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“Terrific, creative menu, excellent service”
Review of STERN Luzern

STERN Luzern
Ranked #7 of 399 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $59
Cuisines: Swiss, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Terrific, creative menu, excellent service”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The staff here is part of what makes the Stern so excellent, but the menu is so creative and the chef really delivers. We went there twice in our 4 days in Lucerne - once for dessert and then back for dinner when we saw the meals that folks were being served. Cannot recommend them highly enough! Ate once inside and once outside and enjoyed both experiences.

Visited June 2013
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STERN-Team, Manager at STERN Luzern, responded to this review, December 16, 2015
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Grüezi

Wir möchten uns für den Besuch bei uns ganz herzlich bedanken und freuen uns Euch bald wieder bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen.

Genussvolle Grüsse wünscht in der Zwischenzeit das ganze STERN TEAM
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ok food after a long wait”
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had to wait for over 30 minutes until our starter arrived, and the restaurant wasn't even full, so no idea what took them so long. They didn't even bring bread before the starter, and we had to ask for it once the starter arrived, as our waiter was chatting with the table next to us (who he obviously knew) rather then bring us our bread as promised.
The starter was nothing special. Some cheese balls that were tasty (if a bit cold) and a tomato soup that was more tomato sauce then soup.
My main was nice (trout and risotto), but my husbands mashed potatoes were lumpy and the breaded veal was just ok.

The restaurant seems to be more about looks then substance. All in all I wouldn't recommend it, as I expect more from a restaurant with those prices.

  • Visited June 2013
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STERN-Team, Manager at STERN Luzern, responded to this review, December 16, 2015
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Grüezi

Wir möchten uns für den Besuch bei uns ganz herzlich bedanken und freuen uns Euch bald wieder bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen.

Genussvolle Grüsse wünscht in der Zwischenzeit das ganze STERN TEAM
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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Cozy, warm dining with friendly staff”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

The sweet young waitress was genuinely nice and very personable. The cozy atmosphere and pleasantly relaxed dining on authentic Swiss cuisine was a perfect topping to our hectic tourist-pace day.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Steven S
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STERN-Team, Manager at STERN Luzern, responded to this review, December 16, 2015
Google Translation
Grüezi

Wir möchten uns für den Besuch bei uns ganz herzlich bedanken und freuen uns Euch bald wieder bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen.

Genussvolle Grüsse wünscht in der Zwischenzeit das ganze STERN TEAM
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Boardman, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and even better food.”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

I really enjoyed the wide variety of starters. The ability to make your own combinations of starters and desserts was great for someone that loves a little taste of everything. The pasta with Swiss cheeses, dried beef and tomato was wonderful.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank SheilaOH
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STERN-Team, Manager at STERN Luzern, responded to this review, December 16, 2015
Google Translation
Grüezi

Wir möchten uns für den Besuch bei uns ganz herzlich bedanken und freuen uns Euch bald wieder bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen.

Genussvolle Grüsse wünscht in der Zwischenzeit das ganze STERN TEAM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice Place”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Very welcoming for tourists not speaking German. Great atmosphere, waiters smiling and offering advice with a lot of patience. The food was very nice and homey and well sized portions. We were offered soup of the day on the house as well. Overall a welcoming and enjoyable experience.

Visited May 2013
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STERN-Team, Manager at STERN Luzern, responded to this review, December 16, 2015
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Grüezi

Wir möchten uns für den Besuch bei uns ganz herzlich bedanken und freuen uns Euch bald wieder bei uns begrüssen zu dürfen.

Genussvolle Grüsse wünscht in der Zwischenzeit das ganze STERN TEAM
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