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Elsie's Bar

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Kirchplatz 16, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
+41 27 967 24 31
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New York City, New York
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge fan of Elsie's bar from the ambiance, to the service, to the food. A very quant restaurant with amazing food and delightful staff. Was the best I visited in Zermatt.

Thank Mark_Gianfalla
Stockholm, Sweden
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358 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Elsies's must be Zermatt's number one destination for really wonderful ambience and cosy exceptional quality dinner with extensive wine selection. Eccentric and eclectic client mix wonderful people watching scene you never know who will walk through the door. They've all been but not photo's required.... A must for the well heeled but classless with the bonus of anonymity. Philippe and... More 

Thank Mark O
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were two to have dinner in that nice decorated place. We ordered two glasses of wine of tuscany Merlo which was terrific. We went for small dishes and ordered the oysters, snails, fois gras and lobster soup. There were all great and tasty. We also got a small addition of salmon tartar which was very nice. I recommend this... More 

Thank Yatirim
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great drink, some awesome food this is your place. Philippe, proprietor, and Helena, the bartender will make you feel right at home from the moment you walk through the doors. Definitely try the oysters and foie gras. Awesome!!!!

Thank Ajsaraf
New York City, New York
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My husband and I loved Elsie's Bar. Such a friendly place, fun service and a just relaxed atmosphere. We went, had a few drinks and talked with some locals and a few tourists. I'm in Zermatt, so I splurge on a few glasses of rose champagne. Why not. They also have some good meat/cheese plates if you want a little... More 

1 Thank delospoppy
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Typical inconic bar of zermatt, oysers tartare champagne & more. Always crowded, very small only a few table. So if you want to be shure to get a seat call them in advance ;).

1 Thank Retter F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a bar with a good ambience and this place was spot on. Marcela was really helpful and accommodating. Would come def come back!

1 Thank Claire C
Silverthorne, CO
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My mother was named Elsie so how could I resist. Well worth the stop. Enjoyed beer and wine with a wonderful selection of nuts, pretzels and olives. Very friendly staff. Wonderful find, Highy recommended.

1 Thank rettwav8r
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

spent here a great evening with my friends. in elsie's serve amazing drinks for reasonable prices. stuff is very friendly and making nice atmosphere in here. one of my favorite places here in zermatt. thank you again, we will return for sure! your czech group ;-)

1 Thank iyaczech
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Lovely situated in Center of Zermatt this cosy bar offers it all, good service, nice food, cosy setting and in the midst of it all, you just sit and relax. We had a photo shoot happening in front of us, horse and carriage passing by and the happy few, shopping around us. Relax and watch!

1 Thank EllenReist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
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?