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Restaurant Julen

Riedstrasse 2 | 3920, Zermatt, Switzerland
+41 27 966 76 00
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Ranked #20 of 173 restaurants in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $66
Cuisines: Swiss, Contemporary, Organic, Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Time for specialeaties. Time for Tradition Julen. "Everyone is welcome in Restaurant Julen." That was as important for Meinrad Julen as it is today for the third generation of the family business. In the morning local workers stop by for their coffee break, at noon the traditional cuisine attracts businessmen, families and passers-by, and in the evening the cozy restaurant serves gourmet food based in traditional cuisine. New menus are created daily with love and passion. From the salad bar to beef tenderloin and lamb specialties to the hearty cheese fondue and dessert buffet on Thursdays, the a la carte menu has something for all tastes. Enjoy our carefully selected assortment of international wines. Make sure to reserve a table early!
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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went there twice for dinner during our stay at the hotel Julen. Nice atmosphere and great service. The food was excellent - they serve great grilled meats, and also have a generous salad bar.

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Another thank you also for this review! See you soon again Family Julen and team More

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant came recommended form our Hotel B&B Welcome Zermatt right next door. This restaurants food, atmosphere and service were great.. Little expensive, but a great first dinner to kick of our trip in Zermatt.

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it! Sunny greetings from Zermatt Family Julen and team More

Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very tasty, especialy the filet is very tender.. Also a plus for all the ladies: some of the main dishes can be orderd as halfportions, which is a big portion too, so you can also get a starter..They have tasty wine from the region.. The staff is very kind, fast and professional...The price is midhigh, but worth it!

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice and helpful review! We appreciate your words and we are happy you enjoyed your visit at our Restaurant. Greetings from Zermatt Family Julen and team More

Lucerne, Switzerland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is best ever: Schwarznasen Schaf, grilled. A Must and definitly not to compare with ordinary Lamb. Mr. Julen even offered a Table although the Restaurant was fully booked. Tks again.

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Hallo Herr Beck, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihre Empfehlung! Wir freuen uns, dass es Ihnen gefallen hat bei uns. Bis... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We booked a table here as it was our Chefs day off at our Chalet. This cosy restaurant had it all, tradition, atmosphere and friendly staff, not to mention the food which was fantastic. Even the Italian bottle of Prosecco we ordered was great. We had the Raclette to start followed by a rack of Lamb that was served in... More

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear dane c we are very happy about your beautiful review. Thank you very much! All the best for you and may be another time in Zermatt Family Julen and team More

Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Just back from a weekend break at Zermatt during Easter. The restaurant was one of the best ones I have been to so far in Switzerland in the last two years, given the quality, service and the price. We were staying at Hotel Daniela, a sister hotel. For a half-board package, the dinner was served in this restaurant. The menu... More

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear RoyS thank you for this nice review. We are honoured about your words and appreciate that you took time to write about your experience in our guest establishments. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again Family Julen and team More

Manchester, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Generous salad bar, variety of lettuce,vegetables, small mozzarella balls, hard boiled eggs,bacon bits variety of breads,rolls for 13 CHF

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Dear Margo G, thank you for your visit! We are happy you liked our daily fresh salad bar. And the best thing is: our restaurant is open 365 days a year. So hopefully we will see you again. All the best Julen Family and team More

Lucerne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had an excellent dinner at the Julen restaurant. The service crew is very friendly and multilingual. The decor is very cosy and suits the lovely car-free village of Zermatt (only electro cars are allowed within the village). I ordered a fillet of beef prepared with HAY. I never tasted such a good piece of meat with such a incredible... More

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for the many compliments! We are very proud to hear that you loved our beef filet matured in Zermatt hay. Hospitaly is our passion and it is a pleasure to share with our guests. Best greetings from Zermatt Family Julen and team More

Munich, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

Went for a quick cheese fondue and it was great stuff: both the food and the service. Cozy interior, the staff was very friendly, owner paid a visit to ask if everything was OK.... Perfect visit and recommended!

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely feedback! We look forward to welcome you soon again. Julen Family and team More

Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

..but the real deal is Schaferstube downstairs. In between the two, I'd prefer Schaferstube hands down as Julen is geared more towards the hotel guests.

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Familie-Julen, Inhaber at Restaurant Julen, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing your opinion. We agree the rustic Schäferstube represents a more traditional ambiance compared to the Restaurant Julen. Indeed we are thinking about a soft renovation at the Restaurant Julen - we are open for any ideas. Greetings Family Julen and team More

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