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Chez Max Julen

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French, Swiss, Barbecue, European, 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
Stunning view of Matterhorn

Just had lunch here today. Three Steaks with cafe de Paris sauce, fries, vegetables, a pumpkin soup and apero plate, wine and mineral water. You are just by the river running through Zermatt and have a stunning view of the Matterhorn from the terrace. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Kirsty G
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch here today. Three Steaks with cafe de Paris sauce, fries, vegetables, a pumpkin soup and apero plate, wine and mineral water. You are just by the river running through Zermatt and have a stunning view of the Matterhorn from the terrace. The steaks were cooked to perfection, the service was outstanding and the wine went down faster... More 

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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Located next to the river, no vehicular traffic, open air patio with views of the Matterhorn. Traditional Swiss menu. Food presentation and preparation excellent. Good value. Attentive wait staff. Would dine here again!

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Chef Armin is very welcoming to everyone who arrives and comes by the table to make sure you are happy with your meal. We had a table in front of the open fire grill on one of the two nights we dined there and watched his "Chef's Dance" - fascinating. First night we shared the Weiner Schnnitzel and the secone... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

As always we had a super meal at Max Julen. Chef Max continues to cook excellent meals on the open fire in the restaurant. The service is always good and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 38 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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, European, 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, European, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business

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