Au Chalet

3.5
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7 reviews
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$30 and under
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Unique Swiss restaurant serving raclette and fondue specialities from the Vallees region in Switzerland.
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3.5based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
3.3
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Au Chalet is meant as a particular experience. My girlfriend and I went for an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner, and we were warmly greeted by the Swiss & French gentlemen who run the establishment and waited on us as a team throughout the evening. The lighting, decor (replete with roses at every table) and music made for a most romantic time - even before the fondue had arrived. The menu is, admittedly, limited. You have a choice between the fondue and the raclette (along with a salad as an appetizer and chocolate or lemon tart for desert). We opted for the former, along with two glasses of wine (from a similarly limited selection, though the red and the white were both quite tasty). The cheese was a time and a half. They kept bringing more and more bread our way as if to ensure that we died of carbohydrate poisoning later in the night. When we passed on dessert, they still brought out some chocolate brittle for us to nibble on. I’d say the place is well worth the venture when you are looking for something different – a hidden gem that upholds New Haven’s diverse and excellent culinary brand. The owner and his crew will make you feel more than welcome.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

start with 1 star for decor. upon opening the door it seemed like we entered a mountain hut. nice. Last Saturday (feb. 1, 2020) evening however, totally lacking any seasoning... while this maybe classic as a dinner entree in Switzerland ....a bore stateside. salt & pepper perhaps an herb? also, during my research before heading there i read reviewed: great assortment of beers (only 4 listed & was told that they only had Leffe, which i had), 1 picture showed a fine assortment of charcuterie and another shown a proper melting system... we were given a toaster oven to cook our own pre-sliced cheese... looking like the same raclette one can pick-up at Trader Joe's for $5.99 per half pound. i could've made this same thing at home for a total of $10 for the 3 of us, not $72. with my beer & 1 glass of wine i walked out paying over $100 with tip (why i did tip i don't know)... not much or average for a typical dinner: however, this was robbery. ending with 1 star for decor. saddened.

RB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and a wonderful social meal to share with friends. Menu is simple - Raclette or Fondue, both served with traditional accompaniments. Restaurant is very small, so expect an intimate meal. The owner went out of his way to greet us and chat with us - gave me the feeling that we were old friends having dinner at his place.

DD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I feel a little weird having to select a star level for each item, because we never ate there. They changed their menu, they said, but they didn't do do online, and the prices were nearly double what was online. We were going to a concert and didn't want to spend that much, so we left. I noted that they should update their website.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very quiet restaurant. Great date spot. Pretty pricey. Biggest disappointment is that this restaurant is constantly out of things on the menu. The last few times we have dined here, they did not have shallots for the shallot fondue. This time, we hoped to splurge on chocolate fondue -- only to find out they were out of chocolate. This place is not very busy, and it is disappointing that the management has not figured out how to stock their kitchen.

KW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time experiencing Swiss Raclette. So tasty and such a fun change up from the every day. We will be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience2

while the food was good, one of our friends ordered a leffe beer and was given a local east rock pilsner without an explanation or acknowledgement. warning for those who don’t drink the only non alcoholic option is water. my husband got a perrier and there was a lemon seed in his cup and no sign of a lemon. when we ordered we asked lots of questions as we had never dined for raclette before and the owner was no help and kind of laughed at us. we will never go back even though the cheese was outstanding. i can melt cheese at home.