Where to Eat in Saanen: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 21, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Saanen (French: Gessenay) is a municipality in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. It is the capital of the Obersimmental-Saanen administrative district.
Things to do in Saanen

1. La Bagatelle

Neueretstrasse | Le Grand Chalet, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available European, French, Swiss, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +41 33 748 76 76
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

La Bagatelle

Reviewed By Liz C - Melbourne, Australia

The food at this restaurant is good but the atmosphere is a bit dull. My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed the asparagus risotto with black truffle. Good service by the wait staff but we both commented that the restaurant has no atmosphere. The restaurant was half full so perhaps it is more lively & fun on busy nights. Too quiet. Perhaps they are trying to appeal to older clientele.

2. Ristorante Bar Rialto

Gstaad, Saanen, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +41 33 744 34 74
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 270 reviews

Ristorante Bar Rialto

Reviewed By Michael J - Hope Island, Australia

This Italian restaurant is located in the middle of the pedestrian only main street of Gstaad and has been operating for some considerable time now - some 20+ years. Good food and attentive service and perfect to be outside on the Terrace when the sun is out. Decent menu with daily specials and a good wine list. Not inexpensive but nevertheless good value. Definitely worth a visit based on our recent meal there and blankets are available if required to keep you warm. All the dishes we had were very nice although the only negative comment is that the portions served were a little on the small side - OK for lunch perhaps but maybe not at dinner.!!

3. Restaurant Chesery

Alte Lauenenstrasse 6, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +41 33 744 24 51
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Restaurant Chesery

Reviewed By sjkyo - Manchester, New Hampshire

I recommend this restaurant very highly. We went last week while visiting Gstaad. They offered a choice of seafood that had been caught earlier in the morning and flown in from France. As we live near the ocean in the US, we mostly avoided seafood while inland in Europe, but this was truly fresh! The amuse bouche

4. Mountain Restaurant Wasserngrat

Talstation Wasserngrat, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch +41 33 744 96 22
Excellent
64%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Mountain Restaurant Wasserngrat

Der Gipfel des Genusses bietet nicht nur eine atemberaubende Aussicht auf 1920 M.ü.M sondern auch die einzigartige Eventlocation für Ihre Mitarbeiter, Ihre Freunde und Ihre Familie. Erstklassige und regionale Zutaten/Produkte werden mit viel Liebe, Passion und Kreativität zubereitet und mit auserwählten Weinen serviert. Egal ob für Firmenanlässe, Sitzungen und Seminare auf der Sonnenterrasse oder im Stübli, Hochzeitszeremonien und Feste, Geburtstage oder "Feste ohne Grund“, der Wasserngrat ist die einzigartige Location inmitten einer atemberaubenden Bergwelt. Das Wasserngrat Team bedient Sie ganzjährig und unkompliziert und freut sich auf neue Herausforderungen. Wir werden alles daransetzen, Ihnen und Ihren Gästen einen unvergesslichen Moment in den Bergen zu ermöglichen. Wir schaffen zusammen mit der Natur, sowie Passion und Leidenschaft ergreifende Stimmungen und bleibende Erinnerungen. Ihre Gastgeber Nik & Simon Buchs & Team

Reviewed By Tishlf - San Diego, California

This spot is amazing. The panoramic view of the Alps over the Saanenland is breathtaking, especially in the Spring. Family owned and operated with a friendly staff. The food is tasty and well presented. Come hungry! The Terrace is cozy for sunbathing. Good atmosphere, nevertheless, do expect to come across some snobby customers...it is Gstaad, after all.

5. Sonnenhof

Sonnenhofweg 33, Gstaad, Saanen 3792, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +41 33 744 10 23
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 140 reviews

Sonnenhof

Reviewed By Jelswiss - Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland

Continues to be absolutely fabulous in every possible way! First but not last visit this summer dinner on the Terrace is simply sublime best view in the area. The food is wonderful with a perfect standard that never let's the restaurant down everything is kept perfectly.
Would recommend to anyone visiting the area will not be disappointed.
Owners and staff look after all guests with a wonderful smile and always full attention.

6. 16 Art

Mittelgaessli 16 | Saanen, Saanen 3792, Switzerland Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Swiss, European, Contemporary, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night HK$126 - HK$408 +41 33 748 16 16
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

16 Art

Reviewed By LeGenerale - Northeast

The welcome is warm. The setting is delightful. The service is excellent. And the food is great. What else can you ask for?Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to welcome you and afterall to read your lines make us feel even more honnoured to have such guests as you ! We hope you will be back soon. best, Team 16

7. Restaurant Muli

Lauenenstrasse 19 | Hotel Gstaaderhof, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating European, Swiss, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$157 - HK$730 +41 33 748 63 63
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Restaurant Muli

Our staff prepares a wide variety of delicacies in our hotel kitchen using regional and seasonal products whenever possible. We purchase meats from local farmers or from our butcher shop partners. The majority of our dishes are made in house and free from preservatives and flavour enhancers. We also offer a selection of fine wines to complete your meal.

Reviewed By jaime531 - Vina del Mar, Chile

Beatiful location and surroundings, a perfect place for relaxation, the hotel offered many ammenities. Even though commerce closed on sundays many stores, and places to visit

8. Restaurant Berghotel Hornberg

Saanenmoser, Saanen 3777, Switzerland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +41 33 744 13 65
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Restaurant Berghotel Hornberg

Reviewed By angelo65Geneva - geneva

There is some confusion with the two hotels.One hotel is in Saanenmoeser and one is on top of the Hornberg called Berghotel.The first one is a brilliant hotel cum restaurant with lovely food and great service.Views are to die for.The second is an average hotel with average food and not worth the visit unless you are hiking in the region.

9. Posthotel Rossli Restaurant Stubli und Restaurant Alti Poscht

Promenade 10, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi French, Swiss, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +41 33 748 42 42
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 248 reviews

Posthotel Rossli Restaurant Stubli und Restaurant Alti Poscht

Das Restaurant «Stübli» – die Dorfbeiz in Gstaad – seit Beginn unverändert und natürlich. Schnell etwas trinken, eine Kleinigkeit essen oder ohne Hektik einheimische Gerichte und Kultur geniessen. Ob mittags oder abends – das «Stübli» ist geradezu ideal. Wer eine Mischung von verschiedenen Menschen sucht, sollte das Stübli besuchen. Sowohl Einheimische wie Touristen fühlen sich in diesem historisch bedeutungsvollen Lokal bestens aufgehoben. Der Name "Alti Poscht" stammt aus der guten alten Zeit, als die «Alti Poscht» noch eine Postablage war. Das gemütliche Lokal wurde im Altholzstil erbaut und später renoviert. Die «Alti Poscht» eignet sich ausgezeichnet für Anlässe bis zu 75 Personen. Möchten Sie den Tag gemütlich und in aller Ruhe beginnen, im Restaurant «Alti Poscht» können Sie ein «Zmorgen» genießen. Jeden Morgen steht für Sie ein Frühstücksbuffet bereit.

Reviewed By ilovecorndogs - Lausanne, Switzerland

Yes it is Gstaad, so its expensive, but that being said, the food we had was very average.
Escargots were DELICIOUS - but 2 main courses, super average. A weird ravioli, and a weird something else that wasnt good
Inside it is a typical swiss style restaurant - ski jumping theme ha
Go to 16 Art in Saanen instead

10. Le Grand Gstaad Palace

Palacestrasse 28, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating European, Swiss, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +41 33 748 70 00
Excellent
80%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Le Grand Gstaad Palace

Reviewed By Jamesfood - Geneva, Switzerland

I had lunch at the lobby with friends. The salad was fresh and especially the blue cheese salad sauce is really nice.
Also the fish and chips I had were tasty and fried in tasty oil.
Downside was my orange juice which was very sour. In a place like the Gstaad Palace one would expect a freshly squeezed orange juice.

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