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Weinmarkt 5, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41(0)418 28 28
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 49
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 1
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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
Delicious

This restaurant is located in the Hotel des Balances. The food and service is outstanding. We enjoyed our first night meal here and was so impressed that we booked a second night meal also. Although rather expensive you get what you pay for. Try the seafood selections that's what we prefer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Subieman07
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located in the Hotel des Balances. The food and service is outstanding. We enjoyed our first night meal here and was so impressed that we booked a second night meal also. Although rather expensive you get what you pay for. Try the seafood selections that's what we prefer.

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Prilly, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Delicious tasty food in a beautiful restaurant with view on the lake. They also offer a vegetarian menu. Prices are very decent for the food quality.

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Pleasant Hill, Ca.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Everything was wonderful. The food, table and service met or exceeded our expectations, which were quite high to begin with.

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MILANO
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311 reviews 311 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ok so finally went here for dinner and must admit they really can cook a steak. The beef is Prime and so is the service. The food is really to die for. From the salad to the bread it was a treat. The Swiss Beef Filet was cooked perfectly medium like I asked. The server was very nice, coming out... More 

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Gdansk, Poland
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156 reviews 156 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Stopped for a cup of hot chocolate during our walk of the city this past winter and it was a lovely place. We managed to get a table next to the water (there were no places available but we told the waiter to move us once there was a free one). It was very relaxing and pleasant; staff was very... More 

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Shanghai
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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