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.
Valentine's day! I always feel like I'm back in Switzerland when eating here! Traditional fondues, great wines and wonderful service.
Enjoy Swiss fondue in a relaxed, comfortable setting with great, friendly service
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!
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.
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.
I enjoyed my dinner very much. There was so much try.
Excellent cheese and beef fondue ! Best in the city! Will go back
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.
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!
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.
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.
Awesome Fondue and great service...
The owners are always available and hands on. Great night out with lots of food.
First class Swiss Restaurant
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.
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.
The owner was very friendly and the fondu was perfect.
This place is a gem! Huge portions of the most delicious melty cheese! For me, it was heaven on earth...
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!
Beautiful place, delicious food, excellent when you have Heimweh (Homesickness)
I loved it!
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!