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About Après Ski Fondue Chalet
Welcome to our Après Ski Fondue Chalet at Café Select open everyday from 7 pm. Walk through our kitchen in the back and you will find this hidden gem! In the winter months we serve Fondue & Raclette in our cozy backroom alpine lodge behind our kitchen. We also offer our regular menu items. We generally have two seatings (7pm and 9 pm). Cash only.
New York, NY 10012
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Daily: 7:00pm - 1:00am
$30 and under
Private Party Facilities:
If you would like to book our backroom exclusively for a private event please contact us.
Private Party Contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org: (212) 925-9322
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room
Après Ski Fondue Chalet Ratings and Reviews
This restaurant CONSISTENTLY overbooks reservations. It's happened three times to me that I've made a reservation and still had to wait 40 minutes for my table in the back because the party before isn't done. Clearly the restaurant does this on purpose to fill their own slots at the expense of their customer. Would not recommend.
Ran out of fondue... on a Monday night... at 9pm. We got there about 10 minutes early for our reservation and waited at the bar while our table was getting prepared. We ended up waiting another 30 minutes for them to take us back to the Apres Ski Chalet room. Finally, after we sat down, our waitress came to tell us that they were all out of Fondue. Absolutely ridiculous. At least have the decency to let people know you're out of your MAIN & MOST FAMOUS ITEM before you make them wait 30 minutes past their reservation time.
Horrible service. Never had such bad service in my life. The fondue came out wrong, and even the cook admitted that the fondue was made with too much liquor. The service was terrible, we ran out of bread and until we got the attention of the waiter, the fondue was burnt. What a waste of $65.
Repas excellent, plats typiques suisses. Par contre serveur et serveuses extrêmement désagréable ! Quand on commandait qqch on aurait dit qu'on l'embêtait ! Nous a poussé vers la sortie avant même que l'on finisse nos verres afin de pouvoir caser d'autres clients à notre table. Très déçu car la première fois que j'y suis allée c'était super !
Overall rating of 2 stars this time due to over crowding. I've been here before and the beauty of it comes from the cozy room made for about 4 tables of 2 total. Decided to take my friend here while visiting in town expecting the comfy semi private Swiss decor room only to find a party of 10 standing and taking up the entire space bumping into us and our table. All this plus a party of 4 and people at the bar. It did become a bit too cozy this time. Still good food and good service and I will be back.
This place was adorable and perfect for a quiet evening date. Great ambiance. Great food. Great drinks. The ski chalet is a small back room behind the kitchen which makes it feel like a little adventure to a semi- private VIP space with only 5 or so tables and a small bar. Super cool. Highly recommended.
I surprised my girlfriend with this restaurant on the day before Valentines and we had a really lovely time. The place is a weird mix between fancy and casual. Our waiter was relaxed but not slow, and incredibly helpful. I got the lobster salad, which happily had more lobster than we expected, even after our server told us that it has a surprising amount of lobster. She got the Spatzli with wild mushroom, which was insanely good. I would recommend either, or both.
The one disappointment was the raclette. If you're seeing raclette on the menu and expecting a big hunk of cheese to be melted onto your plate in front of you, you're out of luck. It arrives as two cut pieces of cheese already on a plate. It's delicious, but it's not what we expected.
All in all, we would both happily go back. It's a cool backroom area, we love the atmosphere and the food was fantastic.
We loved walking through the kitchen to this adorable ski chalet! The music was so much fun and the wine selection was superb. We ordered the truffle fondue and it came with a huge basket of bread, a plate full of pears/apples/gherkins/zucchini/carrots, and decided to add the charcuterie plate. The bread was perfect for dunking into the warm, delicious cheese but I must say, the charcuterie with the fondue was a pleasant surprise! So good! We were offered more bread throughout the night, but we could barely finish the first basket! My only wish would be if they had slightly cooked potatoes to dip in the fondue :) but overall - everything was really fun and delicious!
Great fun place, a tiny back room that's got a kitschy but authentic vibe at the same time... Yummy wintery cocktails (especially the honey vodka) and Swiss wines (particularly the Petit Arvine) that went perfectly with the fondues. We ordered the truffle and house fondues which were super tasty (a little on the thin side) but served in the traditional Swiss fondue pot with baskets of perfect for swirling in melted cheese bread and a charcuterie plate and (less traditionally) a veg and fruit assortment for the fondue as well.....it was a great Geneva in Soho evening....
Had heard mixed reviews of this place and yearning for a ski shack similar to my ski team days in college, I needed to make my own decision. After dining there, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The fondue isn't the best I've had but it could have been a lot worse. The other small plates were great, including the escargot which was some of the best I've had. Additionally, the wine menu was pretty extensive and reasonably priced. It's nothing fancy and you may have to sit on a stool but its cool and quirky and I would highly recommend giving it a shot.
The food was very good, but there was an stressful event when I checked in. The hostess told me that they couldn't give me my table because the place was booked for an event and if I wanted she would arrange a table in Cafe Select. She tried to convince me that it was an opentable mistake, but she was clearly lying or misinformed, because my guests were already seating on the table that I booked! What a shame... maybe she thought that they had given my table for a different person and she tried to fix it by lying to me!
Not sure what all of the hype is about, it's just a bar in the back of the kitchen. It's kind of cute but it's not going to blow you away. You can get the Fondue at Cafe Select, so there's no advantage of booking at Apres ski chalet other than walking through the kitchen to get there.
Saying that the fondue is tasty, and the cocktails were nice. But it was a bit on the expensive side.
When I called to make the reservation, the reservationist was not very pleasant - he just said "BYEBYE" and hang up, without thanking. When we arrived, he couldn't find our reservation. You have to cross the kitchen. You end up in a very small room. Very small round table if you come with less than 4 people. Service was very bad (I imagine he was a bartender and not a server, as the room is very small) - one food menu for 4 people, and without the Fondue/Raclette menu (which, I guess, is exactly the reason why people want to go to "After Ski FONDUE Chalet"), he did not help us with fitting everything on this little table, he sent us back to the beginning of the restaurant to store our coats (which should be proposed by the host when you arrive). Raclette comes only as an appetizer (2 slice of cheese and 2 potatoes) which is quite disappointing. The music is terrible and very loud... The ambiance is weird. As I am from Switzerland, the Fondue is not the best I ever had. Spatzli were very good! I won't go back to the After Ski Chalet, but I might give a try to Cafe Select next time, it looked really nicer.
Great Ambiance! Delicious food! Travelled from Toronto and this place was recommended from another Torontonian who visited New York about a year ago. I've already told everyone I know about this hidden gem and encouraged them all to go check this one of a kind spot for themselves!
We were visiting from the UK and had read about the 'secret fondu' at cafe select. It began so promisingly, a walk through the kitchens, a covert back room, dark and mysterious - very exciting! Then the 'experience' began. Despite booking weeks in advance and being the second couple in the restaurant, we were sat next to the store room door, cue an entire evening of kitchen staff constantly in and out of the door leaving a freezing draft in their wake every time! Then the fondu; the cheese was amazing, unfortunately the accoutrements to dip into the the fondu were like something from a Walmart price reduction cart! An entire loaf of bread (OK, fine, it's fondu) and then a plate of carrots, gherkins (awful) apples (!) etc. etc. The whole lot must have cost $3 seriously. This is not a gourmet experience it's a bit of comedy Schtick to impress visitors. If y our ever go back you know nothing about food!
We ordered the Octopus Salad, Beer Cheese Fondue, and Spatzli with Wild Mushrooms, and LOVED all three of them. Really cool ambiance. Our server was attentive and helpful, but not on top of us, which was great. We plan to go back, and would definitely recommend to friends too!
We were visiting NYC from Canada and Après Ski came highly recommended on several food blogs and 'best of' websites. It did not disappoint. The walk through the kitchen was such a neat experience. It really felt like a speak easy! The service was fantastic and the food was incredible. We had a great experience!
Made a reservation for the back room a week in advance for 930pm. Understandably the back room has limited seating but hence the effort to plan ahead. Arrived on time and was told that the people at our table had just ordered dessert. Forty minutes later, the table was still not ready and the host seemed very impatient and annoyed to have to answer our questions about when it would finally free up. For a restaurant that charges a late fee for no show reservations, they basically showed the equivalent amount of complete and utter disregard for the customers time by overbooking to ensure their profit at your expense. Will absolutely not be returning to a restaurant that so balantly dishonors its reservations and disrespects its own customers.
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