Swiss Chalet

4.6
619 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 619 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaLa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
6 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
1 review
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
30 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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vipGuido
Denver
6 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
1 review
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.

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TamaraW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, the decor makes it feel as if you are stepping into a different world, and the food is outstanding.

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BenM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience,service,food,experience was wonderful we would gladly go there again.

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vipNoel
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The restaurant has decided to eliminate a good portion of the fondu menu right now. Our favorite hot oil meat and chicken is off for the time being. Very disappointing, considering the restaurant is overpriced in the first place. Taking off raw meat seems pointless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We are from Switzerland. Missing home, This was lacking. It was pretty inside, but didn't have the warmth of traditional bars or mountain restaurants.
In Switzerland, real cheese fondue is served with either just bread, or if you are making a meal of it, pickles, bread, pearled onions, potatoes, and some other vegetable.. and wine to help digest the cheese. This fondue (for 2) came with bread, and a small plate with a couple large potatoes, and some veg. Definitely not what we expected.
The actual food didn't resemble the beautiful platters shown on the website. The meat "fondue" is just a grill, like fajitas, not oil and broth.. or like the pictures on the website. Disappointing.
Made calls leaving messages and left an inquiry on this site, several days before our reservation, but the restaurant was unresponsive.
They did accomodate us when we arrived an hour early. We mixed up our timezones.
The drinks were good.
I know it's Vail, but this didn't meet expectations and made me a bit sad. Maybe the owners think the real Swiss deal wouldn't work in Vail?

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KarenZ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at the Swiss Chalet just could not have been better. Our server, Patrick was attentive and personable and made the evening even better. We had the cheese and chocolate fondue which was delicious. We left there feeling very satisfied with our evening. We just could not have been more pleased. I know in these times of staffing issues how hard it can be to staff a restaurant with such quality employees, but the Swiss Chalet is doing a wonderful job.

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CatherineG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The onion soup was to die for delicious!
The salmon Papadele came with spaghetti? Not a great dish .,
The spatzle app also not great .

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SheilaD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic restaurant! The food is delicious and the waitress we had was so nice and helpful! Love the whole Swiss theme and decor. You can’t go wrong with the cheese fondue! :)

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Steph
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Swiss Chalat was a fun experience. It was the first time my husband and I tried fondue. It was a worthwhile experience. The beef was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Server was snarky. Food was boring.

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GordonE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu with veal, fondues and more. Attentive service.

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Frinightnosh
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Took great care of our two small children and my 5 year old’s mind was blown by chocolate dessert fondue. Will absolutely come again.

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EmilyJ
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The experience was superb. We were celebrating a birthday. Highly recommend and we will be back for more delicious fondue and food as soon as we can.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, excellent food and friendly staff. What more can you ask for?

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Easyone
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

We were greeted nicely and shown to our table. The chair that I was to sit on was filled with junk and heavily spoiled. They removed that chair. We sat down at the table which was absolutely crummy and next to my foot on the floor was a bunch of food. We had an early reservation so this had not been cleaned up for a number of hours. Disgusting

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wayneM
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Swiss atmosphere - makes you think you are in Europe.

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Goldbug
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and quality were very good, I would go back.

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LeighC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good but overpriced. I was disappointed that they didn't have the meat fondue as was shown on their website. The menu was paired down. Nice atmosphere, pretty good service. Just ok overall. I was expecting better since it was rated so highly on Trip Advisor.

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JonathanL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Russ is a wonderful server. Very attentive, answered all our questions, and added to our dining experience

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VailTripMay2021
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly service; waitstaff was terrific. Terrific French onion soup; Fondue was very tasty and filling. Pricing is on the high side but fitting for Vail. We will be revisiting the Swiss Chalet during our next trip to Vail.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

30 minutes to bring out white wine bottle hot another 20 minutes
To chill it. The wsiters really only take care of the large tables
Just another phony swiss restaurant in the USA.. In Zurich they
Would not last a day

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BarbaraT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary and Mother’s Day at the Swiss Chalet. The service and food were outstanding. Great place to celebrate!!! Definitely worth the money that we paid,

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AceGerard
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We chose Swiss Chalet as a Mother's Day meetup in Vail as a halfway point between Denver and Grand Junction and we were not disappointed. The quiet time of mud season is a nice change from the hustle-bustle of ski and summer seasons. We were graciously greeted and seated, and our server Milos was very attentive and gregarious despite having many tables to monitor. The salmon pasta was divine, and fondue second to none.
We wished the spaetzel had been available on the lunch menu however we knew that going in. The burgers are deluxe. For desert don't forget authentic apple strudel! I would gladly dine again at Swiss Chalet on a future Vail visit and highly recommend them!

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ClaudiaH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother's Day Brunch. It was a quiet and intimate location.

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lucyl
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time. Ordered salads & fondue for 4 of us. Service was outstanding.

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kmm728
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Swiss Chalet for our wedding night dinner (we eloped). The food, cocktails, and service were outstanding! The cheese fondue was to die for. I highly recommend if you are looking for a great experience.

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vipMarti
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful service and caring people

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vipMike
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The cheese fondue was terrible. We should have sent it back right away. We will return to the restaurant but will be more proactive concerning the food. We commonly come to the restaurant and were surprised by the quality of the food. A gentleman behind us also complained about his food. Maybe a new chef or a product of COVID service?

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Wlad
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place, the Raclette is to die for and Fondue also amazing, the onion soup, what a treat. We stay at the Sonnenalp and we went to this restaurant 3 times during our week.
Love it and will for sure go again!

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vipNK88
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, food and ambiance!!

FAQs

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

Swiss Chalet is rated 4.6 stars by 619 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.