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Date
Fri, 4/20
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7:00 PM
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The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant

4.7
321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fondue
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
Located in the heart of San Francisco the Restaurant serves authentic Swiss cuisine in a smart Alpine setting. Our carefully crafted Fondue menu, extensive wine selections, impeccable service and elegant, yet cozy atmosphere brings the best of Switzerland to your dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fondue, Swiss
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 8:30PM

Please note: we are giving only a certain amount of reservations to Open Table. If your Group exceeds 4 Guests please call us for availability! We will do our best to accomodate you!
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Phone number
(415) 885-6116
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew James Thorpe
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Cross street
Green Street
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Public transit
Several Muni bus stops nearby.
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Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 321 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.3
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy a special evening at the Matterhorn: the ambiance is so authentic, you feel as if you've been transported right back to Zermatt. The food is always delicious, with a tasty variety of accompaniments. And the fondue experience is so fun and social, we love how it brings us all together for a delicious and engaging evening. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A great place if you like fondue. Comfortable setting, great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I was feeling like having a fondue after skiing on the mountain. Very good. Very Swiss.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing as always. Quality through and through.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Matterhorn always delivers excellent fondu and rachlette in the Swiss-German tradition. Charming interior of hand-carved light-colored wooded ceilings and walls. Very quiet so you don't have to scream across the table - so different from the accepted dining culture of the millenniums.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Really friendly staff, very authentic food and feel, but I may not be a huge fondue fan!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Für einen Dienstag war das Speiselokal gut besucht. Es gibt reine Schweizer Spezialitäten. Fondue und Raclette. Hat sehr gut geschmeckt. Ein angenehmer Aufenthalt. Zu empfehlen.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

The authentic Swiss fondue experience!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good for groups.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

A consistently delicious meal every time. The staff is on point and makes you feel welcome.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Going to Matterhorn is like taking a little trip to Switzerland. The ambience is purely swiss - traditional, but warm and informal. And if you're into fondue this is the best around. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Valentine's day! I always feel like I'm back in Switzerland when eating here! Traditional fondues, great wines and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoy Swiss fondue in a relaxed, comfortable setting with great, friendly service

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Love this place! A Truly authentic fondue experience. Parking isn’t great but then again it never really is in downtown San Francisco. Wonderful staff who are very fast and efficient. I will always come here and recommend it too everyone!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I really love this place. It’s charming and relaxing. Great place to dine with friends. The fondue is delicious and the service is always warm and friendly. The couple who runs it are retiring soon, so go now before it’s gone. It’s great because the food is lovely and simple. The selection of wines is also terrific. I will miss the owners who are a lovely couple.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I've been to Matterhorn on numerous occasions and have always enjoyed myself. For the first time, we tried the meat fondue, usually only getting the cheese options, but super glad we did! The meat was delicious! They include a varied selection of dipping sauces, and I tried every one! I preferred the spicy ones, like the horseradish, but there was another (cannot remember name) that I particularly liked. It had a reddish-orange coloring. I would definitely try a meat fondue again.

As usual, the cheese fondue was fabulous! We went with the "healthy" herb one this time, and it did not disappoint. Plenty of dipping items available, including sausage, bread, mushrooms, potatoes and apples.

And we had the chocolate fondue for dessert. Delicious! Dark chocolate, which I very much prefer anyway, fruits and marshmallows for dipping.

They are closing at the end of September, and I'm going to try to get back there at least twice more before then. Maybe 3-4 times, if possible.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The fondue was awesome! We were walked through the process and given great recommendations. Our group had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner very much. There was so much try.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent cheese and beef fondue ! Best in the city! Will go back

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The last authentic Swiss fondue in San Francisco. Sadly enough closing in the fall. Meticulous attention to the quality of the offerings. Family operated. Unique and appropriate wine list. Try 'The Smokey One' with a bottle of one of the Swiss whites, like fendant.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Our happy place!!!! We love coming here whenever we have a chance.
The “Original” cheese fondue is a bubbling pot of goodness.
Wonderful, cozy, relaxing!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

They always make us feel at home, super accommodating and amazing food. You know when a 6 and 11 year old call this their favorite restaurant it’s amazing.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Always a treat to get the cheese fondue at the Matterhorn. The 'mature' is my favorite; a great bite; especially with all of the sides. Perfect service, always.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome Fondue and great service...
The owners are always available and hands on. Great night out with lots of food.
First class Swiss Restaurant

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in SF. The service is impeccable, the food wonderful and the ambience feels very swiss, as it should since the owner hails from the area. I always leave feeling very full, happy and as if I just travelled to Europe.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

My family took me there for my birthday and it was very special. The food was scrumptious, everything was arranged with great taste and the service was delightful.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for years and now that I have finally gone I am hitting myself as to why it took me so long. It was great. We had the beef fondue in oil. the sauces were delicious.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

The owner was very friendly and the fondu was perfect.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

This place is a gem! Huge portions of the most delicious melty cheese! For me, it was heaven on earth...

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Parking was a bit challenging, but once we got inside this quaint and well decorated place, that experience faded and we enjoyed a nice fondue meal and a bottle of Fendant which is hard to find. Pricing was a bit steep, but we don’t do fondue regularly, so it was a treat! Food was great, and so was the service. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Beautiful place, delicious food, excellent when you have Heimweh (Homesickness)

I loved it!

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

The Matterhorn has long been a favorite of ours. Their fondue is excellent and the optional morsels to dip are also great. The schnitzel is wonderful, too. (Just remember to call and make sure it is available that night as it sometimes isn't.) The ambiance is perfect, supported by the traditional Swiss blond wood, comfortable booths (or tables, if you prefer), and music. It is so nice to visit a classic like this and find it always delicious, satisfying in every way, an unmitigated pleasure--just as you remember it always being. In short, we love the place!

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Grüetzi. Ich komme aus der Schweiz. Ich wollte meinen amerikanischen Freunden zeigen, was Fondue ist. Sie waren sowohl vom Fondue sowie des Lokals sehr begeistert. Schade, dass Ihr in einem Jahr aufhört.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Came with my family and everyone enjoyed everything. It's too bad we didn't have more room in our stomachs, because we would have like to order more items!!

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5.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent cheese (from various Swiss regions) fondue and fresh salad with very tasty dressing.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Great service! Fairly traditional fondue presentation.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Visiting the city with friends and I picked this restaurant as I had been here before. It was perfect for our get together. The place was very quiet and we could talk among ourselves without distractingly loud music. The cheese fondue was awesome as usual and along with the wine was a perfect fit.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Terrific dining experience. Truly authentic Swiss down to amazing Swiss wines you can’t get anywhere else. Was like being transported back to Switzerland for a terrific dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Always special

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Wonderful everything about this authentic Swiss restaurant. Tried original cheese fondue, and beef Bacchus fondue. Dark choc dessert fondue. All perfection. Parking on van Ness difficult so rideshare in. Exceptional bar as well.

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