Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill
5010 4 St NE
Calgary AB T2K 5X8
Phone: 403 275 1642
After repeatedly hearing radio advertisements for the new Summer Sensations meal, we made plans to dine out at Swiss Chalet. At dinner time on a Sunday night, the Swiss Chalet at McKnight Boulevard & 4th Street NE was packed with customers, yet we were still seated immediately.
The atmosphere at this Swiss Chalet restaurant is on the old-fashioned side, which could be intentional given that the customers tend to be from an older generation.
Service was efficient right from the start, and our food arrived after a short wait. The Summer Sensations meal ($11.99) includes a quarter chicken, salad (spinach or tomato-cucumber), a choice of side, and a sundae or pie for dessert.
Uniquely among restaurants, Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill offers a choice of white or dark meat when you order chicken. We chose dark and were happy we did. The chicken was perfectly cooked, slightly juicy, and very flavorful. The salads looked and tasted fresh (we thought spinach was a better choice than tomato-cucumber). The side of fries was a bit overcooked but still tasted good. The side of vegetables was somewhat bland (needing table pepper) but at least not drenched in butter. All in all, each Summer Sensations meal was more than enough to fill one stomach.
Dessert was still to come. I chose the sundae (vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge, whipped cream, cinnamon sugar, cherry on top). It was good, but the fudge was poorly mixed in, either sitting on top or stuck on the bottom. My friend chose the pecan pie, warmed up. The pie filling - buttery, sweet, nutty - really hit the spot.
Last thoughts: We had a great dinner experience at the Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill. The staff were extremely courteous, the food was good, and the meal was excellent value. Judging from the full house that night, many others agree. I will definitely keep this restaurant in mind the next time I feel like chicken.