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Old Swiss House

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Swiss, European
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 253
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  • 42
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  • 15
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  • 15
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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
Our favorite European restaurant

First visited in 1978 and have returned every time I'm in Europe. Best wiener-schnitzel EVER! Atmosphere is perfectly Old Swiss. On a scale of 5 it's a 10!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Jack G
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Fountain Valley, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

First visited in 1978 and have returned every time I'm in Europe. Best wiener-schnitzel EVER! Atmosphere is perfectly Old Swiss. On a scale of 5 it's a 10!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My friend and I had our dinner here at Old Swiss House after visiting the famous Lion nearby. The staffs were very friendly and helpful to recommend meals for us. We had a fish and a veal dishes on that day and the tastes were just yummy and wonderful. Although it's quite hot to sit inside as there's no aircon... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It is a tourist spot for sure but the food is nice. A little on the expensive side. But nice service and the food is good quality. Maybe it felt a little lonely and dark having dinner there, the ambiance was not very engaging.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Classic Swiss food worth trying for anyone wanting a fine dining experience. Service is exceptional, food is good and there is an extensive wine list.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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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Montreal, Canada
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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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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