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Elsie's Bar

$$ - $$$, , European
Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 24 31
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (14 reviews)
“tartare” (8 reviews)
“snails” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Swiss, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elsie's has long been popular in Zermatt but I just don't get why. It is cozy enough but in my opinion serves the tourist trade. To lift some with the locals try the Little Bar among others.

Thank soxfan
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Elsie's is on the church square. We occupied a sidewalk table and enjoyed the people watching. The proprietor is charming - she enhanced our stay in Zermatt. Sh gave us a tour inside - the place has genuine old-world charm!

Thank hallbo
Reviewed 3 May 2017

use to be my go to. there to watch the eruos play. seems since it was sold they don't hold the same crowd. or maybe it was the time of year? snooze. sorry!

Thank dawn m
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Alas, Philippe - aka Cardinal Richelieu- is hanging up his shaker and moving on. The legendary establishment will no longer be the same, but he leaves behind a long lasting memory of wonderful evenings, tall stories, and new found friendships. He will be sorely missed....More

1  Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Advised by my dad who came here in the 1960's Elsie's bar is still going strong. It is cosy, yummy and very full. The staff is dedicated and fun, the menu is offering all the good stuff and the food is superb! in the middle...More

Thank EllenReist
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Philippe is leaving after 5 Years at the helm. Sad days ahead after many good evenings and great company🍾🍷. Our entire family wish you and the regular staff well for all your future endeavours. The place will not be the same without the warm welcome...More

1  Thank Mark O
Reviewed 4 April 2017

One of the great Zermatt institutions, I'd not been here for a decade or so, but it's a terrific bar - with excellent food too. Came for a drink but wished I'd stayed for supper too.

1  Thank LOVE2EAT56
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Elsie's is a fantastic Apéro bar in Zermatt. They have an interesting selection of wines and fine food on the menu. The bar is nice and cozy. The beef Tartar had too much of a Worcester sauce taste, otherwise the food was delicious.

Thank Jamesfood
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We actually hung around outside Elsie's for its 4:00 pm opening. We heard about its popularity and small size, so we decided to go there early so we could get a table - there were 6 in our group. We were lucky we went when...More

Thank jwells3665
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This was our 4th trip to Zermatt. Each time we make a point of dining at Elsie's. Unfortunately, we were only able to dine there once this trip, as they were fully booked. The upstairs part of the restaurant is very romantic and our dinner...More

1  Thank BrianandNaomi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, Bar, European
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 967 24 31
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