Anyone who says restaurants can either have good views or good food but not both hasn’t been to this vintage Stübli and inn located at the end of the Alpine road in the picturesque village of Riemenstalden. In summer, grab a seat on its terrace, which overlooks a postcardworthy valley on the Schwyz side of the border dividing the Uri and Schwyz cantons. It’s been run by the Gisler family since the 1950s and bestowed with Michelin’s Bib Gourmand label, given to restaurants with exceptional value. The dining room’s wood walls deliver a cozy mountain atmosphere, but its food is a notch above the rest: raw julienned mushrooms sprinkled with vinegar, vol-au-vents filled with creamed vegetables, mouthwatering Alpine macaroni, and local lamb with Rösti (hash browns). Don’t miss the Alp-size homemade-ice-cream "coupes" or the gourmet shop selling local cheeses, sausages, house-made dressings, and hunks of Alpine butter coated in wildflowers.
By Adam H. Graham, AFAR Contributor
Restaurant Kaiserstock, Dörfli 2, 6452 Riemenstalden, Switzerland
+41 41 820 10 32