Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park
Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park

Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://swisschaletofwoodlandpark.com/
  • Phone: 7196872001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Joel Vasek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Neil Levy 7193326338

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park
Built in 1962 with spectacular views of Pikes Peak, the Swiss Chalet offers continental cuisine prepared thoughtfully. Enjoy lunch or dinner Tuesday through Sunday either in our quaint dining room or comfortable patio.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park reviews from OpenTable diners
28 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (20)romantic (15)scenic view (11)fit for foodies (9)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (3)good for groups (3)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The four of us, wife's and husband's are from Chicago so a little particular about restaurants. We were looking for a place here in Woodland for a nice dinner....From the outside you would not know how quaint and inviting the interior was. Service was terrific, food was great -we all had the halibut grilled to perfection, and the dessert which was chocolate cake was over the top --we shared two of them and the portions were more than enough...would definitely go there again fairly priced compared to a nice restaurant in Chicago!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food no drinks
    Thirsty
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    the overall restaurant was very good. The only problem was that no drinks of any kind was offered other than water.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've never been disappointed. Neal and his staff take really good care of the patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pepper Steak and Samon Dinner
    Traveler
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a great first experience for our anniversary dinner here. The people were great, the website made it easy to make a reservation (highly recommended Friday-Saturday nights). I had the Pepper Steak (Filet) and it was cooked perfectly medium per my request. My wife had the Salmon and rice and she was very pleased. The staff was great and attentive. The building was unique and had a real feel of Europe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not thrilled with steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Swiss Chalet does a great number of things right, but the steaks are not among them. One person had the New York, which was asked for well done, and came charred. You can cook steaks well done without burning them. There was also very heavy salt on the New York. The other had the pepper steak, which was done in a way neither of us had seen before, not even with the pepper steaks in Germany. We have yet to figure out the sauce on it, and just wasn't up to the standards of their other dishes. We still love the restaurant, but will avoid the steaks from now on.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Details Define Outstanding
    JHDinWoodlandPark
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    In spite of knowing the owner, Neil Levy, for 16 years and in spiite of noting on the reservation that this dinner was a 49th wedding anniversary celebration, not one word of recognition was ever provided. No offer of a complimentary glass of wine or maybe, a complimentary dessert. Attention to detail is what brings customers back and there was none for this occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sally, Bill and Caroline Frier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our visits to the Swiss Chalet have always been to celebrate special occasions--rehearsal dinner, anniversaries and just together time. Our visit on August 20th was very special,too. Sending our granddaughter off to college, we chose to take her into our mountain spot. It was a most delightful time with lovely attention from all there. And, the food was wonderful as always. We even met an old friend there and that was a fun surprise. Up the mountain we will go as the occasion fits the delights waiting. Thank you again, Neal, for keeping the Swiss Chalet as lovely as it has always been. Sally, Bill and Caroline
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for lunch
    WPYearrounder
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We made reservations on OpenTable and did not need them for a 1pm lunch on a Thursday afternoon. The Swiss Chalet is a cute little place to have a special lunch for someone. We went for my mother’s birthday. The staff was great and very helpful. We all enjoyed our meals, the sandwiches from the “pantry” menu were the highlight of the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prime Rib
    Cobourgirl
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The prime rib I had was good but did not rise to their extremely high standards. I'd asked for medium rare and got the high side of medium. All of their meals have been excellent in the past My husband's dinner (Jaeger Schnitzel) was excellent as was the onion soup we both ordered. We strongly recommend going to The Swiss Chalet - just don't order the Prime Rib if you're looking for an outstanding meal. The rest of their menu items won't disappoint.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence
    Vic31
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    From the moment we entered this quiet, quaint restaurant, my husband and I felt pampered and cared for. The food and service were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Locals
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went to Swiss Chalet for an anniversary dinner. Everything about our experience was wonderful. The waitstaff were friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere was comfortable and romantic. And the food was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bonton
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful Experience - been many times and have never had any thing except excellent food, service -long term staff knowledgeable and friendly One of the Gems in the Rockies !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service lackluster
    viking60
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This would have been the perfect place to celebrate our 25th anniversary if it had better service. We had to ask for things & got served in an off hand manner. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining at Swiss Chalet
    Drews
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I opted for Lobster Tails, substituting a second for the Filet Mignon offered, and vegetable soup in lieu of salad. Soup was tasty and hot, reminding me of fresh home-made soup; the tails were perfectly cooked, attractively presented, and the accompanying pasta tasty but not too filling. My wife had a crisp house salad, then Sea Scallops, perfectly seared, fresh and sweet tasting, served on a linguini with mushrooms base that was delicious. We paired the meal with a bottle of Drouhin Macon Village, the perfect white wine for the meal. Service was attentive and friendly, as usual.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joetee
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food, but the restaurant was crowded and the kitchen couldn't keep up. We got our main courses just short of two hours after being seated.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park reviews archive.
  • Excellent experience
    Spinner
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The restaurant is very nice with an amazing staff and equally amazing food. I would highly recommend eating here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Swiss Chalet night out
    dineout
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We enjoyed our evening at the Swiss Chalet. We have visited several times in the last couple of years; a wonderful place to dine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great European cuisine
    MountainMike
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We are a repeat customer and enjoy the Swiss Chalet for special occasions. The authentic European cuisine is outstanding, especially the pepper steak. Prices are a little high. We love this place but a little too high to eat here too often.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what was expected....
    Cysco1988
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Drove by location several times and really wanted to check it out. I lived in Europe for several years and wanted to see if similar experience and taste.... Took my parents as I was visiting from out of state. Service was EXTREMELY slow and non attentive. Way too long in between courses. Waited almost half hr to get soup! And no, it wasn't busy.... Food was decent, but no big shocker. Very disappointed and wouldn't refer to anyone. Step it up guys.....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Choice
    CelticSkyes
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    My wife and I each had the Prime Rib special recently. The food was superb! We also ordered dessert (something that I normally do not do.) The apple pie was amazing! Fresh, flaky crust with a hit of butter. The staff is professional and attentive without being overbearing. When we requested that a window blind be closed because the sun was becoming much too bright on our table, they got right on it. Overall it was a very good experience, and we do intend to return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful dinner, the
    Marke1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner, the restaurant was cozy, the food was great. We will be returning to the Swiss Chalet soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We went to Swiss Chalet for our anniversary dinner at the recommendation of our innkeeper. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. The service was great. Wonderful menu choices. We had the fondue, which was very tasty. It was just the romantic, quiet, quality meal we were hoping for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit - we'll be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We've lived in Colorado Springs for over 20 years, and have noticed the Swiss Chalet many times, but never visited until now. We've been missing out! On the recommendation of a friend, we made a reservation for dinner and it was wonderful! It was beautiful and quaint, a very nice place to spend a quiet evening. Our meal was outstanding, as was the service and atmosphere. The prices were reasonable and we will definitely be back, and recommend the Swiss Chalet to our friends. Thank you for a most memorable dinner!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    Matt
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This was my first time to the swiss chalet. Outstanding food attentive wait staff fast service. I drive past this restaurant every night going to and coming from work and am disappointed with myself for not enjoying this restaurant sooner. My advice is go there you deserve it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Dinner
    CAzzopardi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Swiss Chalet had very good food. The restaurant was a little small and our seat was located in a very busy area. If you make reservation i would recommend stating specifically where you would like to be seated. There were several other seating areas that where more out of the way and more private. You must order the mushroom soup, best soup ever. The Chilean Sea Bass was very tender and nice size portion for the price $35.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in the forest
    Impressed
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our first time visiting. It's a very quaint, romantic place to go for a special occasion. The menu is quite varied and has a dish that everyone will enjoy. The hollandaise sauce on my dates halibut was wonderful. My rib eye steak was perfect and of generous proportion. Even the Champagne vinagrette salad dressing was unique. The place filled up to capacity and walk ins were sent packing because there was no room available at the inn. It seems that everyone in town knows how good the food is. Make sure you call for reservations..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    5280
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Swiss Chalet has to be the best restaurant I have visited since I came to Colorado in 2001. The service was outstanding (totally focusing on the customer) and the food was REALLY good! My fiancée even decided to try escargot for the first time. She ate it and I don't think she wants to do that again (Although it has nothing to do with how it was cooked). I know that the escargot was just as good as it was when I tried it in Paris. She LOVED the Sea Bass though! Besides the food being great, it was just nice to see that a place was going above and beyond to make you feel valuable as a customer. We live over an hour away, but I think I want to make this restaurant at least a once a month visit.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic Restaurant
    JimH
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Over the past few years we have been looking for the perfect anniversary restaurant and we feel we finally found it at the Swiss Chalet. Everything was perfect and it's here in Woodland Park.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very slow service
    Cupid
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I have to admit that it was very busy being the night before Valentine's Day. Our reservations were at 7:00 and we didn't get out meal until almost 9:00. The two couples next to us were very loud and bragging about how rich they were (not the Swiss Chalet's fault but it was annoying). When we did get our food, it was very good. Love the ambience with the log cabin feel and fireplace.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, the service, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    As always, the service, food and wine were excellent. You can chose a cheaper venue, but, you won't find a better overall experience for the money. The real test comes when you leave after an enjoyable evening...with a satisfied smile on your face.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Local Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    My husband and I always enjoy our meals at the Swiss Chalet, whether it is lunch or dinner. The wait staff are attentive and the food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Years Eve Dinner
    howie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We could not have asked for a better place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor New Year's Eve Experience
    James
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Arrived 10 minutes early for our 7:30PM reservation. Promptly seated and ordered shortly thereafter. 45 minutes for our appetizers to arrive and mine was skipped, 50 minutes more for our mains to arrive. Not their best effort.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    The food and service were good but not great. Even though we had a reservation, the table we were seated at was right at the front door so every time the door opened we got hit with cold air.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly happy!
    lilschatz
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    First time, but extremely pleased overall. The food and ambience were perfect!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and a beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Fabulous food and a beautiful little restaurant. We had Thanksgiving dinner, and it was fabulous. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local spot - and fine dining
    MeierWP
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    Had a great family dinner during the Tuesday Prime Rib night at Swiss Chalet. The team that provided our dinner were outstanding. Everyone will enjoy the ambiance and great value!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the best restaurants
    jerryk
    Dined on 11/26/2013
    one of the best restaurants in all of the Pikes Peak area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    ldlam
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Everything about our dining experience here was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoped for more
    Krystal
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I have had the filet mignon at the Swiss Chalet before and was amazed at how delicious it was. Unfortunately, this recent time- the béarnaise sauce we were served was on the side of the filet, cold, and a gray, thick substance. Last time I went, the béarnaise sauce was warm and coated over the steak. The potatoes served on the side tasted as though they were made a week ago and were shriveled with a strange, unpleasant taste. The grilled vegetables on the side were five slices and no seasoning or flavor. Everything else we had was delicious, but the filet was a big disappointment for our anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet