Palavrion Grill Zurich

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Palavrion Grill – Where is the beef?

Every rule is best confirmed by its exceptions. So here are some of my rules: I skip dinner and avoid red meat. Just playing it health aware. I prefer ethnic restaurants: Arabic, Asian, Indian, Italian, Greek, etc.

And now the exception(s): I permit myself the pleasure of a dinner with red meat in a typical Swiss restaurant. My favorite is bio-beefsteak tatar. For the unaware: it is smashed high quality raw beef that is pasted like (or together with) butter on toasted bread. OK, I skip the butter and have a good conscience but I order the very spicy version of the meal.

Mövenpick is a chain of Swiss restaurants. Recently Mövenpick acquired the chain Marchè. As far as the restaurant Palavrion is concerned, they changed the interior decoration and simplified the menu. Quality and service are impeccable. There is also a daily special (not in the menu). If they tell you it is beef filet (250 gr) just get it. It is worth it. (Postpone the tartar).

In the summer it is possible to sit outside. In the winter I prefer the big glass wall where it feels like sitting outside. Since the venue is located in an area with many bars and clubs, it is possible to enjoy people watching at its best.

After my favorite meal, I always neutralize the flavor with a scoop of stracciatella ice cream and/or something from the portable dessert tray (e.g. frozen yoghurt).

Then I regain health awareness.

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Details about this spot



Beethovenstrasse 32, Zurich

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:30 - 00:00, Sat 11:00 - 00:00, Sun 11:00 - 23:00


Beefstake Tatar: CHF 33


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