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The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant
The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant

The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thematterhornrestaurant.com
  • Email: mattswiss@sbcglobal.net
  • Phone: (415) 885-6116
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Swiss
  • Executive Chef: Andrew James Thorpe
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for Valentine's Dinner! A romantic night out in a beautiful Swiss Chalet!
    Please go to our web site: thematterhornrestaurant.com
    and find our Valentine's Menu.
    Call us for reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Green Street
  • Public Transit: Several Muni bus stops nearby.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available Friday and Saturday for $10!
A word from The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant
Located in the heart of San Francisco the Restaurant serves authentic Swiss cuisine in a smart Alpine setting. Our carefully crafted Fondue menu, extensive wine selections, impeccable service and elegant, yet cozy atmosphere brings the best of Switzerland to your dining experience.
Diner Reviews
  • "Simply impeccable service, food, and ambience; like only the Swiss can pull off. Thank you for making our anniversary that much more special!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Matterhorn delivers, it was exactly as advertised. Fun, great classic fondue. Gracious friendly staff."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food at the Matterhorn is always delicious, and the service always makes you feel like you are a very valuable customer. The manager/owner takes meticulous care to see that everyone in the restaurant has a wonderful dining experience from start to end. We are never disappointed nor our our friends who we take to this restaurant on special occasions. Go, indulge, and enjoy! You won't regret it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food! Beautiful Swiss decor. Friendly staff. It was such a nice experience, can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The gold standard in Fondues. As usual we enjoyed the great dinner. This time we tried the "spicy one" and we practically scrapped the bowl. Thank you for a great time."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food in general was alright, the quality of the fondue was good, they offer a lot of different ones, the sides were just average You get a large variety of sauces for the meat fondue, the cheese fondue is all about the cheeses you select If you're looking for a good fondue, go there, if you don't care that much about the fondue, but you want to enjoy a great dinner and great service, there are places that might suit you more"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I was in the mood for fondue, perhaps the cowbells of Sochi Olympics reminded me of my trip to Switzerland a long time ago, and the fondue I enjoyed there. I was not disappointed! Very clean (of course, this is Swiss) restaurant, very pleasant waitress, and excellent fondues. We had the Original cheese fondue as appetizer and the beef fondue (Bacchus, which is the Chinois with wine and vegetable broth) for two. The wait time between the drinks and the food was quite long (we thought there might have been some mishap in the kitchen). Overall, we enjoyed our visit to Matterhorn greatly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Nice place of Fondues directly from Switzerland. The food is good, the setting is typical and the owner is very nice. The fondue is not exactly like in Switzerland but it is good! I recommend it."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Delicious fondues, warm and professional service, great wine list, and authentic Swiss ambience still make Matterhorn the place to go for a very pleasant dining experience in the winter or at any time of year."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "If you enjoy being the only person or party in a restaurant, this might be perfect for you. The interior looks like something out of a movie set - the restaurant has all kinds of Swiss decorations; a giant Alphorn on the wall, masks of demons to scare away the snow, wooden tables and hard wooden chairs... The one thing it does not have is customers. Another thing missing is a chef. The restaurant website warns that "All dishes may not be available at all times" - this is because they do not have a regular chef. The only dish always available is any form of fondue. To make fondue, there is no need for a chef; cut up bread, throw oil or cheese into a pot, and serve. The fondue is tasty, but the solitude is creepy."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "my first time here was amazing, also my first time ever having fondue. I wasn't the biggest fan of the original aka cheese fondue everyone associates fondue with but the meat fondue. oh. my. god. and all the little sides it comes with. get it!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My 2 adult children and I took my husband out for a fondue birthday celebration. The cheese fondue and meat fondue choices are portions for 2 people, so we chose one of each. The Ooh-La-La cheese was delicious with the bread. We were glad we ordered apples to dip as well. The wine/broth beef was also wonderful; we supplemented with scallops and prawns. Dessert was chocolate of course; we were told to order for 2, not 4, since the portions were large. We're glad we did. Overall, all the food was fresh, tasty, and well-presented. We definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Believe 2 swiss natives, fondue (cheese one) in very very very close to the original swiss one !"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I was quite disappointed by our experience. The service was close to nil and the fondue burned since no one even bothered to check on us."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "You owe it to yourself to go to The Matterhorn and experience an authentic Swiss fondue. Walking in to this restaurant is like walking in to a restaurant in Switzerland. The fondue is delicious, and there are several combinations from which to choose. Each is served with an absolutely delicious, fresh salad, with pomegranate seeds and orange slices and a great dressing. Desserts are equally delicioous: the chocolate mousse is probably better than any chocolate mousse you've ever had, and the Swiss chocolates are so much better than anything Godiva could hope to make. Do yourself a favor and go to The Matterhorn."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This is definitely a special occasion restaurant, as all that bread and cheese can' t be eaten daily...but I would if I could! Delicious food, unique atmosphere, friendly service. Parking in neighborhood is tough, but $10 valet is available and well worth the price for the convenience."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We were at the restaurant early to have dinner before the symphony. After 2 hours we still hadn't had not ordered desert which is one of the reasons my wife wanted to come here. We ran out of tome due to very slow service. That does it for this restaurant."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "The menu is very specific which seems like a drawback at first but winds up yielding a pleasantly unique experience. The food is fresh and the ambiance is unparalleled. They have great wine pairings for the fondue (which is unbelievable and not only cheese). Ended up enjoying 3 hours here. Service was great, welcoming and very efficient. The price is moderate but well worth it, as the dinner feels more like an event. This restaurant is both an adventure and a homey retreat. A beautiful experience."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Whenever I have a hankering for good fondue, this is my "go to" place. The fondue is always high quality, the setting very comfortable and the service friendly."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The Matterhorn is a great choice for a gathering with friends. The food is perfect and the place is very comfortable. I recommend to all my friends - even the most picky ones. They won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "We love the Matterhorn! Excellent food, charming atmosphere almost as if you've been transported to a alpine ski lodge. The owner is always there and so accommodating. Big bonus is the valet parking."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Matterhorn is a gem. very few Swiss (or German) restaurants in the City these days. Matterhorn is terrific. mushroom soup was delicious, the cheese fondue was wonderful and the swiss white wine the perfect compliment to the meal. we normally eat close to the Opera/Symphony, but Matterhorn isn't far away on Van Ness, and it's perfect for after a matinee performance!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "Every August, our Granddaughter and family visits us. She loves fondue, and the Matterhorn does fondue best, so we always go there for dinner on the last evening.of their visit. Of course we also visit for a treat at other times, too."
    Dined on 8/16/2013