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“Empty your pockets for mediocre food”
Review of Au Vieux Verbier

Au Vieux Verbier
Ranked #7 of 84 Restaurants in Verbier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 70 - US$ 200
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place charges for everything. I am surprised they did not charge an entry fee or a fee to sit down on a chair. They charge for the sauce and for anything at all. The vibe I felt that would best describe this place is old fashioned greed. One of the dishes we ordered was the specialty Potence. The meat is good but unfortunately they serve it with a few different flavoured mayo sauces (basically mayo) ---- you have to pay for a more gourmet sauce. The waiter decided on his own to bring chips instead of the potato gratin. When we got the bill, it was clear that a few of our meals (one of them being an overdone flavourless pasta) were not even touched because they were just lacking any flavour and poorly made. The waiter asked us and we told him we did not like the food..... He did not remove from the bill !!!!! I know mountain towns are all about tourists. I get that. But come on, it is the tourists that keep these places running so there should be some respect. There should be genuine service. And this place is that tourist trap of a place that I always try to avoid.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Verbier. Fantastic service, and very friendly. Great menu and delicious flambéd steak speciality,. A lovely evening and would definitely return. Only improvement would be some better wines by the glass.

1  Thank Juliet P
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We thought this would be the cozy, nice, traditional Alpine restaurant with great food, friendly service a quite large menu with fondues and stuff in addition to a large selection of local dishes. But no. It's a kind of a cozy Alpine restaurant, which has turned into a very kitch touristique place. Staff is friendly, but quite lost. The poor waiter did not bother to introduce anything on the very meat heavy "1980s type of short fine dining" menu. It's hard to navigate what to order, a chokolate fondue dessert may be enough for the whole table, wines by the glass are not really listed anywhere. You have a cocktail choice of ia "the view verbier", but no explanation on what it is and a waiters not very eager to guide you. The waiter does not tell you of kids menu options unless specifically asked for that (they do have them). Nor does he introduce any specialities. Small things but still. The language barrier is no excuse, we spoke French as well. The food is very average and the price point is too high even in Verbier, as many here pointed out.

This seems as a former possibly good village restaurant been carried away by meat heavy old school ideas of fine dining. Nothing very Swiss about the menu either, you could find the same meats and sauces anywhere in Europe. Just search for a slightly worn out place run by an elderly couple proud of their dishes invented 30 years ago, and this is likely where you end up with food quality and menu.

You end up with a feeling of emptiness, confusion, a very heavy check and a tourist trap kind of disappointing experience. This review is for dinner only, no experience of what lunch may be like.

Verbier has a lot of good choices, this is not one of them.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We looked for one of the highest rated places to eat by Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed . We ate local dishes . My son had the local deer and I had the veal . While the meal was expensive each came with a salad and sides . The wine was also good and reasonably priced . Highly recommend .

1  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

I was recommended this restaurant and wanted to try it. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. We ordered 1 Roesti complet and one Roesti Bagnard. It was so heavy that my husband could not finish it. We had another Roesti somewhere else and it was delicious. Not this one! If you want to go there avoid the Roesti.

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