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Lugano Swiss Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001 (Rancho Boulevard)
+1 831-626-3779
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Oceanside, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We found a groupon for this restaurant for a 4 course fondue dinner. It started off with salads, then the traditional cheese fondue with apples, bread, cauliflower and broccoli. From there we had chicken and beef to cook in the broth, and followed up with a chocolate fondue. Our server catered to our every whim and we thoroughly enjoyed the... More 

Thank L80K80
North Carolina
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178 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The food, the beer, the atmosphere... this place is fantastic! Totally recommend for anyone who misses their time in Germany or Switzerland. We will be back for a Tue/Wed locals menu night!

Thank WKK10
Carmel, California
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Decent Swiss-German food, and relatively inexpensive by Carmel standards. Besides fondue, they have good bratwurst and schnitzel. A fun place.

Thank JonSCalifornia
San Jose, CA
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107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Used a Groupon coupon for a prix fixe fondue dinner. The restaurant is lovely, and you feel like you're in a Swiss village. First course was cheese with bread and veggies, 2nd course was beef and chicken with a broth, final course was chocolate with cookies, fruit and marshmellows. Delicous and more food than we could finish.

Thank RobinC21
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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158 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love swiss and german food. I grew up with a number of these dishes. I had the german braut and my SO had the Pork Jaeger. For both of these the red cabbage was excellent. I loved the sauerkraut. However it is expensive. The braut dish was 19.95. Wines were excellent. However I do realize that California resturants price... More 

Thank Mo M
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed typical Swiss hospitality in this very authentic restaurant . The food was lovely and the schnitzel was just as it should be . Finishing off with apple strudel was perfect. We expected snow outside as the experience was perfect .

Thank TheRadi0man
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Finally back in town after about 20 years. LSB gets 5 stars for having fabulous authentic Swiss feel and fair plus amiable service. There is a joke in Switzerland that Swiss German must be the language of heaven (Himmel) because no man can understand it. This is a little slice of Swiss Heaven in Carmel. (Sei is subjunctive) We had... More 

Thank MeanUncle
Ashburn, Virginia
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Recommended. Very nice Swiss chalet decor. Friendly and efficient service. Food was excellent. I had German brat plate which was ample food. Wife had sand dabs, which she enjoyed as well. Not cheap (bill was $56 with no drinks), but worth it. A bit hard to find. Located on Caramel Valley RD, just off CA 1south of Carmel in a... More 

Thank doneager
Carmel, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I had relatives visiting from out of town. I had a Groupon coupon for their fondue dinner so we decided to try it. Dinner started with a green salad. It had a nice tangy dressing and the greens were crisp and fresh. We had to ask for everything we needed at least twice. The server was terrible! He brought the... More 

Thank Tana D
Buffalo, New York
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234 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Pork Schnitzel it was large piece. Also it came red cabbage and Spatzel they both were great. If we get back to Carmel we will go there again. A bit hard to find the Restaurant but worth it.

Thank leon039

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, Swiss, European, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923-7001
    (Rancho Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-3779

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?