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Old Swiss House

Lowenplatz 4, Lucerne CH-6004, Switzerland
041 410 61 71
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Ranked #19 of 281 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Swiss
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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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Lucerne, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Old Swiss House looks like the perfect tourist trap. Directly between the bus stop for all the visitors and Löwendenkmal in its pseudo Swiss mountain style you would think this is an absolute no-go but in fact it is much better than expected. Tried it with colleagues out of curiosity and it was really not that bad. Food and service... More 

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San Ramon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It was a Saturday, just arrived from SF to Lucerne, headed out to the restaurant that was highly recommended, after a good half hour walk, it began to pour rain! My daughter and I arrived to the very elegant restaurant soaking wet. The maitre d', looked at us in disgust, said we were crazy to be out on a Saturday... More 

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My husband and I recently had lunch here. The food is good and the restaurant's decor is quite charming if a bit touristy. I had the veal that seems to be their most popular dish cooked at your table side. If you're looking for light healthy fare, this is not your place. But if you aren't afraid of some carbs... More 

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's hard not to be impressed when they cook the Wiener Schnitzel at your table! It's an exquisite place in all senses and the owner is there to make sure everyone is having a great time. Highly recommend!

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Last visit has been a while back so we decided on a Friday to book a table for that night 8.30. As we got to the restaurant just before 8.30, we were told the table wasn't ready, which was okay as we wanted to have a drink at the bar first anyway. While the waiter went to look for the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Walked by the restaurant while going to see the Lion Memorial and decided to check it out for lunch. We were warmly greeted, our coats hung, and escorted to our banquette by a young woman in national dress. We ordered the three-course menu of the day and thoroughly enjoyed the salad, the veal, and cheese plate. The surroundings were elegant... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What a dinner to remember! It all started with Johana (aka Hunny) who owns the place telling us the story of how old are the furniture, hand carved ceiling (18th century) and how long this place is run by her family (4 generations). Great hospitality! I've had the warm leaver as an appetizer - one of the best! Carpaccio was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The wienerschnitzel is their house special impressively made table side and is delicious, but the dish I am still daydreaming about is their melt in the mouth Zurich style veal in a creamy mushroom sauce. The menu prices are expensive with average main course 44+, but these rip off prices seem to be normal in Lucerne. The house is gorgeous... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a great dinner at the Old Swiss House, where the atmosphere and style are classical. This restaurant is an institution in Lucerne, so must go and try. Difficult choice from the menu or the a la carte as everything seems nice. We have had a Lobster bisque and the Sander with almonds and the famous Veal scallops that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Read a lot or reviews and called in for reservations. When we got there the staff was friendly and seated us promptly. After this the night went downhill. The decorations were the only positive point of the evening. The service was bad and food bland with no flavor. Very slow service, even for swiss service. Red wine was cold and... 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 0 - 25
Cuisine: Swiss

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