Elisabeth's Chalet
Elisabeth's Chalet

Elisabeth's Chalet

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.elisabethchalet.com/
  • Phone: (604) 574-1474
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM;
    Dinner: Daily: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian
  • Executive Chef: Max Blaker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Sunny Manihani 6045741474

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 177B St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have Restaurant parking lot and also next door School Parking lot.
A word from Elisabeth's Chalet
Elisabeth's Chalet Restaurant has a unique European atmosphere. With its authentic Bavarian woodworks and its cozy lay-out, you soon imagine yourself in an Austrian "Gasthof:," right in beautiful "Downtown" Cloverdale. The fresh flower arrangements everywhere, crisp linen and friendly, knowledgeable servers make these surroundings relaxing and very comfortable. Elisabeth Chalet has been serving the Fraser Valley for 30 years with delicious Schnitzels, Steaks, Bratwurst and fresh Seafood. Our Chefs are European trained and have been working with us for 30 years! "Consistency is our trademark."
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Elisabeth's Chalet reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (6)special occasion (3)romantic (3)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (3)notable wine list (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Best German food outside of Germany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    This was our first visit to Elizabeth's and won't be our last. We recently moved from Ontario and heard of this restaurant from friends. Having spent time in Germany with the military, we were impressed with the authenticity of the food and of course the great taste. We had the hunter schnitzel and jaeger schnitzel on this visit and cannot wait to try more from the extensive menu. Our server, Nigel, was also great - attentive without being overbearing. thank you for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Mickey
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We have been going to Elizabeth's for years and years. This night was a real disappointment,It was my 50th Birthday celebration and I had a ton of family in town from all over Canada. One of my sisters' had the night special of Ribs and said it was very good. My husband and I ordered mushroom caps and they were barely warm and runny. Our prime rib was not Prime Rib. It was the thinnest piece of roast beef I have seen that was meant to be Prime Rib. There was little or no gravy and it was completely congealed. We were offered comp desserts but, The meal was already ruined. Although I did appreciate the lovely grouping of flowers and the Happy Birthday song I was very embarrassed. WE had five other family members with us!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite for years
    Oregonian
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Bring my 88 year old Mom for special occasions. Believe or or noyt,she can still polish off a whole Hunter Schnitzel and trimmings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    chicky81
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I were the youngest people in there by a few decades. The décor is a little dated. But, the food is amazing. Rich, flavourful and delicious. Wine list is pretty decent, and they serve an amazing German beer that we can't find anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 34 reviews are from the Elisabeth's Chalet reviews archive.
  • Service was very good, our
    Elisabeths
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Service was very good, our meals arrived at our table fairly quickly after we ordered, not a long wait like some other restaurants, food was very good, would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nice place to eat on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than last time,
    SparkyWhiteRock
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    We hadn't been there in over 3 years. Pleasantly surprised. No longer rushed as in the past. Good food and generous portions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Choice
    flowergirl
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    Elizabeth's has it all and very much up there in the 'fine dining' with "relaxed feel" category, with the added bonus of making their customers feel special whether you are celebrating an event with a crowd or just dropping in for dinner. The staff is very professional and treat you with respect, courtesy, friendliness and all around add a personal touch to your dining experience. Not to mention the food is always prepared to perfection and tastes great and the service is top notch. Also, I feel I should mention that you get all this at a very reasonable price. I have been going here for many years and honestly have enjoyed each visit. I plan to have many more meals here in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was great as was
    becausewecan
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    The service was great as was the wait staff. Food was piping hot when delivered and the portions were generous. Would definitely go back again. We went for a special occasion but would go again just because we can.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful experience
    winston
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    We had a wonderful experience at Elizabeth's Chalet - I was a little sceptical about reserving on-line with a few requests - but I didn't need to worry as everything went without a hitch, food was tasty and lots of it, the servers were very attentive to our needs, quiet music in the background, as we were a large group we were never waiting long for food, drinks etc., I would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Delivery
    Dixie
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    I think that waiting for 1.5 hours to get a meal is ridiculously slow. The schnitzels were recommended by the server but they were just average - nothing to rave about. I later heard from someone that they also had to wait for about 1.5 hours to get their meal so it seems this is the norm for this restaurant. I doubt we will be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good spot for regulars
    AuntiDo
    Dined on 8/11/2013
    Some of the menu items were very tasty and some only so so. We missed the prime rib not being on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Ambiance & Great Service
    Quasar
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The food was excellent, the service was great and I cannot think of a better place to take that "first" date. I did and it was perfect. The table in the corner, a beautiful setting and quiet enough that we could talk and get to know each other. I will definitely be going back there for that "second" date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    The food here is consistently good and the ambiance is perfect for group / family gatherings.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Schnitzel
    Ceyazia
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    I've only ever ordered the Schnitzel (which is pork, not veal). I've also learnt to order the smaller portion which is still a huge amount of food. The full portion almost covers a large dinner plate, accompanied by roasted potato, veggies, and a German red cabbage dish. I ordered mine with the crab, asparagus and a delicious hollandaise sauce. There's many ways on the menu to order Schnitzel....just pick your favorite and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality German food
    hungergamesVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    An excellent selection of schnitzel and other German specialties. Unlike at many other German restaurants I've tried over the years, the food was not overcooked. The vegetables and spaetzle that accompanied my combination dinner were tender and very flavorful. The schnitzel was cooked perfectly, the accompanying sauce was really tasty, and the portions were just right. The restaurant has an old-fashioned dining room that suits the cuisine, but the tables are placed a little to close to one-another. We were there on quiet Tuesday night, so it wasn't a problem overhearing the neighbors, but it could be at a busier time. The staff were very welcoming and professional. Check it out if you like German/central European food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great German food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    This is the last German restaurant in the Vancouver are and lower mainland which is quite sad. All the other great German/Swiss restaurants have closed due to retirement. However, the Elisabeth's Chalet still has the great Schnitzels which is the reason I go there. The staff is still the same, waiter and waitresses which is a good sign. Food is awesome. The only thing was that there was a huge group in the restaurant and even though we had a reservation - we did not get a table at the window but close to the washrooms which is not something I do like. So when you have a reservation made about 2 weeks in advance, they should give you a nice table. Otherwise everything else was great as usual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Enjoyed our experience. . Would definitely keep going. Love this place. Delicious food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth's Is Awesome
    BAKES
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday with 11 friends. The staff was very hospitable and our server was very attentive. Everyone went out of their way to make a special occassion very special. The food was outstanding and the ambiance was perfect. We have always celebrated our special occassions at Elizabeth's and have never been disappointed. Needless to say we will continue to do do.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebratory Dinner
    DeenieR
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We went to celebrate my son's grad. He really enjoyed the Schnitzel Charlotte, my mother and I both had Prime Rib. It was nice to be offered a 6 oz cut rather than the usual massive cut that's just too big to eat. It was no problem to get spatzel instaed of garlic mashed and everything was really tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feel welcomed
    Larryk
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Feel of having dinner at a friends house. Warm cozy atmosphere with good food and service. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • new owners
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    just not the same quality.. no prime rib on the menu...that was one of the best items at the place, took a friend and very disappointed, glad i had a coupon....bartender also needs to know how to make a proper caesar. Schnitzel was tough...goulash soup horrible, waiter took it off the bill..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food - good service
    gniesner
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    The Steak Josef was terrific! We were referred to you from someone else. We will come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food in large servings!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Excellent food in large servings! Very pleasant serving staff and an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had a great meal and enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Had a great meal and enjoyed ourselves - not noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was there with a fairly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    I was there with a fairly large group and there was a mix of opinions in regards to the food. The majority of us were quite happy with their meals. My mom really appreciates that some menu items are available in senior's portions. I found that the wait staff had improved since the last few times I've been there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Schnitzel and goolash were
    Heater
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    Schnitzel and goolash were great. So was the Germain beer. Service was perfect and food came fast enough from kitchen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been several times, menu items
    Larryk
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Been several times, menu items extensive, known for their prime rib. Recommended
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • this is our special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    this is our special occasion gem. we like the food and the service is always excellent./ the prime rib is my favorate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we love this restaurant the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    we love this restaurant the food is always good and service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you enjoy schnitzel this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    If you enjoy schnitzel this is the place for you. The quality is excellent and the portion size is huge. Of course there are other very good menu items to enjoy so if you like German/Austrian type of food this is the place for you. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and the service is very good too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have always enjoyed Elizabeth's
    LoveGoodFood
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    We have always enjoyed Elizabeth's Chalet. The owners Franz and Elizabeth were gracious hosts and dinner was always superb. Things went radically downhill after the owners retired and we had 2 meals there that were less than great. We had prime rib there and it was cooked to shoe leather. However on this occaision Franz was back and even thought the staff were complaining he was back service was up to its usual superb level and the food was excellent. As long as this level of service and quality of food is maintained I would recommend it as an eating delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/8/2013
    Consistently one of the best restaurants in the Lower Mainland.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was awesome, gld to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Dinner was awesome, gld to Joseph back where he should be running the business.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed the evening and easy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Enjoyed the evening and easy to make reservation online. Will recommend to friends and family. Was also nice to have delivered flowers to our table upon arrival.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    lovegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2012
    We have been to Elisabeth's Chalet many times over the years for both lunch and dinner and it remains constant. The food and service is consistently excellent,(their schnitzel is wonderful) the ambience is perfect for a quiet romantic dinner or lunch or dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still waiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    Experience started with them accepting a reservation for a day they were not open, they then called to cancel. Upon arrival not asked if we had a reservation - just seated at closest to the door table. We had checked the lunch menu on line but when we asked the server we were told there was no lunch menu on line. Schnitzel was luke warm and tough and the server brought the wrong salad. The price on the bill did not match the on line menu prices. Upon returning home I checked the online menu and phoned the restaurant about the price discrepancy. I was given an apology for the service and the phone number of the owner - I called and he did return my call and said he would get back to me and make whatever adjustments necessary - still waiting.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Mom's schnitzel was so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    My Mom's schnitzel was so tough I had to help her cut it. My Dad's vegetables were so cold that the butter he put on them would not melt. He asked the server to bring some hot vegetables and she was more than willing. Too bad about the tough meat. Mom took most of it home but I'm sure she will feed it to the garburator. My husband had the fish combo special and the cod was over cooked. They served it with rice instead of garlic mashed as was described by the server. They brought the proper side when my husband brought it to her attention. All in all, not the best dining out experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We all had a lovely meal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    We all had a lovely meal and enjoyed the evening. We will certainly come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet