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Review of Old Swiss House

Old Swiss House
Ranked #25 of 432 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$25
Cuisines: Swiss
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This is an elegant, atmospheric restaurant which you must try when in Lucerne. The minute we arrived, you could smell the aroma of pure butter. The specialty is Wiener Schnitzel prepared table side in butter, nothing but pure butter and breadcrumbs! It is a spectacle not quickly forgotten. Very delicious and very fattening! For dessert, to top that off, we had a decadent chocolate mouse, the best I have ever tasted. Beautiful dining rooms and friendly staff. Thank goodness we walked and walked to burn those calories!!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Outside and inside this restaurant with a solid reputation impresses. We just had to dine on the schnitzel which was good but anything cooked in a pound of butter will taste good to most folks. Prepared tableside, the large, thinly sliced cutlets were served with noodles topped with all the leftover bread crumbs sautéed in butter. Disappointing was that the remaining noodles were served plain when our initial portion was consumed and were essentially tasteless. This is a special occasion place as paying $59 for an entrée accompanied by noodles would suggest. Wine servings, poured from the bottle were also carefully measured out in a cruet before pouring which tainted the experience somewhat.
Lucerne has many other great restaurants to enjoy and, if you might be travelling to Zurich have something else at the Swiss House and savor the absolutely best schnitzel in Switzerland at Zeughauskeller for much less.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

The decor is nice old with good location, food í not really nice and overprice and service is not as expected. Hope they can upgrade the service to match with their history.

1  Thank J401FLannal
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

What an incredible dinning experience this evening. The lobster bisque was amazing. I had the lamb, not only a beautiful presentation but the freshness of the dish could not get enough. Eight of us were here for dinner, coming back again tomorrow night. Service was friendly, accommodating and on point. Bravo Old Swiss House.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Old Swiss House has a top notch of everything from soup, main, and dessert. Lobster bisque is intense and aromatic. Schnitzels cooked with pure butter, cheese and breadcrumbs are un beatable. Veal is juicy and moist. Top of everything I love the dessert, chocolate mousse is rich and smooth. Staff is so good, they are so attentive and friendly. My dining experience is unforgettable.

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