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Weinmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41(0)418 28 28
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Ranked #5 of 281 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $158
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: In Balances restaurant, Luzern, head chef Andy Fluri creates culinary masterpieces with great success. This master chef, who has been awarded 14 points by the prestigious Gault-Millau guide, takes his guests on a flight of fancy for the taste buds, with delicacies such: as cream of parmesan soup with basil Espuma and beef fillet steak carpaccio; braised veal cheeks in a truffle jus, served with a potato and onion mash and savoy bacon; or dumplings filled with chocolate and nuts, accompanied by apple mousse with sour cream and banana ice cream. All meals are prepared with only market fresh produce and everything is produced according to the season. Guests are welcomed with historic flair, which is also in keeping with modern design and makes for a stylish establishment decorated in warm, natural tones. This extraordinary ambience is even more enhanced by the terrace, which looks directly on to the Reuss, which sets the mood not only for the romantics, but for all diners, as there is a sense of being on the Venecian Grand Canal.
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Shanghai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

had dinner twice in the restaurant of the Hotel, service very attentive food good taste and an appealing menu. Nice table next to a window facing the river.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great selection of fish, meat, cheeses. I often just have dinner in the restaurant upon arrival if Im travelling alone. The bar is a lovely setting over the water to have meetings with friends or business colleagues

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We went for the five course meal (which changes regularly) and it was so so so good. Actually it turned out to be more than five because they kept bringing extra chef surprise courses like a delicious cream of cauliflower soup and then later a chocolate mousse as a pre-dessert. Yes, it is pricey, but this is Switzerland and this... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife went for the 4 course set meal I instead chose from the menu. I can't remember the wonderful food she had but tasted some of the meats and it was fantastic. (Wild Boa in particular) Generally I found food expensive in Lucerne and even though this was the going rate possibly even a bit higher then the normal... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Good service, nice staff, nice romantic ambiance, good food. What I loved most was that they customised to our every need. We had welcome drinks by the hotel but we asked the restaurant to make it non alcoholic for us and they did. It was very delicious drink. Also, on menu there was lobster with beef, i said I do... More 

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Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had a very nice bussines dinner at this restaurant. The food was exellent, I had the venison saddle very nicely done and the service its hign level We like it so much that we repeated the same day for lunch at the terrace

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed at this hotel and also dined here because of the reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. The food was awesome and well worth the cost. We didn't think it was that much more expensive than any of the other restaurants in the area.

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san francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Atmosphere is nice. Lovely live piano performance by the bar. Romantic, classy, and elegant. Food is fresh too. We are planning to dine there again.

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Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great location along the river, attentive and effective service, great quality meals, and prices reflect all of the above... If you like what you see on the menu, don't hesitate!

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had an excellent dinner. Food was very good. Husband had a burger. It was more like a sausage patty which is different to what we are used to but he thoroughly enjoyed it. Salad was fresh and delicious. Dessert was the cherry on the top. Choclate/berries/ice cream. Heavenly. The service was excellent. My only complaint is that the chips... More 

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Address: Weinmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41(0)418 28 28
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
Average Prices: USD 39 - 158
Cuisine: European

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