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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)
415-885-6116
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank VNORVI
Tampico, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank MarianaW7
Cologne
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Marcroeger1
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank austinjjc
San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank SFtraveler4303
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank easypeasy2013
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars 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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Thank thematrixhasyou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Megz01
San Francisco, California
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
Swiss, French, German, 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: 415-885-6116

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?