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Stadthofstrasse 14, Lucerne CH-6006, Switzerland
041 410 88 88
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Ranked #8 of 278 Restaurants in Lucerne
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My second visit to Lucerne and the best meal I had in this city so far. Service by the wait staffs is impeccable - cheerful, attentive but not intrusive. Food is excellent too - the standouts are the braised veal and lamb rack. Price is very reasonable in Lucerne's standard and good value of money spent.

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Phoenix Arizona
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Went here as part of a business conference with a large group. Wait staff was extremely capable. The soup (some sort of squash base I think) and dessert courses were particularly great. Had a pino bianco wine that was excellent. A good atmosphere for conversation. It was about a 20 min walk from the lake/river touristy areas but would be... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal with great service from Zuelinda! The red polenta was ver tasty and the Austrian Pinot Noir was superb. We couldn't stop eating the bread! Try this place. You won't be disappointed. If you are only an english speaker they welcome you warmly as well. John

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We chose this restaurant based on TA reviews and it's proximity to our accommodation. It's quiet little restaurant, but well furnished. We were greeted at the door by a charismatic waiter who immediately picked up on the fact we don't speak German and was warm and welcoming. We chose the veal shank (all organic and sourced locally), and the chilli... More 

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carlsbad ca
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We had dinner here after reading reviews on TA. Carsten was our waiter and he stole the show. Charming attentive and extremely helpful he helped us choose the seasonal soup and venison. He had a great sense of humor and even gave us an umberella since rain was in the forcast for the next day. The food was good and... More 

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PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided on the Hofgarten for our first night stay through other tripadvisor reviews and the fact they could accommodate gluten free meals. We walked in without a reservation and were greeted warmly. The interior restaurant is intimate and a nice setting for a romantic meal. Our waitress was very nice and spoke at least three different... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Discovered this place via Tripadvisor - was hanging out near the lake and ran tripadvisor for restaurants near me and this one popped out first. Fresh and tasty food - is my one line review for this place. Cosy atmosphere and good wines to top it all. I had the beef strips with rice and potatoes - all of which... More 

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

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