Restaurant Bären

Restaurant Bären

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Hours
Sun
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Mon
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thu
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Fri
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Does this restaurant have a playground inside or outside?
PRICE RANGE
$14.00 – $64.00
CUISINES
Swiss, Central European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles470 reviews
Excellent
373
Very good
65
Average
21
Poor
3
Terrible
8
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

AlanandJudith
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
We were in the Hotel Bären, of which this restaurant is a part, for a week's ski-ing and the various reviews of its restaurant were a large part of why we stayed here. The restaurant is widely understood locally to be the best in Wengen and that is no exaggeration. It was busy every night of the week, Monday included, and there are not many restaurants of which that can be said. It was always busy with people who had clearly come there specifically to eat as evidenced by the jackets and coats hung over the backs of chairs. The menu was populated with dishes created from local produce but there was no raclette, fondue or "alpine macaroni" on offer. They don't need to offer those things. Every other Swiss restaurant does that if you want it and the lack of those standards clearly has no impact on the patronage at the Bären, on the contrary it seems. The food was always beautifully presented and each evening we were given an amuse bouche which was unfailingly fabulous. The owner of the hotel smokes his own salmon for 72 hours and it is the best I have tasted anywhere and I come from Scotland where smoked salmon is common...but never as good as this. The asian prawns were likewise flavourful in a way which is difficult these days to experience in Scotland. The tagliatelli served with it was beautifully light and thin as was the pasta surrounding my wife's mushroom ravioli. There was lamb cooked to pink perfection, delicious white Brienzersee fish fillets with lemon and honey sauce and various soups, all creamy, smooth and delicious, the carrot and coconut particularly so. There were also various vegetarian options too which were all uncommonly good. Worthy of particular mention was the tagliatelli with pickled pear in a cream and gorgonzola sauce . We are both meat eaters but this dish was one of our favourites. It was truly amazing. Their chefs are clearly genuinely talented and blessed with fresh culinary thinking. The front of house staff were also all lovely people, friendly and attentive without being intrusive and the surroundings warm and cosily Swiss without being clichéd or kitschy. In short, the Restaurant Bären is superb and a delightful and very skillful departure from the Swiss norm. It may not rival the best in London or Edinburgh...yet...but it's on the right track to doing so. If you're in Wengen, do not miss it.
Written February 23, 2022
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Alyssa W
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
Do not miss this place!!! We were only in Wengen for 3 nights, and as huge foodies, we need to make every meal count. This was by far our favorite meal. I did the tasting menu, which is an incredible spread and great portions for the price. It allows you to try a little bit of everything. The service was very professional, polite and attentive. The food was so fresh, everything tasted like it not only came right off the stovetop but was all freshly procured. The smoked salmon - I am still dreaming of. It was INCREDIBLE. We did not have a reservation and they were able to kindly seat us upon arrival but would definitely recommend a reservation to ensure you don’t miss this gem.
Written June 8, 2022
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Deepti R
Fremont19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
5/5 stars. We are a family of vegetarians and LOVED the food here. The service was awesome and food was just amazing. You aren’t left to just select salads at this place. Their options are vast and yummy. We ordered STUFFED KOHLRABI, Eggplant burger, risotto, whey cheese as a starter, and ended the meal with their raspberry cheesecake. Our kids and us adults didn’t even speak a word as the food was so delicious. Reservations are highly recommended as Wengen is a small village/town. It is easy to make them, we called around 4pm and got a table for 4 same day for the time we needed. My only regret is not going back and eating their again. I am going to be dreaming of their food was months to come. Thank you chef for catering for vegetarians and creating wonderful flavors!
Written July 10, 2022
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John G
Salisbury19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
I've been eating at the Baren for over 10 years. The staff are very efficient, and very friendly too. The menus are extensive, covering Swiss specialities, local dishes and fish very thoroughly. The wine list is large. It is Swiss, so it is not cheap, but locally it is good value for money. The steaks are excellent, the fondue is even better and all in a cheerful atmosphere. You really need to book, especially in the main seasons.
Written August 16, 2020
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brunnerWengen
Thank you very much for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, the taste of our food, and our service. But we have to tell we do not serve Fondue any more. Thank you for choosing our restaurant.
Written August 25, 2020
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M Caminante
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
We were a party of twelve, including five children, to Restaurant Baren for my wife's birthday. We had a fabulous experience. The staff was extremely friendly. The food was five stars, including a sumptuous salmon tartar starter that was provided as part of the meal, which was an amazing start to the meal. When the children finished, the staff offered to allow them to use their children's playroom while the adults dined in peace. Finally, at the end of the meeting, the staff was extremely gracious when one member of the party accidentally knocked a bottle off their liqueur rack. I don't give five stars very often; in this case Restaurant Baren merits it in every respect.
Written July 22, 2022
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brunnerWengen
Dear guests Thank you very much for the great review. We are very pleased that you liked it with us and enjoyed the birthday dinner. We look forward to a next visit
Written February 3, 2023
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FrequentT1280
Newport Beach173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
We Had a fantastic experience here. The wait staff is very professional and knowledgeable about the menu and wines. They helped us select a good meal even though we only had one language in common as our waiter was from Hungry.
Written February 8, 2023
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brunnerWengen
Dear guest Thank you very much for writing such a nice review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and experience in our restaurant. We hope that you can come back. The Bären Team.
Written February 8, 2023
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SchnooMom
Florida87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Excellent food in a comfortable setting We enjoyed our Christmas dinner at the Baren restaurant. Both couples opted for the winter set menu. Starting with the amuse bouche of a teriyaki chicken, everything was beautifully plated and thoughtfully prepared. According to our Swiss German friend, the food was traditional Swiss dishes with a twist that made it current and fresh. The pork schnitzel was delicate and tender served with root vegetables and a walnut risotto. The dessert of baked apple stuffed with grapes was a standout. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting a meal that will delight the foodie in you.
Written December 26, 2022
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brunnerWengen
Dear guests Thank you very much for the great review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you enjoyed the winter menus. We look forward to a next visit
Written February 3, 2023
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sannessi
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 couples
My husband and I went here for dinner one night while in Wengen. We had a very enjoyable time. The kitchen sent out a small snack before the meal (carrot salad), which was amazing! We both had the Wengen beef entrecote (steak), which came with vegetables and French fries. We also shared a tiramisu for dessert. Everything was delicious! And the service was very good. Would recommend when in Wengen!
Written September 10, 2022
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brunnerWengen
Dear guests Thank you very much for the great review. We are happy you did like the Restaurant Bären - reviews like this motivate us all to give our best every day.
Written February 3, 2023
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afinetraveler
Washington DC989 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
We spent 5 nights at Hotel Bären and had dinner in their restaurant on 4 of those nights. So we tried many of the dishes on the menu, and we found the food to be consistently fresh and delicious. There’s indoor and outdoor seating, and both offered a comfortable & relaxing place to dine. The service was spot-on and friendly, the prices were what you’d expect in Switzerland, and the dining areas never felt particularly noisy. If we ever return to Wengen, we’d certainly eat at Restaurant Bären again.
Written July 20, 2023
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Willy Brunner
Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate your positive feedback about our hotel, restaurant & service. We love spoiling you with local and international specialties. Our food is prepared with seasonal and fresh product from our region. We are pleased thatyou will be eating again at our place when you retirn to Wengen. Best regards, Therese & Willy Brunner and the entire Bären Team
Written September 28, 2023
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Hopper211
Denver246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Restaurant Bären is, hands down, the best food in Wengen. We enjoyed a number of great options as vegetarians and would have liked to dine there more than once. We did have a strange service issue, however; someone (not our original server) cleared our dinner plates and then our server didn't check on us again. I know you need to ask for the bill in Europe, but we couldn't even get anyone's attention. (This was especially a bummer because I really wanted to order some dessert!) After 25 minutes, my husband finally got up from the table to get someone to help us. It kind of ruined the experience.
Written October 28, 2023
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Willy Brunner
Thank you for your honest review. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed the numerous options of vegetarian dishes, and call it the best food in Wengen. We are sorry about the strange service issue, we are working together as a team, and obviously we did not succeed to provide you the service like we normally do. We hopw to welcome you again in the future to make up our mistake.
Written February 14, 2024
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Spiaggia
Edinburgh621 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 couples
While staying in Wengen we ate here on three evenings. The food was excellent each evening and while the menu didn’t change every evening there was a choice of “specials” Staff are friendly and courteous. Prices are in keeping with restaurants throughout Switzerland. We would recommend this restaurant.
Written September 2, 2023
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Willy Brunner
Thank you very much for your excellent review. Our service and kitchen team are for sure happy to read about your kind words. That is how we get motivated to get a bit better every day. We hope to see you soon! Willy & Therese Brunner and the entire Bären-Team
Written September 28, 2023
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Rajeev A
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 solo
What a beautiful restaurant with excellent service and a relaxed vibe. I was a solo diner, and I was attended to promptly and taken to my table with a great view of the mountains to my right. I visited on 15th September, with a reservation the day before, in person. The meal was superb - flavourful, moist, with fresh ingredients, featuring delicious venison and a well paired wine. The bread was warm and tasty. The amuse bouche and the dessert topped off. My server was so friendly and a good conversationalist. I dined at three restaurants during my stay in Wengen, and this was by far the best experience, though the others also were of very high quality. Oh - I left my coat behind by mistake and it was waiting for me at the reception the following morning. It is a short walk from teh Wengen BLM. Strongly recommended, worth walking up or down the hill, as the case may be even if you are not staying in-house.
Written November 9, 2023
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Willy Brunner
Thank you for your great and detailed review and for recommending us to other travellers! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your dinner at our place. We pride ourselves on our friendly and attentive staff, so we will pass your compliments on to our team. Greetings from the Alps, Therese Brunner and the entire Bären-Team
Written February 14, 2024
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LAnnett80
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Our dinner at restaurant Baren was excellent! The kids love their food, and we’re entertained by the coloring pages and colored pencils that were provided. Our server, Niels, was the best! We would’ve definitely eaten here again if we had longer to stay in Wengen.
Written June 2, 2024
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Deborah M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Outstanding in every way. The menu is creative and delicious using all local fresh ingredients. The service is very attentive. The view is icing on the cake. We dined there twice for dinner and will be going back whenever we visit Wengen. The salad bowl was the best I've ever eaten. So full of flavor. Cannot say enough about this place. Words pale. A real gem!
Written July 1, 2022
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CmkAtl
Saint Paul666 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
My niece and I had dinner here after a long day of hiking. We visited the restaurant based on reviews on TA. The food was FABULOUS! We did not have reservations and wandered in after a downpour. The receptionist, who appeared to be checking people into the hotel as well, was so helpful. We arrived before the restaurant opened, so she sat us in the lobby to warm up and took our drink orders. Our server was very friendly and made some suggestions about what to order. I actually saw her go out to the garden and pick some herbs. The food was very fresh. My niece had soup and salad and I had some wild garlic ravioli. Delicious! The wines by the glass were very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Written July 25, 2023
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Willy Brunner
Thank you very much for your great review. We love spoiling you with local and international specialties. Our food is prepared with seasonal and fresh products from our region, and with herbs from our alpine garden. In our wine cellar you will find a lot of notable local as well as national and European wines. Thank you for choosing us after reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. We are looking forward to a future visist. Best regards Therese & Willy Brunner & the Bären Team.
Written September 28, 2023
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