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“A nice vinotek to unwind”
Review of Restaurant Opus

Restaurant Opus
Ranked #54 of 398 Restaurants in Lucerne
Price range: US$23 - US$90
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Central European
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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377 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“A nice vinotek to unwind”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Okay wines are very expensive in Switzerland. So unwinding in a vinotek would be short of being suicidal. However if you are prepared to splurge a little, savouring the the local wines in a friendly atmosphere with an equally friendly service is not a bad idea. You can drop in even late to taste the wines you like either by the bottle or by the glass. They do have an extensive selection.

Visited April 2014
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Muscat, Oman
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287 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Nice spot to chill by Lake Lucern.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

My Husband & I chose to relax by the lake and have a cup of coffee, and Opus was the restaurant/café of our choice. This cafe was bustling with energy, had upbeat music, and it was the perfect place and watch everything go by.

Thank Luby1986
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Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Cool vibe!”
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Opus is definitely an upbeat restaurant choice while in Lucern!
We visited in the winter so there was no outside seating but the place was hopping and crowded, especially the bar area. The tables are packed in close together ( maybe too close) and can be noisy. The waiter was efficient, friendly and tried to be attentive but with the noise and crowd he was busy and communication was more difficult.
Our food selections of Chicken Pot Pie (flacky crust ....almost too much, with lots of hearty vegetables and tender chicken inside) and the Polenta with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and cubed pumpkin ( a different combination of items but they blended nicely and the polenta was creamy with a slight crunch, yum!). The lemon cello sorbet was excellent and refreshing. I need to note that they have a self serve bread station with a nice selection of fresh baked breads. Not sure you could do this in America because of all the Board of Health rules! Things like that are what make Europe cool! Situated right on the Reuss River, the location can't be beat!

Visited January 2014
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Buchs, Switzerland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food, tainted by service and pricing”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Looking for a nice place to serve steak tartare on our New Year's stroll through Lucerne, we stumbled across this interesting little place just by the Reuss. At first sight, it seemed to offer everything we wanted - cozy atmosphere, good (albeit on the pricier side of things) food and a busy guestroom.
Being insider however quickly changed things. After being told to pick our own table, we waited a full 15 minutes just to get the menu. The about twenty tables were being served by a single waitress and the entire operation seemed to lack a bit of organization. After ordering it took another 20 minutes for the first food to arrive. Now, on the positive side, the quality of food was excellent. The steak tartare was fresh and just as we liked it.
Was it worth 70CHF for two mains (1x tartare, 1x canneloni)? Maybe not. What really annoyed me though was the fact that when the bill came, we were charged a full 7.20CHF for 2x300ml of tap water. Never in my life was I charged for tap water and even for the wrong amount, as all we got was a caraffe of 0.5l water!
Too bad for the good food, as we left the place with a bitter aftertaste.

  • Visited January 2014
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Arlington, Virginia
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great salad bar and other interesting choices”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

This place is deceiving; it seems modest but has a nice atmosphere and a nice menu; one grea option is he fantastic salad bar, but there are also many other temptations; the place gets busy during peak hours but the service remains friendly and efficient;

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Christer A
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