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About Swiss Chalet
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.
Vail, CO 81657
Hours of Operation:
Lunch:Daily: 3:00pm - 5:00pm bar only during winter
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm during winter, 5:00pm - 9:00pm during the rest of the year
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking at the hotel for dining guests up to 2 hours.
Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Swiss Chalet Ratings and Reviews
First time eating fondue—ever. Opted for veggies & bread in the cheese w a house salad, which was an off-season special. Salad was very tasty w Bibb lettuce & a sour cream-based dressing. Take my advise ‘ skip the bread & butter offers initially after ordering. Very heavy meal even w mostly veggies (new potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, carrot). The cheese is super thick & goopy. But very tasty. The staff was very pleasant, even presenting me w some chocolate dipped strawberries for my BD. Jason (or Justin maybe) provided excellent service. The decor & ambiance were quite alpine & very Swissy.
Overall it was good - Now we focused on the Fondue - which was average at best - you get a better experience at Melting Pot if fondue is what you want. A great example - the Cheese Fondue - all they give you to dip is bread, at the Melting Pot you get bread plus a selection of vegetables. On the main meal fondue - same thing melting pot had more options for sauces and dips. The Desert was excellent - so maybe we just picked the wrong items to eat. If we ever made it back again - we might try some of the original non-fondue dishes.
Loved the authentic feel of an alpine restaurant - the decor was spot on. You absolutely get an overwhelming smell of cheese when you walk in - this could be a great place to eat on the patio. Unfortunately, we were there when it was too cold to eat outside. The Fondu experience was fun - be ready to eat a lot! A unique experience.
In Vail, the Swiss Chalet is a wonderful Tyrolean experience. The mountain ski flavor of the destination is complemented by delicious Swiss cuisine, including fondue. As an interactive dining experience it gets diners engaged through the self-cooking / dipping process. The food and service were both exceptional.
Swiss Chalet is the perfect venue for fondue on a fall evening. It is warm and delicious! We honestly felt as though in Europe from the moment we arrived! We were warmly greeted by authentically attired staff. The staff is the nicest group of folks, all always donning smiles. Our server, Cassondra, was attentive, which we appreciated. The food portions are large - no one walks away hungry! On a warmer night, we would have dined on the gorgeous patio. Parking is easy, as the hotel valet is comped by the restaurant.
Their wine list is truly "notable" to the point of being overwhelming; most selections are very expensive. I'm guessing the average price is $150/bottle. Most wines are $200 - $2,500. We found a few "good value" wines. We love great wines, and we don't believe in overpaying for them.
We enjoyed the three course fondue dinner. It was our anniversary; no mention of our celebration.
The service was very special from the bartender, Audrey, to the wait staff who took good care of my sisters and me. The cheese fondue was so good as was the appetizer spaetzel with crispy onions. It's a relaxing meal and the restaurant itself is so comfortable and warm feeling. It was not crowded at all do to the time of year. To top it all off with their special chocolate fondue made it an extra special experience.
We come to the Swiss Chalet every year as part of our fall Oktoberfest/leaf trip. It has never disappointed us. The food is excellent and well-presented. We get the cheese fondue appetizer which is a generous portion. We alternate between the weiner snitzel and the beef fondue cooked in broth. Both are outstanding. The atmosphere is simple with European decorations like Swiss cowbells. The waitresses wear classy dirndls, and the waiters wear elegant Swiss looking attire also. Service is always very attentive, and the pace is perfect. I hope they never change a thing from the decor to the menu to the attire for the wait staff. We feel like we have been on a mini-trip to Switzerland or Austria each time we visit.
LOVED the ambiance and service. The food is also great, just don't expect the EXACT same thing if you've ever tried raclette or fondue in Europe. Special mention for them offering good gluten-free bread. My husband normally has to use potatoes to dip in the fondue, and at this restaurant he was able to enjoy a more authentic experience thanks to the gluten-free bread... Props !
Our son recommended this restaurant as a "must visit", and we are grateful to him. The wait staff was attentive, not overbearing; the food and wine were excellent; and, our table on the patio surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers was perfect. We were touched that the hostess brought us 2 glasses of champagne in celebration of our 40 years of marriage!
We come here every summer and we always look forward to dining here. The fondue is one of our favorites, but this year we tried the Matterhorn Racclette based on one of the waiter's recommendations. It has some similarities to fondue, but we enjoyed trying something new and really glad we did. This is a great place to go for a delicious meal and a romantic atmosphere.
Ambiance and menu appeared promising, yet experience not commensurate. Wine price should be halved or volume doubled - way high even for Vail. Service very polite but sluggish. Poor job responding to raclette warmer not performing outside. Had to move inside. Significant lag time in making move. Had to make request to replace 'hot' potatoes (40 mins earlier) no longer so. And had to ask for bread, as 730 start time became 830p. Staff oblivious to any sense this may have been inconvenient. I could not in good faith recommend to anyone. Especially disappointing as we have German heritage and were looking forward to dining here on last evening. And had nice experience at Swiss Chalet in Breckinridge.
I am glad I tried this restaurant but would not necessarily go back. The night we were there there was a large family with crying children late into the evening which did not make for a very enjoyable experience. I realize that it is not the restaurants fault, but that is what our experience was.
The food was good but too smelly inside the dining room. Also, their cooking plates don't work very well. So, if you go, order a real fondue (where they prepare the dip) instead of getting a heating plate and cooking it yourself.
I wouldn't go back because there are many other choices in town that are much better at this price.