(Thanks to Hans Zappe for the tips!)
My suggestions for a nice night out at places I would go did I
not have a 14 month 1 week 5 day old with questionable table
manners at home:
One of my favorites; Swiss, modern, bistro style, all "bio" producers. Fun.
Very small, market-oriented cuisine, friendly.
Big and noisy, maybe too many of the chi chi Zurichoise. Great wine cellar (you pick it out yourself), famous hackbraten. Bring earplugs.
Alsatian-Parisian bistro type, great fish sauerkraut (I'm not making that up), even good with kids!
Small, a little weird (sort of Indianish/continental), but different.
Great zarzuela and fish.
If you'd like some sushi or yakitori but don't want to mortgage your house to pay for Sala of Tokyo...
Oh yeah, the restaurant of the Hotelfachschule
Belvoirpark is fun too. Go for lunch!
Use http://gastronomie.nzz.ch/books/nzzgastro/0/combo for detailed informations!
Vegatarische, indische Spezialitäten. Tolles Buffet. Man achte auf die wie-scharf-Zeichen! (Homepage)
Super Güggeli. In Gockhausen (oberhalb Dübendorf). Nicht zu teuer. (Homepage)