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Lugano Swiss Bistro

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3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001 (Rancho Boulevard)
831-626-3779
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not Neutral About This Swiss Place

Fresh, tasty and reasonable. Filled with locals. We split a BLT and shared cheese blintzes for dessert. The blintzes were ridiculously good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
Bonnie H
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Vincentown, New Jersey
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Idyllwild, California
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My second time visiting this lovely little restaurant in Carmel. Several hreat fondue option abound including a 4 course tasting menue and several ala carte options such as cheese, meat, seafood and chocolate. A special touch that you can ask for is to have an egg added to the broth after all the meat is eaten and suddenly you have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We wanted a light dinner, but the dinner was so "light" we were still hungry when we left, but our wallet was much lighter. We ordered a dinner salad, a bowl of soup (which was a very small bowl) My companion ordered Raclette, an appetizer to be sure, but it was mostly a cut potato with very little cheese melted... More 

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Thank maxine r
Shanghai, China
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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We had dinner there on a Saturday evening and we love it. First of all, the design of the restaurant is very 'Swiss' you feel that you are in a Alpine cottages which filled with Swiss Décor, cow bills, trophies and flags. The owners wife took our orders and gave us some suggestions. We ordered the two combination Fondues to... More 

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Vincentown, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Fresh, tasty and reasonable. Filled with locals. We split a BLT and shared cheese blintzes for dessert. The blintzes were ridiculously good.

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Thank Bonnie H
Carmel, California
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Ate here tonight, wife had fondue, I had chicken. Food was excellent, server was very efficient. We sat outside by the fire, very nice atmosphere, the owner came out and said hello. I highly recommend.

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Thank piratemale
willits
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The atmosphere is right out of Bavaria, the owners phenomenal, the food authentic and delicious. This is a winner on all fronts.

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Thank nancy e
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

What a beautiful restaurant with a rustic "I'm in a swiss village chalet" look to it. It really sets the mood. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful. We (my wife & I) did the "Four Course" fondue meal. It was incredible. We enjoyed the atmosphere so much, we stayed a bit longer after finishing our chocolate fondue. We... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

at first glance you see this restaurant that looks a bit like the inside of a Disneyland Ride...but the decor gives it character. We thought that it was very cute. The servers were all very nice. The service is a little slow, but it worked out for the best as we were able to really enjoy all the different fondues...... More 

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Thank Marie C
Scotts Valley, California
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a Swiss fondue place and my friend and I were totally disappointed. We only went because we had a coupon, and it really wasn't worth that. The fondue just didn't taste fresh, the things you put in it weren't very good, and overall, it was not a good experience.

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Thank virgorising
Orange, California
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cute Swiss/German Restaurant. European atmosphere. Accordion player was good. Staff was pleasant. Service a little slow. Schnitzel was large and good.

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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, German, Swiss, European

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?