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About Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park

Built in 1962 with spectacular views of Pikes Peak, the Swiss Chalet offers continental cuisine prepared thoughtfully. Enjoy lunch or dinner Tuesday through Sunday either in our quaint dining room or comfortable patio.

19263 E US HWY 24
Woodland Park, CO 80863
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Continental, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 687-2001

Website:
http://swisschaletofwoodlandpark.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Noll

Private Party Contact:
Neil Levy: (719) 332-6338

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Swiss Chalet - Woodland Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Scenic View (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amy our wait staff was amazing as always! The food was A-Ma-Zing!
Thanks for a wonderful, quiet evening - this is out get-away spot for dining in Colorado!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Yikes! This place has taken a turn for the worse, unfortunately. We used to love Swiss Chalet, but we were there last night and were very disappointed. Service was average, but the food was the real problem. Have you ever cooked frozen fish? You know that odd texture and watery taste... well that's what I got with the $38.50 Chilean Sea Bass. The bass was over salted and the side dish was bland and flavorless. The Lamb T-Bone had so much gristle and fat that my son couldn't finish it. He's had Lamb at a restaurant in the Springs, which was much less money and much better. My wife had the filet mignon which was good, though the potato side dish was not. Desserts were below average. Advice from the server on all accounts was worthless. Nice atmosphere, partly because it was quiet due to being mostly vacant on a Friday evening (never a good sign). We probably won't eat there again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and service. The atmosphere is charming. There is a great wine list and the desserts are amazing! We will return for a special occasions often.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Food was excellent and the service was also good! We were seated as soon as we got there.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food was good, a bit pricey but we knew that going in. Wanted to go there because our birthday person was born in Switzerland and thought it would be a nice treat. Waitstaff could have been friendlier but service was otherwise ok.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Good as always! Best restaurant in Woodland Park.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We arrived a little late and the staff was very welcoming and our service did not suffer despite the late hour. Our dinner arrived with their usual outstanding preparation. We look forward to a return visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loved our anniversary dinner. The service and presentations were very well done. Excellent food. A special occasion restaurant that aims to please. The apple pie was divine!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Food and service is excellent. I have been coming here for years and have always had excellent food and quality service.
Thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

My husband and I had a reservation here while on vacation, but not feeling so great because of the altitude, we asked if we could do take out. They were wonderful, packaged everything so well, and the food was top notch! Really nice place and people 😊

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Annual trip to Colorado Springs. Always come here for special dinner with friends. Delicious food. Love the quaint building

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

It took over two hours from seating to being served our dinner. No explanation, apologies, or consideration. The staff acted as if they ignored the issue it would just go away. Several other tables were seated after us and were served, paid, and gone long before we got our food. There are numerous fine eateries in Colorado Springs in the same price range, not worth the extra 40 minute drive for the service. Cordon bleu was a huge disappointment.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Swiss Chalet is exemplary in most ways. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. When the green chili soup turned out to be too spicy for my mother, the chef prepared a delicious mushroom soup for her that was not on the menu. The food is very, very tasty. My only complaint is that my mother, who walks with a walker, must enter the restaurant via the back door, forcing her to pass the kitchen and the bathrooms first. Not exactly the first things you want to encounter when entering a restaurant. This flaw is totally out of character with an otherwise top-flight restaurant full of class.

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We've been eating at this restaurant on our annual vacation visit to the rockies for at least ten years, always a great meal. Atmosphere is cozy, with a regular menu and specials, but always on a chalkboard. Cheese fondue is great, beef tournedos and any of the fish entrees are superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 1, 2017

The Prime Rib was outstanding, the value was excellent and the location, view and ambiance were wonderful! 5 stars!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Swiss Chalet is one of our favorites, always a wonderful experience!!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We have always loved eating at the Swiss Chalet. Excellent food, quality service and an incredible attention to details that make the dinning experience special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Romantic
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

This restaurant is very overpriced for the mediocre food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Wonderful patio for a relaxing lunch. Interesting menu and great food.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

While on vacation in Colorado, my wife and I had issues finding a good place to eat within the popular tourist areas around Manitou Springs. Most establishments serve bar food, Mexican (had on a previous night), or pizza. Just outside of Manitou Springs is the Swiss Chalet Restaurant in Woodland Park - by far our best culinary experience of our trip through the mountain towns. I had the Chilean Sea Bass while my wife had the Beef Tournados. Both were excellently prepared. This place also has a great wine list and patio seating. While the prices are a little high, they are still quite reasonable when considering the other nearby inferior options. Too bad I don't live close enough to become a regular.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband and I recently when on a date night here while vacationing. The service was great and the food was amazing! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Food was superb and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxing.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Very nice, Heidi is a wonderful hostess.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We have been a guest at Swiss Chalet for our annivetsary for over 26 years. Always lovely.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent food and friendly staff. Service was helpful but not intrusive. We will definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Everything was fantastic. We love everything about Swiss Chalet. Food is always excellent !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 30, 2017

This was a special dinner to reward our friends for a favor done at a most needed time. You and your staff performed admirably and the ocassion was indeed memorable. The chioppino special that was on the menu was a real departure for you guys and turned out to be incredibly tasty. The steaks were were perfectly done as usual! Since we are already regulars, I guess we'll just have to come more often! Karl and Robyn Dell

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

One of our top ten favorite restaurants anywhere in the world. Excellent food and service, and great view of Pike's Peak to boot. The first place we go for dinner when we return to our place in Colorado Springs for the summer.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We always enjoy dinner at the Swiss Chalet. I have a food allergy and they accommodated without any problems. The trout was exceptional. Service was outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great dining experience while on vacation

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Our servers never bothered to tell us their names so will have to refer to them as the taller girl and shorter girl. That taller girl was friendly although didn't see her much.. our issues are with the shorter server... we were there for our 35th wedding anniversary and I was so looking forward to dinner at the Swiss Chalel. Was never asked if it was our first time or why we were there ( strange as it is advertised as a special occasion restaurant) ..apparent from her demeanor she couldn't care less! No drinks list was offered I had to ask and then only a wine list.. menu was on the blackboard (read choice of soup (didn't know flavor) or salad and brought to table .. a nice touch but didn't reveal if there was a starch/vegetable to go would ith main course and when I asked she replied with agitation, mashed potatoes and asparagus! That was it no other choices. Food was so so, although apple pie was delicious. As we finished desert she placed the very expensive check on the table with no offer of coffee etc and exited as quickly as possible. While the restaurant looks lovely that's where it ended for us. We felt completely cheated out of a nice experience for our 35th anniversary ! Hope the owners read this review. June 4th 2017

Tags: Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

The host ignored us, guess because we came in jeans instead being dressed up.
Dinner rolls were fresh, but not warm.
Had escargots as appetizer which were very good, but the toast was burned.
Jaegerschnitzel was tasty, but spaetzle were warmed up and not fresh.
Cordon bleu was tasty, did not come with homemade spaetzle but with spaetzle out of a box

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Always a special place. Cozy atmosphere and delicious home style European food.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Service was a bit slow noting that there were never more than ten tables in use. Servers were very attentive. Slowness appeared to be due to the kitchen.

The pricing for a lunch was a bit high. Ranging from $13 to $24. There was a very well balanced menu and the dining room was exceptionally clean.

I had the Cobb salad which was one of the best I have ever had. My wife had the mushroom soup and chicken salad sandwich. The toast was a bit overdone with the darkest sides turned into the center of the sandwich to hid the burned faces.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 2, 2017

great as always, We have been coming to the Swiss Chalet for 35 years and have neve been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The Swiss Chalet is a very lovely building and has fun character, but the dining experience ruined any chance of my family going back. We arrived at 7pm for our reservation and didn't start to receive any food until 40 minutes into our stay. We ordered the cheese fondue as an appetizer and my family found it barely edible due to the strong bitter taste of cheap wine used in the cheese. I wasn't able to eat any appetizers myself due to a dairy allergy, but my child refused to eat it and just snacked on the bread. They did offer a carrot soup that evening that I was told was vegan, but was also unable to eat it because after ordering the soup the chef couldn't remember if butter was used to saute the vegetables that were in the soup and couldn't guarantee there wasn't any dairy in it. For a place with fine dining made to order food it is unacceptable not to know what you have put in it. (Also, it is not a vegan dish if there is butter in it!) So I then ordered a salad with my meal instead of the soup, and it was tasty, but I didn't receive it until an hour and 20 minutes after out arrival. Due to my allergy the chef did agree to make something for me not on the menu because he couldn't guarantee the other items on the menu didn't have dairy in them. I did appreciate this gesture, but again the meal took a turn for the worse when we didn't receive our main courses until 8:50pm which was one hour and fifty minutes into our stay(keeping in mind the Swiss Chalet closes at 9PM). I wanted to love this place, but the food is so so and the service was a disappointment. We had high hopes for your restaurant, since we drive past it once a week, but are unable to recommend it due to the experience.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Really good atmosphere. Not enough to choose from on menu. Quiet.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Cornish hen was over cooked and dry and rice was over spiced. No substitution for vegetable so it was just left off. I barley ate anything. Way over priced. Steak should be about $25 per plate even at high end especially when serving size of the mashed pot and asparagus' where small and Cornish hen more like $20 especially since I didn't get the vegetable. You can buy 2 hens for $8 in the store. Would have preferred an actual menu that showed what came with a meal instead of an obnoxious black board being brought to the table and then having to ask the server. One server was very attentive the other very slow but was nice. Will not be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Had the opportunity to enjoy lunch at the Swiss Chalet. As expected, the food was great, service exceptional and all for a reasonable price.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Authentic
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