There's more than one character-filled dining area to choose from at the popular half-timbered Hotel Zum Rebstock, which is often filled with locals and visiting guests, thanks to its nicely handled take on central Swiss and French specialities, plus an ideal location close to the Old Town's sights. The older dining room, known as the Hofstube, is an elegant space with period details and white napery, while the newer area, known as the Hofegge, is good for a quiet tête-à-tête, thanks to its being at a slight remove from the larger dining area. The Wirtshuus dining area has a low-key, casual feel. All eating areas offer the same menu; there's a great choice of soups and salads, and it's not a bad place to try the iconic Lucerne dish of Chügelipastetli (a large puff-pastry vol-au-vent filled with morsels of veal in a cream-and-mushroom sauce). In summer, the terrace becomes a lively dining spot, while the verdant garden provides al fresco dining with the added bonus of shade and privacy. On Sundays, a very popular brunch is served from 7am to 2:30pm, priced at 30F per head (less for kids under 12). Reservations recommended.
Sankt-Leodegar-Platz 3, CH-6006
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Daily 11:30am–11:30pm, Sun brunch 7:30am–2:30pm Transportation Bus: 1, 6, 7, or 8 Phone 041/417-1819 Prices Main courses 23F–58F Cuisine Type Swiss/French Web site Hofstube
MapSankt-Leodegar-Platz 3, CH-6006 Lucerne
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