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Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 22 72
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Have been there several times and I love the angus beef with pommes allumettes. It's often loud and a bit hectic, as it's a very popular place in Basel (try to book in advance). Not really a place for a romantic dinner as it can be noisy and guests sometimes sit close to each other. But if you like a... More 

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I had a great and affordable meal at this restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and more informal than normal for Basel. I had a penne dish with some spicy French sausage in a bolognese type sauce. So tasty. Ask for suggestions on wine and they'll help you find the best value for your money. I truly felt comfortable and... More 

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Monmouthshire
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194 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Met with colleagues at the nearby tram point and had preselected this local restaurant from Trip Advisor as the best nearby. Wasn't disappointed. Maître d' was very accommodating as we hadn't booked and literallycsqueezed us in. Simple meal of 3 Cordon Bleu and 3 Pannacotta with a couple of glasses of wine and coffees = ChFr 200. I liked his... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Quick early dinner on a weekend. Small terrace of 4-5 tables on a mostly pedestrian square in old town. We tried the vitello tonato that i absolutely recommend and a tagliatelle with braised beef and red wine sauce that was a hit too. Excellent service. Pricey but this is Switzerland and one cannot really eat out under 100chf per couple.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Busy vibrant buzz raucous restaurant. Interesting internal decor combining traditional & retro style. Interestingly the walls are covered with paintings & drawings frequented by well known artists so that in itself is well worth a look! Great for groups but not couples wanting a quiet romantic evening. Called on chance without pre-booking but surprisingly able to accommodate the 6 of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

During artbasel week Its almost impossible to get a table. But the nice waitress let us stay until 20:30! It was 18hrs. Was so gentle the attitude and the food was so tasty! Worth very cent!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

this is a place where you should go with friends having a good time. It is loud and hectic at times. the level of the service depends of the day.. Overall a fun place but not the right location for a romantic date!

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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Quick and enthusiastic service. waiter helpful in making suggestions and explaining various dishes. Food excellent. Generous portions without being overwhelming. Atmosphere, buzzy and vibrant, popular with with all ages. Seating mixed, some sharing of tables which enhanced atmosphere. Decor traditional without being ornate, walls covered in interesting and diverse paintings and drawings by well known artists who have frequented this... More 

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Calvi, France
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200 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is not a review about the food but about how we were treated. A friend of ours (from Basel) wanted to show us the place and had made a reservation a week in advance. As we arrived, the restaurant was full. They found his reservation but confessed that they had given away too many tables and that there would... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This very special restaurant is a real treasure. Located right above the crowdy Barfüsserplatz overloking this event place of Basel you feel like the king of Basel. They serve food as well as vine in a very good quality at fair prices.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 22 72

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?