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“Excellent food, wine, service and ambiance”

Restaurant Balances
Ranked #6 of 428 Restaurants in Lucerne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$39 - US$158
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We ordered US beef fillet with Canadian lobster as the main course and a Ticino merlot red wine. The beef was cooked exactly as had been ordered, the lobster was perfect and the wine superb.

The restaurant with 14 Gault Millau stars is located at the old wine market of Lucerne, a very picturesque locality. Since it is much in demand, table reservations are a must in order to avoid disappointments.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

The place is very cozy, nice decors, the staff extremely professional and friendly and the food leaves no room for complaints. The waitress offered to take a picture of us because she thought that we had a good time, which we did. We were about the last ones to leave but no one pushed us to get the check. Just a very nice experience. Make sure you reserve in advance. That place is sold out each night for good reason.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

It was my wife's Birthday and wanted something special. I called the Hotel Balance restaurant and they reserved a lounge table right by the window overlooking the Ruess.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Great breakfast buffet; wonderful variety and high quality for lunch and dinner; interesting mix of traditional dishes and adventurous ones, from the simple to the imaginative; always great service in a classy setting;

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

If you come, make reservations and see if you can request to sit at a table right on the water. You can't get much of a better view! There isn't a pedestrian way that runs by the restaurant so your views are unobstructed. The menu was a bit odd, the appetizers and entrees were not laid out in a clear manner. Maybe we're just dumb, but we had a real tough time understanding the menu and had to ask our waitress a ton of questions. The food was pretty good, however the service was pretty slow. I chalk that up to our particular waitress though, the other wait staff looked like the had a decent hustle to their step. If it weren't for the view, we'd probably rate this a 3, but the location is so good, it's definitely a 4. We'd highly recommend this place for a nice couple's night out.

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