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Restaurant Helvetia

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Swiss, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Waldstaetterstrasse 9, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
+41 41 210 44 50
10:00 - 00:30
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Sun 10:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 00:30
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We went there for dinner and felt regret that we had not gone there earlier, since we live just round the corner. The atmosphiere is nice and comfortable, the service very friendly and efficient. We all had starters. The soup was freshly made and very tasty. The Caprese salad was also lovely. As main course we all had different types... More 

Thank bookwifey
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168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Just had dinner there with my wife and it was great. Very friendly service and food was excellent. Even the vine per glass, at a very reasonable price, was very good.

Thank Beat H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Helvetia is tucked away in Lucerne in a relatively unassuming building. The surprise is the dining room inside. Airy, pared down, elegant, are words that struck me going in. Then came the great service - attentive, careful, and with great menu knowledge! Then came the food - well prepared, generous, hitting most taste notes very well. Summary highlights: the schnitzel,... More 

Thank BilalMasood
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

While walking the neighborhood we found this traditional local restaurant. They warmly welcomed us and we were seated right away. Being not too hungry and still on Canadian time we asked if we might share a meal. "Certainly" was the answer as many places do not let you do so. Ordered the gaspacio cold soup and it was delightful, with... More 

2 Thank Daniel R
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Helvetia is off the beaten path but worth the effort and a good value for lunch . They had a set menu for lunch that you can choose from and all dishes included a soup salad and entree. It was warm the day we had lunch and the soup was a cool tomato basil with a hint of garlic and... More 

Thank David T
New Orleans, Louisiana
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255 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the location of this place on a little square well away from the touristy centre. Superb cordon bleu and Zurich style veal with mushrooms and roesti. Courteous and efficient staff.

Thank Dixie_Cup_Refil
Serge V, Inhaber at Restaurant Helvetia, responded to this review
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sehr geehrter Herr, sehr geehrte Dame! wir bedanken uns herzlich für Ihren Besuch in unserem Restaurant sowie Ihre motivierende Kritik!... More 

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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Ok... I want to start by saying take 12-15 trips a year to Germany / Switzerland and eat out everyday... That said.. this is hands down the best food I've had in the "traditional" category. Fabulous place.. charming yet not super fancy ... a place you could go with a group on the semi-casual and just drink if you want...... More 

Thank Beamer L
Serge V, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Helvetia, responded to this review

Dear Beamer L We thank you very much for the nice kompliments! king regards the Helvetia-Team. More 

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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel and was looking at different brunch options in the city. Little did I know that the brunch here is excellent. We started off with scrambled eggs with various sides, followed by a mixed leaves salad with forest mushrooms and finished with a Wiener schnitzel. Everything was great and prices reasonable. Service could be better though. The... More 

Thank lalvani
Lucerne, Switzerland
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361 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Good place away from mainstream crowd. More locals than tourists and popular with internationals. Has good food with swiss touch and very nicely selected wines. Preparation, presentation and service are very good. Friendly people and tasty food. Overall a very good palce for all kinds of occassions including larger groups up to 15 or so. I like the somewhat traditional... More 

Thank Stefan G
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

The place is charmingly situated on a corner where people gather to dance in the open air, but that's that. The food was bland and dull at best. The service was just rude and the prices were way to high for an ordinary dinner at a very ordinary restaurant.

1 Thank Sonia_Bers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 23 - USD 60
Swiss, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
07:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waldstaetterstrasse 9, Lucerne 6003, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 210 44 50
This 100 year old restaurant in the left-site of the Reuss located, is famous for its biological kitchen. In summer there is a beautiful garden under the old chestnut-trees. The restaurant has over 100 seats and also its terrace. there are 35 people working there and alone in the kitchen are 8 cooks with great knowlede.

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