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“Nice menu selection with large portions”

Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia
Ranked #4 of 110 Restaurants in St. Moritz
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 23 - US$ 308
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Dining options: After-hours, 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 15 December 2016

Our hotel had made a reservation for us but for some reason the restaurant could not find it. Still they were able to squeeze us in which we appreciated.

We started with the onion soup and carpaccio with truffles. The soup was good and the carpaccio was excellent. There is a comprehensive wine list and nice views if you get a window table (we did).

Our main course was ravioli and the beef tournedos. Both were well prepared and had a nice portion. We were pleased with the meal and experience.

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BadruttsPalaceHotel, Manager at Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear SBF2

Thank you very much for your positive feedback and we appreciate your time to inform us about your experiences with us.

I am sorry to hear that we were not able to find your reservation but I am glad that you had a nice evening anyway.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Chesa Veglia during your next visit to St. Moritz.

In the meantime we remain with our best wishes and kindest regards.

Beat Ganz
Director of Food & Beverage
Badrutt's Palace Hotel

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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner for two. Possibly the best lobster dish ever, but all other dishes were very tasty and beautifully presented.
The service was very attentive, extremely friendly and stylish, but not pompous at all.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Chesa Veglia has three restaurants - the best and my favorite is the Grill. Absolutely wonderful. Dinner here on Christmas nights is a tradition for me and my brother. Steaks are fantastic. Wine, caviar, truffles, champagne - don't hold back! The food is definitely the main attraction but the atmosphere with low lights and piano player is very fascinating to watch. The service is like a very well rehearsed ballet. Make sure to make a reservation well in advance - especially during the festive season.

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

This is a busy but cheerful restaurant in an old building near the center of St. Moritz. A warm environment. The service seemed curt and rushed at the start, but became better through the night, until it seemed as though we were long friends with the staff. Delicious dishes including seafood, noodles and all the different meats. This is not a place fro start a diet. We enjoyed ourselves so much we returned a second night. The cost is high but not shocking. There is a pizza restaurant upstairs that is affiliated with Chesa Veglia.

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The surroundings were wonderful, the food and wine excellent Ned the service impeccable. However, as everywhere in Switzerland, it was too expensive , particularly as we only had a pizza each and a carafe of wine.

Thank Alistair M
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BadruttsPalaceHotel, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Restaurant-Bar Chesa Veglia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Dear Mr. Alistair M,

thank you for your review.
We really appreciate, if guests tell us what they like and dislike during their experience in one of our outlets. Only through constructive criticism we have the possibility to improve ourselves and our work. We have noted your comment about our prices. In an environment with a high concentration of 5*-hotels, like it is the case in St. Moritz, the price varies within a certain frame and is comparable to the offers at the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel and its outlets.

Warm regards,
Your Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

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