While Switzerland’s delightful village of Gstaad is an amazing vacation destination for entire families, multi-family reunions, group adventures and company retreats, it’s also the perfect spot for indulging in a bit of romance with your special someone. You might want to enjoy a massage designed specifically for couples at one of our excellent spas, get cozy in the private hot tub at your incredible luxury vacation chalet or head out for a night of dancing. You’ll also discover several excellent options for a wonderfully romantic dining experience, and you should check out our Gstaad Fine Dining Blog as well as these other popular restaurants that are known to cater to those looking for a romantic evening.
1. Restaurant Muli
Chef Elvedin Odobasic is absolutely passionate about his fresh ingredients, and every dish is prepared with regional and seasonal ingredients, which include meats from local farmers. The chef offers an excellent selection of delicacies, and you’ll enjoy the full taste of each menu item without any preservatives or imitation flavor enhancers. You may want to start with the delightful cheese plate, and top menu items include veal saddle, bacon, egg and pumpkin ravioli, beef fillet, salmon tartar, duck breast, frothy venison soup and much more. Save room for dessert, and you may choose from such handmade delights as chocolate bonbons, passion fruit sorbet and fruit tarts that you’ll want to order in advance because they take 20 minutes to create.
Those coming in for a romantic dinner may want to ask for the five-course dinner experience, which represents the best seasonal dishes available at the time. This comes with the perfect pairing of fine wines, and you need only ask when you make your reservations if you would like candles on the table or a bottle of fine champagne to accompany your meal. The restaurant itself is quite lovely with real wood throughout and a full staff that boasts friendly, attentive waiters who are constantly available without invading your privacy. As one of Gstaad’s finest restaurants, advance reservations are absolutely required to ensure a table is available during your stay in the area.
2. Le Grand Restaurant
Those who like a reason to dress in their best may enjoy a romantic evening at Le Grand Restaurant. All gentlemen are required to wear a jacket, and no one wearing ripped jeans, t-shirts, polo shirts, sport shoes, hoodies or baseball caps will be admitted. This restaurant is elegant from its stunning chandeliers to the impeccable tableware and the plush velvet seats, and you’ll enjoy incredible views of the surrounding Swiss Alps and the carefully kept gardens.
The chefs at Le Grand Restaurant are known to be extremely creative with a specialty in haute cuisine, so you can expect to be treated to something new and wonderful on each plate. Popular menu items include veal or chicken curry, table-side prepared pasta dishes, Scottish smoked salmon and a wonderful variety of delectable homemade desserts. This restaurant is open seasonally in the winter from Dec. 21 to March 10 and reopened for the summer from June 22 through Sept. 8.
3. Mountain Restaurant Wasserngrat
Beautifully perched on a mountaintop over 6,000 feet above sea level, the Wasserngrat Restaurant offers the best views in all of Gstaad. It’s open all year-round with dining in the warm and cozy dining room in the winter months and out on the sun-drenched terrace during the rest of the year. From inside or out, you’ll experience an epic view of the stunning mountain scenery, and dining at sunset is highly recommended for a memorable experience.
The Wasserngrat chefs adore creating special meals for their guests, and they are committed to using seasonal local produce and regional proteins. Each dish is paired with the perfect fine wine, and menu favorites include mild or spicy beef tartar, grilled veal sausage or sliced veal, incredible pasta dishes, Thai soup with shrimp and crunchy field salad with veggies straight out of the chef’s own garden. It’s an absolute must to try the cheese fondue, and you’ll want to ask for the added black truffles for an extra special treat.
Open Dec. 14 through March 9 and June 27 through Sept. 7, Chubut offers the best Latin and Argentinean food in all of Gstaad. The talented Argentinean chefs at Chubut bring live-fire cuisine to new heights, and the menu is both elegant and exciting. Dining is available both in the stylish dining room and outside on the terrace, and a friendly, professional wait staff is at the beck and call of each visitor.
Starters include grilled octopus, seabass ceviche, empanadas and pork or beef chorizo, and the main courses feature Black Angus beef, Australian rack of lamb, free-range organic Swiss chicken and Swiss beef and veal chops. Grilled rock lobster is featured as well, and there are incredible veggie burgers along with several other tasty vegetarian dishes available nightly. Save room for dessert because you won’t want to miss out on the chocolate tart, the cream-filled crepes with banana ice cream or the marinated strawberries topped with whipped cream.
5. The Olden Restaurant
Master Chef Matthias Pescolderung and his highly trained team work together nightly to bring diners exquisite gourmet meals that feature the world’s finest international cuisine. Olden is a contemporary restaurant surrounded by a stunning mountain landscape, and every dish is beautifully plated as a feast for the eyes before you tuck in and discover amazing flavors in every bite. Expect perfectly paired fine wines with your meal as well.
Menu highlights include sauteed duck liver with caramelized peach and hazelnuts, salmon trilogy with mustard and dill sauce, linguine with clams, Zurich-style sliced lamb, Mediterranean-style sea bass, double beef tenderloin and filets of sole with lime, sauteed spinach and parsley potatoes. Each dessert is made fresh, and favorites are the pineapple ravioli filled with ricotta and coconut ice cream, the wild berries with Gruyere double cream and the tiramisu with fresh strawberries.
6. The Spitzhorn Restaurant
Just outside of town sits this lovely restaurant situated among rolling meadows and pastures filled with grazing cows against a backdrop of the mountains, and dinner at sunset is an incredible experience as the sun goes to sleep behind the sky-high mountain peaks. The only thing that matches the incredible view is the amazing food that the chefs of Spitzhorn create each evening. You may expect to enjoy traditional Swiss dishes with a gourmet twist, and an extensive wine list is available to complement your meal. Popular menu items include salmon tartar, French onion soup, beef steak with polenta, Zurich-style veal and a chocolate mousse so fabulous that you’re sure to ask for a second helping. Dine inside or on the terrace as weather permits.
Make Your Gstaad Vacation Plans Today
Here at Exceptional Stays, we invite you to spend some time with us in one of our luxury Gstaad vacation chalet rentals with wonderful services and amenities that may include a home staff, a private hot tub, a swimming pool, a game room, a theater room and a gym. Our dedicated concierge team is happy to make your reservations for a romantic dinner, and we’ll also arrange for qualified childcare to look after your little ones so that you may enjoy some time together as a couple. Make your reservations with us today for your preferred vacation rental, and we’ll get right to work assisting you in planning the perfect Gstaad vacation.