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Old Swiss House

Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 410 61 71
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (115 reviews)
“veal” (44 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
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German, Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Loewenplatz 4, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our "big night out" on our 10 day trip through Switzerland. Location is good, right by a bus stop not far from the Lion Monument. On another night we would have walked, but it was rainy. The menu is expensive, many entrees in...More

Thank Ed_Kal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Lucerne and fell over the Old Swiss House in an open square returning from the weeping lion monument and the glacier gardens (see separate TripAdvisor reviews). When I saw it, I vaguely remembered that it had some good reviews on TripAdvisor (when...More

Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, the Old Swiss House is expensive, but going there is a special dining experience! They make wiener schnitzel at your table and it is the best there is. No contest. We also had the chocolate mousse--a house specialty--and we loved it. Make sure to...More

1  Thank macy41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the food is reasonably good. But everything was over salted, over buttered. This place is also very expensive, so bring your big money. Service was extremely affable, and overall experience was good. But I think there must be better choices in Lucerne.

Thank Wildlyinlove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two couples dined here. We sat outside on a beautiful Lucerne evening. The service was personal, friendly and very efficient. We all had the veal schnitzel which is prepared in front of you and it was delicious, (but not low calorie). It was a great...More

Thank boog33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a place that I would take a two-hour train trip to have a meal in. Their vener snichil is a no miss followed with the chocolate moose.

Thank Muwaffaq J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very stylistic restaurant and expensive but it was worth it. We had very tasty Rindsfilet dish and a Mousse au Chocolat which we enjoyed a lot.

Thank Shenhar G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the greatest Restraunt in the World and in Europe, Many Famous people including Politicians, Actors, Actress, Sports Champions have dinned there and you will experience a different dinning with excellent taste and be spoken service.

Thank Coolman667
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

A very interesting and warm atmosphere filled with antique furnishings mixed with fine food makes for a great local restaurant. Great for couples, friends or families it suits many different occasions as long as fine European and Swiss food is your desire. Famous for its...More

Thank toprob
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Restaurant located at the lion square in a historical building, with all classic European style decoration. Quality Swiss cuisine, good service and we had such a lovely night there! Highly recommend the lobster spaghetti and of course, the veal wrapped with breadcrumb and cooked in...More

Thank Kristy H
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20 May 2017|
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Response from Moscow007 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend to make a reservation.
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19 April 2017|
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Response from raffman34 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, i think you can... the chocolate mousse is a must... they prepare it right on your table...
3 March 2017|
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Response from PDXPdx | Reviewed this property |
It's very expensive. I believe my husbands schnitzel was €65. My boiled brisket was €48.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
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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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