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Eisenhof – The only question is beef or horse?

Yes, that’s right, that’s not beef, that’s Black Beauty post retirement, I’m afraid. They do offer a beef option too, but everyone who has ordered it has envied my horse steak. If you’re not terribly averse to the idea of chomping on some horse, then I urge you to step up to the challenge if you haven’t done so already. It’s so exquisitely tasty that all moral scruples will instantly get buried at the bottom of your gut, under all the meat, and you won’t rediscover them until the next morning.

The highlight is that the steaks come out on hot stones. They’re served rare raw but you can nibble on the chips while you wait for your meat to cook a little more. The dish comes with three types of sauce, but the steaks are so perfectly seasoned that you won’t even need the sauces, they’re better off being demoted to pommes-sauce.

There are plenty of other options on the menu, but I’ve frequented this joint regularly and not once strayed from the horse steak. Though, I have to admit, when I like something, I do tend to become a bit of a one-trick-pony….The atmosphere is not what is typically found in this up-and-coming part of town (Kreis 4,5 and, let’s say, 3). It’s supposed to emulate an old school restaurant you’d find by a train station. The clientèle reflects this to an extent, but the youngsters are elbowing their way in to get their hands on the steaks.

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Gasometerstrasse 20, Zurich

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Opening Times

Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00


Beef steak: CHF 36.50


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)