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“Great Location & Food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nix's in der Laterne

Nix's in der Laterne
Ranked #75 of 391 Restaurants in Lucerne
Cuisines: European, Swiss
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Vancouver, Canada
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1,617 reviews
778 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
“Great Location & Food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

We just arrived in Lucerne & our room was not ready, needed a lunch, wandered upon this great little location. Sunday they do not open until noon, however the staff opened for us at 11:40 am, which was fantastic as the rain was presently falling. The lovely hostess translated the menu for us, as it was written on a chalk board, to allow menu update for all the fresh ingredients. We had a very nice bowl of soup with salad & sausage, topping it off with a local wine / beer. The restaurant was all we hoped for when considering food quality & service from the staff. Please note that it is Switzerland & pricey, however you do not always have a vacation of a life time!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“A welcome experience after a long day of sightseeing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant, whilst looking for somewhere quick to eat and somewhere to rest our weary feet. Despite many tables being reserved they found us a table near the river and recommended the daily specials. We loved our meals and the service was top-notch. My only reservation was that my fish could have seasoned a little more but that may just be my taste buds. A very enjoyable experience which topped off our day perfectly.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lucerne, Switzerland
1 review
“Tiptop food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

I and my husband discovered this restaurant as we were walking around the Old Town. We were searching for a restaurant with a nice terrace and Nix Restaurant has a very inviting and lively terrace along the river where we could enjoy our lunch in this nice summer. It's nice to people-watch outside too. The interior of the restaurant is also very inviting and we are looking forward to have our second time there this time for a hearty dinner! They have a very clean toilet which is very important. The fish we have ordered for lunch tasted very good and fresh as well as the sauce. The prices are reasonable for tasty dishes as such. The service is tiptop and incomparable to other services we got from other restaurants in Lucerne. The service was seamless and the young guy took time to explain some of the wines to us and suggested a great wine to go with our fish. Three things that would certainly make us come back to Nix: food, service, ambience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tin O
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Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful location and nice food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

This little restaurant in the centre of lucerne was a very little big surprise for me. We went there because we need a restaurant that was able to cook also for coeliac people (my wife). We found it on internet (there were only two restaurant in Luzern like this) and we didnt' expect that il could be so nice!
The location is wonderful. In the center of the town, near the famous Kapellbrücke, with some table on the lakeside (the first time we sat there, but at the end of April was maybe too cold!).
The food was very nice. They are specialized in lake fish, but also meat was very good. The restaurant il a little bit expensive for Italian people, but I think it is the same for every restaurant in Luzern.
The staff in really gentle (but maybe too slow...) and they really know what the celiac desease is (and this is real important for me!)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aldo R
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Onchan
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Style over Substance”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

Nix. Clean, modern, and minimalistic.

Well the first two adjectives certainly sum up this smart restaurant in Lucerne.

If you’re hungry, you’ll find the portions match up with the final adjective.

And if you’re looking for value for money, then you’ll find the prices are anything but.

Our Knödel was tiny and tasteless (in the sense that there was no taste to it), although it has to be said that the presentation was very tasteful. And that must have been the justification for the price tag. Gram for gram, it worked out nearly as expensive as some precious metals. At least that’s how it seemed to us.

And don’t expect any reasonably priced bottles of wine. SFr 50.00 minimum unless you choose to buy by the deciliter – it still works out at SFr 50.00 a bottle but if you only buy one deciliter and share with your friends you can kid yourself it’s cheaper.

All in all, a triumph of style over substance. This is a place to display your wealth conspicuously. You’ll need to spend a lot to come away feeling satisfied.

If you’re feeling hungry and broke, give it a miss.

We will next time.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jim T
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