Beef Club, Beethovenstrasse, Zurich
Anything with Moevenpick written on it, is not necessarily something to get excited about. So some apprehension was apparent before walking into the Beef Club. The atmosphere is sedated with rich carpets giving it a true powerhouse feeling. Even though the interior is updated, clearly conceptually nothing has happened here in the last 30 years. It is a solid refuge for meat eaters, devoid of new age vegans or similar clientele. The nice touch is the cart at lunch, which serves roast beef and rib in different sizes. Main course was a gentlemen’s size of roast beef accompanied with pasta and a side of bernaise. It is very commendable, that the side orders of sauce are served in a nice big sauciere and not in a skimpy cup. Any sauce lover will be happy. The meat was perfectly cooked, the sauce bernaise had a nice tarragon flavor and went nicely with the meat and brioche like bread. If your looking for a place to discuss business over a bottle of wine and are not into fancy schmancy nouvelle cuisine, this is what you’re looking for.