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Weinmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41(0)418 28 28
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Description: In Balances restaurant, Luzern, head chef Andy Fluri creates culinary...
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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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Dinners during 3 days

Return visit to this nice and pleasant Restaurant, good personnel, good wine and good food. Just a note if you are looking for a quiet Dinner suggest you avoid Friday nights the locals (which I suppose is a good thing) frequent the Bar/Lounge and it becomes very noisy, unless you arrive after... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
rteu
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Shanghai
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Shanghai
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Return visit to this nice and pleasant Restaurant, good personnel, good wine and good food. Just a note if you are looking for a quiet Dinner suggest you avoid Friday nights the locals (which I suppose is a good thing) frequent the Bar/Lounge and it becomes very noisy, unless you arrive after 8.30pm. Great Wine recommendation and the food on... More 

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Thank rteu
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I 've been here with friends. The beverages were so good. Ice cream with muffin quit delecious. The atmostphere is very warm and beautiful. I totally love this place as well.

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Thank Natthanan C
Pune, India
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the outstanding restaurants in Lucerne . The ambience is wonderful and the live singer created a romantic atmosphere for a very fine dinner. The food was presented creatively to please the eye as much as it was delicious to eat. The waterfront location is another plus though we could not enjoy that on a cold winter... More 

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Thank mukesh m
Zug, Switzerland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Good quality international cuisine, good value wine list - all enjoyed on the sunny terasse over the river. Unfortunately our kids drop the cutlery sometimes into the water. This does not change the friendliness of the staff.

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Thank irina h
Lucerne, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I really enjoy this restaurant and try to go at least once per year on special occasions. The food, service, and wine list have always been excellent and we have never been disappointed. If possible, I would recommend booking ahead as sometimes the restaurant can be full.

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Thank DoogsOz
Zagreb, Croatia
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128 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Great food in this restaurant. It offers great interior, friendly staff, tasteful food. It is a bit expensive (just like whole Switzerland)

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Thank nibu1979
Berlin, Germany
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We finished our day with many business meetings and felt really relax in the nice piano bar with nice wine and cocktail. Especially interesting to try the Swiss wine where we normally can't find elsewhere outside of Switzerland.

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Thank k x
Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

So Switzerland is pretty expensive when it comes to food.. which strangely makes this place really good value!! Its not cheap but the food is amazing and its only a little more than some pretty poor options - add this to your trip - you will not regret it. We took the 5 course set menu - which I struggled... More 

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Thank melvillep
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Location lovely,food excellent, service exceptional.prices fair for the region and location. GREAT venue for friends and family and also for couples for a romantic meal by the lakeside

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Thank John B
Youngstown, Ohio
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stayed at hotel and had dinner there one evening. Great location, we at on the river front. Service was great food was good but not outstanding

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Weinmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41(0)418 28 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 158
  • Cuisine: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view

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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