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The Matterhorn Swiss Restaurant

308 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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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Special events & promotions

Beer, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 308 People Are Saying
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SeanR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

vipPieraldi (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

Mishim (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipChloeJ (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

vipBrannslang (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

InTheBusiness (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

chinaox (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

The owner was very friendly and the fondu was perfect.

Karen (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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!

Isaac (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2017

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

I loved it!

Mitzi (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 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!