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Hotel Hofgarten

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$$ - $$$
Swiss, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Stadthofstrasse 14 | 6006 Lucerne, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
+41 41 410 88 88
07:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Tue 07:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Munich, Germany
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought the hotel was nice. But for me the highlight was the staff. They were all friendly and accommodating. This is definitely not a "cookie cutter" hotel. There seems to be quite a difference between the rooms. The elevator in this hotel only goes up to the second floor. But the rooms go up to the fourth floor. That... More 

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Saint Louis
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162 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We were staying at Hotel Hofgarten and ate in the restaurant one night. If you stay at the hotel, a very nice, expansive breakfast is included. The staff are super friendly and attentive. Despite it raining on and off and wrestling a little bit with the canopy, we had an amazing meal. The meat and fish dishes were fresh and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Two excellent meals. Lamb shank with polenta was cooked to perfection....almost falling off the bone. Trout and gnocchi was also a hit as the gnocchi was just right. The back room was lovely this time of year. The staff was attentive and warm.

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Manitoba, Canada
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We sat outdoors and enjoyed a fabulous lunch here. I had the platter with wild boar toasted walnut bread, and Dallwiler goat cheese. It was the best goat cheese I've ever had.

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Set out one night 'to see where we could find to eat'.Came across this restaurant, which seemed to have a good choice menu. Were offered to be seated 'in the romantic area' - which did look very nice - or garden area with the open kitchen.Chose the latter as we do quite like watching chefs at work. Very friendly atmosphere... More 

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Yarra Valley, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I came here with my four teenagers which was recommended by my hotel. However, it is not what I would call a family friendly type of restaurant, as this is pretty expensive. I was prepared for expensive but it was the food that turned my daughter's birthday night dinner a little flat, that we didn't stay for dessert and ended... More 

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Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had dinner at Hofgarten in a cozy ambiance. Perfect outdoor settings covered by the tempting meals and drinks. Lamb fillet and veal were delicious. Menu has well selected and slightly varied specialties. We will definitely come back.

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Acquarossa, Switzerland
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best tartar you can eat in Lucerne, prepared and served by the waitress at the table as you wish. Big portion nicely served with season salad. Hot Bread and cold butter continuously feed with the right timing. Very appreciated the cognac at the end! I will surely come back for another dinner!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in early August at this lovely hotel. It provided a wonderful Swiss experience. The room was comfortable in earshot of the wonderful chiming of the nearby cathedral bells. The breakfast was delicious. We also ate dinner in the restaurant and we would highly recommend it. However, the most stellar aspect of this hotel was the... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at the Hotel Hofgarten. The building is very quaint. We had a lovely table with a view of the beautiful gardens. Our waiter was awesome. It was not busy the night we were there, so he shared some insight and stories of the area. The food was very good and not as expensive as I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Swiss, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stadthofstrasse 14 | 6006 Lucerne, Lucerne 6006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 410 88 88

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