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Matterhorn Restaurant

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Pacific Heights
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2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1836 (Green Street)
+1 415-885-6116
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sverige
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343 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A typical Swiss restaurant with wooden furniture and Swiss music in the background. I was looking for Wienerschnitzel but was told they did only serv Fondue and recommended me to go to the Austrian restaurant nearby. But the staff asked the chef if there was a schnitzel available and it was. This is a Swiss restaurant so you will have... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is cozy. Very friendly staff. The wine list is good and very reasonably priced. The food is expensive, but well worth it! Excellent food and fun! Can't wait to go back!

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Thank LDRN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Fondue is a tradition and this place was perfect!! If you are a cheese fondue lover, this place is a hidden gem. We did not try to oil based fondue. I can't wait to go back!

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Thank Veronica H
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141 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a very traditional Swiss fondue spot. Super clean, and very traditional atmosphere. The owners and staff are very nice and remember us because we make it a regular spot. It is a very nice reprieve from the trendy, noisy San Francisco dining scene. We probably go here more than any other spot in the city.

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Tampico, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

Stepping into the restaurant was like traveling to Europe. Wooden walls and tasteful decoration (not at all minimalist - very, very European). We were four people, and we ordered a raclette for one and a cured meat plate as appetizers and then the "original" fondue for 3 people. The portions were more than enough, but the flavors were absolutely delicious.... More 

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Cologne
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

We visited this place as a group of German , Austrian and Swiss, knowing kind of what we'd get In case you haven't been to Switzerland go for it, this is probably as good as it can get in SF the interior will make defiantly look like you're somewhere in Switzerland Nevertheless, service in our case wasn't good at all,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Matterhorn Restaurant is located right off Van Ness. It doesn’t look like much from the outside. You go in what looks like an office building and walk to the back to get to the restaurant. Once inside, you will be transported to the Swiss German part of lovely Switzerland. The service is outstanding. It is always a good sign... More 

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San Francisco
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is the truly authentic Swiss Fondue restaurant in San Francisco. It is family owned and operated, with Bridgette running the front of house and her husband overseeing the kitchen. If you arrive early in the evening, you have the benefit of a wide ranging Swiss menu, truly superb. It is worth your while to try to get their before... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

A nice location walking distance from our hotel Comfort Inn By The Bay. Food was nice. Setting was authentic.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I don't hand out too many four stars but Matterhorn is deserving. My review is based on the food, the ambience, the service, and the value. The food is simply amazing. We were a party of seven adults and two kids. We had two cheese and two meat fondues. The meal started with a fresh green salad that had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
French, German, Swiss, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2323 Van Ness Ave, Ste FRNT, San Francisco, CA 94109-1836
    (Green Street)
  • Public Transportation: Several Muni bus stops nearby.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Pacific Heights
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 415-885-6116

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