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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
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  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner with atmosphere in Luzern

we spent a bit of time looking for a restaurant walking in the older part of town. We were pleased that we came upon this establishment that was closed to the river. The waiters spoke English and were attentive and friendly. I enjoyed the veal with white asparagus in a hollandaise source and my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jim L
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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

we spent a bit of time looking for a restaurant walking in the older part of town. We were pleased that we came upon this establishment that was closed to the river. The waiters spoke English and were attentive and friendly. I enjoyed the veal with white asparagus in a hollandaise source and my partner had lamb chops. Both were... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a lovely meal complete with candlelight. My husband had the lamb and was quite pleased and I had the grilled salmon which was delicious. We started by sharing the white asparagus which had the best homemade hollandaise sauce. Good meal, and good service. We ate at 6 when the restaurant and watched the tables fill up. We were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This Is really a great restaurant to find in Luzern. Design look and feel are French Brasserie. However, this is as far as it goes. We were a party of 3. We ordered a large bottle of Water, still, and received small bottles with no explanation, talked about a Gin and Tonic, But Finally ordered Champagne as It was recommended,... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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