am to 11 pm.

Restaurant open Sundays through Fridays 11:30 am to 2 pm and 6 to 11:30 pm, Saturdays 6 to 11:30 pm.

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