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Elsie's Bar

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Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 24 31
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We actually hung around outside Elsie's for its 4:00 pm opening. We heard about its popularity and small size, so we decided to go there early so we could get a table - there were 6 in our group. We were lucky we went when we did, as it filled up within 15 minutes of opening. Elsie's has a warm,... More 

Thank jwells3665
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 4th trip to Zermatt. Each time we make a point of dining at Elsie's. Unfortunately, we were only able to dine there once this trip, as they were fully booked. The upstairs part of the restaurant is very romantic and our dinner at Elsie's is always a highlight of our trip to Zermatt. We had an excellent... More 

Thank BrianandNaomi
Zakopane, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extra place for dinner with friends, must be reserved earlier. Small room, but great atmosphere. Absolutely recommend in Zermatt 😁😁😁

Thank Piotr S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where you apres-ski in Zermatt depends on age, taste, and interests. Elsie's is great for the adult crowd looking for a fun, traditional experience. The bar starts filling up immediately after the slopes close, and the traditional but cheerful ambiance keeps people there long into the evening. Great place to meet people.

Thank Mir M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't mean a party, but whilst on holiday we managed to pay off our mortgage. You nearly need a second one here but for a dozen oysters, and 2 glasses of Perrier Jouet 98 chf. Very well served and intimate for me and my wife

Thank antony w
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Huge fan of Elsie's bar from the ambiance, to the service, to the food. A very quant restaurant with amazing food and delightful staff. Was the best I visited in Zermatt.

Thank Mark_Gianfalla
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

Elsies's must be Zermatt's number one destination for really wonderful ambience and cosy exceptional quality dinner with extensive wine selection. Eccentric and eclectic client mix wonderful people watching scene you never know who will walk through the door. They've all been but not photo's required.... A must for the well heeled but classless with the bonus of anonymity. Philippe and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

We were two to have dinner in that nice decorated place. We ordered two glasses of wine of tuscany Merlo which was terrific. We went for small dishes and ordered the oysters, snails, fois gras and lobster soup. There were all great and tasty. We also got a small addition of salmon tartar which was very nice. I recommend this... More 

Thank Yatirim
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a great drink, some awesome food this is your place. Philippe, proprietor, and Helena, the bartender will make you feel right at home from the moment you walk through the doors. Definitely try the oysters and foie gras. Awesome!!!!

Thank Ajsaraf
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

My husband and I loved Elsie's Bar. Such a friendly place, fun service and a just relaxed atmosphere. We went, had a few drinks and talked with some locals and a few tourists. I'm in Zermatt, so I splurge on a few glasses of rose champagne. Why not. They also have some good meat/cheese plates if you want a little... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Swiss Alps  >  Canton of Valais  >  Zermatt
  • Phone Number: +41 27 967 24 31

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