The glamorous resort of Zermatt has been a favorite destination of the jet set for decades. Elsie's Bar is where they all come at the end of a hard day's skiing to tuck into platters of shucked oysters, washed down with the finest of Champagnes. Elsie's oozes tradition and old-world charm, from its cozy wooden interiors to the old-fashioned paintings of Zermatt on its walls. In the '60s it was known for its snails and Irish coffees, in the '70s for its ham and eggs with Berlin-style pancakes. Today it serves a small selection of upmarket delicacies—caviar, snails, oysters, homemade foie gras, and beef tartar—along with an outstanding menu of whiskeys and wines.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Open mid-Nov through April daily 4pm–2am; June to mid-Oct, Mon–Sat 2:30pm–midnight, Sun 4–10pm Transportation Train (Zermatt) Phone 027 967 2431 Prices Main courses CHF46–CHF68 Cuisine Type Oysters Web site Elsie's Bar
MapKirchplatz 16 Zermatt
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