Chalet Edelweiss
Chalet Edelweiss

Chalet Edelweiss

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chaletedelweiss.us/
  • Phone: 3106458740
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, German
  • Executive Chef: Stefan Bachofner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We specialize for Octoberfest Grill parties, with a wide range from the Bratwurst to the Original Bavarian Pretzel and a variety of home made salads.
    Beer on tab catering available as well.
  • Private Party Facilities: We are a small restaurant with a capacity of 100 Guests. For events of 50 Guests and more we will happily close the entire restaurant to the public to host your private party!
  • Private Party Contact: Catherine 3106458740x
  • Entertainment: We do offer video projection directly on to the restaurant wall for DVD's, sports events or for presentations from your lab top.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: La Tijera
  • Public Transit: Conveniently reachable by all municipal Buses, only a few stops form LAX.
    The Culver City Bus, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus and the Los Angeles Metro Bus stops right in front of the Chalet Edelweiss on Sepulveda Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Very conveniently located behind our building is a giant parking lot, directly adjunct to our restaurant.
A word from Chalet Edelweiss
Welcome, friends and neighbors!
At Chalet Edelweiss, we are inspired by life in the Swiss Alps. A place where the air is crisp, time slows down, and dining is a distinctly savored and shared experience.

We cook authentic, Swiss-influenced dishes here and – using only the best meats and fresh produce – offer a diverse menu of world fare. Try our wood-fired pizzas made right before your eyes, Swiss cheese fondue, delicious skillets, healthy salads and much more. True to our European roots we serve Erdinger, the finest Bavarian wheat beer, as well as Bitburger Pils on tap, brewed according to traditional recipes. We also have a full list of domestic and imported wines. Bring the whole family – we are your casual, family-owned, neighborhood restaurant!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Chalet Edelweiss reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)kid-friendly (8)good for groups (8)great for lunch (6)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • CHEESE!
    JanerzVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It's hard to find fondue in LA, and even harder to find a great cheese fondue made by people who understand how it should taste. Giving the diners the ability to control the amount of kirsch is genius. My group and I had a marvelous meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great authentic food
    Rw2013
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Been meaning to check this place out for a while. It was recommended by my dad in Switzerland and I was not disappointed. The atmosphere is clean modern with a distinct Swiss Restaurant "Beizli" feel. The Zürich Gschnetzlets was great and so was the Rösti (hash browns). I will go back. We met a friend who had a layover to Sidney the location is ideal as it's less than 10 min from the terminals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to return
    Rsadow123
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Always enjoy introducing a friend to this somewhat hidden gem on Sepulveda Blvd in Westchester. Can sit outside in the front, but if traffic too noisy, we go inside where it is quieter. Quick service at lunchtime. Good quality food. Nice change of food compared to typical Mexican, Chinese, Italian, or seafood. Mainly meat dishes. Thanks again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    KiwisUsa
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This small restaurant has great food, nice ambience and good service. The Swiss influence is well received, with amazing food selection. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    JMcNeil
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had been to this restaurant a few times in the past, but this time we were disappointed. I always like the rosti potatoes, but this time they were like greasy, frozen hash browns. The food was very salty. We may go back and try different things, but wondered if they had changed recipes or cooks. I think the owners are the same. They perhaps should get their bratwurst from Alpine Village! My husband had pork and it was very overlooked and dry.
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  • Fabulous Swiss/German Food
    TheProf
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We love to come here with friends who drive us from San Diego to LAX when we have to catch a late night International flight to Asia or the South Pacific. Exceptional Swiss/German food and wonderful ambience. Feels like a restaurant in Germany or Switzerland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid this place
    ABC1
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Went with high expectations, anticipating a great Wienerschnitzel. What I was served was 2 little morsels the size of my thumb, both very chewy and full of gristle. The salad was good. This extremely modest lunch for 16 dollars. My wife had the chicken schnitzel..very dry, to the point of being almost inedible, and was accompanied by the most tasteless rosti potatoes I have encountered in my life...all that for 13 dollars. Making the day survivable, the Bitburger on tap saved us from raising a ruckus and refusing to pay our tab. The new server was a pleasure. This restaurant is, hands down, simply the absolutely worst restaurant of this genre I have eaten at in my 60+ years. They need to wake up or find another line of work.
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  • Great food
    jroushVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The pizza and pretzel was really good and the service was very good. The food was authentic .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and casual atmosphere
    phil
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Not many Swiss restaurants in Los Angeles. Tis one is very casual but the food and service are very good and prices are quite reasonable. However, the food is NOT for those who look for light-weight California style cooking. Think more of a traditional German style. The ambiance is not fancy, but makes for a nice neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    BuckwheatBilly
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Good food, great martinis all at reasonable prices. Will visit next time we are at LAX.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ddddVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Unfortunately this was one of those instances last SAT where the dinner was below par....very dry. Always have to take your chances here for dinner....some times excellent and other times just fair. But, will still go.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 143 reviews are from the Chalet Edelweiss reviews archive.
  • Swiss feasts in Westchester
    BeachFlutterby
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    We enjoyed our foray into Chalet Edelweiss. Service was top notch and the food was good but not perfect. The Wiener Schnitzel was dry, the onion-mushroom brown sauce on the Schnitzel was terrific but the meat was mostly chewy. We loved the giant pretzel appetizer and the mustard was great. The Apple Strudel was fabulous! I prefer the German Spaetzle preparation to the Swiss Spatzli. The red cabbage was tasty. I hope that when I write a note in my reservation about celebrating a special event, it is conveyed to the appropriate people but it wasn't and I had to say something to make sure they understood. I partially blame that on the haphazard way you are seated and the bus boy being the one to check the reservation on Open Table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What I've been Looking For
    JanerzVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I've been looking for a place in Los Angeles that makes a delicious fondue, and I've finally found it. Loaded with kirsch, just the right consistency, full of flavor and presented perfectly. The service was very scattered and absent minded. My water never came, the wine was delayed, the bill was wrong, but man-oh-man, the fondue made up for it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Authentic
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    The Schnitzel is definitely good. It's some of the best I've had in the US. The pretzel appetizer was fantastic. The restaurant is a gem in a coal mine ... the location, right on Sepulveda in that strip-mall sort of area isn't what I expected with such a romantic name and menu. They do a great job with the decor though. The food is amazingly authentic and the draft beer is a full 17 ounces, if I remember correctly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So glad Kathy is back! So
    pdrdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    So glad Kathy is back! So much better when she is there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    A friend was in from out of town staying by LAX so I found this restaurant online near it since I live in the SFV and wasn't familiar with the area. We both enjoy good beer so we gave it a try. The beer was delicious. I had the goulash - super yummy. My husband and friend had the special the Berner plate and both ate every last bite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have not been to this restaurant
    ddddVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We have not been to this restaurant in over a year as the last meal we had there was "just OK". However, someone must have sat them down and reviewed their meals, and now we LOVED the restaurant again. Not many places for German/Swiss food in the area, and I would highly recommend this restaurant to all. We will go back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    LezaP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My husband is German is loves schinzel and beer. The restaurant staff was friendly attentive and the food was very good. I had the boar sausages my husband the schintzel and we both loved our dishes. Would defintely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A welcome change!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It is so refreshing to dine at a restaurant that offers something wonderful and out of the ordinary. Swiss or Germant restaurants are few and far between, and Chalet Edelweiss is a real gem! The food is delicious and the ambience warm and welcoming. From the menu offerings to the decor, we felt like we were on vacation back in Switzerland. While everything on the menu sounds delicious, I can't wait to go back and have the goulash again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Clira
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is a great restaurant. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and the owner makes a point if greeting you and stopping by the table to make sure that everything is good. Start with a big pretzel, served hot with the most delicious mustard. While the rest of my family loves the wonderful German style food, my daughter will only eat the pizza...that she says is amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool place that reminded me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Cool place that reminded me of the food I had in Switzerland. Raclette is definitely a good choice, and surprisingly so us the pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem!
    NYC3
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Located in an unlikely neighborhood for dining, close to LAX, this little swiss gem is a wonderful find. The food is fantastic and very authentic. It is family owned and run and clearly they put all of their heart into making sure you have a wonderful meal and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Great Find Near LAX
    warbreakerVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We've been looking for a long time around LA for a great schnitzel place and finally found it! We had some great traditional pork and venison schnitzel as well as some interesting chicken sausage and potato pizza ('The Edelweiss"). It's definitely become our go to place for dinner when flying out of LAX.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not exactly Switzerland in LA
    JTAnewport
    Dined on 12/9/2013
    Having been to Switzerland multiple times, we found this place a reasonably facsimile for a neighborhood LA restaurant. It's basically a hard to find storefront that serves a reasonable facsimile of Swiss food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • decent p[lace
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    This place is really a good place to eat The service can be a bit slow as it was on the night we were there. We had ordered coffee and desert. The coffee was promptly served but desert did not arrive until we were finished with the coffee and we had to rmind the server we were waiting
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Chalet Edelweiss Luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2013
    They seemed to keep wanting to pick up plates that were to be shared we told them we had first time clients who wanted tastes of all the various special items on menu we told them that even when they picked up a plate I put my hand on we cut their tip because of that
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bit of Switzerland in Westchester
    WestchesterChicaVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Having travel to Switzerland in many occasions I have tried their cuisine and enjoyed it. Chalet Edelweiss provides the diner with a great variety of dishes… and many specials. So if you want to taste authentic swiss food and don't feel like flying just head for Westchester…. You won't be disappointed.. Please make reservations!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    gdjsky01VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    The food was good. There was only one server on staff so things could have gone a bit quicker. It was our first time and a Wednesday night. So thing might have been slow. Worth going back and exploring the menu further.
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  • The soup was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    The soup was great but the meat was dried out and appeared to be warmed up.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Swiss restaurant in LA!
    BrazilBabeVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I love Swiss food and I was happy to find this place! We had the raclette for an appetizer and the traditional cheese fondue as an entree! We loved it! My husband got the schnitzel, which was good, but not the best. Definitely enjoyed the dinner and the place!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm not a beer drinker, so
    RedFriar
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    I'm not a beer drinker, so I was not able to enjoy the Oktoberfest offerings of libation, but three of us dined there--and all three of us were delighted with the food. The service was prompt and courteous. The ambience is blond wood furnishings--not very "Alpine," or Rhinelandish, but "a good time was had by all." I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good & Easy German Food or Pizza
    RaymondVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    This is a very convienent restuarant, Good choice of German food or wood oven pizza. Prices are good. This is not a fancy restuarant, BUt the food was good. I think i said that already, Anyway if you or going to LAX and don't want the food at the airport diffently check this place out. A very, very safe choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice European Spot
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    Friendly staff and a nice patio area. Convenient parking in the back. We had a nice dinner and the highlight was the apple strudel dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Surprising quality lunch
    Rsadow123
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    I was surprised by the quality of food...very good, better than expected. The Weiner Schnitzel was nicely done served with very good small dumplings and red cabbage. Had a late lunch with plenty of seating. Free parking in the rear.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always like this place
    Walt
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    We always like this place for their wood fired pizzas.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find!
    DarleneVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    It was my husbands Birthday and I wanted to try something different . This was a wonderful surprise. The cheese fondue we shared was great and at a reasonable price. A lovely champagne by the glass. Husband enjoyed the German beer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European Dream
    Magic
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    For Europeans it's the perfect place to feel like home. Great food and great beer!!! The Swiss Cheese Fondue is fantastic and the owners have created a warm atmosphere. Dankeschoen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the second time I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    This is the second time I've been here. The first was maybe 5 years ago. The good: Pleasant place, excellent wait staff, cozy feel. The pretzel was excellent, the potatoes covered with cheese appetizer was good. Smoked salmon with capers and the cream sauce on the side is a far cry from pickled herring -- which is what it should be. It smacks of cheapness -- open a Trader Joes container of smoked salmon and voilla, there's your starter. The red cabbage wasn't bad. That's about it. My wife's wienerschitzel was dry and boring, just like it was 5 years ago, and the breaded crust falls right off. The sausage I had was obviously just reheated, it wasn't cooked from raw to done, my pork cutlet was fair, but dry. dad's Goulash was good
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  • Swiss, but Not.
    SpankyVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We are fond of another Swiss place in Van Nuys, and were looking forward to trying the Chalet's Fondue. When we got there a projection system with a Baseball Game on covering a huge portion of the North wall was the predominant thing in the room. This was hardly what one might expect when going to such an establishment. The Fondue and other dishes were OK, but not quite on par with some others that we have been to. The staff were very nice, and the service was fine. But....If we wanted our dinner to be about a Baseball game, we would have chosen a Sports Bar instead of a Swiss restaurant.
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  • Good beer selection
    PointhoarderVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Haven't had this type of food before but enjoyed it especially the red cabbage. Liked the beers.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.