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$$ - $$$French, European,
Kornmarkt 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 01 77
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“entrecote” (10 reviews)
“escargot” (5 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
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French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kornmarkt 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

The kind of place one would find in rural France. Casual with funky touches (stacked up wind crates used as serving table) and three levels - one a smoking level that doesn't dirty the air in the rest of the place. Several friends who live...More

Thank FaulknerL
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

The one odd aspect about this charming and warm-hearted brasserie, is the fact you enter the establishment through the fumoir. Bad design! But otherwise once you - as a non smoker - get through the revolting cloud of smoke, you will encounter professional, friendly, knowledgeable...More

Thank Mishapiano
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Though we did not have a reservation and the place was almost full the staff were welcoming and our waiter was very helpful with the menu. We ordered lamb chops and steak which were served promptly.

Thank Lone_wolf99
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We had no reservation but we went there early in the evening and they sat us in a charming smaller room. We had delicious steaks and french fries and wonderful wine. The service was friendly and attentive. We had been there 11 years before and...More

Thank CorinnaWyckoff_NJ
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner at Brasserie Bodu on a Tuesday night and were delighted with our experience. A nice feature here is the choice of a smaller portion for a smaller price or a full sized portion which costs more. In a city where meals are...More

Reviewed September 3, 2017

Very nice meal sitting outside on the pedestrian square --people watching with live music across the way from us ( but to too loud to interrupt quite conversation). Our meal was very nice --we both had fish entrees that were quiet nice. I note on...More

Thank jbfoster67
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

A break from all the tourists at this nice French brasserie. Nice choice on the menu-something for everyone.

Thank lc_blank
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

It is a Bistro smack in the middle of the old town down by the river Reuss (try to book the balcony on a warm summer evening). It is classic French cuisine. We particularly always like the Entrecôte with Café de Paris and skinny French...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

One of the highlights of our wonderful weekend in Lucerne was a meal at Brasserie Bodu in the old city. The sole I had was marvelous as was the Lake Lucerne white fish that my wife raved about. Our fantastic meals, coupled with a beautiful...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

If not for an incorrectly taken order, our rating would have been the highest. Bodu is a great little French brasserie with a great menu and service. The four of us ordered a full portion of the duck pâté to share as a starter for...More

Thank Tony J
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I don't think so but If you go there with snickers and jump suit people will stare
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kornmarkt 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 01 77
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