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Restaurant Geissmatt

St.-Karli-Strasse 13A, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
413611313
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Ranked #1 of 270 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Recommended by Trip Advisor, we went there when we visited Lucerne in June. It is a small and friendly restaurant, and we were warmly welcomed by the restaurant owner. No there was only a set menu with no choice, the food was wonderful and with nice presentation. The Salad was particularly fresh and tasty while the steak was juicy and... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Been there twice, and the food was decent, but hospitality lacked the basics. Telling the chef that the meat was not really tender earned a not-so-nice-reply: Not everyone likes sous-vide. Well, I happen to know that I do like it and that if done the right way, the meat is tender as hell. But well, the owner couldn't handle my... More

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Haworth, New Jersey
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

There is good food and then there is great food. This was great food. The menu is 5 courses and is pre-set. Along with a chef's offering, there is salad, pasta, entree, cheese and dessert. The entree we had was veal with potatoes and arugula. It was the best, most tender veal I think I have ever had, with a... More

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plam beach county fl
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Luckily we found this gem, as we were walking from the hotel Montana and happened upon 3 men 2 of whom of whom were Tuscan wine producers and the other was the rep..and were headed there. We walked in with them .got inside and was like old home week..warm greetings while the outside was booked up weeks in advance, we... More

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Paris, France
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

the restaurant is supposed to be open until late. the opening hours on the doors are until 11pm. I arrived there at 9.50 and they refused to sit me. they were neither welcoming nor helpful. the 'late night' mention should be removed.

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Sale, Victoria, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The food is delicious, great wine and the staff are excellent. The owner is a real character who will entertain you. Try their local Geissmatt beer if they have it in stock.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great italian traditional/family food, one menu (possible variations for vegetarian), a lot of food overall. Make sure you're very hungry, flexible (since you can't really chose what you eat) and expect high quality family food, not gourmet food.

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Israel
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at this restaurant in May. Our table wasn't ready when we arrived, but we were seated at another table and served an appetizer while we waited for ours. Our servers couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is one of gaiety. They made us feel so welcome. The... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Going to Geissmatt for dinner is an experience like no other. Bruno, his wife and their friendly staff make you feel as though you are dining in their home. Don't bother asking for a menu. Just let them bring you the food. Everything is superb and very fresh. You can't go wrong with this place!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent experience. Writing this 1 hour after my dinner. Plan for at least 2 hours of eating pleasure. we went on a wednesday night and it was packed. No reservation and you were not being seated. We made ours the day before. I went with the four coarse prefix, which was priced at 69 chf. ( See further down for... More

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