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Elsie's Bar

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Swiss, Bar, European
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Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 24 31
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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131 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

use to be my go to. there to watch the eruos play. seems since it was sold they don't hold the same crowd. or maybe it was the time of year? snooze. sorry!

Thank dawn m
Rome, Italy
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alas, Philippe - aka Cardinal Richelieu- is hanging up his shaker and moving on. The legendary establishment will no longer be the same, but he leaves behind a long lasting memory of wonderful evenings, tall stories, and new found friendships. He will be sorely missed. I wish you the best of luck in your new venture, old friend.

Thank Anthony H
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Advised by my dad who came here in the 1960's Elsie's bar is still going strong. It is cosy, yummy and very full. The staff is dedicated and fun, the menu is offering all the good stuff and the food is superb! in the middle of Zermatt, just opposite the Church, a place to not miss!

Thank EllenReist
Stockholm, Sweden
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371 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Philippe is leaving after 5 Years at the helm. Sad days ahead after many good evenings and great company🍾🍷. Our entire family wish you and the regular staff well for all your future endeavours. The place will not be the same without the warm welcome in several languages and a host of healthy debate and endearing stories and laughs. Best... More 

1 Thank Mark O
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

One of the great Zermatt institutions, I'd not been here for a decade or so, but it's a terrific bar - with excellent food too. Came for a drink but wished I'd stayed for supper too.

1 Thank LOVE2EAT56
Geneva, Switzerland
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621 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Elsie's is a fantastic Apéro bar in Zermatt. They have an interesting selection of wines and fine food on the menu. The bar is nice and cozy. The beef Tartar had too much of a Worcester sauce taste, otherwise the food was delicious.

Thank Jamesfood
Boston, Massachusetts
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

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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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

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 

1 Thank BrianandNaomi
Zakopane, Poland
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank Piotr S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

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.

1 Thank Mir M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, Bar, European
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
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?