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$$ - $$$
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Kornmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
041 410 01 77
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2015

This Is really a great restaurant to find in Luzern. Design look and feel are French Brasserie. However, this is as far as it goes. We were a party of 3. We ordered a large bottle of Water, still, and received small bottles with no explanation, talked about a Gin and Tonic, But Finally ordered Champagne as It was recommended,... More 

5 Thank Michael A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a very good meal in this picturesque little restaurant overlooking the Reuss river. This place has great atmosphere helped by having very agreeable staff. We ate an excellent steak tartar and a good fish plate. Prices are reasonable for the centre of this beautiful town. Recommended.

Thank DocHedley
Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2015

While walking through the old town streets in Luzern looking for a place for dinner we stumbled upon the Brasserie Bodu. Although we didn't have a reservation, we were immediately shown to a white clothed table and offered a pre-dinner drink. The menu, while not extensive, is varied and will cover most tastes. We opted not to have starters and... More 

Thank Trevzed
Engelberg, Switzerland
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been going to Bodu for many years, not that we're frequent fine diners, but when we do want something more than the ordinary, then we usually end up here. I like the fact that you can have a very nice meal, white table cloth, good wine without it costing an arm and a leg as it would in other... More 

Thank TXMISS54
Vancouver, Canada
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2014

For the best (and only in my opinion) brasserie in Luzern, head over to Joel (see my other review). The menu is trying to look authentic, but it doesn't taste it. The staff appears transient, and do not have that "Brasserie" style. The atmosphere matches the rest. Pass.

2 Thank PacificBlackBird
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2014

Even though we did not have a reservation, we were greeted graciously and fortunately seated right away. We noticed many local Swiss in the restaurant; glad that we were not in the typical tourist stop. We felt immediately that we were in Paris again. Service was excellent as was the food. Best escargot I have had in a long time!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice location, nice ambiance and good food, but service absolutely abandoned us after someone (not our server) delivered main course. We were drinking wine by the glass and never were offered a second (glasses empty from main course delivery). When we finished our main course, we waited 15 minutes for our plates to be cleared. When we mentioned dessert, it... More 

3 Thank jdhopki
Zurich, Switzerland
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very good and tasty food - service staff very friendly and charming! Will definitively be there again. If you make reservation, ask to sit in the main restaurant or terrace and not in the little room aside.

1 Thank justtravel00345
Sheringham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were disappointed with our experience. Our table for 2 was between two other tables which were far too close. Service was fairly indifferent although staff were paying a lot of attention to other, presumably "regular" customers. We had difficulty in attracting their attention. The food was okay as it should be for the price.

Thank Carole B
Hayward, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

We considered ourself fortunate to get a great seats during local festivities. We had running late due to heavy traffic in a crowd but they patiently waited. Our waiter mixed up our order but quickly fix her mistake. Unfortunately she overcharged us and included items not ordered. She was confused and had no idea of how to fix her mistake.... More 

Thank Arkady M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?