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Le Gitan Grill

Bahnhofstrasse 64, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 968 19 40
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Ranked #32 of 174 Restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $64
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The sizzling “holzfeuer” is the centrepiece of Le Gitan, creating an immediate warm and welcoming atmosphere at the forefront of the restaurant. You can wet your appetite by watching all the action from your table; our chef prepares all our grills over the wood fire. Specialities include lamb, prawns, beef and spit-roasted chicken tarragon.
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Netanya, Israel
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I was so glad that the hotel clerk recommended this restaurant. Ever thing in Switzerland is pricey so I wont hold this against them. Greeted by the warmth of a wood burning stove, we were escorted a lovely table where we were treated to an incredible meal We had the rack of lamb for two which was served in two... More

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Scottsdale
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314 reviews 314 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A small and cozy restaurant with an open fire pit area where the grilling is done and fun to watch. Our waiter recommended a Swiss Syrah at $80 which in fact was one of the least expensive wines on the menu and was quite good. My wife ordered the lamb cutlets while I ordered a Wiener Schnitzel. The waiter pushed... More

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Boston
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our family of 5 went to Le Gitan Grill for our last dinner in Zermatt on the recommendation of our hotel. This was one of our favorite meals. We sat near the grill and we really enjoyed watching the preparation of the food. The waitstaff was very accommodating - offering seconds on side dishes. The lamb was fabulous, cooked perfectly,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The meat on the grill is outstanding. Specifically the brochette or the lamb. Also very difficult not to take seconds of their specialty potatoes. Very good selection of wines. Better suited for adults. Dimmed lighting. Excellent service.

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Warsaw, Poland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We shared the lamb filets which were amazing flavorful and tender. The potatoes gratin was delicious and I appreciated the second helping. However, the 5 pieces of vegetables left a lot to be desired. This was a recommendation to celebrate our anniversary. The atmosphere was very quaint and cozy, the food delicious, but like Zermatt- very very expensive and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I dined here whilst in Zermatt. I had fillet steak with potato gratin which was heavenly. I have never tasted gratin as nice as this. My wife had a fondue which had a beautiful flavour. More subtle than the french fondue which i find can be a little strong. Make sure you have a bottle of the... More

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Schindellegi, Switzerland
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523 reviews 523 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

average cold meat starters, average steak tartar (served without toast), average grilled meat, average service... but prices much over what it should be, as usual in zermatt. no special reason to go again, no special reason to avoid this place.

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basel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Each time a wonderful experience, outstanding quality of meat and fish prepared on the wood-burning grill combined with the amazing gratin. Lamb Carré is amongst the best we ever had.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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102 reviews 102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nicely decorated restaurant and friendly welcoming and service. We had a fondue as a starter which tasted well. However we were slightly disappointed with our boeuf tartar. The meat was not chopped as you would expect at a restaurant of this caliber and tasted way too much ketchup. Perhaps the grilled meat is a better choice here.

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nice service, good food - I am not the biggest fan of fondue but it is great there, great warm atmosphere. I would say this is wonderful place for friends dinner!!!

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