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Essstube

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Hannigstrasse 47, Saas-Fee 3906, Switzerland
+41 27 958 78 10
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Different- thank goodness!

We had enough of Swiss food and cheese and potatoes and bland everything else. So this was a pleasant surprise - an unsustainable menu with a delicious and spicy Thai soup amongst other delights. Nice service. Odd decoration.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
GD_Westoun
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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119 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had enough of Swiss food and cheese and potatoes and bland everything else. So this was a pleasant surprise - an unsustainable menu with a delicious and spicy Thai soup amongst other delights. Nice service. Odd decoration.

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Thank GD_Westoun
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had there amazing Valentine red menu:-) food was delicious and service was great. Fantastic place, to me one of the best restaurants I have been to in Switzerland!

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Thank Monika M
Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We ate here twice in a week, including the set menu on Christmas Eve, and thought it was probably the best food we had in Saas Fee (the competition is quite stiff). The menu is relatively short and comprises a mixture of traditional Swiss and more "exotic" dishes, all presented in unusual ways. The wine list has some excellent local... More 

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Thank MACAMAC_12
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant today and it was amazing, we order the pumpkin and chestnut soup and it was the best soup I ever ate! Carpaccio with mozzarella also was amazing! For main course we took filet steak with fuagra and burger... My boyfriend loved the burger I prefer the american bun! But the steak was perfectly made!!! I... More 

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Thank Liron-il
Reinach, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We were there last Friday, it was my son birthday. The place is great, cosy and warm. The personnel is fantastic, polite, and happy! Food is very good, original and well presented on the plate. Thanks, we will come back;)

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Thank Giuliana P
Rome, Italy
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Master chef Martin Beutler and his wife and great hostess Annett are one of a kind. At the Essstube they found their own identity after having been in Saas-Fee many years always leaving a trail of excellence and high standards unique of theirs.

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Thank wirthotel
Alexandria, Virginia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We liked this restaurant so much, we went back the next day because we wanted to try other things on the menu. The food was really delicious - and beautiful, too. We were so surprised to find this gourmet gem in Saas-Fee! I'm not sure why, but I wasn't expecting the food to be so good. It was fantastic -... More 

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Thank AnthonyRevae
Unteraegeri, Switzerland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I decided to go to this restaurant to celebrate our 1st anniversary and it was fantastic. The food was beyond delicious and the staff couldn't do enough to help us celebrate and have a lovely evening. I would recommend dinner at this restaurant and if you don't go you will have missed a real gem. Thank you... More 

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Thank Sara C
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went there for breakfast, lunch and back with friends for dinner, such was the welcome. Informal, cosy, accommodating, the food is traditional but really well prepared, with generous portions, lots of green vegetables on offer. You feel you are slightly off the beaten track even though it is centrally located and away from the noise.

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Thank FredT780
Neuchatel
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a wonderful meal in the Essstube. The food was wonderful including the children's portions which were just great for our 12 year old boy. The services was soooo friendly. The ladies were wonderfully helpful and smiling. Our only regret was that we couldn't get a reservation for the following evening...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hannigstrasse 47, Saas-Fee 3906, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Saas-Fee
  • Phone Number: +41 27 958 78 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?