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Restaurant Schnabel

$$ - $$$European, ,
Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 21 21
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  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Swiss, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been to this restaurant with some colleagues , we spent a nice evening with great meat and wine I recommend it

Thank Lu0LU1lu02
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the food and dining experience on our first night in Basel. From the moment we walked in we knew we had hit a home run. The food and the service were just perfect.

Thank Tunasalmen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here. French onion soup followed by veal strips in a cream sauce with rosti. Washed down with a (large) glass of the Christmas special beer. Food was good solid fare and quite reasonably priced. Clearly freshly made. The beer was excellent. Service was...More

Thank AMRFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were lucky to get a table here without a reservation. We loved the warm, cozy, and welcoming atmosphere. I had salmon and it was delicious. My husband had grilled shrimp- he travels to Switzerland regularly on business and said this was...More

Thank travelmore149362
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant on the off chance. The welcome was really warm and service was friendly and quick. I chose from the Game (Wild) Menu and had the Wild Boar and my wife chose a Rosti. Both were lovely and the...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The cuisine doesn't disapoint, interesting typical Swiss-style dishes but prepared to please the great public - from locals to all sorts of tourists - balance between swiss identity versus tourist oriented is perfect. Environment is charming, a bit too warm inside but really pleasant area....More

Thank Tania V
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We sat upstairs in a lovely wood-panelled room. Both mains, veal cordon bleu and wiener schnitzel, were flavourful as were the accompanying fries and vegetables. A dessert of cream brûlée with lemon gelato was refreshing. The restaurant would be rated 4.5 if we could give...More

Thank Viagg16
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Very typical location, Swiss food but with accessible price. The staff is friendly and familiar. I love their "schnitzel", big, soft and tasty!

Thank valym83
Reviewed 2 October 2017

They have menus in english, just ask. Beef with garlic sauce was excellent. Rosti with vegetables and mushroom sauce was excellent. Atmosphere both inside and out was excellent.

Thank LagoonGirl
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This was a very authentic Swiss restaurant in the old part of town. They offered unique items such as "Fake" Escargots made of beef. These were outstanding and the prices were fair.

Thank rabella
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Swiss, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 21 21
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The "Schnabel" is one of the oldest and most traditional restaurants in town. With its cosy atmosphere it is very characteristic for Basel and the place where locals meet. It is firmly ancered in the customs of this town and during the Carnival worth a look! It is well known for its good plain cooking and local specialities, fine wines and a large range of quality beers on tap. We speak several languages and have English & French Menus available.
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