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“Good but not great” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hofgarten

Hofgarten
Stadthofstrasse 14, Lucerne CH-6006, Switzerland
041 410 88 88
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Ranked #9 of 292 Restaurants in Lucerne
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

We chose Hofgarten based on the reviews on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is very well presented with tables both inside and outside in the garden. The kitchen is also visible from a window based outside on the street.

Being vegetarian I found the choices available interesting although not as many options as I was expecting. I chose a ravioli dish and my wife chose a thai curry dish.

The meals could not be faulted for quality of ingredients and execution of cooking. However being critical I must say that both dishes lacked that defining taste of Italy and Thailand.

Overall the service was impeccable, good food and good value (for Switzerland).

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
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English first
Lexington, KY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“For the franc, the best meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

Excellent meal and excellent service. Hate high dollar meals. The meal was reasonable and excellent quality. The recommended wine was one of the best I have had.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great but not vegetarian anymore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

Just wanted to let everyone know that while they still offer vegetarian meals, the Hofgarten is no longer vegetarian only. Still delicious and nice atmosphere - esp in nice weather sitting outside.

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Vegitarian Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

This is probobly one of the best restaurants i have been to. It is an upscale vegitarian restaurant located in Lucerne Switzerland. The have such an interestering variety of food, all of which is without meat.

On arrival we decied to sit in the lounge area. First glance at the menu and you will think you are at some 4 star restaurant, especially the prices. But after an 2 beers, an appetizer, and a main dish, i was thourghly satisfied. Even after getting the bill for 85 francs (for 2 people), i was still content with the food we had eating. They made itaian food beter then Italy ( we had just arrived from a trip to Itally for 4 days) The completement of taste with spices and ingredients was amazing. We tried the asperagus soup, a tortolini dish, and thai dish, all of which were out of this world.

If you make a trip to Lucerne, and you would like to experience food that dosen't "moo" you should definately try this restaurant.

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“Sometimes very slow service. But great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2008

Sometimes very slow service. But great food.

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