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Brasserie Chez Bodu

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner in Luzern

While walking through the old town streets in Luzern looking for a place for dinner we stumbled upon the Brasserie Bodu. Although we didn't have a reservation, we were immediately shown to a white clothed table and offered a pre-dinner drink. The menu, while not extensive, is varied and will cover... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bucharest, Romania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

While walking through the old town streets in Luzern looking for a place for dinner we stumbled upon the Brasserie Bodu. Although we didn't have a reservation, we were immediately shown to a white clothed table and offered a pre-dinner drink. The menu, while not extensive, is varied and will cover most tastes. We opted not to have starters and... More 

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Engelberg, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been going to Bodu for many years, not that we're frequent fine diners, but when we do want something more than the ordinary, then we usually end up here. I like the fact that you can have a very nice meal, white table cloth, good wine without it costing an arm and a leg as it would in other... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For the best (and only in my opinion) brasserie in Luzern, head over to Joel (see my other review). The menu is trying to look authentic, but it doesn't taste it. The staff appears transient, and do not have that "Brasserie" style. The atmosphere matches the rest. Pass.

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Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Even though we did not have a reservation, we were greeted graciously and fortunately seated right away. We noticed many local Swiss in the restaurant; glad that we were not in the typical tourist stop. We felt immediately that we were in Paris again. Service was excellent as was the food. Best escargot I have had in a long time!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice location, nice ambiance and good food, but service absolutely abandoned us after someone (not our server) delivered main course. We were drinking wine by the glass and never were offered a second (glasses empty from main course delivery). When we finished our main course, we waited 15 minutes for our plates to be cleared. When we mentioned dessert, it... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very good and tasty food - service staff very friendly and charming! Will definitively be there again. If you make reservation, ask to sit in the main restaurant or terrace and not in the little room aside.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After eating in a less ideal restaurant, we were recommended this charming French restaurant. Due to brasserie style the tables are close together but it was not over full so not too noisy and overheard. The food was excellent even for a veggie. Wine and food as good as it gets. Lucerne service is not over friendly, but was acceptable.... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stumbled upon this place by accident when looking for a place to have dinner last Saturday night, and we were pleasantly surprised. It is a traditional French brasserie, very cozy and inviting ambience. Although we are generally very disappointed with restaurant service in Lucerne, our waitress was helpful, friendly, and warm. We decided to follow her advice regarding the... More 

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Toronto
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

in a maze of rooms one of which has a river view they serve up well done classic bistro food. Popular with the locals there is one room that looks out on the river which is worth getting a seat in if you can.

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Arlington, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

the menu, the preparations and the setting add up to a pleasant experience; the quality is good and the prices are appropriate; the service was just fine!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lucerne, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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