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Old Swiss House

Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 61 71
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (115 reviews)
“veal” (44 reviews)
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German, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed today

on our first visit to this restaurant we were very happy with the food, service, atmosphere and ambiance. most of all we were impressed by the 400gr. butter chunk in which the 2 Schnizels we ordered ,were prepared. these Schnizels are unique and the best...More

Thank alerda
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible delectable sensational unbelievable, simply the best schnitzel in the entire world! I honestly believe that this is true! Made for you at table and served with noodles useing the bread crumbs that remaind with the huge amount of butter that is used to cook...More

Thank Jelswiss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have had dinner at the Old Swiss House over the last five years. It has has always been a wonderful place to eat. My first meal was about 20 years ago and it hasn't changed. It's on the high end of eateries that I...More

Thank Jazzcat02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was so thankful that I had read some good reviews about this place and made a reservation to celebrate my husband's special birthday. We were given a table totally decorated with unique decorations and a happy birthday banner but the best part was the food!...More

Thank serendipity96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our "big night out" on our 10 day trip through Switzerland. Location is good, right by a bus stop not far from the Lion Monument. On another night we would have walked, but it was rainy. The menu is expensive, many entrees in...More

Thank Ed_Kal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Lucerne and fell over the Old Swiss House in an open square returning from the weeping lion monument and the glacier gardens (see separate TripAdvisor reviews). When I saw it, I vaguely remembered that it had some good reviews on TripAdvisor (when...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Yes, the Old Swiss House is expensive, but going there is a special dining experience! They make wiener schnitzel at your table and it is the best there is. No contest. We also had the chocolate mousse--a house specialty--and we loved it. Make sure to...More

1  Thank macy41
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Yes, the food is reasonably good. But everything was over salted, over buttered. This place is also very expensive, so bring your big money. Service was extremely affable, and overall experience was good. But I think there must be better choices in Lucerne.

Thank Wildlyinlove
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Two couples dined here. We sat outside on a beautiful Lucerne evening. The service was personal, friendly and very efficient. We all had the veal schnitzel which is prepared in front of you and it was delicious, (but not low calorie). It was a great...More

Thank boog33
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a place that I would take a two-hour train trip to have a meal in. Their vener snichil is a no miss followed with the chocolate moose.

Thank Muwaffaq J
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21 May 2017|
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Response from Moscow007 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend to make a reservation.
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19 April 2017|
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Response from raffman34 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, i think you can... the chocolate mousse is a must... they prepare it right on your table...
3 March 2017|
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Response from PDXPdx | Reviewed this property |
It's very expensive. I believe my husbands schnitzel was €65. My boiled brisket was €48.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 61 71
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