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Kornmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
041 410 01 77
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant within a hotel by the riverside. We had lunch there on the first floor. It had a balcony overlooking the river where you can eat and enjoy the sun. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Decor is nice too.

Thank Edward K
Boulder, Colorado
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387 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We showed up without reservations and that squeezed us into a small table. The wait staff were very friendly and the food outstanding. We ate inside and this restaurant has both a smoking and a non-smoking room which is nice. Located right in the old town we recommend it if you want good food for higher than average Swiss prices.

Thank Ron W
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117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our last night in Lucerne we dined at Brassiere Bodu. Located on the Kornmarkt, it is a pretty restaurant with lots of dark wood downstairs and a lighter atmosphere upstairs…all set off by crisp white tablecloths. Traditional French Onion soup for a starter and a devine Luzerner Chügelipastete made special with veal and mushrooms as entree. Each pastry shell... More 

Thank j68ky
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was quite warm the afternoon we decided to have lunch at this French bistro, so the balcony on the sunny side next to the river might not have been the best choice for seating, but the views were magnificent of the bridges over the river and Mt. Pilatus. We splurged and ordered the foie gras-which was magnificent. The seafood... More 

Thank whitemice46
Zurich, Switzerland
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Never disappoints. Warm brasserie ambience and friendly efficient service. Entrecôte splendid with creamy mushroom sauce, first-rate frites, tasty lamb chops, best Schnitzel in Switzerland with lukewarm potato salad: just as it should be. Coffee (from Rast in nearby Root) is spectacular. Quite pricey but worth every Swiss Franc. Much better than the touristy places in the area. A little tricky... More 

Thank John R
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Long story short: 50 mins from ordering till receiving the food that was too cold. The chicken schnitzel that the waitress promised was a veal schnitzel, the fries ware burned out and the service was super slow and the waitress was so confused (asked for ketchup and a meio, got the ketchup after 3 mins and the meio after 9,... More 

Thank Eddie G
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

Nice summer's evening and we got a table in the square, so perhaps did not get some of the French atmosphere that others have experienced. The best bit about this restaurant was the service. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. I had a starter of gazpacho, not exactly French, but it was very good so got the meal off... More 

Thank Patricia186487
charlotte, nc
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This restaurant overlooks the water in Luzern's old town and if your hotel calls, maybe they can get you seating outside on the terrace, which has limited space. Be warned that when you enter the restaurant you come through the bar area, where you are overwhelmed with cigarette smoke. Pass through quickly and you'll be in the restaurant where you... More 

Thank cmatt43
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Had snails and entrecote (sirloin) - both well made and served with very tasty gravy - and cheese platter. Good selection of wines by the glass, excellent service and location - you can sit on the square, inside, or on the balcony facing the river. And the price level is intermediate for being in Switzerland and Luzern.

Thank Truls N
Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

During our stay in Lucerne this was the only restaurant I visited twice. It was a realy nice surprise when we found this nice restaurant. Friendly helpful staff, pre-WWII decoration resembling Paris bistros. Just amazing! A wide variety of wines and dishes. Food is served until late (23:30 if I remember correctly) the first area is a smoking area (remember........ More 

Thank Yiannis P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
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 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 041 410 01 77

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