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Swiss Chalet

4.6
4.6
894 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    European, Swiss

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 479-5462 ext. 5523

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Cross street

    Meadow Drive

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking at the hotel for dining guests up to 2 hours, availability permitting.

  • Public transit

    Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 894 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Sigi, made the whole meal fabulous. She explained the menu and made recommendations. Sigi shared her German background with us and was so friendly in every way. The food and drinks were also excellent - probably the best cheese fondue we've ever had in a restaurant, at least equalling anything we've had in Switzerland. Expensive, but not much more than anything else in Vail.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Swiss atmosphere
  3. GK

    GradyK

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were near the door, not a great location
  4. GV

    GuillermoVM

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Todo bien salvo una mesa con gente muy ruidosa. Excelente comida y el servicio óptimo
  5. DK

    DKAYM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing in every way. A very special experiment that I cannot recommend enough!
  6. GK

    GayleK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our time and dinner at the Swiss Chalet!
  7. PD

    PinarD

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and great value for a very good experience
  8. m

    mariar

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La mesera Gigi excelente, muy buen servicio, la comida riquisima
  9. RL

    RemiL

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to visit in Vail if you can get a reservation. The food is great - who doesn’t love fondue - and the perfect way to end a great ski day. I have to give a special shout out to Luis who really made our visit here even better! Would definitely recommend Swiss Chalet.
  10. RM

    RocioM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Todo muy rico, Denni nos atendió y su trato fue muy amable y explicaba todo a detalle, buenas recomendaciones, un poco caro para la calidad de la comida pero valio la pena por la experiencia y porque esta dentro de Vail Village, la decoración y el ambiente normal
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Too expensive for cheese
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at the Swiss Chalet. Denni was super friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed the escargot and Raclette. Highly recomended.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Loud and crowded very small space between tables the waiter did not explain the menu clearly. The menu is very complicated. Our dinner was cheese fondue with a tiny bowl of cooked chicken, and a tiny bowl of cooked vegetables we got three potatoes, two carrots, one asparagus to share because the waiter said the portions are large…. We went last year and it was amazing this year it was a cattle call with disappointing food. Very sad.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Amazing food. We were seated at a not so good table, far from everything. But apart from that amazing dinner and experience.
  15. MC

    MaryC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I've been going to the Swiss Chalet for 20+ years and it's still my favorite restaurant in Vail in spite of all the changes the town has seen! The service is always second-to-none, and the food is incredible. If you're looking for a taste of Switzerland in Vail, this is the spot. The Alpler (cheese) fondue is amazing - you will not be disappointed. Save room for dessert because they're all out-of-this-world. Highly recommend the chocolate fondue - it's their #1 dessert for a reason!
  16. BC

    BethCofCS

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner at The Swiss Chalet with our family of 6. Our server Suzanne welcomed us so warmly and genuinely seemed delighted to provide exceptional service. He portions were generous and every need taken care of quickly. Such a pleasure! We will be returning each ski season!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food that is interactive. Denni was great server.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come every year when on the mountain and it never disappoints! Sigi is our favorite - amazing service and the best recommendations!
  19. AS

    AnaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very expensive, and the food is normal, not worthy for the price I paid.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    We had a booking at 8pm, but front of house seated guests before us with later reservation times so we were left standing in a hallway for half an hour. Finally we were sat at a table next to the bar and they allowed 15 women either on a hen party or a reunion not the bar right near our table. I couldn't even hear what the waitress was saying. We order our food and an expensive bottle of red. Our food came.... but no wine. Our waitress seemed more interested in talking to the table next to us and serving beer and wine by the glass. Another 20 minutes later they brought us our wine. The food and the wine was good but the service was dreadful and unfortunately ruined the whole experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fun experience for family
  22. G

    Gil1

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place table are too small if you eat a fondue or a raclette put worth a visit for sure
  23. ML

    MattL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent. The service was slow. Difficult to get drink refills, etc.
  24. SH

    ShaunaH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service from Denni and the team. We highly recommend the Swiss Chalet.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The good was good and the restaurant beautiful! The chocolate fondu was super small though.
  26. A

    Alex

    Mexico City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swiss Chalet is a must when traveling to Vail. Excellent as always. Fondue and escargots are my best. Salmon is also excellent. Sommelier recommendations are always welcome and very professional. Totally recommended.
  27. T

    Travelgirl

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fantastic restaurant. There are choices between Raclette and Fondue, but overall the ambience is lovely and the staff is amazing! Sigi made our experience amazing. We were just a party of 3, but larger groups would be great here as well.
  28. SG

    ShaylaG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We have been here before and it’s a great atmosphere with great food for a unique experience. Unfortunately, we had made a 7 pm reservation after a full day of skiing and 2 little ones and when we arrived a little before 7, we had to wait over 30 minutes to be seated. By the time we got seated and our food ordered (we went simple instead of fondue due to late seating), our kids were done. We just wished when you had a reservation for a specific time you would be seated at that time or we would have made it earlier or choose something else.
  29. J

    Joe70

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Planned return to restaurant after visiting last year. Food was good. They did have an issue keeping our two fondue pots lit for some reason. Actual table service was solid. Had an issue with host though. We made two reservations one for 4 and another for 5 at same time. Called weeks ahead and advised representative about the request to try to make them a table for 9. Rep said that it should not be a problem and were going to note the reservation. We show up and the host didn't bother trying to look at any notes and insisted this wasn't possible. Was about to sit our 5 kids on the other side of the restaurant when finally another host came by and said they could put them next to us. Note: during the remainder of the evening there were 4 tables immediately next to us that had ZERO use! Stuborn host which makes the review just ok.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Cúmpleaños
  31. IR

    IRINA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was deep fried. Kids food was probably sitting in a fridge a few days. Too noise. Not enough servers.
  32. KO

    KristenO

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sigi was amazing as usual. Hostess seemed flustered. Overall, great experience.
  33. LK

    LarryK

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family dining for something different. Our waitress Denni was excellent. Attentive and friendly. We will return.
  34. M

    Momosan

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Portions were extra small. Fondue & grill in front of your face for 30-40 min was not comfortable. It has nice atmosphere but price performance weren’t good.
  35. c

    chris

    Mexico City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente comida y super servicio de Sigi.
  36. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family dinner. Our waitress Sigi was outstanding. The food was delicious and it was just a lot of fun with a big family of 7 - ages 11-19 and the two parents
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good good, good service. The best was the fondue.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always go to this restaurant when we are in Vail. Love it!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Good service and
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our waitress was lovely but we were seated 12 min after our reservation and they seated two parties ahead of us, one with 8 people.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 894 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for Swiss Chalet

20 Vail Road, Vail, CO 81657

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Meadow Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Swiss

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking at the hotel for dining guests up to 2 hours, availability permitting.

  • Public transit

    Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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