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Chez Max Julen

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French, Swiss, Barbecue, Grill
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Kirchstrasse 44, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+4127 967 40 44
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dropped in here the first night of our three night stay in Zermatt. It was so good we had dinner there all three nights!. Host & Chef Max & his staff are very welcoming & produce excellent meals in a nice traditional swiss restaurant. The beef was very high quality & cooked to perfection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Len W
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Dropped in here the first night of our three night stay in Zermatt. It was so good we had dinner there all three nights!. Host & Chef Max & his staff are very welcoming & produce excellent meals in a nice traditional swiss restaurant. The beef was very high quality & cooked to perfection.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Well worth booking as this is a popular grill restaurant. Downstairs is well laid out and spacious. We were upstairs on the balcony but tables were a little crammed - although it was a good vantage point for 'people watching'. Very extensive grill menu. I opted for prawns and was not disappointed - huge portion with very big prawns. It... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Good food and wine on offer, all dishes were flavoursome, well cooked and delivered promptly with friendly service. The atmosphere was friendly and fun as tables are located in a large open space with high ceilings.

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Vadodara
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had just arrived at Zermatt, very cold and frozen all over, as we were walking along the Vispa river, we noticed this restaurant. We already planned for grills for dinner that day and it’s look invited us in. Though we just dropped in without any reservation, the staffs were nice enough to accommodate us. However I would suggest to... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This typical place is definitely a must in terms of grill, made in the middle of the main room amongst the guests and directly in the fireplace ;-) The dishes are large and generous (including side ones) and the personnel is very friendly and professional. A must to go with family or friends after a nice ski day or outdoor... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I've had the "perlhuhn" (Guineafowl) which came in two servings, it was absolutely delicious The grill was done in a fireplace in front of everyone (zero food smell), very nice show.

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Kloten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The meat at Chez Max Julen is probably the best you can get in Zermatt. This time I had the filet of venison, which was grilled to perfection. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Don't forget to make a reservation!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We enjoyed both a fondue chinoise and an à la carte meat/grill dinner here. Definitely a rather popular spot (quite busy) but the staff has it under control and guests are well looked after. The fondue chinoise was very, very good and copious. It's all you can eat and they do encourage you to ask for more... unfortunately we could... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This seems to be a restaurant where you just can't walk in and get something to eat, but you have to make table reservation well in advance. Liked by the locals, it appeared. When we had our dinner there (veal liver, tasty), the house was full and looked too much like the staff was stretching themselves. Wine list wasn't impressive... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Very good restaurant with traditional Swiss ambiance. We couldn't have asked for a nicer waitress and chef. The only negative was where we were sat which was on the second level right next to the trash and plating station so all through out dinner there was a flurry of action and plating and plate scrapping which was a bit distracting.... More 

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Address: Kirchstrasse 44, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Phone Number: +4127 967 40 44
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
Average Prices: USD 100
Cuisine: French, Swiss, Barbecue, Grill

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kirchstrasse 44, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +4127 967 40 44

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: French, Swiss, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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