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“Solid In Every Way”

Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia
Ranked #4 of 111 Restaurants in St. Moritz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $303
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The warm cosiness of old wood, the refined atmosphere that makes St. Moritz the epitome of Alpine charm, and authentic dishes that will dazzle even the most jaded foodie: a meal at Chesa Veglia is a truly unique experience, an absolute must-do while holidaying in Engadin, and a feast for all the senses. Chesa Veglia is Romansh for »old house«, but this time-honoured restaurant is actually much more than that. A historic farmhouse in the pulsing heart of St. Moritz, this beautiful building is as rich in atmosphere as it’s in history. It’s quite impossible to walk through its door without being instantly beguiled by its allure, be it the infectious laughter coming from the bar and the sound of bartenders mixing cocktails, the welcoming Alpine scents of ancient pine and the look and friendly feel of the wooden furnishings and vintage cutlery, or the sense of luxury permeating the air. The ingredients for a perfect night are all there, and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy. In 1936, Chesa Veglia was transformed by Badrutt’s Palace Hotel into an avant-garde meeting place for budding epicureans, the forefathers of today’s foodies. Since then, its irresistible atmosphere has attracted locals as well as tourists, not to mention VIPs such as Elizabeth Taylor and her entourage. To this day, Chesa Veglia is popular with the young, hip jet-set crowd fond of holidaying in St. Moritz, not just because of its unique ambience, but also thanks to its excellent food. When it comes to food, it’s hard, if not impossible, to beat the incredible variety offered at Chesa Veglia. The establishment boasts three different restaurants and two bars, all unique and resplendent in their own way, guaranteeing that everyone’ll find just what they’re looking for. Take the Patrizier Stuben for instance, stunning and elegant with its rustic Engadin decor: prepare to enjoy revisiting regional favourites, concocted by a chef who ensures that the fresh local ingredients used fulfil their potential and more. Traditional dishes with an incredible new spin grace the menu, side by side with other favourites such as caviar, foie gras and vegetarian specialities. The Pizzeria Heuboden, meanwhile, is all about Italian cuisine and, more specifically, pizza plays the starring role, as you might expect, prepared authentically in a wood-fired oven. If the idea of ordering pizza in the heart of the Alps doesn’t appeal to you, think again: here, you’ll bite into a crust that will definitely make a lasting impression. Most decadent of them all is the famous »Dama Bianca«, a white grande dame of a pizza, prepared with tasty taleggio, delicate buffalo mozzarella, pungent Parmesan and topped with generous shavings of truffle. At Grill Chadafo, open only during the winter season, delicious grill specialities await: the roasted Bresse chicken with rosemary is the restaurant’s signature dish and leaves even the most exhausted epicure lost for words. And while Chesa Veglia is famous chiefly for its food, there’s yet one more reason to pay it a visit. Before or after dining, two bars – the Polo Bar all year round and Bar Carigiet in the winter – invite guests to unwind, relax and enjoy an aperitif, a cocktail, a beer or a glass of wine. This is where memories are made, where guests soak up the incredible atmosphere and interior and linger for a little more fun before returning to the peace and quiet of their rooms in Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.
Reviewed March 23, 2012

The service was wonderfully attentive. The old lodge is attractive, the food is very good, if not entirely inventive. We had pizza at the casual section. It was good but nothing like Rome, although it was made by Italians. Anothe night, we had dinner at the Grill and it was wondeful. The place is extremenly expensive. I'm not sure if it's worth it, but if you've made up your mind to eat here, they won't disapoint you.

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Reviewed March 19, 2012

Great mountain food. Had pasta with spinach and potatos and acres of cheese. My husband had veal and crispy potatoes and beer. Delicious and the atmosphere is unbeatable. Feels like your granny's expensive swiss chalet.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Whether you stay at Badrutt's Palace or not, be sure to check out this fantastic restaurant. This restaurant has a farmhouse charm but the service is what you would expect at any Badrutt's Palace restaurant. My husband and I had a such a wonderful dinner here. We both started the evening with soup. I had the artichoke soup and he had the potato and black truffle soup. Both were amazing. Mine even came with large shavings of Parmigiano. Both great on a cold night! Then we shared the chateaubriand and I have to say it was one or if not the best chateaubriand I have ever had. It came with potatoes and veggies for two. And to top it all off we had the fudge chocolate cake. Simply...AWESOME!

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Very well located and very beautiful building. The best lobster salad and chateaubriand I ever had.

Thank XiscoMas
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

Average food; good, cosy atmosphere; and a very rude doorman.

Thank Andrew B
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