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“Best fondue outside Switzerland”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Walliser Stube

The Walliser Stube
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Ranked #3 of 34 Restaurants in Lake Louise
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$37
Cuisines: German, Swiss, European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Innovative European alpine cuisine is featured nightly at the intimate Walliser Stube restaurant and wine bar. Choose from a tempting variety of classic Swiss, German and Alpine dishes influenced by regional styles, or experience our authentic Swiss Fondue - an homage to our Swiss Mountain Guide heritage.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Best fondue outside Switzerland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Having enjoyed fondues more than once in the birthplace of fondue, Switzerland, we can honestly say that we know and appreciate the difference between quality fondues and wannabes. This is the real thing. The right blend of authentic cheeses plus black truffle oil make for an exquisite cheese fondue. It was served with vegetables as well as bread, providing some nice variety. We also ordered a beef fondue, cooking the beef in broth, and dipping it in a lovely selection of sauces. The only change to make, perhaps, would be to slice the beef a bit thinner.

Must mention the appetizers as well. French Onion soup was delicious, but too filling if one is going to also partake in the cheese fondue. Classic Walliser salad was very good. The Nüssli salad, a European specialty, would have been even more of a delight with half the amount of dressing (it overwhelmed the lamb's ear lettuce and, combined with some bacon bits, made for an overly salty taste).

Too full to do more than taste a dessert, we opted to share a serving of apple crumble. It was ok - not quite as good as the rest of the meal - but good.

Meals are pricey at the Fairmont. This is one of the dining options that is absolutely worthwhile. Reservations recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fondue. Fondue. Fondue.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Cheese fondue followed by beef fondue followed by chocolate fondue- fondue heaven. All the courses were beautifully presented by attentive and friendly staff. Don't fill up on the cheese though-there's far too much for a starter!

Visited August 2014
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“Great place for a special dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

All of our meals were absolutely delicious. Fondue is their speciality, but also have wild game and European favourites.

Visited July 2014
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“About average and very pricey”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Service was excellent. Food was just okay, not memorable. Pretty expensive but on par with the rest of dining. Not worth a return visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Some of the best fondue I have ever had...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were staying at the Chateau and so decided to give this restaurant a try after it came highly recommended by the staff at the hotel. We did not get reservations on the first night but we did for late sitting on the second night that we were staying at the hotel. We started with the cheese fondue with truffles - absolutely fabulous. We then moved on to the meat fondue with a broth. The meat was absolutely tender and the broth and sauces were delicious. The wine pairing was also superb and added to our meal.

Sadly we did not get a table by the window - but would recommend to other travellers to bear this in mind when booking.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Lake Louise and if we are ever back again, I would return with much anticipation!

  • Visited July 2014
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