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Matterhorn Restaurant

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Pacific Heights
French, German, Austrian, Swiss, Fondue
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2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1829 (Green Street)
Several Muni bus stops nearby.
415-885-6116
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a very good experience

The four of us has four fondues! One cheese- the Natural, one meat- the Bacchus and two chocolate. Simply excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Nicolas E
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San Francisco, California
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here tonight and I am so glad we decided to 'check the menu' What a great meal, service and experience- wow! The venue makes you feel like your in Switzerland and the staff super friendly, the cheese and beef fondue to die for. Thank you for a great evening

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The four of us has four fondues! One cheese- the Natural, one meat- the Bacchus and two chocolate. Simply excellent!

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Malibu, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Fun and retro spot for genuine Swiss cuisine and fondue. Great for groups. Can be lively. Small but interesting wine list.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Great food, great wines, wonderful service. A friend and I dined on the 'Original' fondue after a lovely, bright salad. We had dried meats with the fondue. Then we went on to a beef fondue in a red wine broth. The accompaniments were many and delicious. Great sauces, with too many little dishes to name. We had a bottle and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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45 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As a native Swiss, I make it a point of pride to visit Swiss restaurants in other countries. Since I happened to be spending my birthday in San Francisco this year, I knew this would be a fun place to celebrate with friends. And it is! The decor is quintessential Swiss, with an alphorn, Swiss carnival masks, and maps on... More 

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Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Its a cute restaurant with only fondue. Helpful staff and the chocolate fondue was to die for. The prices was good as well.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This restaurant strives to give its customers a true Swiss expierence, and it does every time. My husband and I go every time we visit the Bay Area and it is consistantly delicious. The cheese fondue is delicious and we always get the beef bourginion because it is a traditional favorite. Try the swiss wines too, they are a very... More 

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San Mateo, California, USA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Go to the Matterhorn here on a Cold Winter Day or a Foggy San Francisco Night. I have been going to the Matterhorn for over 8 years now and every time it never disappoints. I went here recently for my wife's brithday. The restaurant specializes in the various types of fodue (meat and cheese). The ambiance is great and it... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is not the current trend of noisy tapas or California cuisine in San Francisco, and is a welcome break. The cheese fondue is very good, and they have some of the stronger cheeses. The restaurant is very quiet so you can actually hold a conversation, unlike so many places today.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I don't know how I only recently found out about this place! We dined here as a group to celebrate a birthday and we were impressed! High quality cheese in the fondue, delicious bread, salad with very fresh greens, oil fondue with chunks of beef and pork, huge variety of sauces for the meat and various other accompaniments. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1829
    (Green Street)
  • Public Transportation: Several Muni bus stops nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: 415-885-6116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, German, Austrian, Swiss, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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