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Matterhorn Restaurant

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Pacific Heights
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2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1836 (Green Street)
+1 415-885-6116
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17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having worked in the Suisse I found his to be a great find in SF, the fondue being quite genuine and I especially liked the raclette, not commonly available in the U.S. Fondue is a lovely communal experience, not the most low cal but worth the occasional indulgence. The waiters definitely not Swiss but very attentive.

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Thank James S
Sverige
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361 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

A typical Swiss restaurant with wooden furniture and Swiss music in the background. I was looking for Wienerschnitzel but was told they did only serv Fondue and recommended me to go to the Austrian restaurant nearby. But the staff asked the chef if there was a schnitzel available and it was. This is a Swiss restaurant so you will have... More 

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Thank ResenarSverige
Walnut Creek, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is cozy. Very friendly staff. The wine list is good and very reasonably priced. The food is expensive, but well worth it! Excellent food and fun! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank LDRN
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Fondue is a tradition and this place was perfect!! If you are a cheese fondue lover, this place is a hidden gem. We did not try to oil based fondue. I can't wait to go back!

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Thank Veronica H
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146 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a very traditional Swiss fondue spot. Super clean, and very traditional atmosphere. The owners and staff are very nice and remember us because we make it a regular spot. It is a very nice reprieve from the trendy, noisy San Francisco dining scene. We probably go here more than any other spot in the city.

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Thank VNORVI
Tampico, Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Stepping into the restaurant was like traveling to Europe. Wooden walls and tasteful decoration (not at all minimalist - very, very European). We were four people, and we ordered a raclette for one and a cured meat plate as appetizers and then the "original" fondue for 3 people. The portions were more than enough, but the flavors were absolutely delicious.... More 

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Thank MarianaW7
Cologne
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We visited this place as a group of German , Austrian and Swiss, knowing kind of what we'd get In case you haven't been to Switzerland go for it, this is probably as good as it can get in SF the interior will make defiantly look like you're somewhere in Switzerland Nevertheless, service in our case wasn't good at all,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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317 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015

The Matterhorn Restaurant is located right off Van Ness. It doesn’t look like much from the outside. You go in what looks like an office building and walk to the back to get to the restaurant. Once inside, you will be transported to the Swiss German part of lovely Switzerland. The service is outstanding. It is always a good sign... More 

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Thank austinjjc
San Francisco
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is the truly authentic Swiss Fondue restaurant in San Francisco. It is family owned and operated, with Bridgette running the front of house and her husband overseeing the kitchen. If you arrive early in the evening, you have the benefit of a wide ranging Swiss menu, truly superb. It is worth your while to try to get their before... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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150 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

A nice location walking distance from our hotel Comfort Inn By The Bay. Food was nice. Setting was authentic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
Swiss, French, German, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1836
    (Green Street)
  • Public Transportation: Several Muni bus stops nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-6116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?