Swiss Chalet

4.4
642 Reviews
$31 to $50
European
Featuring traditional European cuisine by our Executive Chef in a classic Swiss-style setting, the Swiss Chalet offers the ultimate alpine dining experience. Käse Spätzle (homemade Swiss dumpling topped with cheese and crispy onions) and delicious fondues make the Swiss Chalet a delectable dining experience. Not in the mood for fondue? Our traditional European entrées and Raclette will satisfy your every need. Save room for freshly made desserts including Austrian apple strudel and chocolate fondue.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 642 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Horrible service, the manager Aaron was pretty understanding but not a good experience

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BrokerB
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Fondue! I liked how there was cooked options to accompany the fondue. The sommelier, Zack was so helpful and on point! I ranked service 5 star due to Zack.

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cheyennes
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and my clients did as well! The food was perfect and conversational!

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Joe24
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with family while visiting veil.

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vipNYCFoodLover
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic German/Austrian fare, freshly prepared and served beautifully.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I wish they had the broth for the fondue but the girl was fun as well.

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MattJ
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is right next to the hotel. Menu choices are limited but the choices are good. Just like everywhere else in Vail, make a reservation.

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LaurieH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Bad table, next to kitchen, had made a reservation. Food arrived before we had finished our cocktail. Schnitzel was dry and tasteless .
We had fondue here in may and it was a great experience. Don't know what happened.
Very expensive.

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DonaldH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great fun, wonderful service, a very unusual experience!!!!

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MichelleF
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pretzel and the chicken cordon bleu were outstanding!

MF
vipMrFooter
Oklahoma City
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night at the Swiss Chalet. Vinnie, our waiter, provided excellent service and the food was fantastic. One the best dinners I have had in a long time. Thanks for a great evening.

JK
vipJtotheK
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service wasn’t great. I found the fondue to not come with much other than a loaf of bread. Would be nice to have more veggies included.

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vipDatenite
Oklahoma City
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fondue dessert- awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Very long dinner with slow service. Outside tables were super close so you could clearly hear the people next to you...sometimes more than your own way table. I think they may have been understaffed because the restaurant was trying but disappointing after reading all the great reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRobertoH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. And their cheese fondue ois top notch

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OpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was very poor! The restaurant was empty and still it took more than an hour to serve us. Not worth the hassle

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had higher expectations from this restaurant

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RachaelD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The Food was very disappointing. Brie was not warm and creamy, Schnitzel did not have any flavor and you really should serve it with Spatzel, not potatoes. Very disappointing dinner.

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DeborahS
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow we had missed this in previous trips to Vail, but it’s our new favorite! The food is superb, as is the service. Lovely location and beautiful patio dining. Highly recommend.

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vipRobertD
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with unique and delicious food. We started with the pretzel and French onion soup. Both were amazing. The fondue was great. Our server was very attentive and paced the evening very nicely. Overall we really enjoyed our night.

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DrDick
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed the fondue.

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vipDaniel
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

For one of the most highly rated restaurants in Vail, our experience was very disappointing. The lunch menu is very limited, with very few Swiss food selections. You can only order raclette and fondue after 4 p.m. The weiner snitchel was acceptable, but not great. We drove from Denver expecting a great dining experience, but were greatly disappointed.

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vipDHE1
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty reasonable for Fondue. food and service was great.

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vipDelicious
Jacksonville
304 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. The outdoor dining space were very nice. The service was very good.

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vipBelgium
New England
111 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious. It was clear everything was prepared with fresh high quality ingredients. A symphony of different various flavors. The wine bottle selection is impressive. The selection of wine by the glass is limited, but the ones we selected were nice and perfectly served (incl. right temperature). Host was very professional & friendly. Service was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointed in the menu change. Although we’ve been going to Swiss Chalet for over 25 years, the prices have gone so high and the food quality has gone down, it is not worth the visit anymore. Sorry to say. It has been a family must every time we’re in Vail for decades.

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Annfkelly
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience!! Service was spot on and very knowledgeable of the menu!! Would go back! Highly recommend!

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LaLa
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The waitress Sigi Spoiled us. French Onion soup is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Food was not good. House salad was bland.

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mermays
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so friendly. Our conversation with them was just as good as the food. If you're looking for an escape where you feel like you've been transported to Switzerland, this is your place. The cheese fondue was amazing. Definitely would visit again next time we're in Vail!

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lisao
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swiss Chalet and Vail were just what the doctor ordered! Vail was bustling, the weather was perfect and Swiss Chalet was a calming retreat outside under the aspen. I miss the former Austrian staff which brought authenticity to to the place, but the current staff is amazing, so knowledgeable and efficient! We had the black truffle and champagne fondue. Words cannot express my happiness!

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PaulA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good, that we’re coming back tonight!! Food and service was delicious!

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vipLindaW
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sonnenalp always exceeds expectations in dining. Delicious breakfast, omelette was perfect and the classic breakfast was cooked perfectly.

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vipGordon
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Schnitzel was dry and tough. Servers were great. Location is good in the village.

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Cindyf
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was very good but they were definitely understaffed. We arrived 30 minutes early which was a blessing. As the evening progressed and the restaurant got busier, the service went downhill - water and wine was not refilled. This was our first time at the Swiss Chalet so we also had questions about the fondu and raclette after it was served. It was difficult to flag down our server. To top things off, when our bill arrived the wine that the sommelier recommended (which was very good) was not on our bill. When we pointed this out to our server, he blamed the sommelier as opposed to thanking us for bringing this to his attention.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Amazing food. Great service. Beautiful location / setting.

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MareeM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Have been here several times over the years. The fondue had such a strong alcohol taste it over powered everything.
My husbands one martini was poorly made with so much vermouth.
Our waiter Jeffrey had a zero personality and was very poor at attending to our table, we had to get up twice to get our own drinks.
Lastly my filet came our MR to rare instead of medium well and we waited forever for it to be recooked.
Horrible experience, fondue way overpriced and staff is no personality, non attentive and food was very unimpressive.
We won’t be back.

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RoryH
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Couldn’t take the smell of the fondue. Had to sit outside. We did have excellent service.

FAQs

Swiss Chalet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 479-5462 ext. 5523.

Swiss Chalet is rated 4.4 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.