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Swiss Chalet - Vail

20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
+1 970-479-5462
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cheese fondue” (42 reviews)
“raclette” (49 reviews)
“rosti” (4 reviews)
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Austrian, Swiss, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have loved every visit to the Swiss Chalet, and visit once a year. Our favorite items to order: - Raclette - they bring a grill to the table, and you can grill veggies & meats on the top, and melt cheese underneath. - Fondue...More

Thank Sheila T
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Like most restaurants in Vail, this is a treat. Who doesn't love fondue? The French onion soup is also a must. It can get pretty busy and noisy later in the evening but the waiters don't miss a thing. Our service was excellent and we...More

Thank Ibarrera
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place is very popular and usually requires reservations made far in advance, especially during peak holiday periods. The variety of fondues and raclettes are terrific and the food is generally tasty. The dessert fondues are not to be missed. The wine list is also...More

Thank A-ABH90210
Reviewed 29 March 2017

WE were went on a whim and were glad we did. We sat at the bar and had great service!! The find was wonderful as was the cuisine of this restaurant. I would recommend this spot to a small group. It was rather special stop...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Having been to Zermatt last year, I would definitely say that Swiss Chalet is NOTHING like what you get in Switzerland. The ventilation is very poor. Our eyes were watering throughout the entire meal due to all the fumes. I think my friend almost had...More

Thank sam m
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Great restaurant and fun place to eat with a group. Really not ideal for couples. Services was good and atomsphere was great. Some Swiss staff would have been nice though.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The prompt service and the traditional Swiss decor made it a great night. Only thing I would avoid ordering is the steak tartare as appetizer as it was average at best --- came "unprepared" as one has to mix the ingredients with the meat oneself...More

Thank Toyo3
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Went here with the family and it did not disappoint. Everything we had was amazing and comes highly recommended.

Thank marcmsj
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great very cozy, very Swiss place, you feel as if you were transported into a restaurant in the alps. The fondue is delicious, the cheese fondue and the bourguignonne, you have to order the chocolate/hazelnut fondue for dessert. The raclette is also a very good...More

Thank JPMoralesBroc
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was absolutely wonderful. It was my first fondue experience but the wait staff gave us great recommendations on what to order and how to prepare our meal. My wife and I sat at a very romantic table in the corner and...More

Thank Lee S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you host rehearsal dinners for 60
28 April 2017|
Response from SonnenalpVail | Property representative |
Greetings from Vail - yes we do - please email me at info@sonnenalp,com and I will send you information. thank you so much for thinking of us Patricia
Amy M
Will you be open in late Sept?
29 July 2016|
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Response from SunshineGirlDB | Reviewed this property |
Since I'm a local, I called & right now they said they have no plans to close in between seasons so should be open in September. I definitely would recommend making a reservation. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$60
Austrian, Swiss, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657-5010
    (Meadow Drive)
  • Public Transportation: Vail in town bus stop in front of restaurant entrance, and minutes away from the public parking structure and transportation center.
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-479-5462
  • E-mail