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“Great view, great food”
Review of Restaurant Sens

Restaurant Sens
Ranked #3 of 10 Restaurants in Vitznau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$95
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Culinary tradition and modernity meet perfect balance in Sens : The menu offers typical regional dishes as well as modern and exotic creations for every taste. And if you still want to be closer to the lake, eating on the beautiful terrace or small island just above the water. Enjoy from here the beautiful view and the most beautiful sun gear on Lake Lucerne! The perfect end to an unforgettable evening guarantees our cozy lounge Sens. A fine dinner drink, a glass of wine or a fruity cocktail and you'll find yourself at least now in absolute holiday mood again, which could not be better.
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Vitznauhof and ate at Sens for dinner. We normally do not like hotel restaurants, but Sens isn’t attached to the hotel. It’s a close walk, but still separate with amazing views of Lake Lucerne. The interior is small, but not cramped. We were the only foreigners in the restaurant, but all staff spoke excellent English. The food was excellent and fresh. A little expensive (we’ve eaten at Michelin Guide restaurants in Paris for 1/3 the price), but Switzerland as a whole is very expensive. The service was wonderful. If TripAdvisor allowed 1/2 star ratings, I’d give Sens a 4.5, but I cannot so I rounded up to a 5!

Thank Gmichael315
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Hotel_Vitznauerhof, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Dear Gmichael315

Thank you so much for your great review and the time you took to write it! We are so happy to hear that you really enjoyed your visit in our Sens restaurant. Thank you for all the compliments to our service and kitchen staff. It is a honour to receive 5 stars!

We would be very happy to welcome you again another day.

Lovely greetings from Vitznau
Your hosts
Maria and Bardhyl Coli
and the entire Vitznauerhof Team

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner one night during a long weekend in Vitznau at Sens. They have a beautiful collection of tables on a little dock over the water. Needless to say the setting is beautiful. And the food was a match for the setting. And rare for many places in Switzerland, a good selection of fish. The food was innovative with some dishes toying with deconstructed/molecular gastronomy. But it was all delicious and the staff were super friendly and clearly proud of their restaurant. The night we ate the chef de cuisine was in the hotel and the sous chef was cooking in the Sens kitchen. They have no worries about succession planning, the sous chef delivered a great meal. We will definitely return on our next visit to Vitznau. I recommend Sens highly!

Thank SohoJohn
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Hotel_Vitznauerhof, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Dear SohoJohn

Lovely greetings from Hotel Vitznauerhof und many thanks for your great review.

We are so happy that you really enjoyed your stay at our house and the evening in our fish speciality restaurant Sens. Thank you for all the compliment for the kitchen and service team! It is an honour to hear, that everything was delicious and the staff were super friendly. They really are prouf of their restaurant! :)

Thank you so much for recommending our restaurant.

We would be so happy to welcome you again and wish you all the best.

Your hosts Maria and Bardhyl Coli
and the entire Vitznauerhof Team

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Small but nice decor restaurant. The seating outside overlooking the lake is breathtaking. Service is friendly and excellent.
The menu offers typical regional dishes as well as modern and exotic creations for every taste. Creative and delicious dishes. We enjoyed every dish that was presented, from the amuse bouch to the desserts. The lemon tart was the best I had.
Chef Karim Schumann is seriously talented and creative. I raise hat for him and his wonderful team. He deserves one Michelin star and he should get it soon.

Thank DrHabib
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Hotel_Vitznauerhof, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear DrHabib

Many thanks for your great review and the time you took to write it!

We are so happy that you have enjoyed your dinner that much. It is great to hear that you appreciated the friendly and excellent service as well as the regional dishes, exotic creations and talented chef Karim Schumann. It is a honour for us that you think we deserve a Michelin star. Thank you so much!

We would be very happy to welcome you again soon in our house.

Kind regards
Your hosts Maria and Bardhyl Coli
and the entire Vitznauerhof Team

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

We had an amazing dinner.
On our round trip (Switzerland - Italy) this was the best Restaurant we went to. Maybe one of the best in my life.
From starter till dessert: high level food.

Big compliments to the young chef!

Thank leanderbruck
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Hotel_Vitznauerhof, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear Guest

Many thanks for your review and the time you took to write it!
We are so happy that you had an amazing dinner during your round trip. Is is a honour to hear that the Sesn was the best Restaurant you went to. Thanks for all your compliments.

Sunny greetings from Vitznau
Your hosts Maria and Bardhyl Coli
and the entire Vitznauerhof Team

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a very small and cosy restaurant with a view over Lake Lucerne - I could not imagine a more romantic place. Food was great, though not excellent, but the atmosphere really made up for any shortcomings.

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Thank Schneebesen
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Hotel_Vitznauerhof, Geschäftsführer at Restaurant Sens, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Dear Schneebesen

Sunny greetings from Hotel Vitznauerhof and many thanks for your feedback!

We are so happy that you have enjoyed your visit in our restaurant Sens. It is great to hear that you like the view over Lake Lucerne and the great food!

We would be very happy to welcome you again soon.

Lovely greetings
Your hosts Maria and Bardhyl Coli
and the entire Vitznauerhof Team

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