Swizz Restaurant & Wine Bar

★★★★☆
A cheese lovers' paradise, with a good selection of economical wines to match.
  • 310 W 53rd St

    New York, NY 10019

    Cross street: 8th Avenue

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  • 212-810-4444

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This place is fantastic! Excellent for large parties, accommodating wait staff, quality food, and wide selection of wine.

I hosted a party (13 guests) this past Saturday night. The hostess was incredibly accommodating and unlike many NYC venues, they do not charge to hold your reservation or for last minute changes to it. All of my guests enjoyed the wine and the food very much. And the Toblerone fondue is amazing!

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic! Excellent for large parties, accommodating wait staff, quality food, and wide selection of wine.

I hosted a party (13 guests) this past Saturday night. The hostess was incredibly accommodating and unlike many NYC venues, they do not charge to hold your reservation or for last minute changes to it. All of my guests enjoyed the wine and the food very much. And the Toblerone fondue is amazing!

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Had a party. Food was great. Treated us wonderfully. Had too many people at our little party (by one) who wedge himself in the corner of the table. The room was empty so we asked if we could use more tables - waiter was great and helped us spread out a bit and make room for our extra guest... then, we were told we had to give the table back...WTF? The waiter kept apologizing, said the manager was making him do it and how sorry he was. He was very sweet... So we took our linens and forks and knives and smushed back together.... then the people came and left (maybe we laughed too loud) and the two tables sat there empty the rest of the night.... no apology from the manager. Nothing. And the bathroom was ok, not gross, wet around the toilet seat but there is only one for the whole restaurant - yes girls, share with the boys...yikes.

Go for the Fondue! Don't bring a crowd! Enjoy the beer! I will probably go back with a friend one day (my husband won't go back again)

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★★★☆☆

Had a party. Food was great. Treated us wonderfully. Had too many people at our little party (by one) who wedge himself in the corner of the table. The room was empty so we asked if we could use more tables - waiter was great and helped us spread out a bit and make room for our extra guest... then, we were told we had to give the table back...WTF? The waiter kept apologizing, said the manager was making him do it and how sorry he was. He was very sweet... So we took our linens and forks and knives and smushed back together.... then the people came and left (maybe we laughed too loud) and the two tables sat there empty the rest of the night.... no apology from the manager. Nothing. And the bathroom was ok, not gross, wet around the toilet seat but there is only one for the whole restaurant - yes girls, share with the boys...yikes.

Go for the Fondue! Don't bring a crowd! Enjoy the beer! I will probably go back with a friend one day (my husband won't go back again)

Pros: Fondue, beer, service

Cons: Manager, bathroom

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Went on a date here with my gf. The staff was SUPER nice and friendly. Our waiter was fun and offered great recommendations. The wine was priced low but was amazing. Had the crab cakes app, not the best but were still good...then had the fondu dinner and it was very good. Didnt have room for desert. The space has nice decor but is a little cold and bland.

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★★★★☆

Went on a date here with my gf. The staff was SUPER nice and friendly. Our waiter was fun and offered great recommendations. The wine was priced low but was amazing. Had the crab cakes app, not the best but were still good...then had the fondu dinner and it was very good. Didnt have room for desert. The space has nice decor but is a little cold and bland.

Pros: Friendly staff, cheap good wine

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The mussels are among the best I've ever had (including in Ireland!). The broth just begs for a ton of their fresh bread to sop it up. The cheese plate boasts a great selection and combine and complement well. Service was great, epecially since the place was nearly empty. The atmosphere is warm and inviting- we will visit again during our next trip to the city.

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★★★★☆

The mussels are among the best I've ever had (including in Ireland!). The broth just begs for a ton of their fresh bread to sop it up. The cheese plate boasts a great selection and combine and complement well. Service was great, epecially since the place was nearly empty. The atmosphere is warm and inviting- we will visit again during our next trip to the city.

Pros: Great service, nice atmosphere

Cons: Limited wine selection for the truly dedicated oenophile

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Food is delicious with an amazing menu! There's something for everyone! Ordered mussels and cheese fondue for appetizer, and for entree, we had the meat fondue.... all absolutely delicious. No complaints! Great ambience! Great place to go with friends, on a date, or even with a group!

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★★★★★

Food is delicious with an amazing menu! There's something for everyone! Ordered mussels and cheese fondue for appetizer, and for entree, we had the meat fondue.... all absolutely delicious. No complaints! Great ambience! Great place to go with friends, on a date, or even with a group!

Pros: best mussels in town

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I have to say that paying $35 for boiled meat is crazy...Partly our fault for being used to a real Meat Fondue (meat cooked in oil) and not paying attention to the menu where it says "served with Beef Broth". We decided to give it a try but were so disappointed that we asked the waiter if anything could be done he could not take any initiative and had to ask the maitre d' . She was not very helpful herself, saying it was indicated in the menu that the meat fondue were served with beef broth . She said she could not do anything. Not very accommodating. We asked her if our meat could be cooked maybe like a stri-fry or with butter in a pan, She reluctantly said yes and came back with a disgusting plate of flavorless cooked meat (as bad as the boiled meat). You have to know the real Meat fondue cooked in hot oil gives the meat a crispiness and delicious flavor that can NOT compare to beef cooked in boiled broth(which doesn't get hot enough).
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have to say that paying $35 for boiled meat is crazy...Partly our fault for being used to a real Meat Fondue (meat cooked in oil) and not paying attention to the menu where it says "served with Beef Broth". We decided to give it a try but were so disappointed that we asked the waiter if anything could be done he could not take any initiative and had to ask the maitre d' . She was not very helpful herself, saying it was indicated in the menu that the meat fondue were served with beef broth . She said she could not do anything. Not very accommodating. We asked her if our meat could be cooked maybe like a stri-fry or with butter in a pan, She reluctantly said yes and came back with a disgusting plate of flavorless cooked meat (as bad as the boiled meat). You have to know the real Meat fondue cooked in hot oil gives the meat a crispiness and delicious flavor that can NOT compare to beef cooked in boiled broth(which doesn't get hot enough).
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Pros: Good Cheese Fondues

Cons: Meat Fondues=Boiled Meat

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I was looking for an interesting choice for a restaurant to celebrate my birthday. I found Swizz through an online search, and obsessively checked as many reviews as possible. (one of the guests in our party is notoriously "difficult" in his food opinions.)
I must say that the entire evening was excellent. From the professionalism to the response of my online reservation, I sensed this would be a great evening, and I was not disappointed. Upon arrival, the host was incredibly warm and charming (and good looking too!) And helped us choose a nice Riesling as we waited for our guests to arrive. We decided to have fondue for each course (Cheese, Chinoise, and Chocolate). The cheese fondue (Napoleon) was gorgeous! It had a perfect consistency and had depth of flavor that was not overpowering. Clearly, excellent quality of ingredients went into the dish. (As a side note, my partner who really hates cheese gave the Napoleon a try and loved it!) and we decided to try the Raclette, which was very good, and a unique taste of the traditional Swiss dish. For Desert, we had the Toblerone and the Jacques Torres. Both of which were both euphoric.
The ambiance of the space is perfectly comfortable, and the staff is incredibly accommodating. A lovely menu without being too fussy. Perfect for conversation and enjoying each other?s company.
This was a great experience. Highly recommended. I'll absolutely return.

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★★★★★

I was looking for an interesting choice for a restaurant to celebrate my birthday. I found Swizz through an online search, and obsessively checked as many reviews as possible. (one of the guests in our party is notoriously "difficult" in his food opinions.)
I must say that the entire evening was excellent. From the professionalism to the response of my online reservation, I sensed this would be a great evening, and I was not disappointed. Upon arrival, the host was incredibly warm and charming (and good looking too!) And helped us choose a nice Riesling as we waited for our guests to arrive. We decided to have fondue for each course (Cheese, Chinoise, and Chocolate). The cheese fondue (Napoleon) was gorgeous! It had a perfect consistency and had depth of flavor that was not overpowering. Clearly, excellent quality of ingredients went into the dish. (As a side note, my partner who really hates cheese gave the Napoleon a try and loved it!) and we decided to try the Raclette, which was very good, and a unique taste of the traditional Swiss dish. For Desert, we had the Toblerone and the Jacques Torres. Both of which were both euphoric.
The ambiance of the space is perfectly comfortable, and the staff is incredibly accommodating. A lovely menu without being too fussy. Perfect for conversation and enjoying each other?s company.
This was a great experience. Highly recommended. I'll absolutely return.

Pros: Excellent food, service, and comfortable ambiance

Cons: none, really.

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The food was very very bland. Our fondue had had almost no flavor, and the sauces were decent but didn't overcome the blandness. It wasn't that the food was bad... it just wasn't really anything. It definitely was not worth the $100 tab for two people. If you're looking to spend this kind of money, I would strongly recommend going elsewhere.

Also, the place smelled like stale cheese.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was very very bland. Our fondue had had almost no flavor, and the sauces were decent but didn't overcome the blandness. It wasn't that the food was bad... it just wasn't really anything. It definitely was not worth the $100 tab for two people. If you're looking to spend this kind of money, I would strongly recommend going elsewhere.

Also, the place smelled like stale cheese.

Pros: The food has no flavor, so it can't taste bad.

Cons: It is extremely overpriced. Expect to pay triple digits for bland food.

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I'm not really a fan. Bad ser vice for one. We ordered a few courses and from appetizers to entrees we had to wait forever. They had cleared one an it was literally 20 minutes before anything else came out. That normal? I know we're supposed to savor the wine but I wasn't e ven that into the wine. I don't know what our server was doing but she seemed more interested in talking to the other servers than in helping us. And they weren't e ven busy so it's completely inexcusable.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm not really a fan. Bad ser vice for one. We ordered a few courses and from appetizers to entrees we had to wait forever. They had cleared one an it was literally 20 minutes before anything else came out. That normal? I know we're supposed to savor the wine but I wasn't e ven that into the wine. I don't know what our server was doing but she seemed more interested in talking to the other servers than in helping us. And they weren't e ven busy so it's completely inexcusable.

Pros: wine

Cons: service

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We went here for a friend's bday to have fondue. The appetizers came and the food was OK. We'd ordered a bottle of wine and I drank about a half glass and my friend about a fourth when we both ended up with fruit flies in our glasses. We alerted who I think was the host - some small, weird Swiss guy. Anyway he basically said he would either give us each a different glass of wine each (remember we still had most of our bottle left), simply remove the flies from the glass and bring them back to us (the most suprising and disgusting option presented) or we would have to pay for a whole new bottle. It was so weird. I've never had an experience like this in a restaurant. Normally they would just replace the bottle no questions asked. We certainly didn't put the flies in our glasses. This little Swiss midget basically told us the flies would just come back so we have to pay fhalf for the open bottle plus the new one. It was really a weird and uncomfortable situation. To the waiter's credit he ended up bringing us glasses of wine and discounted the bottle 15% not what most places would do but better than having a fly removed from your glass and brought back to you.

The food was OK but someone in our group said the fondue smelled like a$$. Later on our stomaches were doing a dance. We probably should have gone to Artisinal but the reviews on here weren't so great so we thought Swizz would be good. Honestly, I would skip this place the food was just OK and this place is just too weird and gross to even bother with. Honestly, with options like we were presented with about the flies who knows what else goes on this place. Yuck. If you want low-key fondue and drinks try Honey on 14th Street.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went here for a friend's bday to have fondue. The appetizers came and the food was OK. We'd ordered a bottle of wine and I drank about a half glass and my friend about a fourth when we both ended up with fruit flies in our glasses. We alerted who I think was the host - some small, weird Swiss guy. Anyway he basically said he would either give us each a different glass of wine each (remember we still had most of our bottle left), simply remove the flies from the glass and bring them back to us (the most suprising and disgusting option presented) or we would have to pay for a whole new bottle. It was so weird. I've never had an experience like this in a restaurant. Normally they would just replace the bottle no questions asked. We certainly didn't put the flies in our glasses. This little Swiss midget basically told us the flies would just come back so we have to pay fhalf for the open bottle plus the new one. It was really a weird and uncomfortable situation. To the waiter's credit he ended up bringing us glasses of wine and discounted the bottle 15% not what most places would do but better than having a fly removed from your glass and brought back to you.

The food was OK but someone in our group said the fondue smelled like a$$. Later on our stomaches were doing a dance. We probably should have gone to Artisinal but the reviews on here weren't so great so we thought Swizz would be good. Honestly, I would skip this place the food was just OK and this place is just too weird and gross to even bother with. Honestly, with options like we were presented with about the flies who knows what else goes on this place. Yuck. If you want low-key fondue and drinks try Honey on 14th Street.

Pros: We have a odd and somewhat funny story to tell and our waiter was nice

Cons: Everything else

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For our girl's night out, my friends and I decided to try Swizz. Could not have chosen better! We each had the fondue with a wine that was suggested by our waiter - delicious. The chocolate dessert fondue was to die for. Great place - will go back!

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★★★★☆

For our girl's night out, my friends and I decided to try Swizz. Could not have chosen better! We each had the fondue with a wine that was suggested by our waiter - delicious. The chocolate dessert fondue was to die for. Great place - will go back!

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I was there on a date and it was an OK setting. It was dark and romantic inside with the red lined walls but it felt overdone. The front area of the bar was cramped but there were plenty of seats in the back.

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★★★☆☆

I was there on a date and it was an OK setting. It was dark and romantic inside with the red lined walls but it felt overdone. The front area of the bar was cramped but there were plenty of seats in the back.

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My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Swizz last Saturday night ...We were celebrating my husband?s Birthday. We started with the chicken-duck and black truffle pate with apple celery salad. Followed by the traditional cheese fondue with apples and air-dried beef. The bottle of white wine from Switzerland, recommended by our waiter, worked perfectly with our amazing fondue. We finished our meal with a wonderful chocolate Toblerone fondue, with Canadian Ice Wine. Our waiter Iqabal was fantastic ? he was well informed, made excellent recommendations and was very attentive. Overall an excellent meal and we?ll be back again soon!!

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★★★★★

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Swizz last Saturday night ...We were celebrating my husband?s Birthday. We started with the chicken-duck and black truffle pate with apple celery salad. Followed by the traditional cheese fondue with apples and air-dried beef. The bottle of white wine from Switzerland, recommended by our waiter, worked perfectly with our amazing fondue. We finished our meal with a wonderful chocolate Toblerone fondue, with Canadian Ice Wine. Our waiter Iqabal was fantastic ? he was well informed, made excellent recommendations and was very attentive. Overall an excellent meal and we?ll be back again soon!!

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First of all, I was impressed before we even arrived at Swizz as they let us make a reservation for after the theatre, during the week, at 11:15pm. Granted, it wasn't busy when we arrived and I was sure we'd feel rushed but I was wrong. The server was very friendly and accommodating and made sure that we had everything we needed. The food was amazing -- a salad and the fondue was enough to satisfy our appetites which was disappointing in a way because we would have loved to try the dessert fondue. I'm sure that we will return the next time we're fortunate enough to get back to the city.

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★★★★★

First of all, I was impressed before we even arrived at Swizz as they let us make a reservation for after the theatre, during the week, at 11:15pm. Granted, it wasn't busy when we arrived and I was sure we'd feel rushed but I was wrong. The server was very friendly and accommodating and made sure that we had everything we needed. The food was amazing -- a salad and the fondue was enough to satisfy our appetites which was disappointing in a way because we would have loved to try the dessert fondue. I'm sure that we will return the next time we're fortunate enough to get back to the city.

Pros: Great food and friendly service

Cons: none

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I took a couple out of town guests for dinner at Swizz last Saturday night and YUMMY!!! We really enjoyed everything we ate and drank.

The Steamed P.E.I Mussels were phenomenal as was the Caser Salad we enjoyed before our fondue pots arrived at our table. We ordered the Traditional (for 3) and the waiter was kind enough to suggest we also order the Herb (for 1) just to try it. We got dried beef, broccoli, potatoes, apples, and sausage to go with them and everything was great - the dried beef was just as I remembered it being in France, the sausage was cooked perfectly, the herb fondue with broccoli or the potatoes was a nice variation and I'll def. try it again and the apples never browned (they have at other fondue places that didn't use lemon juice or another preservative).

We ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list and enjoyed it very much, although we hadn't noticed that the back of our food menu contained three pages of wine separated by region, color and price. We ordered our second bottle off of this menu and it was better than the first for $15 less - tricky tricky.

Our only complaint was the Matire d'. Bless him because he certainly was working hard and putting out fires left and right, figuratively and literally (someone caught their napkin on fire and he calmy carried it outside to put it out). However, when we arrived 5 min. before our reservation (made 4 days in advance) he wasn't so calm. The restaurant seemed to have overbooked and he had to ask an already seated couple to move in order to accommodate us. We were seated near the door and although the table was lovely - we were facing the frazzled maire'd all night and the stress felt somewhat contagious. I recommend requesting a table downstairs when you reserve. If we go back, which we probably will, the downstairs was a much nicer environment.

Also, the bathroom upstairs could really use some work - think I-95, middle of nowhere, gas station bathroom... yuck.

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★★★★☆

I took a couple out of town guests for dinner at Swizz last Saturday night and YUMMY!!! We really enjoyed everything we ate and drank.

The Steamed P.E.I Mussels were phenomenal as was the Caser Salad we enjoyed before our fondue pots arrived at our table. We ordered the Traditional (for 3) and the waiter was kind enough to suggest we also order the Herb (for 1) just to try it. We got dried beef, broccoli, potatoes, apples, and sausage to go with them and everything was great - the dried beef was just as I remembered it being in France, the sausage was cooked perfectly, the herb fondue with broccoli or the potatoes was a nice variation and I'll def. try it again and the apples never browned (they have at other fondue places that didn't use lemon juice or another preservative).

We ordered a bottle of wine from the wine list and enjoyed it very much, although we hadn't noticed that the back of our food menu contained three pages of wine separated by region, color and price. We ordered our second bottle off of this menu and it was better than the first for $15 less - tricky tricky.

Our only complaint was the Matire d'. Bless him because he certainly was working hard and putting out fires left and right, figuratively and literally (someone caught their napkin on fire and he calmy carried it outside to put it out). However, when we arrived 5 min. before our reservation (made 4 days in advance) he wasn't so calm. The restaurant seemed to have overbooked and he had to ask an already seated couple to move in order to accommodate us. We were seated near the door and although the table was lovely - we were facing the frazzled maire'd all night and the stress felt somewhat contagious. I recommend requesting a table downstairs when you reserve. If we go back, which we probably will, the downstairs was a much nicer environment.

Also, the bathroom upstairs could really use some work - think I-95, middle of nowhere, gas station bathroom... yuck.

Pros: Traditional Fondue, Wine Selection, Menu Variety, Romantic,

Cons: Disgusting Bathroom, Overbooking, Somewhat Frazzled Staff, Long Wait for Food

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I am a bit of a fondue-hunter in the city, especially when it comes to dessert fondues. Who could imagine how great Toblerone fondue could be??

The staff at Swizz are exceptional attentive, and very kind. While the fondue platters are meant to serve only 2 people, they were quick to accommodate our party of three and adjust the amount (and price) of the platter accordingly. Based on the service, I was actually surprised that this place wasn't completely packed and bursting at the seams. I guess its our little secret! ;)

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★★★★★

I am a bit of a fondue-hunter in the city, especially when it comes to dessert fondues. Who could imagine how great Toblerone fondue could be??

The staff at Swizz are exceptional attentive, and very kind. While the fondue platters are meant to serve only 2 people, they were quick to accommodate our party of three and adjust the amount (and price) of the platter accordingly. Based on the service, I was actually surprised that this place wasn't completely packed and bursting at the seams. I guess its our little secret! ;)

Pros: Staff, Ambience, Food, Service

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Terrible experience! Eighteen of us went there for a dinner party. Everything was fine until the end when the bill came. Since we had a large party, they included the gratuity on the check, which was expected. However, we realized they added the tip on the total after tax, not the subtotal, which essentially meant we had to pay about $175 more. The manager was rude and obnoxious when we brought this to his attention and claimed that there was nothing he could do about it. None of us had ever experienced that before.
I would never ever go back there, especially with a large party. The food wasn't so delicious to warrant such an attitude. In addition, it's kind of gross that the only bathroom is in the kitchen.

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★☆☆☆☆

Terrible experience! Eighteen of us went there for a dinner party. Everything was fine until the end when the bill came. Since we had a large party, they included the gratuity on the check, which was expected. However, we realized they added the tip on the total after tax, not the subtotal, which essentially meant we had to pay about $175 more. The manager was rude and obnoxious when we brought this to his attention and claimed that there was nothing he could do about it. None of us had ever experienced that before.
I would never ever go back there, especially with a large party. The food wasn't so delicious to warrant such an attitude. In addition, it's kind of gross that the only bathroom is in the kitchen.

Pros: chocolate fondue for dessert

Cons: the manager's attitude

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We had a nice dinner on a wednessday night. It was not very crowded but we still made a reservation. We had a pleasent experience except the line for the one bathroom was quite long. All we wanted to do was wash are hands, but there is only one restroom for both men and women. The host was very friendly, and accomadating. The food was very good, quite heavy but it's what you'd expect when eating so much cheese and chocolate. We had the swiss cheese onion toast to start and we really liked it...tastes like french onion soup without the broth. We also had the weiner scnitzel which was fantastic with a sqeeze of lemon on it since it did not come with the usual brown sauce. The toblerone chocolate fondue was delicious! Our waiter was cordial but not extremely nice. He seemed a bit irritated all night which I feel he should have tried better to cover up. Even if he was in a bad mood he should not have made that known to us. Our interaction with him was a bit awkward. Not sure if that's a reason to avoid the place though, because it was a really nice meal, and fun for something different.
PS It smells like cheese fondue the minute you walk in, you might smell of the place well after you leave.

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★★★★☆

We had a nice dinner on a wednessday night. It was not very crowded but we still made a reservation. We had a pleasent experience except the line for the one bathroom was quite long. All we wanted to do was wash are hands, but there is only one restroom for both men and women. The host was very friendly, and accomadating. The food was very good, quite heavy but it's what you'd expect when eating so much cheese and chocolate. We had the swiss cheese onion toast to start and we really liked it...tastes like french onion soup without the broth. We also had the weiner scnitzel which was fantastic with a sqeeze of lemon on it since it did not come with the usual brown sauce. The toblerone chocolate fondue was delicious! Our waiter was cordial but not extremely nice. He seemed a bit irritated all night which I feel he should have tried better to cover up. Even if he was in a bad mood he should not have made that known to us. Our interaction with him was a bit awkward. Not sure if that's a reason to avoid the place though, because it was a really nice meal, and fun for something different.
PS It smells like cheese fondue the minute you walk in, you might smell of the place well after you leave.

Pros: really good food

Cons: one bathroom

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This is a top 10 place in every single way. It's probably the best customer service my gf and I have ever had (we went for a Valentine's Day dinner), the fondue was incredible, the prices were fair, the decor was really nice. They go the extra touch...hiring knowledgable and friendly Swiss staff and waiters.
A Totally Hidden Secret, as it's just off 8th avenue and most people miss it.
This is a place worth giving your business to - the best fondue + the best customer service alone. Go here and impress someone special.

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★★★★★

This is a top 10 place in every single way. It's probably the best customer service my gf and I have ever had (we went for a Valentine's Day dinner), the fondue was incredible, the prices were fair, the decor was really nice. They go the extra touch...hiring knowledgable and friendly Swiss staff and waiters.
A Totally Hidden Secret, as it's just off 8th avenue and most people miss it.
This is a place worth giving your business to - the best fondue + the best customer service alone. Go here and impress someone special.

Pros: Fondue, fondue, fondue ~ yum!

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We had a party here, and it was terrific. The management did everything possible to make the event run flawlessly, and as a result, everyone told us that they loved the food and the place, and asked how we had found it. The room is pretty and warm, with brick walls and a floor to ceiling set of shelves with wines, and the service attentive but unobstrusive. We had raclette, which was excellent, and chocolate fondue, both milk and dark, served with chunks of fresh fruit and, a bit oddly, marshmallows, for dipping. The cheese in the raclette was excellent, brought in from the region of Switzerland that makes it best. The Swiss wine was excellent: Hemingway was right! If you are up for simple but excellent Swiss food and wine, you've found it.

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★★★★★

We had a party here, and it was terrific. The management did everything possible to make the event run flawlessly, and as a result, everyone told us that they loved the food and the place, and asked how we had found it. The room is pretty and warm, with brick walls and a floor to ceiling set of shelves with wines, and the service attentive but unobstrusive. We had raclette, which was excellent, and chocolate fondue, both milk and dark, served with chunks of fresh fruit and, a bit oddly, marshmallows, for dipping. The cheese in the raclette was excellent, brought in from the region of Switzerland that makes it best. The Swiss wine was excellent: Hemingway was right! If you are up for simple but excellent Swiss food and wine, you've found it.

Pros: food, ambience, service

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for me a good fondue is just cheese and wine cooked together, and then the sides (potatoes, cured ham ...). At Swizz, there is something in the fondue that should not be there (bad cheese? Flour maybe? Or some other starch ... ) ... as a result it will not be unforgettable.

On the other hand, the staff was very friendly and place rather nice for Times Square (although a bit cramped). we were a group of 10 and the place is just perfect for groups.

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★★★☆☆

for me a good fondue is just cheese and wine cooked together, and then the sides (potatoes, cured ham ...). At Swizz, there is something in the fondue that should not be there (bad cheese? Flour maybe? Or some other starch ... ) ... as a result it will not be unforgettable.

On the other hand, the staff was very friendly and place rather nice for Times Square (although a bit cramped). we were a group of 10 and the place is just perfect for groups.

Pros: Friendly, nice for Times Square

Cons: Average food

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I went to Swizz with my 14y daughter and her friend. We had a great time. The fondue was listed as an appetizer but it could be a meal. We had the chocolate fondue for dessert. Both were exquisite. The cheese was so good. It comes with bread cubes but we added sausage and broccoli. The dessert was wonderful. We ordered the large but didn't finish it. The wine selection was exceptional.

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★★★★★

I went to Swizz with my 14y daughter and her friend. We had a great time. The fondue was listed as an appetizer but it could be a meal. We had the chocolate fondue for dessert. Both were exquisite. The cheese was so good. It comes with bread cubes but we added sausage and broccoli. The dessert was wonderful. We ordered the large but didn't finish it. The wine selection was exceptional.

Pros: different kind of dining experience

Cons: there is not one Philadelphia

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My partner and I went to Swizz for our 5th Anniversary. We used to live in Switzerland and were craving a good fondue. Swizz definately provided the flavor. While there is only 1 fondue on the menu (it's moie-moie), it's quite good. Unfortunately, there wasn't even enough cheese in ours for us to get through all the bread they gave us. They also didn't scrape the cheese at the bottom (which is the best part and is always done in Swizterland.) But for an American experience, it was more than pleasant. The wine menu is also good, with a large selection for $25. We finished it all off with the Jacque Torres chocolate fondue which was equisite (though I'm still trying to figure out why a restaurant called Swizz would use american chocolate). All in all, I would definately recommend it, it was good food for a good price.

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★★★★★

My partner and I went to Swizz for our 5th Anniversary. We used to live in Switzerland and were craving a good fondue. Swizz definately provided the flavor. While there is only 1 fondue on the menu (it's moie-moie), it's quite good. Unfortunately, there wasn't even enough cheese in ours for us to get through all the bread they gave us. They also didn't scrape the cheese at the bottom (which is the best part and is always done in Swizterland.) But for an American experience, it was more than pleasant. The wine menu is also good, with a large selection for $25. We finished it all off with the Jacque Torres chocolate fondue which was equisite (though I'm still trying to figure out why a restaurant called Swizz would use american chocolate). All in all, I would definately recommend it, it was good food for a good price.

Pros: Food, Prices

Cons: Portion sizes

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You'd hope on Valentine's Day they'd have a few extra servers on hand - didn't get water for 20 minutes, first course for an hour after seated. Food was excellent though and (almost) worth the wait. Just wish the service had been up to par, as it really put a damper on the romance factor. Check it out, but not when you know it'll be busy!

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★★★★☆

You'd hope on Valentine's Day they'd have a few extra servers on hand - didn't get water for 20 minutes, first course for an hour after seated. Food was excellent though and (almost) worth the wait. Just wish the service had been up to par, as it really put a damper on the romance factor. Check it out, but not when you know it'll be busy!

Pros: Fab fondue, decor

Cons: slow service

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I just hosted a bridal shower for 14 ppl at Swizz--and it was perfect! We reserved the wine cave (a private party room) and it was the perfect setting for a small shower. Everyone loved the food (you must have the chocolate fondue) and the service was great. I would definitely go back there again.

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★★★★★

I just hosted a bridal shower for 14 ppl at Swizz--and it was perfect! We reserved the wine cave (a private party room) and it was the perfect setting for a small shower. Everyone loved the food (you must have the chocolate fondue) and the service was great. I would definitely go back there again.

Pros: Food, Ambience

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Awesome place in every way. The service is flawless, the prices are decent, the scene is serene, the theme is unique, and the food is fabulous. The basement is a nice intimate area to dine and the music is decent. Anyone who is looking for something different should come here for the perfect date, the group outing, or the curious palette.

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★★★★★

Awesome place in every way. The service is flawless, the prices are decent, the scene is serene, the theme is unique, and the food is fabulous. The basement is a nice intimate area to dine and the music is decent. Anyone who is looking for something different should come here for the perfect date, the group outing, or the curious palette.

Pros: Prices, Service, Decor

Cons: Hidden

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Theres something for everyone on the menu, everything from a simple pasta to crazy swiss meals that ive never heard of. You cant go wrong because everything is good. Any bottle of wine is $22, red or white. Tips: request to site in the wine sellar, it is more secluded and ambience is much more romantic. Feel free to ask the staff any questions, because they are very helpful, everyone was extremely nice. very good place to take a girlfriend. our meal ended up being around $80 including an app 2 meals a bottle of wine and desert that we shared

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★★★★★

Theres something for everyone on the menu, everything from a simple pasta to crazy swiss meals that ive never heard of. You cant go wrong because everything is good. Any bottle of wine is $22, red or white. Tips: request to site in the wine sellar, it is more secluded and ambience is much more romantic. Feel free to ask the staff any questions, because they are very helpful, everyone was extremely nice. very good place to take a girlfriend. our meal ended up being around $80 including an app 2 meals a bottle of wine and desert that we shared

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We dined here recently and had a fantastic evening! The staff were all friendly.....and knowlegable. The menu is different with cheese raclette, various fondues and has enough choice to satisfy everyone. One very interesting concept a "wall of wine" mostly California..some Swiss wines...all $22 a bottle and many names that you know, in addition to a regular list by the glass and bottle. I had venison with dumplings that was the best I have ever had...the others had salmon that was well prepared. Desert and Swiss coffee...a thank you from the chef...I could go on but it was great. Lots of people making their way to the wine bar downstairs. And yes we even got a tour of their wine cave that they apparently use for groups and special events. We dine out regularly....quality, good portions, friendly staff...what else could you want?

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★★★★★

We dined here recently and had a fantastic evening! The staff were all friendly.....and knowlegable. The menu is different with cheese raclette, various fondues and has enough choice to satisfy everyone. One very interesting concept a "wall of wine" mostly California..some Swiss wines...all $22 a bottle and many names that you know, in addition to a regular list by the glass and bottle. I had venison with dumplings that was the best I have ever had...the others had salmon that was well prepared. Desert and Swiss coffee...a thank you from the chef...I could go on but it was great. Lots of people making their way to the wine bar downstairs. And yes we even got a tour of their wine cave that they apparently use for groups and special events. We dine out regularly....quality, good portions, friendly staff...what else could you want?

Pros: Quality of food, Reasonable wine price, Great Service

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Both the Cheese and the Chocolate Fondue are the best around! They have a great wine list to compliment thier Swiss-American menu. I had the special (Venison) and it was fantastic! I try not to eat it often because if not cooked correctly, it can be "gamey" but this was very tender and juicy! Staff was amazing, the chef even came to ask how our meal was! Very Classy!

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★★★★★

Both the Cheese and the Chocolate Fondue are the best around! They have a great wine list to compliment thier Swiss-American menu. I had the special (Venison) and it was fantastic! I try not to eat it often because if not cooked correctly, it can be "gamey" but this was very tender and juicy! Staff was amazing, the chef even came to ask how our meal was! Very Classy!

Pros: Fondue, Wine List, Friendly Staff

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A welcoming, open facade leads to a bi-level interior decorated gallery-style with the works of noted local artists such as James de la Vega. Wine is prominent, either in pours from the subterranean wine cave or as…

 

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