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“Traditional”

Zunfthausrestaurant Pfistern
Ranked #27 of 425 Restaurants in Lucerne
Price range: $21 - $64
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed September 12, 2012

Recommended by our hotel reception for traditional food. Really wanted fondue but as it was summer and sitting outside by the Lake, it wasn't doable. The food was tasty but hearty and not a piece of art to look at! Service was superb from the Potuguese waiter who spoke 7 languages and was a very friendly person.

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Another lovely location on the waterfront on the River Reuss. We sat outside initially but when it began to rain the waitress dashed outside to help us move undercover! Nicely done. There's also a self serve selection of fresh bread, so it's an interesting thing to have and  you get as much or little bread of your Choice. Daniel had the sirloin steak with cafe de Paris butter, fries and veggies. It was a very good cut of steak and it wasn't cooked how he  asked but it was still nice, the chips were cooked to perfection and the best we've ever had! I had the dish, which I will describe as I can't remember the Swiss-German name for it, it was pasta with potatoes and a cream sauce with onions. And also apple sauce. Sounds different! So I tried it! It was filling and nice, though I'm not a fan of the overpowering smell and taste of Swiss cheese. For me the highlight was the delicious apple sauce! To add to the good service when we asked for the bill It was brought straight to us and taken care of straight away! A nice change. Still expensive but that's what you get in Switzerland! 

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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went to have the out of the season fondue with some friends and were not impressed. We asked for a large beer got a small one and never got the other the waitress promissed. Charcuterie is good but same as in the market. In esscence i would go for a drink and perhaps an appetizer? Lucerne is not a gourmet spot but a spot in the road for many trips as it is jus beautiful.

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Reviewed July 24, 2012

This was the worst German/Swiss food that we had on our trip. It was expensive also. The waitress couldn't speak any English and actually looked annoyed when we asked questions about the wine list and menu. (Every place we have been to the waitstaff speaks English.) She kept bumping into me as she squeezed in to serve the table next to us who by the way asked questions and got the same baffled looks!! Bad place!

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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Ate here recently - we were lucky to get a table, one had just been vacated as we arrived. Very busy in the restaurant and outside, the waiter said it is always like this in the summer season. We had 3 glasses of wine, 2 main dishes, and a shared salad and the bill was 102.50CHF which included a 8% service charge. Just as well we don't eat out all the time is all I can say. The meal was okay but not super dooper. I'm sure if we had have looked for longer we would have found something which offered better value, but it is Switzerland. Service was very prompt, and the bread which you help yourself to, was fabulous.

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