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Hofgarten

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Stadthofstrasse 14, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
041 410 88 88
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious asparagus ravioli!

Since asparagus was in season, we had to have the special. We were not disappointed- the pasta was paper thin and cooked to perfection. We were seated in front of the kitchen and were entertained by the chefs. What a group of masters! Thanks for the great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Pam D
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Mississauga
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Mississauga
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Since asparagus was in season, we had to have the special. We were not disappointed- the pasta was paper thin and cooked to perfection. We were seated in front of the kitchen and were entertained by the chefs. What a group of masters! Thanks for the great service.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is a real surprise given the touristic environment and crowds. The service is personal and friendly. People give you a real smile and attention. Setup is comfortable and mix between a brasserie and easy restaurant style. Slightly modern but with better chairs a longer dinner definitely would be more comfortable. In any case the portion are serious so... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As per Tripadvisor they are the top 7 of Luzern so our expectation is very high. However with such expensive price I think their food could be better. We tried the veal which was not that soft. The beef tartare was a bit too sour for me. The prawn and the cream soup were ok. Their waitress was nice. The... More 

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Waverly, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I teased the servers (We had 2) that I didn't really want to do a review. For selfishly, if this restaurant gets the recognition it deserves and earns, it could be difficult to get a table. We were genuinely treated like heads of state, royalty, or someone special rather than just another customer. If someone ate the last piece of... More 

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Luzern
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As a local I join the lovely atmosphere of the Hofgarten regularly. The staff is very friendly and the food really delicious - especially the Beef Tatar, which is prepared at the table (your choice, how spicy you like it  !!). I love the 3 different “faces” of the Hofgarten: the front part reminds on a bistro with open... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a lovely dinner at this restaurant. The food was lovely, and staff were helpful and friendly. I would definitely go back again to this lovely place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This is next door to the Hof Church and the Rebstock - where we also had a wonderful meal and now at the Hofgarten - WOW excellent lunch with great value - you can see all the food is from the finest quality and prepared with real care - lots of small touches of class. This is great value for... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had been travelling over 20 hours and arrived at the hotel where we were staying for two nights. Asked if we needed to make a reservation for dinner and Julia the receptionist said "we always make room for our guests". My husband and I each had a different first course salad that was one of the best salads I... More 

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san francisc, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I'm always a little skeptical about highly touted restaurants in very touristy areas. Hofgarten was a very lovely surprise. The setting is serene, the service impeccable, and the food delicious and surprising (pureed lentil soup? amazing). And the prices were reasonable. Put this HIGH on your list. I would go again.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My husband and I wanted to sample some of the local cuisine and our daughter, a resident of Lucerne, recommended this restaurant to us. We both enjoyed our meals and could not find fault with anything. The service was excellent even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Our waiter made us feel welcome, the atmosphere is great and this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stadthofstrasse 14, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 041 410 88 88

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