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Lugano Swiss Bistro

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French, Swiss, Fondue
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3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001 (Rancho Boulevard)
831-626-3779
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
French Onion Soup

The French Onion Soup is the best we have ever had!!!! The fondue was fine, but not the best we have ever experienced. Make sure you order the French Onion Soup!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
papajon2013
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Davis, California, USA
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

this place is the real deal , old school authentic for sure, the dancing and culture is still alive in carmel, do not miss this gem if you are in carmel. I love taking my family here, a new tradition John Kona Hawaii Guest House.

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Pacific Grove, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You will feel like you are in Europe. The owners are always on board, the food is great and if you happen to hit a night with entertainment....hold on! The regulars will be there in full force. It is located on the back side of the Barnyard Shopping center and down a flight of stairs. Look for the signs and... More 

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Davis, California, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The French Onion Soup is the best we have ever had!!!! The fondue was fine, but not the best we have ever experienced. Make sure you order the French Onion Soup!!!!

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Midpines, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Located in the Barnyard shopping center in Carmel by the Sea. This is a must try restaurant, the Fondue is to die for. The Salmon was also done to perfection. The Manager Ricardo made us feel very welcome. Ambiance if interesting and very nice.

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Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Three of my friends have February birthdays. I decided to treat them their first time fondue experiences. The second birthday was tonight and the last birthday is next Thursday. Each fondue novice and guests enjoyed this new way of eating. Tonight the birthday girl was a 17 year old and 2 friends. I said " no cell phones allowed "... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On Nov. 9, 2014, we visited the Lugano Swiss Bistro for the third time in 2 years with a group of 30. It is still as good as ever. Owners Andre & Nargis, Manager Ricardo and their efficient staff made it another most pleasant dining experience with perfectly prepared food and good-value fine wines and beers in a cozy and... More 

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Sunnyvale, CA
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251 reviews 251 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
1,030 helpful votes 1,030 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We showed up for lunch Monday, after my wife had done some shopping at the Barnyard shopping center - but at consignment stores, so our bank accounts were not emptied -yet! Not that Lugano Swiss Bistro is that expensive -if you know what to order! Sunny day with flowers galore surrounding the entrance, with no windows inside the bottom floor... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We arrived kind of late to our hotel and this was one of a few restaurants still open. The owner greeted us and the staff were so welcoming even though they were obviously getting ready to shut down for the evening. The food was very good!

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Monterey, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A small group of us dined here at Lugano recently, what a lovely atmosphere! The staff was excellent, as well as the food! We will definitely be back in the near future, such a fun place for a birthday celebration!

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Rocklin, California, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What a fun restaurant and such an unexpected find in a shopping complex. Carmel has many unique places to dine, but few feel an authentically European as Lugano's Swiss Bistro. Fantastic German food. The Bratwurst was the best I've ever eaten and the décor in the bistro is charming and cozy. If you enjoy trying something adventurous and different from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
    (Rancho Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831-626-3779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Swiss, Fondue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?