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“Worst experince of our stay” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Brasserie 17

Brasserie 17
Rosenstrasse 17, Interlaken 3800, Switzerland
+41 33 822 32 25
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Ranked #39 of 132 Restaurants in Interlaken
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bar, Diner, Brasserie
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Strongsville, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Worst experince of our stay”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local and we also read the Trip Advisor reviews and thought it would be a good bet...WRONG! We ordered french onion soup and that should have been the tip off...it was very salty vegetable broth with maybe a half shake of Parmesan cheese and a slice of garlic bread("made fresh daily" ), on the side. We then had the ribs, which were dry rub, tasty but without much meat. The advertised "salad" that came with it was ONE cherry tomato and ONE slice of cucumber. The vegetable was a 1 1/2 inch portion of corn on the cob that was overcooked, reheated to the point it was rubbery, caramelized and stuck forever to your teeth.

The service was VERY poor. We are not high maintenance type folks. We were sitting outside. When the server arrived with our food, moving plates into position resulted in my fork falling off the table. The waiter saw it, "Tsk-ed" us and rolled his eyes. I assumed he went off to get me another fork. He did not, nor did he ever return to ask us if there was anything else we needed.

Since we could not get his attention to get our check after 15 mins. of trying, I went inside and asked the bartender for the check. When he asked how things were, I told him about the disappointing quality of the food, the recommendation we had to come there, and the terrible service. All that got me was "I'm sorry" with no sincerity or offer to help make amends.

Maybe it was an "off night" but I would definitely say you cloud do MUCH better elsewhere and there are plenty of other places to choose from.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Yummy food good atmospher”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Finding somewhere in Interlaken which is good quality and good value is a lot harder than most people think, but if you eat here you wont be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belmont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very friendly staff and great ribs!! Excellent service clean restrooms and just nice quiet setting on a side street.

Visited August 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Must visit if in Interlaken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Good value accommodation .
And the food is something else you will not be disappointed .mmmm the ribbs something special . The staff are all excellent .hard workers to make your visit enjoyable on visits to Interlaken I never miss a meal at. The brass;
Thursdays live music check the program

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Worcestershire, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Good food; good beer.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Eating out in Interlaken tends to be expensive by general European standards, so we were pleased to find a restaurant which served good food while not breaking the bank.
The salads were particularly good, both as a main course and an accompaniment, and portions were large. The roast beef platter is particularly to be recommended. The array of local draught beers is another unusual attraction: a tasty light lager, an unusual stronger dark beer, and a naturally cloudy speciality called "Zwickelbier". The atmosphere is young (unlike us, alas!) and cheery, and the staff are exceptionally friendly. We would certainly recommend the Brasserie 17 to anyone visiting Interlaken.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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