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Old Swiss House

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Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 61 71
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Az
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Just came back from a 2 week trip, went to London, Zurich, Lucerne, Munich, and all over the Netherlands, ate at all the best restaurants in each city. Hands down, nobody came close to the old Swiss house. Best service, atmosphere, and food of them all. Thank you old Swiss house!!!

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Thank Howard G
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time to the Old Swiss House. We loved it both times but think 2 is enough. Staff is friendly and decor is sooo cool and antique. I really loved the decor. It felt very special and "Swiss". This is a special place with a pricey price tag. Do I think it was worth it? Absolutely. But keep that in... More 

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Thank sarahmharrington
Lancaster, California
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95 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Switzerland is an expensive place, and this place was extremely expensive, but the service was great, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was excellent.

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Canton Of Lucerne, Switzerland
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's one (not the only one) of the places for a Special Wiener Schnitzel in Lucerne. It's nice to see how the Chief is preparing it on your table. I think that it is to "heavy"! To much butter and to much parmesan. But the taste is really good. The portion is ok. The Chateaubriand is a classical; it was... More 

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Thank Piero P
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for dinner on our last night in Switzerland. The deco of the classic old swiss house is beautiful, service was excellent and the food is good too. It is a little expensive, but it is all worth it for the experience.

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Thank icelatte13
Baltimore, Maryland
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215 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been extremely lucky to it eat here 4 out of the last 5 years. This is an extreme good restaurant. I always get the House Special but instead of pasta I have spinach. I enjoy spinach but there's is the best. Then there is the chocolate mousse. The portions are large so beware. Enjoy!

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Thank Jazzcat02
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I were wanting to try the worlds best Wiener schnitzel and boy did we find it!! The restaurant was super clean and has amazing decor that definitely lets you know that you are in an Old Swiss House. Our waitress was so good and gave us great service and the best experience...having our food table side was... More 

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Thank P2920QErubens
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great experience to dine in a classic old swiss house. The deco was lovely. The waitress was also very friendly. I didnt manage to get her name but she did mention she was from Colombia. The food was decent but not spectacular. Probably one of those touristy thing you have to do #justbecause and it was definitely... More 

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Thank Angelina T
West Des Moines, Iowa
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We had a good experience and if you are looking for a place to have traditional food, this is it. Prices are high, even for Swiss standards. I wanted to share a plate with my wife for dinner and the restaurant would not allow it. This was confusing given there were very few people in the restaurant that evening, I... More 

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Thank Jeff L
Mokena, Illinois
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful historical Swiss hotel. The schnitzel is the house specialty and is every bit as good as the hype. The staff specially prepare the dish at the table and is a nice touch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
German, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?