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Brasserie Chez Bodu

Lucerne, Switzerland
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Ranked #78 of 253 restaurants in Lucerne
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Mar 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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41 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Madrid, Spain
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

They ave a very nice terrace overlooking the river, but it is too small and cannot accept a table for more than 4 people.We ate at the outside courtyard which is in fact the street with a small side view to the river. The food was good, but super expensive and the waiters were nice but quite incompetent. The service... More

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We turned up fairly early in the evening saying we would be back at 7pm and would they have a table on the terrace for us? They thought not but in the end there was one available up on the first floor overlooking the river and the road along it. The food was delicious but our waitress seemed to suffering... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I had dinner at this restaurant while on a two-week business trip to Lucerne. I ate in the outdoor courtyard, which was pleasant. The bread, salads, entrees, desserts and wine were all good. I would recommend this restaurant.

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205 reviews 205 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The concierge at the Art Deco Hotel Montana suggested this restaurant. I was somewhat concerned about some of the reviews which mentioned the smoky bar since I believe smoking is permitted in Lucerne restaurants and my husband and I detest smoking in restaurants. You do have to enter the restaurant through the smoky bar, but once inside the dining area... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Having eaten in Paris, I can say that the food is comparable at Brasserie Bodu. The one thing for me that I did not like, was that, like in Paris, there is lots of smoking inside. In fact, when my husband and I first walked in someone was smoking a cigar. I am not French so it bothers me a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We did not have a reservation and there was no free table, fair enough but the welcome was not nice at all and I am glad we had lunch somewhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Went solo on a Friday night after reading about the steak tartare. The atmosphere was very Parisian, the service was very attentive and the steak tartarew (spicy) was one of the best I've ever had. I went back for lunch with a friend 2 days later and also had the mussels. Fantastic place, highly recommend it.

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31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

The food was quite good, although not special enough to stick in the mind a few days later. But the real treat is eating on the small balcony overlooking the river walk, watching the diners and strolling people below, with the sun setting. Avoid the courtyard tables out front, because trucks park in the plaza and there's no view. Likewise,... More

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