We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chez Max Julen

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Swiss, Barbecue, European, Grill
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Kirchstrasse 44, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+4127 967 40 44
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for Chez Max Julen and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 175 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional food

Great service and good food. Quite traditional menu but big potions and a second serving of the main course.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Roy S
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
Add Photo Write a Review

175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great service and good food. Quite traditional menu but big potions and a second serving of the main course.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut
Level Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It is so good , we ate here 3 times!!! My wife had the shrimp salad, and was excellent. Five large shrimps perfectly done. I had the tenderloin steak, and it was out of this world good!!! Our favorite restaurant in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a wonderful romantic dinner on the weekend after a long hike up the usual suspects. Food was above average with good portions. What made the evening special was one of the happiest waitress (Bianca) we have ever met. Her service will bring back customers for sure. We will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Level Contributor
211 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Chez Max Julen also viewed

Zermatt, Canton of Valais
Zermatt, Canton of Valais
 
Zermatt, Canton of Valais
Zermatt, Canton of Valais
 

Been to Chez Max Julen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Max Julen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?