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Hotel des Balances

) #2 of 355 Restaurants in Lucerne ₹₹₹₹ , European,
Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
+41 41 418 28 28
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (5 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
Swiss, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This hotel is perfect, The location, the history of the building (dating back to the 12th century), the elegance of the rooms, the fine dining, and the great staff!

Thank 939pimj
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location, very good service and very high end. This is a wonderfully romantic setting and as the weather was good we sat outside along by the river as it runs down from the lake. The setting, service and and attention to detail exudes quality....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

In the middle of "Little Venice" try get a Table on the Terrasse right at the River. Real fine Kitchen. Great Staff. As Concierge of the 5 Grand in Town always a safe adress to book a table for my Guests. If the Terrasse is...More

Thank dominikbeck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant for a dinner with friends. They were very flexible with our reservation and the service was very good. Food was pricey but well executed and delicious. Due to weather we were seated inside however a table on the river would have made...More

Thank WendyandTim
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our Swiss holidays we had pleasure to dine at the Hotel des Balances restaurant. Menu is interesting, we tried Grilled lobster tales with lemon risotto which was excellent. Also the chicken breast with garden vegetables tasted nothing like a regular chicken. They home made...More

Thank drobnymonika2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a wonderful restaurant. . . . great food. . . . a table overlooking the river in the old city. . . . phenomenal service and wine. As titled.... a "memorable experience" at one the bests restaurant in the city.

Thank TravelingMan049
Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for a fabulous review, dear TravelingMan049! It is great to hear that you had a wonderful dinner experience. We are looking forward to your soon return.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seating next to the river and looking the Jesuit Church when the sun was setting down. A lovely moment. menu had variety. dishes were all in several sizes

Thank Annik G
Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Annik G, thank you a lot for your great review! We are very pleased that you spent a wonderful evening at our restaurant. We hope to welcome you soon again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the food I would happily given a five star rating, however, the service was the worst I have encountered in a long time. My wife and I ordered the main meal where there was a choice of potatoes and side dishes, we both received...More

Thank PHofUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great restaurant, you are sitting next to the river running true Lucerne - fantastic location. And the the food - wow - it was great - great taste great presentation kind staff all in all a great experience - try it.

Thank M K
Balances, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel des Balances, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear M K, thank you a lot for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and that you appreciated the food and our service. Come visit us soon again, we are looking forward to it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to de balance quite often, cose its interior and live piano music. Today we went for breakfast , the service is the worst ever this time, especially the tall Asia waiter. It takes him always forever to bring our orders, this morning he...More

Thank Shara C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 167
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Weinmarkt | 6004 Luzern, Lucerne 6004, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Lucerne  >  Lucerne
  • Phone Number: +41 41 418 28 28
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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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