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Old Swiss House

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Lowenplatz 4, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
041 410 61 71
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dinner and Schnitzel

Had dinner here last night based on the great recommendations. As others have said it is pricey but worth it. The Wiener Schnitzel may be the best I have ever had. Didn't have room for the desert.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Joe D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here last night based on the great recommendations. As others have said it is pricey but worth it. The Wiener Schnitzel may be the best I have ever had. Didn't have room for the desert.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The House is beautiful, though the inside is a bit dark and heavy. The food is good but it comes at a price.

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Miami
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Everything we had was amazing! We started with the tuna and then had the table side Wiener schnitzel with noodles. It was delicious and the service was great. All kinds of antiques and beautiful silver serving pieces. A great old world experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great environment. The food was delicious. Service was very good and tons of wine to choose from. Love when they cook the Schnitzel in front of you. Chocolate mousse was excellent, and I don't like chocolate mousse. That good it was. I will visit again. Btw the owner welcomes you. She is really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On our way to visit the falling lyon, we found this beautiful place that deserves a visit in itself. We didn't eat but they were cooking outside and everything looked dElicious! The building has been a restaurant since the XVIIc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

For a taste of true Swiss food don't miss this place. The carpaccio is outstanding and so was the schnitzel (cooked table side)! We enjoyed a Swiss bottle of wine the proprietor recommended and it surpassed my expectations! (I know almost nothing about the region...) My favorite thing about this restaurant was our server --who was a complete hoot --... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had the house special which is Deluxe Wiener Schnitzel prepared at the table. It was so delicious. We also had the chocolate mouse and it was amazing. Such a special meal at a beautiful restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you love schnitzel, this is the spot. Prepared table side, preparation is a show in itself while the resulting meal is delicious. While the menu only shows one size of schnitzel,you can ask for a smaller portion which is plenty of food. Accompany your meal with the local beer on tap. Deserts are outstanding. Service is friendly. The restaraunts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

best schnitzel in Switzerland .nicely decorated restaurant. one of the must in Lucerne very good service .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Old Swiss House in Lucerne is a revered tourist restaurant near the famous Lion Sculpture in Lucerne, just a couple of blocks off of the lake. Six of us tried to get a table one evening after visiting the sculpture and were told that they were full and referred to another very nice restaurant. So we made a reservation... More 

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Additional Information about Old Swiss House

Address: Lowenplatz 4, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
Phone Number: 041 410 61 71
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25
Cuisine: Swiss, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lowenplatz 4, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 041 410 61 71

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Swiss, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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