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Matterhorn Restaurant

2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1829
415-885-6116
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Ranked #1,901 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: Austrian, French, German, Swiss, Fondue
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Green Street
Transit: Several Muni bus stops nearby.
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

With some mediocre Fondue places in the Bay Area we were drawn to this unique and charming chalet on Van Ness Avenue. Tasty cheeses and a great wine list, the perfect night out... Yodel,yodel,yodel

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Leawood, Kansas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

After having spent a day hiking around Muir Woods and Mt. Tamalpais, my wife suggested we find a Fondue restaurant when we returned to the city. We had been disappointed with the previous two nights in SF so we were hoping for a surprise. And a positively pleasant surprise it was. The Matterhorn is a small place that is decorated... More

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San Jose, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you enjoy being the only party in a restaurant, this place is perfect. The interior looks like something out of a B movie set - the restaurant has all kinds of Swiss decorations; a giant Alphorn on the wall, masks of demons to scare away the snow, wooden tables and hard wooden chairs... The one thing it does not... More

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foster city
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This was our 4th visit in ten years. The other three visits were four star experiences. I would give this a minus star if it was possible . We were seated in an alcove with three other tables, one of which was covered with dirty dishes, used silverware, and a napkin on the floor, under the table......during our entire meal.... More

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Atherton, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Our family has been going to the Matterhorn for nearly 20 years and we have always had a wonderful time. While we usually have the excellent fondues, we also often sample the other Swiss specialties, especially the Wienerschnitzle and rosti potatoes. We also always have a bottle of wine from the excellent wine list. The atmosphere and cuisine are authentically... More

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a wonderful option for more Authentic Swiss fare than going to the melting pot, etc. The Fondue was out of this world, and they even have Raclette on the menu (they heat it for you - you do not do it on the machiene yourself). The owners are really from Switzerland, and the Mrs. actually takes your order... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Went here on a whim, craving gooey and delicious fondue. Was really pleased by our experience. While the decor was a bit throwback and kitschy, it's a pretty accurate rendition of what a restaurant in small-town Switzerland is still like today (I go back once a year). The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was wonderful. The fondue... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Now, I've had a fair few fondues in my time, as has my cheese-addicted girlfriend, and I can safely say that this was the best fondue we've ever had. It was sooooo good we both ate ourselves into varying degrees of pain, just because we didn't want to stop. The owner who was also our waitress was very nice and... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

My friend and I shared a fondu with cheese and herbs. It was very good, the side salad was good. We went for the extras of apple, sausage, and mushrooms everything was very good tasting.

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Southport, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was something different for a change. I don't think I could handle a steady diet of fondue but everything was very tasty.

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