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Old Swiss House

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$$$
German, Swiss, European, Central European
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Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
041 410 61 71
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is not just the place to have a food. It can change you mind on food and rest. It surrounds you with its history, tales and mood. You taste delicious and your view touches beauty. It makes you smile and go up above vanity.

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Thank Soubhan
Lausanne, Switzerland
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

According to the information that the restaurant kindly puts on ur table as a flyer - they are super cool and major - the reserves of Rotschild wines since mid 19th century, numerous most famous people of the world who had dined there including Nixon, Gorbachev, Sinatra and many many other royalties, celebrities and etc. The interior of the building... More 

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New York, United States
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377 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The table setting and the decor are very impressive. The service is very attentive. I was less impressed with the food, not that any of it was bad, but it was not memorable. The appetizer of what looked like cheese squares was just okay. The famous Weiner Schnitzel was not as tasty as I have had elsewhere. It was cooked... More 

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Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I simply adore this restaurant family owned and Philip is fantastic the son now owning the restaurant. Pure Swiss traditional history their speciality made at the table and better than any in Vienna or Austria, absolutely delicious a real treat. I have not been for ages but the food was as good as ever as was the service. If any... More 

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Thank Jelswiss
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at OSH last night. The weather was great and the food and service was great. It was a bit expensive but worth it.

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Thank TheFinanceProfessor
Brighton, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like 'old' Switzerland and traditional style, then try this extraordinary restaurant as a treat during your stay. Located near to the famous Lion carving, its touristy exterior belies a wonderfully authentic interior. Full of historical atmosphere and much to explore and look at (don't miss the VIP signed photos gallery on the stairs from previous diners). Highlight for... More 

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Thank Bearclyff
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated even though we didn't have a reservation because we came right when they opened. I highly recommend reservations if you want to eat later. The hostess who seated us and made our weinerschnitzel table side happened to also be the family heir to the restaurant who has worked there her whole life. Lovely experience. Felt like walking... More 

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Thank Tylerlu
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near Lucerne, it is worth making sure to visit this restaurant. The food is excellent, especially their wiener schnitzel which is prepared at the table. Indeed, it is probably the most memorable wiener schnitzel you will ever have! Other dishes were also very good. Service is impeccable. As well, the building and contents are historic, fascinating... More 

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Thank Andrew E
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for drinks while out walking. The interior is eclectic with paintings on the walls amid the old interior. The building is very old, as other reviews have stated. However, it was interesting to see the detail and enjoy a drink.

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Thank sharon_travels12
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at this wonderful restaurant. The best schnitzel in all of Switzerland. Service was impeccable. It is expensive but totally worth it while in Lucerne. I look forward to coming back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
German, Swiss, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: 041 410 61 71

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