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Old Swiss House

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German, Swiss, European, Central European
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Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 61 71
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a lunch at Old Swiss House when we visited Luzern this year. The menu was said to be traditional Swiss meal, and we like it very much. Furnitures were the original family owned, real antiques. There was also a old ceramic stove situated at the corner of a dining room.

Thank Paulus S
Maplewood, New Jersey
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At this place time stands still, a very understated elegance, richly hued walls with original art, beautiful table settings, crystal glasses. Service is very attentive, Dirndl clad young women and dapper young men. Cuisine is classic, reservations recommended. Lions monument next door as well as mirror labyrinth in Gletschergarten.

Thank AstridGO
Asbury, Iowa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a highlight of our trip. Very historical restaurant with great service and excellent food. I believe it was the best weinerschnitzel and chocolate mouse I have ever had in my life. They make the weinerschnitzel at your table which was special. Very famous visitors from actors and dignitaries have come here as well. A little on the pricy... More 

Thank AsburyLoops
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is comfy, suits an exclusive restaurant Staffs are friendly although they assign only one staff for your table the other staff not serving you wont take order from you(save the store manager) Food is indeed pricey even for Swiss standard, tried the chicken schnitzel , they really cook it in front of you, prepare to be surprised with the... More 

Thank Hansin C
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is sad that I have to give 1 star for my first review with TripAdvisor. For dinner you have to make reservation otherwise, you will not get the table. Greeting: okay Service: super bad, very sloppy with handling food for the amount we paid. ($170 for two) Food: meat quality was good but not worth of the money. Interior... More 

1 Thank DaYoung K
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is expensive, but the place is very nice and the quality of the food and the service are really good. The cheese croquettes are OK, better the sauce than the croquettes. I wouldn't spend again 21 CHF for that starter. The water costs 7,50 so we decided to order tap water since it has a good taste in... More 

Thank Isabel O
Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This our second visit to the old swiss house. Last time was 10 months ago. We came for the late lunch menu but had the chance to have rhe traditional schnitzel. The food was great super tasty. The wine list is one of the best i have seen you can have a 1982 bordoux for 75 swiss franc and the... More 

Thank giliganot
Bucharest, Romania
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back again on the site with one purpose: to describe one of the top choices of restaurants in Luzern: Old Swiss House. Name says it all, no need for me to describe more. As me and my Old-ish friend entered the restaurant, i (personally) was welcomed with the smell of old houses and the taste of food, a mixture that... More 

3 Thank 657andra01
Allen, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and food! They cook the schnitzel at the table! Was surprised at photos in entry way of all the vip sports figures as well as government who has been there.

Thank Chris R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Old Swiss House was recommended by work colleagues. We were told in advance about it being relatively expensive. We were also given recommendations on what to eat, namely the schnitzel. Three of us went there and ordered a steak, a vegetable selection with spatzle, a steak and Viennese schnitzel. Everything was cooked very well, and very tasty indeed. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
German, Swiss, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?