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Old Swiss House

Lowenplatz 4, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
041 410 61 71
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Ranked #11 of 254 restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $25
Cuisines: Swiss
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Horw/Luzern/Schweiz
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Beautifull Restaurants and wonderfull hosts. Many antiques on tables and walls. The pictures of world famouse guests. I allways bring my foreign visitors to this Restaurant and mostly they choose the famouse Wiener Schnitzel prepared next to the table.

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

well, the restaurant has his price, but it is worth to make a visit for lunch or dinner, or eaven for a drink in the afternoon.

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Basel, Switzerland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

On a friend's recommendation, I took guests here last night, and two of us had the Wienerschnitzel. Absolutely delicious! Don't miss it if you're in Lucerne. The restaurant is pretty formal, but the staff is very friendly and not stiff at all. Surprisingly, the meal was not exceptionally expensive by Swiss standards. Really good value for money. We never had... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

I'm lucky to be able to eat here once a year and it is always the highlight of dining in lucerne. I usually start with the asparagus soup but decided on the lobster bisque instead. It was magnificent. Of course, it was followed by the world class wienerschnitschel. I managed to finish the whole thing and the waiter even made... More

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padova
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

We went there because of good reviews of TA. We sit down at the table at 12:15pm and in 15 minutes we received our appetizers..but then..unbelievable..till 2:10pm for the main course..and when we said to the maitre that with two children we obviously could not wait so much he didn't anything..nothing to say about food quality, but portions are small,... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Several years ago, we were at this restaurant and found it to be very good. Last february, my husband and I returned for lunch and, frankly, were quite disapointed. It now looks like a genuine tourist trap. The service is very slow. The waitresses, probably knowing that you are a tourist and shall not return , at least for several... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Superb atmosphere, very attentive service. Excellent quality food Could not fault anything. You get what you pay for - no doubt at all. Would highly recommend it and go there again & again.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

amazing experience with very friendly staff. Expensive of course (what's new, this is Lucerne) but will be memorable experience especially if you try the at-your -table cooked schnitzel. Not recommended for anyone on a diet...they cook it in butter...yummy The interior décor is very Swiss classic so no jeans or shorts but no need for a suit and tie either.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. It was an unforgettable experience. The Swiss House is timber framed, over 150 years old, genuine 18th century decor. The restaurant boasts Roger Federer,the Clinton's and Gorbachev amongst its previous guests. The waiters are dressed in traditional swiss clothes, giving a Heidi-feel to the experience. When you first sit down and they offer you... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I've done lots of reviews on Trip Advisor, but haven't clicked yes on the "Is this one of the best meals you've ever had" button but one other time! The Old Swiss House was definitely one of the best meals I ever had, as well as, the other 3 persons in my party. 2 of us ordered the schnitzel specialty... More

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