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“Very nice luxurious surroundings, impressive cuisine... Worth the spend!”
Review of Sommet Restaurant

Sommet Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 53 Restaurants in Gstaad
Cuisines: Swiss, International, Fusion
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Description: The Sommet restaurant is the jewel in The Alpina Gstaad's crown, with one Michelin star and 18/20 Gault Millau points paying testament to the restaurant's exceptional gourmet cuisine. And here, the renowned chef Marcus G. Lindner - with his extraordinary talent and an audacity that defies description - finally has an address in Gstaad worthy of his reputation. With his attention to detail and consummate precision, Marcus G. Lindner's sublimely creative dishes include steaks that are already considered the best in the region. The unique tasting menu compiled by the Michelin-starred chef is a real tribute to exceptional produce and will delight the most distinguished of palates. The restaurant also offers a superb selection of wines, including over 400 rare vintage bottles from across the world, hand-picked by our head sommelier.
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Sommet is a seriously good gastronomic restaurant ( had the tasting menu). Creative, superb quality, one of the better haute cuisine meals I have had for a while....
Of note was a black cod with Asian inspiration, followed by a very traditional venison and duck liver...both were amongst some of the best interpretations I have had of these relatively classic ingredients....
definitely high end one star Michelin level of cooking , combining this with the super luxurious surroundings of the Alpina hotel and always pleasant service ..."worth a detour" Michelin would say
Prices are not inexpensive, but with a very good regional ( and affordable) Swiss wine list , not that much more than an evening meal in any Gstaad restaurant.

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Reviewed 21 June 2016

It was a birthday celebration which could have been a lot more fun. There were 6 of us and we were placed in the center of the room at a round table suitable for 10 or 12 making conversation very difficult. Our host ordered a very $$$$ French wine. Since I drink white I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. They don't serve it by the glass. Next I tried for Pinot Gris. No they don't serve by the glass. Ended up with the last pour from a huge OLD bottle of Chardonay. Should have sent it back.
Dinner was good but not special. The sole was nicely presented and included pomme frites.
Dessert was a lovely chocolate cake complete with a sparkler. At least the evening with good friends ended brightly.
Enormous bill

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Reviewed 3 February 2016

We spent the evening here late last August and had the degustation menu. This place is truly exceptional. My expectations for that dining experience were very high and everyone was met with grace and precision. The artistic talent that was putt in every dish was thoughtfully executed, from the first amuse bouche to the dessert... perfection. The first amuse was --served by one of the chefs-- carrot braised in coffee beans which would hit your mouth after the acidity of the mandarin carrot juice will disappear, finished with a pallet cleanser of mint. Followed by a wagyu ball with celery puree. Pulled pork on a steamed bun with kimchi. The makrele with the almond tofu, grilled compressed and pickled melone was mind blowing. My favorite dish was the creme brulee of foie gras with a bacon vinaigrette, pickled red beet and wild berries, which ones again was served and finished by the chef with a crumple of bergamot cooked in nitro oxygen. I could go on and on about this but I will just say anyone who appreciates truly skilled, astonishing mind blowing food should try this.

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Sommet is the fine dining restaurant of the Alpina hotel, an architectural tour de force somewhat in the Arts and Crafts style perched above the village of Gstaad, a place where rich people go to help each other dissipate the stuff. The biggest surprise here is how unstuffy it all is. The maitre d' is one of the most professional in the business and service is attentive without being annoying. Customers are mostly discrete, tables are well spaced and the food is simply prepared from the best ingredients. There is no very obvious reason to dine out anywhere else and we go there regularly. However, if you fancy a change, the Japanese restaurant next door is well worth a try and the iconic Palace just down the road makes an interesting comparison. Expect Swiss 5 star prices.

Thank 124Brian124
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Excellent restaurant and service. We had the degustation menu which was fabulous, tasty and creative.

Thank evrard23
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