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The basement (with a separate entrance) combines a welcoming restaurant, bar and lounge. This trendy venue offers contemporary cuisine and friendly ser...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Comfortable restaurant
About
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
PRICE RANGE
US$43 - US$173
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Swiss, European, Central European
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

Ask for a room overlooking the river as you enjoy a wonderful meal. The service is outstanding along with the food!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2021

Thank you so much for your fabulous rating and your kind comments! We are delighted to hear that you also had a great time dining at our restaurant. Come visit us soon again, we look forward to it.

Reviewed 14 September 2021

The lack of courtesy of the waiter that served us was shocking . It was a shame because the food and the atmosphere of the place was really great.More

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Date of visit: September 2021
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2021

We appreciate that you took the time to communicate us your experiences, helping us in this way to improve our services. We take your feedback about our staff's behaviour seriously and will discuss your critiscm with our team. We are however pleased that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 11 August 2021

We stayed in hotel so had breakfast twice and dinner once and we were impressed. During breakfast we felt like royals. I think this was one of the best breakfast I have ever had in a hotel and we visited many great hotels. Dinner was...also good and the service really attentive and fast. Recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and your kind feedback! We are delighted that you fully enjoyed both breakfast and dinner at our hotel. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you again any time soon.

Reviewed 7 June 2021

Yesterday, we had lunch on the terrace. The meal was delicious. I had fish and my family had meat, everything was amazing. I had very nice non-alcoholic mixed drink with passion fruit. Very good service. The view is beautiful, a perfect place.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2021

Thank you so much for your excellent review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch time on our terrace. It would be a pleasure for us to soon welcome you back.

Reviewed 8 May 2021

Such a lovely hotel in a superb location, even if driving there is a little tricky! The room we had was quite small but perfectly workable for a few days. The restaurant and bar are really nice with views along the river and a nice...terrace,More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2021

Thank you very much for your excellent review! It's a pleasure for us to hear that you had a great stay at our hotel and restaurant and we hope to soon welcome you again with us.

Reviewed 4 January 2021

My husband and I stayed 3 nights and ate every night in the restaurant we we totally enjoyed the atmosphere staff and food.

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Date of visit: January 2021
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2021

Thank you very much for this fantastic rating! We are ver happy that you also enjoyed our restaurant as part of your stay. Come visit us soon again, we look forward to it.

Reviewed 4 November 2020

I must admit we were a little bit disappointed. The food is good, it would be unfair to say it’s not. However, it is a bit… boring: while perfectly executed, there’s somehow no surprise in the plate, nothing that makes you think ‘wow, that’s really...good!’. For well executed traditional food, that’s a good address; but if you want surprises in your plate, there might be other places to try in Lucerne. Service is friendly and efficient, however there was 1h15 minutes between the moment we arrive and the moment our starters were served, which I think is too long.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2020

Thank you for your review and for your honest feedback! We are pleased that you had an overall good evening at our restaurant but we are sorry to hear that our offer did not meet your expectations. We hope that we can nonetheless welcome you...More

Reviewed 25 August 2020

It is a very busy centrally located hotel with a restaurant on the lake/river. We were there at lunch and it was at near capacity and found the service to be painfully slow and when the food did arrive, it wasn't that special - very...average pasta/tomato/courgette lacking taste/seasoning. I can complete see why it is so busy, but wouldn't go back - am sure they are many places in the centre of Lucerne with better foodMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for your review and for sharing your experiences! We are glad that you enjoyed the location of our restaurant. We regret however to hear that the food and the service did not meet your expectations. We wish you all the best and hope...More

Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent food, wine and service. It’s pricey but worthy of a Michelin star. The location is stellar too.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2020

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are delighted that you fully enjoyed our restaurant. Come visit us soon again, we look forward to it.

Reviewed 21 June 2020 via mobile

I had the pleasure to book a table at the restaurant and I had been given a table on the terrace overlooking the Reuss and overlooking the Kapellbrücke. The scenery is simply breathtaking. The service given by the waitresses and waitress is discreet yet very...attentive. The food is of an absolute high level and it is terrific. I took as a starter the burrata owoth salad and everything was very fresh. As a main course I opted for the "stroganoff" fillet and the meat chunks could melt only at the touch of the tongue. They were really tender and cooked at perfection. The only cons and concern on this dish, from an Italian point of view, were the tagliatelle served with the fillet. As a dessert, I took and opted for the rasperrry variation and was simply amazing; the ingredients and the variations were simply really good. To end the lunch the usual espresso and was gifted with two chocolate dragées. The culinary experience was simply first class. I think it is strongly advised to nook a table if during spring summer and early autumn yiu wanna experience the terrace. Strongly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Balances, Owner at Restaurant Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are truly delighted that you had a great time at our restaurant and enjoyed both the scenery and the service. We would be very happy to soon welcome you again with us.

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I have no idea. As it is in Switzerland, I doubt that it celebrates Thanksgiving, an American tradition.
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Hi!, not sure is pet friendly, though the do have terrace to eat. I suggesto to ask directly to the Hotel!
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Restaurant Balances is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5