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Restaurant Opus

Banhofstrasse 16, Lucerne 6003, Luzern, Switzerland
041 226 41 41
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Ranked #93 of 254 restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $90
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Okay wines are very expensive in Switzerland. So unwinding in a vinotek would be short of being suicidal. However if you are prepared to splurge a little, savouring the the local wines in a friendly atmosphere with an equally friendly service is not a bad idea. You can drop in even late to taste the wines you like either by... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had lunch in Opus many times before, so we knew that the food is excellent there. The place seems to have a quick staff turnover, you rarely see the same waiters again. This time the service staff was beyond poor. The girl swore at our table as she was clearly not focusing on her job. Later we saw how... More

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Muscat, Oman
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My Husband & I chose to relax by the lake and have a cup of coffee, and Opus was the restaurant/café of our choice. This cafe was bustling with energy, had upbeat music, and it was the perfect place and watch everything go by.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Opus is definitely an upbeat restaurant choice while in Lucern! We visited in the winter so there was no outside seating but the place was hopping and crowded, especially the bar area. The tables are packed in close together ( maybe too close) and can be noisy. The waiter was efficient, friendly and tried to be attentive but with the... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Four of us had a very pleasant dinner there tonight. The choice of wines by the glass is excellent and we had a couple of glasses before having dinner in the wine 'cellar'. Highlights of the meal were an excellent pumpkin soup, chicken pie (as mentioned by other reviewers; it is really very good) and linguine with seafood. Prices are... More

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Wettingen, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Looking for a nice place to serve steak tartare on our New Year's stroll through Lucerne, we stumbled across this interesting little place just by the Reuss. At first sight, it seemed to offer everything we wanted - cozy atmosphere, good (albeit on the pricier side of things) food and a busy guestroom. Being insider however quickly changed things. After... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent a wonderful New Year's Day in Lucerne and decided to eat something before returning back to Wettingen. From the outside Opus looked friendly and inviting and indeed the inside was warm and comfortable. We were asked to take a seat which we duly did but then had to wait for 15 mins for anyone to even bring us... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This place is deceiving; it seems modest but has a nice atmosphere and a nice menu; one grea option is he fantastic salad bar, but there are also many other temptations; the place gets busy during peak hours but the service remains friendly and efficient;

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice location along the river. Wine cellar seating was a nice seating location but a little hot. Menu selections were extraordinary and wanted to have five dishes for dinner. Wound up getting the chicken pot pie which was really good. A little expensive per most Swiss restaurants have been but definitely worth it regarding food quality. Give it a try!

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Fair Oaks, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Rick Steves recommended and based upon prices of nearby restaurants, it was a good choice. Make sure you look at the salad bar as an option to ordering from the menu but the soup is very good. We ate there 2 nights. Great location as well.

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